Take that: Jackie Chan finally disses the Rush Hour films

Monday, October 01, 2007

You knew it was coming

According to Associated Press reports Jackie Chan is speaking out AGAINST the Rush Hour films:

Chan said when he made the first installment of the “Rush Hour” series in 1998 he only wanted to test the U.S. market and didn’t have high hopes.

“When we finished filming, I felt very disappointed because it was a movie I didn’t appreciate and I did not like the action scenes involved. I felt the style of action was too Americanized and I didn’t understand the American humor,” Chan said in a blog entry on his Web site seen Sunday.

The actor said he made the sequel because he was offered an “irresistible” amount of money to do it and made the recently released third installment to satisfy fans of the series.

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.

While it would have been nice to see this comment earlier - better late than never on this one. Read some more news down at cinemablend.com and contactmusic.com.