Dragons Forever

Dragons Forever is a classic Jackie Chan movie.  In this one, he’s a lawyer defending the owner of a chemical plant.  He gets two, Yuen Biao and Sammo Hung, of his friends to help him in a scheme to settle out of court.  He doesn’t tell Yuen or Sammo about each other, which leads to some confusion and fights.  Yes, the idea of Jackie Chan as a lawyer is kind of funny but he doesn’t spend a lot of time in court.

This is the third film that Jackie Chan made with his “brothers” Yuen Biao and Sammo Hung.  They attended the China Drama Academy together and toured as the Seven Little Fortunes.  Sammo was, and remains, very agile for a man of his size.  Yuen Biao had some incredible acrobatic skills too.  Jackie, Yuen, and Sammo were good individually(this movie was made in 1988 and they were probably at the peaks of their powers) and together they were great.

The villain is played by Yuen Wah, another of the seven little fortunes.  He is pretty good.  He is a slightly comedic villain.

If this is not Jackie Chan’s best film, it is one of his most fun.  I kind of wish the three brothers had made a few more films together.


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