Atom User Reviews for Vanguard
Only because of Jacki Chan
2 stars ONLY because I love Jackie Chan.
if you don't like subtitles then you would hate this movie, all of the action you can tell is fake, the acting is horrible, and it's overall just a horrible movie.
its got terrible voice over in english
To me it was a combination of Jackie Chan fight style, Mission Impossible action, and the lip syncing of an old chinese martial arts movie. Overall pretty entertaining.
There are worse ways to pass 90 minutes for those willing to disregard the film’s numerous, glaring flaws. Call it a Chinese Mission Impossible, minus Ethan Hunt’s budget and brains.
If nothing else, director Stanley Tong and martial arts superstar Jackie Chan’s latest effort, Vanguard, proves the law of diminishing returns. Not too long ago a Chan film guaranteed an entertaining time at the movies and heaps of awe at what the human body could endure. Now? Not so much.
More of branding exercise than a fully fledged star vehicle, this fast moving but instantly forgettable adventure allows Chan to participate in the set pieces while ceding the really strenuous activity to his up-and-coming co-stars.