Monday, August 13, 2007

All Roads Lead to "Rush Hour 3"

Martial arts icon Jackie Chan and comic loudmouth Chris Tucker team up for the third offering of the Rush Hour movie franchise. Coincidentally, "Rush Hour 3" is set in Paris as was my earlier movie blog on "2 Days in Paris". What's up with the French nowadays I wonder?

Expect a lot of action and double the dose of side-splitting laughs as the crimebusting odd couple of LAPD Detective James Carter (Chris Tucker) and Chinese Chief Inspector Lee (Jackie Chan) take on the Triad crime ring at the French capital.

Director Brett Ratner once again takes the helm as did he in the first two Rush Hour installments back in 2001 and 1998. It seems Ratner is heavily favored for pushing the limits of last-in-a-series movies of popular trilogies - case in point, his previous project in "X-men 3: The Last Stand".

Reports say that "Rush Hour 3" opened at the box-office displacing Matt Damon's "Bourne Ultimatum" at the top spot. However, do not go looking for award material here. Its an all-too-familiar formula of frenzy fist-fights, funnies and friendship. Just enjoy it with your favorite popcorn with cola fix.

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