When I saw the trailer for the latest outing from Jackie Chan I was a little shocked. No humour, no goofy stunts, no Chris Tucker screeching about, ya know, everything. Instead, The Foreigner is a non-stop, smart action movie with brutal violence and an actual plot and mystery that works perfectly for an aging Jackie Chan.
At 63 years old, he's no longer the spry kung fu action star he used to be, but his skills are still just as sharp and him being an aged martial artist was used to excellent effect. The story involving a rebel group of IRA bombers and government cover ups runs parallel to Chan's story of revenge, and in some instances it's difficult to know who to root for, but ultimately we all love a good revenge story and Pierce Brosnan is a bit of an a-hole anyway. If you want to see Jackie Chan in a more gritty light, or you just fancy a somewhat thoughtful action movie, give this one a go.
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