|Rush Hour 2|
Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, John Lone, Ziyi Zhang, Alan King, Don Cheadle
Special edition widescreen; closed caption; audio commentary by director Brett Ratner and writer Jeff Nathanson; deleted scenes/outtakes with optional director commentary; "Making Magic Out of Mire: A Look at Brett Ratner"; "Evolution of a Scene" analysis of selected scenes; fashion; visual effects demonstration; theatrical and teaser trailers; Jackie Chan's introduction to Hong Kong; "Culture Clash: East Meets West"; language barrier; attaining international stardom; kung fu choreography; early Brett Ratner student film, "Lady Luck"; trivia subtitle track with direct access to additional features. DVD-ROM: Script-to-screen; Web site.
|The second "Rush Hour" film reverses the fish-out-of-water/buddy-picture structure of the first installment. Both movies feature martial arts mayhem and slapstick, with limber, lovable Asian star Jackie Chan as Chinese super-cop Lee and shrill comedian Chris Tucker as lippy, overconfident Los Angeles policeman Carter. Chapter One brought the forthright Lee to L.A., where he entered into a combative alliance with Carter to solve a kidnapping case. Chapter Two finds the detectives in Hong Kong, where Lee is at home and the vacationing Carter is the alien. Lee's boss assigns him to investigate a bombing at the U.S. Embassy, and the preening Carter tags along. "Rush Hour" moved briskly, the script was chuckle-worthy and Tucker's excesses were kept in check. In the sequel, Chan's trademark fight sequences, warmth and comic timing are a pleasure. But Tucker wears thin, the plot is shaky and there's no real rush until a climactic sequence in Las Vegas. With Zhang Ziyi, John Lone, Alan King and Don Cheadle.|