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Jackie Chan: An Appreciation

I love Jackie Chan movies. Not that they're great -because they're not. But Chan is a singular talent who does things only he does with a dash of self effacing comedy. Steven Greydanus agrees. (Or maybe I agree with him):

This week Jackie Chan, now 56, eases out of starring roles and buddy pictures into a new role, that of the venerable mentor. I haven’t seen his first stab at such a role, the 2008 fantasy The Forbidden Kingdom, but with The Karate Kid it’s possible this role might serve the aging action star better than Hollywood’s previous attempts to shoehorn Jackie into established templates and formulas.
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