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Robin-B-Hood (2006)
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

I shouldn't like this but I really did. It made me smile and laugh. Yah... the really fake baby in some scenes was a let down, but otherwise it was just plain fun Jackie Chan

Master Z: Ip Man Legacy
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

It was okay. Had some stand out moments, especially near the beginning. I've read many say this is more in the style of old kung fu movies that woo-ping directed in the Golden Age of Hong Kong films. There is some of that, but I didnt find the action nearly as exciting as those old films. Still too much wire work for my tastes. The fire scene was good. I did like the sign fight, but would have liked it more with less obvious wire work and less edits. The relationship between main character, his son, and the Gold Bar family provided the only emotional connection, but it was a little abruptly developed. Best scene was in the trailer - the whiskey glass scene. I expected more from Bautista, but my disappointment was probably more with how his character was written than his performance. Didnt really give him much depth. I wanted to like this movie a LOT, was really pumped for it, but just found it ok. I probably won't rent or buy it when it comes out online.

Hero (2004)
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Not my cup of tea. It was a VERY artsy style of film. Which I often enjoy, but is not what I wanted in an action film. Also, I prefer more realism in kung fu fighting scenes, and thought the large scale army scenes were overwhelming realistic, the hand to hand between main characters employs that wire working, flying, floating, disregard for gravity that makes my eyes roll. The story moves slowly in order to get all the visual artistian displays executed. So in short, unlike most others here - I really didnt enjoy it. And am surprised it hit #1 in the USA. But maybe that's cuz I'm comparing it to current day favorites like Game of Thrones, as well as old day action like Police Story.
I stopped paying close attention after about 30-40 minutes. Didnt make it to the end.

The Protector
The Protector (1985)
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

While definitely a B quality film, I do tend to like Jackie Chan in less comedic roles, so I liked the more serious tone. Though I admit to chuckling the first time he said 'give me the fucking keys" - cuz its so far from his typical movie character.
But it was great watching him move and perform physically in this film without the mugging of his comedies. He was an amazing athlete and it shows. Too bad Hollywood didn't take full advantage of his abilities and talents back then - when he had SO much to offer. I've seen some of the Hong Kong action stunts that Jackie re-shot - would have made a huge improvement to the American version.
I know its not a favorite for lots of people, including Chan, but ignoring the dated dialogue and limitations by the director, I still found it entertaining enough for an 80s cheap cop film.