*** Official "THE TUXEDO" Review Thread

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  1. Jason Seaver

    Jason Seaver Lead Actor

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    Well, I don't see an official thread, so...
    I could go on about how inane this movie's plot about - seriously - an evil water bottler creating water that dehydrates you as you drink it, driving up demand for their product. Or how disjointed the whole thing seems. Or...
    But let's face it - the problem isn't that that stuff is bad; it's that it takes up so much of the movie's runtime. This movie's crucial flaw is that Jackie Chan spends entirely too much time bickering with Jennifer Love Hewitt and entirely too little time doing martial arts while looking very confused.
    This movie's overthought. There are long scenes of exposition, but only two big set pieces for Jackie to do what he does best - and even those are tough to follow. Meanwhile, Hewitt gamely tries her best with a character whose personality changes ever five minutes. She does better as the goofy nerd over her head in the field than the femme fatale, where she just comes off as snotty and bitchy. Ritchie Coster does his best as the sneering villain and is actually amusing in places. Debi Mazar and Peter Stormare are in the movie for no apparent reason.
    This movie's release has been pushed back a few times, though not quite as much as Pluto Nash's. Still, that should be a warning.
    [​IMG]½
     
  2. Bob Spears

    Bob Spears Stunt Coordinator

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    One word........sucks

    Nice rack however

    bob spears
     
  3. Robert Crawford

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    This thread is now the Official Review Thread for "The Tuxedo". Please post all HTF member reviews in this thread.
    Any other comments, links to other reviews, or discussion items will be deleted from this thread without warning!
    If you need to discuss those type of issues then I have designated an Official Discussion Thread.
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  4. Gui A

    Gui A Supporting Actor

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    This was bad. Not even one good fight scene. And what made it worse was that since everyone was wearing suits and it was dark, it was hard to spot which one was Jackie fighting.
    We entertained ourselves by trying to figure out where in Toronto each scene was filmed... Mostly in the financial district.
    And the CSA Headquarters is really our City Hall, which got some laughs in our theater.
     
  5. Andres Munoz

    Andres Munoz Cinematographer

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    Avoid this like the plague. I went to see it yesterday, expecting to see one of Jackie's best but got the total opposite.

    And the fact that Jennifer Love Hewitt was in it didn't help much either. It was as if Jackie Chan's horrible acting was contagious and she caught some of it. I know I can't expect much from him but I was expecting a little more from her.

    Interesting concept with the super tuxedo and all but the execution was done poorly.
     
  6. kevin_asai

    kevin_asai Stunt Coordinator

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    I hate to say these on Jackie's movie but I am gonna say it anyway. This movie sucks [​IMG]
     
  7. Patrick Sun

    Patrick Sun Studio Mogul

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    No matter how many critics say this movie sucks, it didn't stop the kids in the audience from laughing at Jackie Chan's antics, nor prevent them from clapping when it ended. Love the outtakes scenes, but they were more from bad dialog takes, and not as many painful stunts gone awry.

    I thought it was an average Jackie Chan vehicle, but this time around, he gets to use from wire-fu due to the tuxedo he wears. The guy's getting older, so I don't blame him for needing some stunt viagra.

    The chemistry between Jackie and Jennifer Love Hewitt was surprisingly good (though the screenplay was pretty vapid and predictable).

    I give it a solid 2 stars, or a grade of C.
     

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