While I didn't love this film, I was surprised to find that a Mexican gothic gunfight was exactly what I needed in the Bad Boys franchise.
This was the third Jackie Chan film I watched on Jan. 18 (the other two being Project A and Mr. Nice Guy). I thought I might have been Jackied out. I was not.
From the start, I dug this whole film's vibe. While I was sold on the film from the opening credits, bizarre and lengthy roller skating race completely won me over. But once Jackie...I mean...Jerry...walked out for the Big Brawl in Battle Creek, TX and we saw that…
The most generous three stars that I have given so far this year. For me, the film actually works for about the first hour or so. Are the jokes obvious? Maybe. But even still, I found myself laughing.
Then, the final third devolves into something that is hard to describe, but it's not good. Gone are the bad puns and quips, and introduced are musical pieces like Lurch singing "Everybody Hurts" (not funny) and Cousin Itt rolling up to the…