Armour of God

Armour of God

AKA: Operation Condor 2: The Armor of the Gods


Director: Jackie Chan

Stars: Jackie Chan, Alan Tam, Lola Forner, Rosamund Kwan

Chan plays Asian Hawk, an adventurer who teams up with a pop star (Tam) and an heiress (Forner) to begin looking for the valuable Armour of God to save his ex-girlfriend (Kwan) after she is kidnapped by a group of evil monks.

Armour of God is widely considered to be one of Jackie Chan's best films, but it left me feeling a bit flat. Yes, there's some great action, fighting and stunts, but the film seriously lags in the middle. Many of Chan's films during this period had what I term the "girl-chasing" scene, where Chan (or one of his co-stars) literally chase a girl around trying to get into her pants. There's nothing wrong with this in small doses, but in Armour of God, it goes on for about 15 minutes (or at least seems like it) and really slows the movie down.

Overall, though, there's plenty of the "good stuff" (read: Jackie opening a can of whoop ass) to please Jackie Chan fans and make this film worth at least one viewing.


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