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Chinese Zodiac วิ่งปล้นฟัด

- Twelve Heads, Five Continents, One Man
Chinese Zodiac วิ่งปล้นฟัด
Chinese Zodiac วิ่งปล้นฟัด Rating: 60 out of 100 based on 2 reviews.

The movie begins by a man telling the story of the Old Summer Palace and how it was looted in the 1800s by the British in the Second opium war. Among the treasures are bronze heads of the 12 Chinese Zodiac animals.

In the present day, the bronze heads are auctioned for over a million euros each. The main company supplying the bronze heads and other stolen relics is MP Corporation. JC (Jackie Chan), is tasked by MP Corp to find the remaining lost bronze heads, with a promise of a 10 times bonus if he can recover all of them. JC visits a man named Professor Guan, who had created 12 identical replicas for study purposes with his team of researchers, under the pretense that he is a reporter named Martin from National Geographic. When left alone, JC scans the multiple bronze Zodiac animal heads using special gloves so that his secret organization can replicate an extremely realistic model of them. After scanning, he goes to Paris to find a woman named Coco, recommended by Professor Guan, for more information on the whereabouts of two bronze heads.

JC, along with his partners Simon (Kwon Sang-woo), David, and Bonnie, infiltrate a mansion to find two of the bronze heads. JC manages to decode the password to a top secret vault and finds two bronze heads, a painting called "The Roses", along with many other valuable national treasures thought to be lost inside. JC's cover was soon busted but managed to evade capture with all the valuables, but is spotted by Coco. Having no time to explain himself, he tells Coco to meet him at a boat house while fleeing from the mansion's security. At the boat house, Martin tells Coco that he is working for a secret corporation that is trying to recover all the lost relics for China. The guards from the mansion storm the boat house and try to attack JC. However, the police are called in and arrest all of them. JC, Coco and Simon are cleared of any wrongdoing and are released.

Coco, JC and his team are invited to a castle owned by a lady named Katherine (Laura Weissbecker). Unknown to them, the guards from the mansion continue to tail them out of suspicion. It turns out the captain of the "Indestructible", one of the ships involved in the destruction of the Old Summer Place and taking away the treasures, is Katherine's great-grandfather. This upsets Coco, who confronts Katherine on the issue. JC and his team find many valuable treasures in the castle, including the Bronze head of the Rooster, and hatch a series of plans to ferry them out. JC promises Katherine that he will help her locate her great grandfather's remains.

The next day, they venture out in search of the Indestructible's treasures, located on a seemingly uninhabited island. JC instructs Coco and Katherine to stay behind while his team explore the island. However, Coco and Katherine disobey JC's orders to look for Katherine's great grandfather's corpse on their own. They get entangled among the vines and this forces JC to rescue them. The group accidentally discovers the remains of the Indestructible, several more bronze heads and a large quantity of gold (Plus the remains of Katherine's great-grandfather.) As they prepare to leave with all the artifacts, they are confronted by the guards from the mansion. In turn, the island's local inhabitants, a group of pirates, appear and promptly capture all of them. JC and his team fight their way through to escape the island via a log set up with a pulley system, leaving the five guards with the pirates.

Back on the yacht, Coco accidentally discovers the real motive of JC's ventures and confronts him. Subsequently, the log carrying approximately eight tonnes of gold and the corpse of Katherine's great-grandpa sinks due to the heavy weight of the gold and the corpse, and all the log's contents are lost. Nevertheless, JC and his team still get rewarded for recovering some of the lost bronze heads. The group is enraged when they find out that the supposedly-missing dragon bronze head was already at the hands of MP Corp all along, thereby making it impossible to claim the large bonus. Meanwhile, Coco and her fellow students' protests over the sale of the national treasures escalated quickly to grab worldwide attention. As Coco's students try to find out more about MP Corp, three of them, including Coco's younger brother, are captured. Coco approaches JC for help but JC seems nonchalant.

JC contacts MP Corp on the availability of "The Roses" artifact and is allowed into the secret premises. Having toured the entire factory, where almost exact duplicates of the relics are made to be sold as real relics in auctions, JC deduces the location of the captives. He challenges a long time rival who happens to be there as well - the unscrupulous treasure hunter, Vulture, to a fight but it ends in a stalemate. JC bargains with MP Corp to sell "The Roses" painting at a reduced price and secures the release of the three hostages. When MP Corp refuses, JC fights his way to the chamber. During the ensuing fight, a furnace explodes due to a guard's baton rupturing one of the pipes. The explosion destroys most of the facility. JC later settles for the release of the three hostages in exchange for the painting and not paying damages done to the premises. Meanwhile, the dragon bronze head is expected to fetch the highest price in the auction but no one bids for it due to increasing pressure from activist groups. MP Corp, in a bid to teach these groups a lesson, threatens to throw the relic into an active volcano, calling the mission "Let the Dragon Fly," if no bids are received by 12:00 noon the next day. The deadline passes without a single bid and Vulture leads a group of three sky divers to throw the relic into the volcano. JC intervenes and, in the ensuing air-borne struggle, seemingly dies in order to save the relic from dropping into the volcano. As a mark of respect, Vulture hands over the relic to a sprawling JC. MP Corp's owners are arrested on suspicion of counterfeit relics. JC survives and is seen recovering in a hospital and on good terms with everyone, including Vulture. The movie ends off in JC kissing his wife.

Cast
Jackie Chan

Asian Hawk
Qi Shu

David's Wife
Oliver Platt

Lawrence Morgan
Daniel Wu

Hospital Doctor
Laura Weissbecker

Catherine de Sichel
Ken Lo

Pirate Chief
Sang-woo Kwon

Simon (as Kwone Sang Woo)
Andrew Dasz

Spanish Reporter
Alaa Safi

Vulture
Production
Director:Jackie Chan
Producer:Jackie Chan (executive producer / producer)
Stanley Tong (co-producer (uncredited)
Barbie Tung (producer)
Brett Ratner (executive producer (uncredited)
Zhongjun Wang (executive producer)
Albert Yeung (producer)
Esmond Ren (producer)
Zhong-lun Ren (associate executive producer)
Tianyan Wang (associate producer)
Zhonglei Wang (producer)
Hongliang Wu (associate executive producer)
Dajun Zhang (producer)
Writer:Jackie Chan
Frankie Chan
Edward Tang
Stanley Tong
Reviews for Chinese Zodiac วิ่งปล้นฟัด
EFilmCritic.com
It's not just one thing that has brought Jackie Chan to the point where his latest movie is something of a loud, sloppy mess, but everything working together: Age takes a toll on a performer this physical. Hollywood success puts international markets...
Read review20 Oct 2013
MovieXclusive.com
Can you blame any Jackie Chan fan for being enormously excited about ‘Chinese Zodiac’? Notwithstanding the fact that the man himself has proclaimed it his last big action film, the movie is also supposed to complete the trilogy that he started...
Reviews for Chinese Zodiac วิ่งปล้นฟัด
EFilmCritic.com
It's not just one thing that has brought Jackie Chan to the point where his latest movie is something of a loud, sloppy mess, but everything working together: Age takes a toll on a performer this physical. Hollywood success puts international markets...
Read review20 Oct 2013
MovieXclusive.com
Can you blame any Jackie Chan fan for being enormously excited about ‘Chinese Zodiac’? Notwithstanding the fact that the man himself has proclaimed it his last big action film, the movie is also supposed to complete the trilogy that he started...
Cast
Jackie Chan...Asian Hawk
Qi Shu...David's Wife
Xingtong Yao...Coco
Oliver Platt...Lawrence Morgan
Daniel Wu...Hospital Doctor
Caitlin Dechelle...Katie
Laura Weissbecker...Catherine de Sichel
Stephen Chang...Asian
Ken Lo...Pirate Chief
Sung-jun Yoo
Sang-woo Kwon...Simon (as Kwone Sang Woo)
Christian Bachini...(rumored)
Andrew Dasz...Spanish Reporter
Alaa Safi...Vulture
Bo-lin Chen...Wu Qing
Paul Philip Clark...Pierre's Bodyguard (as Paul Clark)
Vincent Sze...Michael Morgan
Emmanuel Lanzi...Pierre's Bodyguard
Pierre Bourdaud...Pirate
Bo-Yee Poon...Lawrence's Assistant
Jill Kelsey...Reporter
Stephane Girondeaud...Security Guard of French Domain
Fan Liao...David
Olivier Sa...Pierre's Bodyguard
David Torok...Michael's Bodyguard
Keoni Everington...Auctioneer
Igor Darbo...French Police Officer
Marc Canonizado...Marc
Rosario Amedeo...Pierre
John Paisley...Sir Charlton
Jonathan Lee...Jonathan
Jean-Marie Fonbonne...Marceau
Jennifer Eden...News Anchor
Cui Haobo...Chinese Ambassador
Terry Hackett...Auction Executor
Tony Vingerhoets...Lawrence's Assistant
Karim Krida...Pierre's Bodyguard
Nathan Boyd...Auction Executor
Tomer Oz...Pirate
Cary Woodworth...Jonathan
Max Huang...Michael's Bodyguard
Leon Hill...Talkshow Host
Emilie Guillot...French Reporter
Rani Bheemuck...Indian Reporter
Alexandre Bailly...Pierre's Bodyguard
David Serero...Bodyguard (uncredited)
Production
Director:Jackie Chan
Producer:Jackie Chan (executive producer / producer)
Stanley Tong (co-producer (uncredited)
Barbie Tung (producer)
Brett Ratner (executive producer (uncredited)
Zhongjun Wang (executive producer)
Albert Yeung (producer)
Esmond Ren (producer)
Zhong-lun Ren (associate executive producer)
Tianyan Wang (associate producer)
Zhonglei Wang (producer)
Hongliang Wu (associate executive producer)
Dajun Zhang (producer)
Writer:Jackie Chan
Frankie Chan
Edward Tang
Stanley Tong
Composer:Nathan Wang
Roc Chen
Gary Chase (original music by)
Cinematographer:Man-Ching Ng (director of photography)
Jackie Chan
Ben Nott (director of photography)
Horace Wong (director of photography)
Editing:Chi Wai Yau
Art Director:Jackie Chan
Makeup:Jin Xiao (special effects makeup supervisor)
Production Management:Jackie Chan (unit production manager)
Debbie Lam (production manager)
Jason Pomerantz (production manager (IMAX version)
Ivo Ceplevics (production supervisor: Latvia)
Christie Lee (associate production manager)
Gilles Reignier (assistant unit manager)
United States18 Oct 2013
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India4 Jan 2013
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