For more than fifty years, martial artist and actor Jackie Chan has dazzled audiences all over the world. He has amazed viewers with his acrobatic fighting style, use of improvised weapons, comic timing, and the innovative stunts, many which he performed himself. Chan didn’t become popular in 1995’s Rumble in the Bronx. His first Hollywood blockbuster came in 1998’s buddy-cop film Rush Hour, which spawned two more sequels.
As his career evolved over the years, Jackie Chan has become a more well-rounded actor while reducing his action stunts in order to take better care of his body. So imagine my surprise when I came across one of Chan’s new films coming out this year where he returns to the action genre.
Jackie Chan plays a restaurant owner who goes on a mission of revenge after his daughter is killed in a bombing by Irish terrorists. According to the trailer, it looks like he’ll be going up against action veteran Pierce Brosnan. Jackie Chan looks to be going into the Taken bag of tricks by using a certain set of skills to go against the terrorists. The trailer is full of action and looks to be an exciting popcorn flick for audiences to see Chan return to action films. Directed by Martin Cambell, we are guaranteed enough action scenes to balance the drama of the story. What crazy stunts will Chan try himself at the age of 63?
The Foreigner arrives in theaters on October 13.