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January 8th, 2012: Rumble in the Bronx (1995)

Jackie Chan is an amazing man. My earliest exposures to him came in animated form (Gotta love the Jackie Chan adventures) but it wasn’t until about four years ago when I started to view his older films that I grew to truly appreciate his work. That being said, I felt like enjoying myself and chose to watch Rumble in the Bronx, one of the many Jackie Chan films on my list to watch. I couldn’t have asked for a better movie.

Best Part: The best part of any Jackie Chan movie is always the fight scenes. This movie proved no exception as the fight scene in the gang’s hideout was tremendous. Ultimately the best part didn’t come from the best fight though, instead it came at the end of the fight scene in Jackie’s neighbors apartment when he threatens to hit a man with a wrench. I literally burst out laughing as he burst into tears.

Worst Part: I suppose I would have to say the worst part was the new store owner, Anita Mui. Her character got a little annoying towards the end but nothing major.

Side Note: Dude jumps off of one building and lands across an ally on a fire escape. He leaped onto a moving hovercraft. Oh yea, and he did parts of the movie with a broken foot. What a champ.

Overall: 8.5 out of 10. I love Jackie Chan.