ABC Film Challenge – World Cinema – J – Robin B Hood (2006) Movie Review

This is under J because of Jackie Chan.

Director: Benny Chan

Writer: Jackie Chan, Benny Chan, Alan Yuen (Screenplay)

Starring: Jackie Chan, Michael Hui, Louis Koo, Charlene Choi, Biao Yuen, Yuanyuan Gao

Plot: Thongs and Octopus accept a job from their landlord: kidnap a baby. Soon, the baby awakens strong paternal feelings in the two crooks, leading to complications when it comes to handing him over to his possibly crazy gang boss grandfather

Runtime: 2 Hours 16 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Robin B Hood starts as the two thieves Thongs (Chan) and Octopus (Koo) take a new job from their boss the Landlord (Hui) to steal a baby, which will clear the debts they have been amounting over the years.

After the pair steal the baby, they must spend time with the baby, which will see them getting close to the little fellow, forcing them to question what they are doing, despite being chased down by the people who want the baby.

Thoughts on Robin B Hood

ThoughtsRobin B Hood is an action comedy seeing two thieves steal and baby, forcing them to look after the baby while trying to stay away from the people chasing them down. This will have the big message about doing the right thing as both the thieves need to learn to live an honest life. Jackie Chan and Louis Koo are both great together, showing the comedic timing to get the laughs through the film, while Chan and his team handle more of the action involved. It does feel like a longer movie than it needs to be, clocking in over 2 hours, which seems a bit much for an action comedy, but when we get the action sequences, they will have laughs along the way which only adds to the perils we find the characters in.

Final Thoughts Robin B Hood is a funny action comedy, with great sequences throughout.

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