Rumble in the Bronx, First Strike, and Operation Condor... all movies I love to watch, but hate to love. Jackie Chan kicks ass in all of them, but the voice acting and plots are just miserable, Luckily, a movie like Who Am I? has come along, and not only does Jackie kick ass, but he's assisted by improved acting and a semi-decent plot. And a larger budget.
The movie starts out sort of slow, and when I say slow, I mean that Jackie isn't using much of his fighting skills. The first hour of the movie is like this, where Jackie barely raises a foot. And that brings me to another high point of the movie; Who Am I? is a good twenty to a half an hour longer than most of his other movies. It was a great release.
The best scene out of the whole movie is a whopping scenario near the end, where Jackie takes on two guys that are just as good as he is (well, almost as good). The scene rages on for fifteen or twenty minutes, providing comedy, action, and some death-defying stunts. Jackie, of course, does all his own stunts, and when he jumps off a building, he really does jump off the movie. How he has survived this long is beyond me...
There's lots of comedy, lots of action, a routine but relieving plot, and the typical Jackie Chan stuff. Who Am I? could have used some more stunts in the first hour, but Jackie makes up for it in that one roof scene. Who Am I? is a great movie for all ages, and you can't miss it!
Review by Erik Samdahl unless otherwise indicated.
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