My Lucky Stars (1985)

Posted in Reviews by - December 17, 2012
My Lucky Stars (1985)

Jackie Chan loses his cop partner Yuen Biao to some shady thugs in a Japanese amusement park and calls upon a few close friends to help him out. Enter Sammo and his crooked friends, causing a frenzied slapstick pile-up which continues until the brainless crew reach Japan. This is fundamentally a comedy, and not a bad one, but when Jackie appears (albeit infrequently) the action takes over. He dons a bigheaded baby mascot uniform and sword-slices some Samurai bad guys, before battling Dick Wei in an extended final showdown where all involved get to strut their stuff. Niponese nutcracker Nishiwaki certainly stands out in a skimpy black swimsuit, until Sammo floors the girl after throwing long time colleague Lau Kar-wing through a coffee table. When Yuen Biao is finally unleashed, he gives Lam Ching-ying a right good seeing to with a little help from our man Chan. For lighthearted nonsense with a hefty punch, nothing quite beats My Lucky Stars.

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