TERRIFIC SEQUEL!!!! BETTER THAN THE FIRST!!!!!!! (by rchrdshelt)
I saw the first Rush Hour and didn't know what to expect when i watched it at a friend's house. I watched it and thought it was one of the funniest movies I have ever seen. I was glad that it was something fresh and new as the Lethal Weapon movies Which I also thought were excellent!!!!!!! had finished and i thought that it was even better than them. Then when i heard that they were making Rush Hour 2 I couldn't wait until it came out, however i was worried that it might not be as good as the first as very few sequels are these days, but i was not disappointed in the slightest. <more>
I laughed all the way through this movie and even more than the first one. Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker are perfect for the roles and both are excellent throughout the movie which has even more humor than Rush Hour 1. Rush Hour 1 is still excellent but i think Rush Hour 2 has to be funnier having watched them both hundreds of times. I cannot wait until Rush hour 3 comes out!I highly recommend this movie and Rush Hour 1 to all action/comedy fans out there!
Not as good as I'd heard it was, but Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker's chemistry and Chan's martial arts makes it worth watching! (by MovieAddict2016)
The above sums it up pretty much. It's a bit better than the first, and the martail arts sequences with Jackie Chan as always were a pleasure. And surprisingly enough, Chan and Tucker have very good comedic chemistry. One of those weird facts of life I guess. 3/5 stars-JOHN ULMER
Hello Benjamin!! (by buzznzipp1995)
I knew it! I just knew it! That they would end up in Lee's side of town. Very beautiful scenery there. A fast paced world. All the better for a 'fast mouthed' James carter to be, more women to get attention from!! Another adventure has already started, before they even know it. Lee is on the case again, in his town, but of course, James just wants to 'Par-tay' "I want some moo-shoe man!" Carter quips, "Oh you are hungry?" Lee inquires to his friend and guest. Nope! Carter is looking for some 'action' of the female species, again. Always. They <more>
are getting literally no where until, they reach The 'States' again, and it all takes off! On the trail off a cold-blooded mafioso killer. These two are to naive to be scared, well at least one of them anyway. The pressure is on and getting hotter, they take a lead that gets them through into a semi-truck all tied up. When they figure on their demise in this situation, thanks to Lee's insight, they work had and break-free!! Along the way of breaking from it, they accidentally stumble onto a load of C-notes hidden in some artistic statues. Carter sees them and picks up a coupleexclaiming "H E L L O -B E N J A M I N !"As they roll into Las Vegas, they do an outstanding job of following, not without being seen though. When they head into the casino, Carter gives a brilliant diversionary performance all followed by dancing like 'Michael Jackson' on the craps table, with a big cowboy hat on, yes it's like Michael Jackson...at a ho-down!! James is impressive though at the 'craps' table. He takes quite a bit out with him in the end. Well, I mean he isn't going to retire on it but he does have a lot of fun with it. Before he makes it out, the evil-dragon lady attempts to kill him she lunges at him with a sword sticking it into his chest! As he recovers he realizes, after reaching into his jacket pocket that it was the 'c'-notes in his pocket covering his heart that helped to save him from being run-through and he gleefully exclaims, " Thankyou -Benjamin!!!" And with out a doubt, Carter and Lee are solid again, in this comedic tale of the Red Dragon lady and samurai warriors from the hood, in Las Vegas. I love these guys! Even my little infant son would like them because both Carter and Lee exclaimed that they love 'Snoopy' too the Tattoo on the female agent 'Isabella' that they were watching Can't wait for '3' I recommend this 'warmer' than even the first, East meets West comedy team. ****
I've seen it 4 times, and it still makes me laugh! (by Smells_Like_Cheese)
Rush Hour 2 is one of those rare sequels that turn out to be either just as just as much if not equally more hilarious than the first. This summer, I had several opportunities to see this film and of course took those chances because I just couldn't stop laughing at this film, no matter how I knew what would happen in the next scene. It has great humor and great chemistry that we haven't seen between two actors since Mel Gibson and Danny Glover.Carter and Lee are back and starting off where the first Rush Hour left off and that's in China. Carter is expecting a dream vacation full <more>
of "mushoo's" a.k.a girls! Lee is standing in the way of that though taking on his old cases, including finding out about a counterfeit scam, and finding out who killed his father. He fools Carter several times, but together eventually team back to discover that you just "follow the rich white man" back to America and end up working undercover with the sexy Isabella Molina. But things get deeper as Lee finds out that the counterfeit scam and his father's killer might to be connected.Rush Hour 2 is one of the funniest movies I have seen, not to mention one of the best movies of the year! I was extremely happy to see this movie and I cannot wait until the DVD! Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan are just amazing and I cannot wait until the third Rush Hour release, I just know it'll be a great one! 9/10
This movie is very enjoyable. Tucker's comments are toned down and ease the pain of the first movie. Chan once again does a great job of doing awesome stunts. This movie takes place in Hong Kong so it also adds to the fun. They also stop by LA and head to Las Vegas. Chan and Tucker have great chemistry in this film. The bad guys are more believable here than in the first. Chan and Tucker provide hilarious moments. The fight in the massage parlor is THE best fight sequence I've ever seen not to mention the funniest. We gets some new characters that provide some hilarious moments. Like <more>
I said before the villains are better here and they also have a better plot. The plot is existent throughout the film and it adds to the nice pace of the movie. You'll enjoy this one more than the first. Cant wait for Rush Hour 3.9/10
A Worthy 'Blackinese' Comedy Return (by amahlanand)
If Chris Tucker's James Carter gallivanting in Hong Kong doesn't sound appealing to you, surely, you didn't see 'Rush Hour'. The dynamic 'Blackinese' duo return and they do so with a bite. We now have the situation completely reversed with Carter venturing into the unknown and Lee guiding him for the majority of the film. Carter's interactions with the locals and clashes with the more calm Chinese culture compared to his audacious, egocentric personality are really the highlights yet again. As I said, a hardcore African American making his way in Hong Kong is <more>
bound to be a laugh. Yet another stellar script and consistent directing from Brett Ratner help to ensure this sequel doesn't bomb out. A little less realistic, but then again, if you are familiar with 'Rush Hour', realism isn't the first thing on the agenda as much as action work and comedy play. The script was a little less compelling this time and seemed to be driven with a lighter direction in mind although it was interesting to learn a little more of the backgrounds of our two leads. Chris Tucker's loudmouth antics just about match up to his brilliant show in the original, his dialogue is as fresh, smooth, fast and excessive as ever. Oh, and did I mention as funny? He dominates the screen once again, takes charge and gives you his typical impulsive on-screen persona. Jackie Chan reaffirms his reputation as one of the world's best film stuntmen. His stunts yet again were terrifically executed and he was well supported by 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' star, Zhang Ziyi. The 'bamboo scene' was comparable in awe-worthiness to the 'convention center' finale scene in 'Rush Hour'. Again as the more sensible and sedate Inspector Lee, his partnership with Tucker is as good as ever and the interplay once again is just plain, good fun. We also saw a shift in the love interest angle with the introduction of the seductive, sexy secret service agent, Isabella Molina played by Roselyn Sanchez. Her allegiances mysterious, she really sizzles in her role. Now that the duo finally have a beautiful woman to fight over, any guesses as to who wins? If I don't give this 5 stars, it's simply because in some respects, it's a rehash of the original, in the same way in which you would deem Lethal Weapon 1 better than Lethal Weapon 2 or Beverly Hills Cop 1 superior to its successor. If you did however enjoy the original formula, look into this. As I said, it is the same old thing in some ways, but in others, the Tucker-Chan combination still find ways to surprise and entertain. And yet again, do not miss the bloopers.P.S. Also don't miss Don Cheadle in surely one of the strangest roles you will see an African American man play. But a credit to him for it, he was outstanding.
I've seen this film a few times now and it always makes me laugh. It's a great blend of action and comedy, and Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker seem to work really well together because they act total opposites and play really well off each other.The plot's fairly basic with the standard sort of Hong Kong police story about drugs and revenge, but the two fish out of water characters Chan in LA and Tucker in HK just make it really enjoyable. The fight scenes are pretty cool I really liked the one with the locker doors in the casino and Tucker's jokes with that high pitched <more>
voice are just really funny.It's just a really fun action-comedy movie that is really enjoyable. Can't ask for more than that.
Maybe being Jackie Chan with one of the best Asian celebrities who really make it big in Hollywood and really brought honours for us here in Asia, I knew I was in for a great time when I first watched this movie. Also when I was growing up, his movies were those which are at times on the television here.It was like four or five years back I saw this on an projector at the school hall of my alma mater, as part of the school's post-exam activities. Really, I almost laughed myself silly as I was watching with my other peers then. Like many of us, we grew up watching Jackie's trademark <more>
kungfu moves and his amazing stunts which often made us all in awe on the movie screen.Jackie and Chris Tucker's chemistry just clicked with each other. And watching Zhang Ziyi playing a bad girl, it was like - whoa! Watching some of the movie scenes being played out in Hong Kong somehow brought back some memories for this person who grew up watching some of those Hong Kong TV dramas with subtitles and Mandarin dubbing on the television here. Looking at some of those scenes, at times I wondered how really the western world will see Hong Kong. But given many knew who is Jackie he is from Hong Kong himself actually , I knew it's a relief.The two guys are just real funny between each other. But when it's time for those kungfu moves and the stunts, it always excite me. It's always like that.Definitely really funny. Prepare to laugh in stitches.
Some might say, hearing about Rush Hour 2: Not another sequel! / Not another cop buddy film!' and so on. But with these kinds of films, it is not so much originality at all. It is about being entertained. I mean going to this film and wanting to see something original is like going to see The Bridges of Madison County and rooting for violence, massive shootings, flying body parts and intense profanity. Either way: THAT WILL NOT HAPPEN Almost all things being equal, there were only two things that could screw this one up actually three . The script or the actors. The third thing I was <more>
talking about is actually something that was in the original Rush Hour as well. Chris Rock. I have seen a handful of films with him now and find him a bit annoying at times. but this time I did not feel like that at all. Either I have become immune to his overdone behaviour all the time, it has become less worse or I'm simply getting to the point in my life where I'm accepting the fact that there are people like that in life. Either way, I thought he was better than in for instance Money Talks and maybe even the first Rush Hour . Anyway the other two things that could have seriously screwed up this film were the script and the actors, but I must say that although the film was not too original, the story held up very well and so did the actors. The reason for that is probably that the tone of the Rush Hour films has so far been more comedic. It is not supposed to be serious, it is supposed to be more like Die Hard, with a couple of big explosions, a lot of fighting less shooting than in Die Hard here and jokes. Well as in the first one the jokes were delivered well, from beginning to end, including the bloopers. As far as the film went, I must say I thought the ending was great and I also enjoyed the last two bloopers very much. This film proves that, if the jokes and the acting are good enough they even can make up for small losses in story quality and other bad things, like action film clichés. It is kind of funny that there are films in which clichés can be really disturbing and ruin almost your whole film experience. In others however like in this one clichés are present, though they not ruin your experience of the matter at all. I guess it is all in the approach of the material and the cast and crew involved. Jackie Chan as Inspector Lee did was he is supposed to do in this film, be funny and do a lot of fighting. There were a few difficult stunts here but not one that really made my jaw drop to the floor. I would never say this was due to the ageing of Chan like others do, because I do not know whether that is true and second of all, I did not mind that there were a few less jaw dropping stunts'. It did in no way hurt the film. To finish it all of, I have to give credit to Roselyn Sanchez, who did a great job on this film. I could just not figure out if she was supposed to be one of the good guys', or the bad guys'. It had nothing to do at all with the fact that she is very pretty. By the way, was that really a Snoopy tattoo??? I could really not tell and it wasn't because I was looking elsewhere! No, it was just, that the cinematographer did not zoom in enough. I wish he could have brought things to my attention better! Anyway, I really meant what I said about Roselyn Sanchez, both that she could act and fight! well and that she indeed looks very pretty. Talking about pretty yes, AGAIN , where the hell do those filmmakers get all those pretty women? I mean if I would have been in the same situation as Carter Chris Tucker in the film, when he was in the massage parlour, I would have probably done the same thing. My eyes would have popped out and probably my jaw would have dropped and my tongue would have fallen to the floor as well . DAMN. Really good of actresses????? people. To get back to the film, I would really appreciate it, if the makers could bring back Roselyn Sanchez for Rush Hour 3 if they'll ever consider making another instalment. Although I don't think they have to consider, Rush Hour 3 will definitely be happening. So, Jackie and Chris: BRING IT ON FOR RUSH HOUR 3! 8 out of 10