MY LUCKY STARS (DVD 2003 USA)


Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.5|5.0 Starsììì

My Lucky Stars—billed as an action movie—works more as slapstick comedy that mixes Chinese and a type of Western culture together into an amateurish film that has its own charm. Jackie Chan, if not at his best, certainly is not at his worst in this film. The acting is good as is the portrayal of storyline. The movie is a pleasant dip into international entertainment that works for an afternoon watch.

Storyline

Hong Kong police officer Muscle (Jackie Chan) asks childhood friends to help him round up a gangster group.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Sammo Kam-Bo Hung for directing efforts. Thank you to Producers Leonard Ho and Sammo Kam-Bo Hung for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Kidstuff/Fastbuck (Sammo Kam-Bo Hung), Herb (Charlie Chin), Rawhide (Stanley Sui-Fan Fung), Sandy (Richard Ng), Roundhead/Blockhead (Eric Tsang), Muscles (Jackie Chan), Swordflower (Sibelle Hu), and Ricky Fung (Yuen Biao).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?


Yes. Do some research first about the Japanese Yakuza mobster group to increase appreciation for this film’s content. This Hong Kong action film has Jackie Chan and Eric Tsang among other good Chinese actors. It’s a stimulating cultural watch and provokes thought about the international existence of mobsters, gangs, and crime families, why they exist, and the worlds they propagate.

Ben Meyers

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