Getting to work this week has been tough as I drive during rush hour.
(Prepare for worst segway ever).
Speaking of that, the latest edition of Movie Character Cartoons is from the hilarious movie Rush Hour!
I love Jackie Chan‘s incredible fighting style that incorporates innovative action. My friend and I used to watch his documentary, Jackie Chan: My Stunts, where we learned his techniques such as using cardboard boxes to cushion a fall (instead of a large air-filled landing pad) or kicking a guy holding magazines because it looks ‘pretty’ as they fly trough the air.
From a comedy stand-point, I like Jackie’s performance alongside Chris Tucker (Agent Carter). Furthermore, the bloopers during the credits are good for laughs. So here he is, Inspector Lee from Rush Hour:
Character: Inspector Lee | Movie: Rush Hour | Copyright: Ryan RFT February 2015
– Ryan RFT
Deadline/ComingSoon.net/Angry Asian Man:
The 1998 Rush Hour movie helped make Hong Kong film star and martial arts wiz Jackie Chan a household name in America, jumpstarting a successful Hollywood career. Now CBS’ TV adaptation of the hit movie franchise is looking to do the same for Jon Foo, who has landed the Detective Lee role played in the movies by Chan.
Written/executive produced by Bill Lawrence and Blake McCormick and directed/exec produced by Jon Turteltaub, CBS’ Rush Hour pilot centers on Lee (Foo), a stoic, by-the-book Hong Kong police officer assigned to a case in Los Angeles, where he’s forced to work with a cocky black LAPD officer, Carter (originally played by Chris Tucker), who has no interest in a partner. A top detective with the Hong Kong police department, Detective Lee is a dedicated professional and master martial artist, a man of few words who knows how to get the job done.
The movies’ director Brett Ratner and producer Arthur Sarkissian also executive produce with Jeff Ingold for Warner Bros TV and Lawrence’s studio-based Doozer. Ratner directed three Rush Hour films between 1998 and 2007 with Chan headlining opposite Chris Tucker in all three. Combined, the three films grossed more than $850 at the worldwide box office.
Like Chan, British actor Foo, who is of Chinese and Irish descent, is a trained martial artist who has done stunt work and built a resume as an international action star. In the U.S., he is probably best known for his role in the 2010 feature Tekken.
Foo is trained in a variety of martial arts styles and is also well known for playing Ryu in the fan film Street Fighter: Legacy.