Reviews

Wheels On Meals

3

Be warned - this 1984 effort has all the legion flaws of Jackie Chan movies at their worst. Costuming for the colourblind, exuberant mugging to camera, sub- Chaplinesque comedy, the lot. You learn to tolerate that, though, because it's also got half a dozen thumping action sequences, culminating in a blistering punch-up with a baddie played by real-life martial arts expert Benny 'The Jet' Urquidez (you know... the man John Cusack scraps with in Grosse Pointe Blank).

This slightly stretched two-discer sees Hong Kong cinema expert Bey Logan turn in one of his typically fact-crammed commentaries (this time he's done ludicrous amounts of research on the buildings and architecture of the Barcelona locations), but the best bits are the chunky interviews. There's no Chan, but director Sammo Hung, co-star Yuen Biao, and baddies Urquidez and Keith Vitali offer up nifty reminiscences about the pleasures and (mostly physical) pains of working on the film.

 

Film Details

  • 18
  • UK Theatrical Release Date: January 30th 2006