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Rush Hour 2 [VHS] 
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Sequel to the popular action-comedy. Detective Carter (Chris Tucker) is on holiday visiting his friend Detective Lee (Jackie Chan) in Hong Kong. During Carter's stay a bomb goes off at the US consulate, and this means the old buddies are soon back working together, joining forces to track down the bombers. It looks like Triad gangster Ricky Tan (John Lone) is the man responsible, but he's not going to give himself up easily, so Carter and Lee get back in the saddle and give chase once again.
Rush Hour 2 retains the appeal of its popular predecessor, so fans will enjoy the antics of the returning stars, Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan. The action--and there's plenty of it--starts in Hong Kong, where Detective Lee (Chan) and his LA counterpart Detective Carter (Tucker) are attempting a vacation, only to get assigned to sleuth a counterfeiting scheme involving a Triad kingpin (John Lone), his lethal henchwoman (Zhang Ziyi, from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) and an American billionaire (Alan King). Director Brett Ratner simply lets his stars strut their stuff, so it hardly matters that the plot is disposable, or that his direction is so bland he may well have directed the film from a phone in a Jacuzzi.
At its best, Rush Hour 2 compares favourably to Chan's glossiest Hong Kong hits, and when the action moves to Las Vegas (where Don Cheadle makes an unbilled cameo), the film goes into high-pitched hyper-drive, riding an easy wave of ambitious stunt-work and broad, derivative humour. However, echoes of Beverly Hills Cop are easy to see and stale ideas (including a comedic highlight for Jeremy Piven as a gay clothier) are made even more aggravating by dialogue that's almost Neanderthal in its embrace of retro-racial stereotypes. Of course, that's what makes Rush Hour 2 a palatable dish of mainstream comedy: it insults and comforts the viewer at the same time, and while some may find Tucker's relentless hamming unbearable, those who enjoyed Rush Hour are sure to appreciate another dose of Chan-Tucker lunacy. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
Rush Hour 2 is a completly different kettle of fish, it's excellent. It's almost the perfect comedey/action movie.
Both Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan are excellent as a comedy duo and both did their bit in the action/fighting scenes (obviously Jackie Chan's stunts and skills stood out)
I brought this after my friend recommended it, it did not dissapoint me and it won't dissapoint you. If you loved the first one you will love this, if you like action movies you will love this.........whatever your preferences you will love this.
The beginning of the movie is quite slow but as the movie picks up pace it becomes more funnier and has more thrills. The story line is a bit flawed and sometimes can be confusing, but none the less, I did enjoy watching it and the addition of lots of added bonuses will surely please a lot of Rush Hour fans!
The story doesn't matter because basically it's this - Carter talks funny to somebody while Lee is distracted, it then all kicks off and Lee does lots of fancy moves, it then moves to a different location and the pattern repeats again. Essentially that's it - but it doesn't matter, it worked the first time and it works again here. The story is better than the first film's, although the twists don't work as well as they think they do.
The main improvement since the first movie is that there's more fighting action. In RH Jackie Chan's fighting was toned down to make room for Tucker's comedy. In RH2 Chan is allowed to have much more action and the addition of Zhang Ziyi ups the ante all the more. Tucker still gets to do his big-mouthed comedy and have plenty of banter between him and Chan, be sexual with girls and fight. It's not breaking new ground but it's quite fun.
Chan and Tucker are very good, mainly because they're having fun and comfortable with each other. Lone adds class and menace as Ricky Tan and Sanchez adds spice as the beautiful Isabella. The best addition is Zhang Ziyi - she doesn't have any character but she can certainly move! The cast also has very funny cameos from Don Cheadle and Jeremy Piven - adding laughs and class.
The only problem with the film is that it is so very formulaic and is just a simple crowd pleaser.Read more ›
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Hello I watch it all ready and Jackie change made good movie and collect all movie's on blu-ray all very world very satisfied with services and packing as wellPublished 7 days ago by DAVID JEROME
A REALLY GOOD COMEDY AND ACTION FILM AND ITS IN ENGLISH ALSO WELL WORTH THE MONEY AN IDEAL SHOP,Published 1 month ago by THOMAS MCLAUGHLIN
It is an easy going no brainer! An action film (albeit a little cheesy) without blood and gore - with some funny moments in it. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Penney