Projectionist/ Filmmaker/Godzilla Aficionado
Probably the most committed performance Jackie has given in quite some time which isn’t saying much. All it amounts to is him doing the bare minimum instead of nothing and a few helpings of his usual weepy mugging. The overriding flaw of the film is how risk averse it is: it’s too afraid to depict Jackie as a flawed father to make the estranged daughter storyline work and not honest enough about the sorry state of Chinese blockbusters to say anything meaningful about Chan’s star image. The biggest surprise was Ozu, Tarkovsky and Kiarostami getting name dropped in a Jackie Chan film.