Wheels on Meals (1984)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

 

VERDICT – 3/5

 
PROS –
1) A fun-filled action-comedy shot in scenic Barcelona. Two food-truck operators entangled between a gang and an imbecile private investigator.
2) Lola Forner as Sylvia is a femme fatale.
3) Final battle: Jackie Chan vs Benny Urquidez.

 

CONS –
N/A

 

 

QUOTE –
Moby: My condition is that I accept all your conditions.

Mr. Nice Guy (1997)

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR – 0
ACTOR – 0
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

 

VERDICT – 0/5

 

 

PROS –
N/A

 

 
CONS –
1) A series of action sequences stitched around a weak plot. The production team wasn’t able to make even a decent poster for the film.
2) The terrible supporting cast makes it unbearable to watch. The huge mining truck played a better role than the actors.

 

 

 
QUOTE –
Traveling so far, I just don’t want to be disappointed.

The Protector (1985)

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR – 0
ACTOR – 0
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

 

VERDICT – 0/5

 
PROS –
1) Boat and dock area stunts are few mentionable scenes.

 
CONS –
1) This is one disappointing Jackie Chan movie devoid of any fun. The main problem is the stale story of two NYPD cops traveling to Hong-Kong to rescue a kidnapped girl from some drug-lord.
2) The wimpy boss Harold Ko made the climax ridiculous. His henchman Benny Garucci, the “ex karate champ” was equally feeble.

 
QUOTE –
Billy Wong: Beware of Hong Kong mosquito with high heels.

Winners & Sinners (1983)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

 

VERDICT – 3/5

 

PROS –
1) Final Sammo Hung warehouse kung-fu battle with the Triad.
2) The cigar smoke scene. Hilarious!
3) The invisible prank; the car pileup crash
4) Sammo Hung smashing out of the glass window; Jackie Chan skating below the truck.

 

CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE –
Rookie: Of course you do it; the smart ones talk and the dumb ones act.

Drunken Master II (1994)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

 

VERDICT  – 3/5

 

PROS –
1) Anita Mui outstanding performance as Wong’s Step-Mom.
2) Ken Lo’s split.

 

 

CONS –
1) No reason why TIME Magazine listed Drunken Master II as one of the “All-TIME” best 100 films.
2) Don’t expect any relation to the previous cult classic Drunken Master (1978)

 

 

QUOTE –
Wong Kei-ying: Water floats, but also capsizes boats.