Jackie Chan Badmouths the Rush Hour Franchise

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I swear, Jackie Chan is becoming one really whiny little biotch. First there was that story about how he’s warning his fans not to get too excited about his upcoming collaboration with Jet Li in “The Forbidden Kingdom” (read that sorry story here), and now Jackie is making his opinions known about the “Rush Hour” franchise as a whole. In a word, Jackie thinks it blows, and that he wished he hadn’t done it. Well, sort of. Jackie confesses that the only reason he did the films at all was for the cash, which he used to make movies more to his liking in his native Hong Kong and China. You know, gems like “New Police Story” and “The Myth”. Wait, those two movies were gems, right?

More from the wisdom of Jackie:

Chan said “Rush Hour 3″ was no different from the first two installments for him.

“Nothing particularly exciting stood out that made this movie special for me … I spent four months making this film and I still don’t fully understand the humor,” he said, adding the comedic scenes may be lost on Asian audiences.

Chan’s comments came even though the “Rush Hour” series, which revolves around the racial humor stemming from the pairing of a Chinese (Chan) and a black (Chris Tucker) police officer, helped the action star cross over to mainstream American audiences.

You know, I don’t mind that Jackie thinks the “Rush Hour” movies suck. I don’t think they’re works of art myself, but I do think they’re kinda funny when approached from a, “These movies are pure junk, just go with it” perspective. And I also “get” that Jackie doesn’t get the film’s humor, cultural differences being what they are.

But what I do find annoying about Jackie’s comments is that he made the movies on his own free will (and from reports, he was practically dying to get part 3 made), and now to badmouth it is just disingenuous on his part.

So, Jackie, you’re basically telling us you did those movies because you wanted the money, and for no other reason? If that’s the case, are you really in any position to point fingers at anyone or anything? You are basically confessing that you whored yourself out for three films for the cash, bro. I wouldn’t go around admitting that if I were you.

Jackie Chan Badmouths the Rush Hour Franchise

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  • http://www.myspace.com/hulksmashnow B.L. Wooldridge

    Hey, the “Rush Hour” movies did suck! I can’t blame Jackie Chan for doing them for money. But, what did he expect? Chris Tucker’s biggest movie up to the first “Rush Hour” was “Friday?” Was Chan expecting “MacBeth?”

  • http://www.myspace.com/hulksmashnow B.L. Wooldridge

    Hey, the “Rush Hour” movies did suck! I can’t blame Jackie Chan for doing them for money. But, what did he expect? Chris Tucker’s biggest movie up to the first “Rush Hour” was “Friday?” Was Chan expecting “MacBeth?”

  • ed

    i think by complaining, he wants us to see he’s still got “integrity”, and is somehow a “victim” of the hollywood system that won’t give him Macbeth. but look at what he does with his money: fund stephen fung movies, art movies that couldn’t get funding easily unless they cast jaycee chan (the sun also rises; drummer), overlook careers of twins, nicholas tse, and now lee jun-ki’s inroad into chinese market.

  • ed

    i think by complaining, he wants us to see he’s still got “integrity”, and is somehow a “victim” of the hollywood system that won’t give him Macbeth. but look at what he does with his money: fund stephen fung movies, art movies that couldn’t get funding easily unless they cast jaycee chan (the sun also rises; drummer), overlook careers of twins, nicholas tse, and now lee jun-ki’s inroad into chinese market.

  • Dustin

    Whore or big money hustla? I alway though beneath that goofy persona Chan was a hard core gangster. Especially in this hyper ironic,gossip fueled age if you do something that blows,You do something just for the money-You admit it. Public perception ain’t what it used to be. All celebrities should grab the money and run cuz we’re back lashing against them at new record speed.

  • Dustin

    Whore or big money hustla? I alway though beneath that goofy persona Chan was a hard core gangster. Especially in this hyper ironic,gossip fueled age if you do something that blows,You do something just for the money-You admit it. Public perception ain’t what it used to be. All celebrities should grab the money and run cuz we’re back lashing against them at new record speed.

  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

    >>Whore or big money hustla?<<

    Hustlers don’t bitch and moan about the crap they put out. They take the money and run and don’t try to justify their crap. So where does that leave Jackie?

  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com Nix

    >>Whore or big money hustla?<<

    Hustlers don’t bitch and moan about the crap they put out. They take the money and run and don’t try to justify their crap. So where does that leave Jackie?

  • monkeyking

    Well guys..

    >> he IS jackie chan <<

    so techinally he gets to do whatever the shit he wants

    no matter how bad mouthed he is to company, he still is the best stunt man you can get. not to mention he could kick everyones asses who say otherwise.

  • monkeyking

    Well guys..

    >> he IS jackie chan <<

    so techinally he gets to do whatever the shit he wants

    no matter how bad mouthed he is to company, he still is the best stunt man you can get. not to mention he could kick everyones asses who say otherwise.