I saw this movie only to accompany my children, but I absolutely loved it! Had never seen a Jackie Chan movie, but now I want to see Shanghai Noon too, so we will rent that one. There were several adult references and I don't mean sexually, but funny references only adults would remember. Be sure to stay for the credits as the outtakes are great. I want to see it again!
Funny as hell!! (by sichx)
Shanghai Knights is a hilarious movie that any Jackie or Owen fan has to watch. I enjoyed the whole movie from the start to the end. Even though the plot was somewhat predictable, the moves and jokes put up by the duals are worth the ticket price themselves.A++++++
If you dont like this movie the problem is with YOU not the film. (by dan5262)
If anybody says this movie is not funny they have a problem. Owen Wilson has a very hard to understand comedy style. Many weak minded peoples may not understand such greatness. He is one of the funniest humans in the business. note that i said "humans" Jackie Chan is the best martial artist/actor in the world. He is a GOD AMONG MEN. His funny and amazing fight scenes are more than half of this movies appeal.The combination of these two talents makes for one very ecentric and goood movie. Some movie critics may say this movie is corny and stupid, but who cares what they think <more>
because we are all able to think on our own. I am looking forward to another sequel: SHANGHAI PIRATES......or....SHANGHAI ROBOTS.....or even.....SHANGHAI ANGELS.....really its not my decision. i dont think it is jackie and owen rock!
Went to see this film today and I still have a smile on my face. It all depends on what you want from a movie. If you want to go and be entertained and laugh for a few hours and see one of the best film chemistry between two actors in film history, then you will enjoy this movie. This is just a feel good comedy from start to finish. No more, no less. It's not the best movie ever made, but for a few hours, it will make you feel good. So don't go expecting too much, just go and have fun. I kind of wish they could make one of these movies every month.
The Unlikely duo of best friends join up once again, this time in Great Britain! (by joshfedderson)
Shanghai Knights brings back the fun duo of Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson and this time they travel to London to seek vengeance on the murder of Chon's father and to rescue Chon's sister Chon Lin. The two friends find themselves in great Britain, and it's a whole different world then the old west, things are more proper but also more fun. The duo make new adventures with a British twist and Roy falls for Chon's sister who actually has a thing for him too. Eventually the two foil a plan made by an evil British higher up and save the united kingdom and the Royal family.This second <more>
installment was good and I enjoyed the story I also enjoyed how Chon's younger sister was in it along with her own Ninja moves. The only thing I didn't enjoy was the fact that it didn't have a lot of fighting action in this one then the first, I'm not saying it was bad, but it didn't have that much Chan action therefore I give it a 9. But it makes for a great sequel, and if they do make a third one, I hope it will be good too. 9/10 for Shanghai Knights
Three years after teaming up in "Shanghai Noon," Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson returned as Chon Wang and Roy O'Bannon in the often hilarious sequel, "Shanghai Knights." Chon's father, keeper of an imperial seal, is murdered in China, and the seal stolen. Seeking revenge, Chon seeks out his old buddy, Roy, who has become a waiter and ladies' man in the American West. Roy has wisely invested his and Chon's money in Zeppelins, rather than dubious automobiles, which sends the penniless pair to London, where they uncover a plot to murder the Royal Family. Events <more>
unfold at a fast pace, each plot turn funnier and more implausible than the last. Owen taunts a stoic sentry outside Buckingham Palace, insults the British about their accent and loss of the American Colonies, is bewildered by spotted dick, and becomes the funniest Ugly American tourist in Victorian England.The physically adept Chan is often dazzling; his carefully choreographed martial-arts movements are almost balletic at times and recall Charlie Chaplin, who, played by Aaron Johnson, has a small but critical part in the film. But even beyond Chan, the film overflows with sight gags and slapstick; references to silent comedy emerge throughout, and a revolving fireplace and a wax museum recall Abbott and Costello routines. Chan and Wilson work together like a polished comedy team. Although Owen has most of the best lines and Chan most of the best action, Chan is more than a straight man and has some comedic moments of his own. While lovely Fann Wong as Cho's baby sister, not to be confused with baby sitter, and Tom Fisher as Artie Doyle, a would-be writer of detective novels, have their moments, the film belongs to Chan and Owen. The script by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, who also wrote "Shanghai Noon," is full of priceless lines, and the score by Randy Edelman incorporates several pop songs that provide amusing background to the frantic action. Director David Dobkin maintains a frenetic pace that will hold viewers' attention throughout the nearly two-hour running time. "Shanghai Knights" is that rare film that will leave viewers sorry to see end and wanting more.
A funny comedy with Owen Wilson and Jackie Chan, this is the second movie of the story of the friends Chon Wang and Roy O'Bannon, now starring Wang's sister the cute Chon Lin!Mixing reality with fiction This story we also have as characters Charles Chaplin, Jack The Ripper, the Royal Family of England and sir Arthur Conan Doyle,the writer of Sherlock Holmes. Even the dates of birth and all were changed, but whatever, is a movie and it was funny : Wang and Royhead to London to find the rebel who murdered Chon's father, and also stole the Imperial Seal.Lin, Wang's sister, <more>
was in London waiting for her brother to arrive, since she followed Rathbone, the guy who murdered her and Wang's father. The problem is: Rathbone is a member of the Royal family.
To be honest with you, I hate sequels to comedies. They're almost always rehashes.But every so often, a diamond in the rough comes along. Shanghai Knights is a very fitting sequel. It has energy, unlike many other films the past few years, it has a very "Indiana Jones" style to it. Also different from other comedies: this movie has a plot. :OThe beginning is typical, someone steals something important to set things in motion. As a student of history I found all the little nods at history Chaplin and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle being main supporting characters, the Chinese Boxers to <more>
be fun, while not always correct. But, when you go see an action comedy, you don't expect historical accuracy, right? Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson have what most duos don't: chemistry. They work well together, and they play off each other. Wilson's rambling tirades about the differences between America and Britain, and his constant bashing of England are hilarious. The action pieces are top notch, and as I already mentioned, I was pleasantly surprised to find an actual story.It started off as an action/drama film with a few gags in it, then develops into humor where you're not just amused, you chuckle, then as the film progresses you start laughing out loud. It gets funnier as it goes along, as well as becomes more dramatic.A great film, immensely entertaining. I give it an eight, simply because it's no Star Wars, LOTR, or Gettysburg, but it's definately better than most of the junk floating around these days, and will most likely find it's way to my small DVD collection devoid of comedies for the most part, DVDs are expensive, so I only buy movies I really really like, mostly three hour dramas. ; .
Spoilers herein.I was really surprised by how rich this film was as a sheer cinematic adventure. It may well be one of the best films you'll see all year, and might be remembered as Chan's `City Lights.'That's no thanks to the buddy comedy and the story. And the fight scenes pale compared to hundreds better, it seems hundreds even by Chan. But this is pretty mature and coherent mastery.Most movies focus on people, and use the environment more or less as moodsetting filler for the frame. Sometimes, the camera has a particularly acute understanding of a place. Or less often, as <more>
in the second `Harry Potter' the eye is purely architecture. I love it when that happens, but even in that case, the characters and the environment are separate. Not so here.Here, they let the movie flow as a collaboration between Chan and primary cinematographer Biddle and his art direction crew . Biddle introduces us to a space with lots of elements, then he manages the `ubiquitous eye' to help us see Chan USE that environment, choreographically merging with it.Plus the self-referential touches that I like: there is specific mention of that ubiquitous eye in the story. In fact, there are lots of self-referential bits: the two as ersatz Butch and Sundance but written by Butch, in fact Butch and Sundance as ersatz Beatles who are also referenced here. There's stuff about wax characters and moviemaking and writing again. There's a terrific `Singing in the Rain' number, and two homages to Charlie Chaplin, one as they are off to Hollywood.This isn't all that funny, nor exciting. But it was rewarding for this man with cinematic tastes.Ted's Evaluation -- 3 of 4: Worth watching.