The Myth (Shen Hua) – Jackie Chan

Intrepid archeologist Jack and ambitious scientist William set out on an adventure that would lead them to the greatest discovery in Chinese history.

So I went to see The Myth at the plush new GSC at 1-U, I still love that place!

I was out and about doing interesting stuff like paying bills..

I also stumbled across a new clearance show in Ikano Power Center (It’s next to the Sony Shop), and they are selling loads of branded stuff at bargain prices (Ralph Polo shirts for RM25, cheapest I’ve seen before is RM80 at F.O.S. and I got one for RM40 in Philippines!), also stuff like Bum, Burberry, Fossil etc. Got a whole bag of nice stuff for like RM100! Most the stuff is RM7, RM10 or RM13!

Anyway, back on topic..

This movie was ok, I was kind of expecting it to be an epic oldskool movie, like Chinese Gladiator or something from the trailers, I don’t recall seeing any ‘present’ scenes there.

It wasn’t, it turned out to be a fairly standard Jackie Chan meets Indiana Jones kinda movie. The historic scenes were very good and were done well with actors from multiple countries (struggling to speak in Mandarin) and some great fight sequences and JC’s patented acrobatic jumping around stuff.

The special effects were awesome in parts, and very college like in others, obvious ‘blue screen’ effect. No consistency.

There was also a random part where a gorgeous babe was shown almost naked for no aparent reason? (Mallika Sherawat).

The acting was ok, the Korean chick was a typical Korean chick, JC was his normal jumping around self.

The plot was pretty good and original, but wasn’t directed so well. It was a fairly entertaining film with some funny parts, but some parts just draggged, really dragged.

It’s worth a watch if you like the typical Jackie Chan action/comedy kind of movie.

If you don’t, you’ll probably think it’s a heap of shit.

I’d give it a 5.5/10.

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18 Responses to The Myth (Shen Hua) – Jackie Chan

  1. howsy September 29, 2005 at 12:41 am #

    Saw that also at the same place last Sat midnite show. Typical Jackie Chan film. I sometimes blame him for stereotyping all Chinese to be kung-fu geeks so much so when I went backpacking, the foreginers labelled me ‘Jackie Chan.’ There was lots of dragging scenes like the utopia floting palace and the flying mega fest going on there.

  2. emily September 29, 2005 at 12:59 am #

    clearance sale….. which floor?!?!?!?

  3. Jeremy C September 29, 2005 at 1:01 am #

    Yeah, I know what you mean…I said the same thing in my review…

  4. kriszti September 29, 2005 at 1:21 am #

    do u speak mandarin?

  5. kimberlycun September 29, 2005 at 1:36 am #

    i prefer chocolate factory to this

  6. cameljoe September 29, 2005 at 2:16 am #

    Good movie from JC but his last one, New Police Story is more gripping, more tension, you’re drawn into the plot, not this one. He didn’t get the girl….a little patah steam there. Myth was funny, nice little plot but yeah, like you’d said, the directing could be better. Cheers!

  7. spiller September 29, 2005 at 2:42 am #

    Yeah, it’s a heap of shit. Nuf’ said.

  8. S-Kay September 29, 2005 at 2:55 am #

    Ralph Polo for RM25? Now I seriously regret spending RM80 on it at F.O.S. HmpH!

  9. KY September 29, 2005 at 4:12 am #

    I can help ST answer this question.

    Yes he speaks mandarin, limited to “ngor oi chor ngoi” meaning “I wanna have sex”.

    Ops that’s cantonese. heh.

  10. ShaolinTiger September 29, 2005 at 4:29 am #

    I meant that to mean “I love hardcore sex” It’s the cloest I can get with my noob Cantonese..People always laugh when I say it though, so it must be good 😛

    As for Mandarin, ee tien tien 0_0

    Or…Wo ting bu dong

  11. ShaolinTiger September 29, 2005 at 4:32 am #

    Yah I agree, New Police Story was pretty good.

    I still prefer his heyday movies though like Meals on Wheels and Project A, Operation Condor, awesome stuff!

    Some of his early ones were decent too like Snake in the Eagles Shadow and Drunken Master.

    The only recent good ones I think were Rush Hour (1 & 2).

  12. ShaolinTiger September 29, 2005 at 4:34 am #

    Just head to Sony, it’s next door, not like Ikano is huge..

    Ground floor I think.

  13. Movie Critic September 29, 2005 at 9:30 am #

    What a cheap movie…
    The battle scenes were pathetic.. the extras weren’t even trying.. also you could see how cheap the sets were to make…some parts had green plastic string to hold the boards together…

    I expect more quality from JC… Dont get me started on the Plot… and my disappointment of not being able to see Maleka’s or the Koreans boobies….

    JC.. maybe its time for you to go back to Amelika… where people dont skimp on stories or sets… which make up what movies are!

  14. mob1900 September 29, 2005 at 2:09 pm #

    Watch this, it’s great!
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  15. Jimbo September 30, 2005 at 1:03 am #

    i agree that this was a mediocre effort from JC and some parts of the show is either illogical or downright exaggerated.

    for example, what is the point of dragging the show to Dasar, India and casting Malika when it could all be done in China or HK. i suspect that the motive is more business-initiated than for the story line.

    also, i was kinda expecting a fairy tale ending with kim hee san and JC being together but alas the last part having JC save his own skin when the mausoleum was collapsing really turned me off.

    personally kim hee san, as li fei growed on me, i kinda like her. hehe

  16. Ghoul October 4, 2005 at 7:55 am #

    Star Movies showing Powder now. God i miss this movie… watch Powder instead!!!

  17. likinganapathi.c.p November 14, 2005 at 5:23 am #

    hi i am from karnataka i saw the movie. The movie was nice it was good story .I enjoyed the movie i liked last seen of the movie from that water fall BEST OF LUCK FOR MYTH TEAM & WEL COME FOR MAKING SUCH MOVIE

  18. roca robin December 27, 2005 at 11:56 am #

    HI,

    IS THERE A PART TWO OF THE MYTH? ………….?????

    IT IS A GOOD MOVIE

    BUT

    IF IN THE MOVIE THE PRINCES WAS CARRIED OUTSIDE THE HIDDEN PALACE, I MEAN JACK(JACKY CHAN) CARRY THE PRINCES OUTSIDE IT COULD HAVE BEEN A VERY VERY GOOD MOVIE.

    I WONDER, WHY THE DIRECTOR OR SCRPWRITTER WROTE THAT THE PRINCES SHOULD BE LEFT IN THE HIDDEN PALACE. ITS VERY HANGING.

    IS THERE A PART TWO FOR THAT STORY? THAT THE PRINCES WAS CARRIED OUTSIDE THE HIDDEN PALACE, I REALLY LOVE TO SEE THE PART TWO IF THE STORY CONTINUES THAT THE PRINCES IS OUT IN 20TH CENTURY, HAHAHA, PLS MAKE A PART TWO FOR THAT.

    GREAT THANKS.