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    Chinese Zodiac will be Jackie Chan's last action movie

    Cannes 2012: Jackie Chan says Chinese Zodiac will be his last action movie

    CANNES, FRANCE — Jackie Chan is landing his last punch as an action star, but says he is stepping into retirement having made one of the most important films of his career.


    Joel Ryan/AP

    The Hong Kong actor told the AP on Friday that his latest film Chinese Zodiac will be his last action movie.

    Chan, launching the movie at the Cannes Film Festival with co-stars Kwone Sang Woo, Yao Xingtong and Liao Fan, said that people don’t believe him when he says he is going to retire.

    “They say ‘no, you’re still young, you can still do it,’ but I have to stop one day.”

    The 58-year-old says he is bowing out with Chinese Zodiac — in which he plays a fortune hunter, travelling the world trying to track down missing astrological antiques — because it is one of the “most important” films in his career.

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    http://www.toronto.com/article/72871...t-action-movie

    I will have to see it then!

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    Isn't that a semantic issue only? - I think "action movie" in China can mean costumed epics a la Hero, and more modern takes. I remember Jet Li proclaimed something similar after Fearless, and then went on to star in a couple of Western action flicks.
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    Jackie Chan is retiring, or will only continue doing "non-action" movies?


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    The end of an era.


    Looks like the 2012 apocalypse prediction was right all along.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiro Protagonist View Post
    Isn't that a semantic issue only? - I think "action movie" in China can mean costumed epics a la Hero, and more modern takes. I remember Jet Li proclaimed something similar after Fearless, and then went on to star in a couple of Western action flicks.
    I think Jet said it would be his last "epic" film, whatever that means.

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    I can't imagine what Jet Li meant by "epic." He's been in like ten movies since then and they've all been pretty epic in my opinion.

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    Grew up seeing his crazy films. To think he is only just retiring now is amazing. What a legend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiro Protagonist View Post
    Isn't that a semantic issue only? - I think "action movie" in China can mean costumed epics a la Hero, and more modern takes. I remember Jet Li proclaimed something similar after Fearless, and then went on to star in a couple of Western action flicks.
    I thought Unchained showed that fight scenes aside (there were plenty), Jet Li can actually be a very convincing actor (but that was in a movie where he had almost no dialogue).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Permalost View Post
    I thought Unchained showed that fight scenes aside (there were plenty), Jet Li can actually be a very convincing actor (but that was in a movie where he had almost no dialogue).
    You mean "Unleashed"?



    He had a hell of a cast behind him, but yeah, one of my favorites of his.

    Anyone see Jackie Chan's "Accidental Tourist"? I actually liked that one a lot.


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    I guess it had to happen sooner or later. That being said, Jackie Chan has had a great run in his action movie career. All the best to him in the new direction he's taking.

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