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Friday, 4 July 2014

Armour of God III: Chinese Zodiac (2012)

It’s not explicitly called Armour of God III, but all Chan fans know that’s what it is, so I added it to the title. It's Asian Hawk and he's relic hunting, but the twelve artefacts he’s after have a value significantly higher than money and that complicates matters.
It’s packed with modern tech but still feels pleasingly old school.
Jackie’s introduction is the most amazing and exciting thing I've seen him do in a very long time. In fact, a sizeable percentage of the movie is high quality, but that leaves a second, larger percentage that’s not good. The weak family comedy and middle section that turns into The Goonies is pure crap. The score below reflects that, but there’s still some really, really great stuff in CZ.

2½ hedged bets out of 5

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