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Rush Hour 2

Rush Hour 2

Rush Hour 2 is a fun, roller coaster ride that makes you laugh, then laugh again and laugh some more.

Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker reprise their roles as Inspector Lee and detective James Carter.  The story picks up where the first left off with Carter going to Hong Kong for a vacation.  His vacation is cut short when a bomb explodes at the American Embassy killing two undercover U.S. Customs agents.  Soon Lee and Carter are in the middle of tracking down a money smuggling ring making high grade counterfeit $100 bills.  The gang is headed by Ricky Tan, shrewdly played by John Lone, and aided by his henchwoman Hu Li, played by Zhang Ziyi (recently from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), who proves that innocent looking can still be vicious.  Along with Tan and Li, the pair must contend with Isabella Molina, played by Roselyn Sanchez, a U.S. undercover agent who is corrupt - or is she?  The pursuit takes the team from Hong Kong, briefly to Los Angeles and ends with non-stop action in Las Vegas.

All along the way we're treated to Jackie Chan's slapstick martial arts and incredible physical stunts and comedy combined with Chris Tucker's non-stop amusing chatter.  The two of them play easily off each other and have made Rush Hour 2 funnier than the original 1998 movie.  I wonder if and when we'll be treated to Rush Hour 3.

 
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