'My Lucky Stars' US VHS cover

My Lucky Stars


Director: Sammo Hung

Stars: Jackie Chan, Yuen Biao, Sammo Hung, Richard Ng, Andy Lau, Charlie Ching, Fung Shui Fan, Sibelle Hu, Michiko Nishiwaki, Eric Tsang

Chan and Yuen play a pair of HK cops who come to Japan to arrest embezzler Tsang when they are ambushed by a group of ninjas, who manage to capture Yuen. Knowing that other cops would be recognized if they tried to save Yuen, Chan assembles the "Lucky Stars," a group of bumbling criminals led by Hung to save the day.

This is a pretty good movie, though it did go a bit too much into comedy for my taste. I don't think it was a problem of translation; most of the jokes are just lame and they try to milk every bit out of the gag as they can before (thankfully) moving on to another one. This really wouldn't be so much of a problem if there was a bit more action in the movie; it really slows down (at least in terms of action scenes) in the middle, with the bulk of the story going to various falied methods of the Lucky Stars to get into Sibelle Hu's pants. However, there's still plenty of good stuff (including a classic fight between Sibelle Hu and Japanese bodybuilder Michiko Nishiwaki) that warrants a viewing.


A review of the VCD for this movie can be found here

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