RAILROAD TIGERS REVIEWED
“Railroad Tigers” is another historical revisionism movie that Jackie Chan seems to love now. Staged like the “Bridge over the River Kwai”, this film finds a bunch of Chinese loyalists fighting against the Japanese Imperial Army. While being forced to build a railroad, the workers keep having accidents to slow down the construction. Once built, the Chinese workers know that they have to blow up the Railroad. Thus, Jackie Chan takes the lead to stop the Japanese domination of China.
The rest of the film darts back and forth between destroying the bridge and robbing the Japanese supply train. Jackie Chan forces more of his comedy oriented action, while the rest of the film tries to play as a serious piece of propaganda. To say that the film is a bit schizo is an understatement. While many Western fans of Asian Cinema have grown cold on Chan, I find something fascinating about his older years. The guy is turning into the second coming of John Wayne.
He’s an actor star that doesn’t want to stop working. But, his choice of films is so brutally out-of-touch that it’s comical.
- 1.78:1 1080p transfer