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Rush Hour 2 (2001)

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Rush Hour 2 (2001)


Jackie Chan
Chris Tucker

Directed by Brett Ratner

Rush Hour 2 is nowhere as good as Rush Hour 1 but you have to give them A for effort, as they did try to make you love it. Chan and Tucker have a way of keeping you glued as their combination is mouth watering, but after I was done watching this film… I enjoyed seeing the errors than I did seeing the film itself.

Is not that Rush Hour 2 didn’t have it’s funny parts, because it did, it is just that from the set go you will know that the makers are trying so hard to make something out of nothing. At the end they achieved it all, they got us to go see the movie, got us to remember the movie for some also near death experience that makes you wonder just like in Rush Hour 1and they somehow manage to create a story regardless of how weak it looked or sounded. Brett Ratner was called back to direct this film that was done 3 years after the first, so the choice is yours, do you think he did a good job?

The movie plot stars Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker who respectively reprise their roles as Inspector Lee and Detective Carter. Now this time our duo starts their journey in Hong Kong and then found themselves back on American soil and in Vegas where they are all rolled up together with the secret service to bring down a counterfeit scam involving the Triads.

The production cost for the movie is much higher than that of Rush Hour 1mostly due to the success of the previous film Chris Tucker demanded a 20 million salary to reprise his role, at the end the movie was worth his pay at the box office. Rush Hour 1 cost $33 million and made $244 million, while this movie cost $90 million and took home $347 million from the box office and made massive cash in the home video sale.

After the huge success of this movie, the production studio called the duo back for another Rush Hour run, although it took them six years to get the crew back together again so the movie was released in 2007.

As I said this movie is nowhere as good as its predecessor, a lot of work and casting went into this one, but the final result didn’t show that it cost 3 times more than the firstbut I will still say it is a fine movie to see.


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