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Robin B Hood (Dragon Dynasty 2-DVD Set)

 

Picture: B-†††† Sound: B†††† Extras: C†††† Film: C

 

 

I am not a big fan of Jackie Chan, but especially after suffering though the dreadful Rush Hour 3, Benny Chanís silly, boring, sometimes obnoxious Robin B Hood (2006) was a step up, if not much of one.Chan is a thief who is hired to kidnap a baby, then faster than you can say Hard Boiled, the film quickly becomes very half-baked.

 

Instead of getting the laughs by playing it seriously, the film wallows in its own silliness and feels like one of those desperate film staring in the early 1980s that were admitting the latest Martial Arts cycle was over by pumping up the laughs to keep such actors employed.25 years later, is this approach still necessary?No, but we will still get lame films like this until people stop paying to see them.Despite some production values, see it at your own risk.

 

The anamorphically enhanced 2.35 X 1 image is pretty good for this series and a recent such import, with good color and occasionally good spots of depth and detail, while the Cantonese DTS 5.1 sound mix outdoes the other options, including some in English for soundfield, richness and overall fidelity.Extras on DVD 1 include an audio commentary with director Chan by Asian Cinema expert Bey Logan, while DVD 2 adds trailers, making of featurette, on camera director interview and three other behind the scenes pieces.

 

 

-†† Nicholas Sheffo


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