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Plot: When a fellow scientist asks for Jack’s help in locating the mausoleum of China’s first emperor, the past collides violently with the present as Jack discovers his amazing visions are based in fact.
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A Nutshell Review: The Myth
This film was pretty hyped up for many reasons. Jackie Chan, after the relatively successful return to HK movie industry with the release of New Police Story, teams up once again with Stanley Tong (Rumble in the Bronx) for starters. Tong wrote the story of The Myth, casting Jackie Chan in a never seen before role (yes, audiences are tired with his cop roles already) as a Qin dynasty general. What’s refreshing too is that the role requires the use of a real weapon (a sword in this case), rather than having JC’s character improvising with tools from his environment.
As most would already know from the trailer and poster, JC plays Jack Chan (about time they come up with better names too), an archaeologist who dreams about a Korean princess whom he’s escorting to the Qin emperor as his new concubine. It’s a recurring dream, and before you can say “Indiana Jones”, he’s off to locales he sees in his dream world to try and unravel its mystery, while research companion Tony Leung (The Lover) irks him along the way with tomb raiding in the name of scientific studies.
The story, while it might be original for a Jackie Chan movie, seemed a little cliché. It plays like a young boy’s fantasy of snagging that exotic oriental princess, enjoying the support of the troop masses, having utmost loyalty to the king, and blessed with good fighting skills topped with a signature sword. And with the Qin dynasty, you’re usually reduced to plots which may include the Great Wall, beautiful consorts, or the pill of Immortality.
The Myth looks and feels like a classic JC movie in terms of production values, like the familiar fight-with-the-baddies-acrobatic-stunts scenes, and physical humour injected at certain points. However, I guess with JC’s age, the number of fight scenes have been reduced, and somewhat slowed down deliberately. The fight at the Rat Glue Factory stood out for being a combination of both brawn and injected situational humour. On the other hand, The Myth signifies new developments in a typical JC storyline, with the introduction of drama-mama romance (nothing much romantic though, with being comatose in all the good bits and lots of lingering stares), and a surprise(?) epilogue for his Qin character. And the “No blood no sex” unofficial clause goes out the window too.
Despite its huge budget, the special effects were not refined, which was a pity. The “blue screen” effect is obvious, even to the untrained eye, and there were a tad too many “lazy extras” who, in wide angled, supposedly big epic fight scenes, just stood, danced, moved around, anything but fight realistically. The original Highlander perfected the art of transitioning between flashbacks and present time, while The Myth falters, looking seemingly forced and contrived at times, or opted for the cheap way out – the blackouts.
As with most JC films, the women here play “flower vases”. But I’m not complaining. Kim Hee-seon was beautiful in her role as the princess, and in the blooper reel, she was actually speaking Mandarin, and having a hard time remembering her lines. Mallika Sherawat was sizzling as she dandied around in flimsical dresses, while executing those high kicks, and I guess the entire run up to the Rat Glue Factory might turn out to be a fan favourite.
Many in the audience were surprised when the characters started speaking in Cantonese (for settings in modern day Hong Kong), and the local censors had no issue with that, instead of dubbing over the lines with Mandarin. Now that’s a thumbs up.
So enjoy The Myth for what it is, just don’t expect too much from a simple predictable storyline, and for some illogical and improbable scenes (I can’t stand the horse back-kicking bits) that plays out like Michelle Yeoh’s The Touch or even JC’s own The Medallion.
Mr. Black’s Grade: C-
The Myth Mr. Black’s Grade: C- Starring Jackie Chan .
Jackie takes on two roles, a modern day archaeologist and a Qin Dynasty warrior over two millenniums ago. So, with The Myth you have two movies in one, a modern tale and one thousands of years ago. Neither one really works. You end up with two minor love stories, two plot lines that will eventually intersect, but don’t make much sense.
Anyone expecting this to be Jackie Chan’s House of Flying Daggers can forget about that. Look, I am normally pretty forgiving towards Jackie Chan’s films in terms of plot, so let’s look at the action scenes! The film opens 2000 or so years ago with a small, over the top battle on horses. Pretty silly really, one of those scenes where the two leads take a break in the action to stare longingly into each others eyes with the music blaring in the back ground. There is a fair bit of sword work is this, and it is certainly the bloodiest Jackie Chan film I have seen.
It may sound silly, but personally I prefer Chan’s films to be grounded in reality. When he ends up with some type of super powers, like in the god awful The Tuxedo, you just lose me. I do not like to see Jackie fight 100 people at once, or fly through the air. He is at his best when he uses his surroundings to get the better of his enemies, rather than using ‘wire work’ and bad CGI to get the job done. There is one classic scene in a glue factory that really got at the crowd clapping, vintage Chan.
But one great action scene and a one very beautiful actress do not make a great movie, even with Jackie Chan.
Original Language zh
Runtime 2 hr 2 min (122 min), 1 hr 57 min (117 min) (Philippines), 2 hr 2 min (122 min) (Hong Kong), 1 hr 58 min (118 min) (Toronto International) (Canada)
Genre Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Director Stanley Tong
Writer Stanley Tong (screenplay), Hui-Ling Wang (screenplay), Hai-shu Li (screenplay), Stanley Tong (story)
Actors Bing Shao, Jackie Chan, Weixing Yao, Jianzhong Zhang
Country Hong Kong, China
Awards 1 win & 5 nominations.
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, DTS
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arriflex 35 III, Panavision C- and E-Series Lenses, Arriflex 435 ES, Panavision C- and E-Series Lenses, Moviecam Compact, Cooke Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision C- and E-Series Lenses
Laboratory Shaw Brothers (Hong Kong) Limited, Hong Kong
Film Length 3,202 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision2 200T 5217, Vision2 500T 5218)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Panavision (anamorphic) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm