Jackie Chan's First Strike (1996) Jackie Chan, Jackson Lou, Annie Wu, Bill Tung Movie Review

Jackie Chan's First Strike (1996)   3/53/53/53/53/5

Jackie Chan's First Strike (1996)

Multiple Strikes

During a police sting on an international spy-ring one of them, Jackson Tsui (Jackson Lou), manages to escape capture. Insp. Chan Ka Kui (Jackie Chan) is given orders to track him down and apprehend him which means Chan finds himself going from one country to another to capture his man.

That was a short synopsis and this review of "Jackie Chan's First Strike" is just as likely going to be short because there is not a lot that you can say about this Jackie Chan movie which he made before his transition to Hollywood star. The reason being is that this whole movie is about two things; first of which is of course the nimble Jackie Chan flipping and kicking his way in and out of trouble and in truth wowing you with his stunt work. The other is Jackie doing that accident prone style comedy of falling in and out of danger. In fact at times it has the action comedy of an 80s Bond movie with Roger Moore but that is it and whilst some will find this enough for me it isn't and needed a bit more storyline as a vehicle for the comedy.

What this all boils down to is that "Jackie Chan's First Strike" is simply all about Jackie Chan delivering the action and comedy which whilst always entertaining is not enough for me to sustain and entire movie.