Trailer For CHINESE ZODIAC, Jackie Chan's 'Last Big Action Movie'!

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Trailer For CHINESE ZODIAC, Jackie Chan's 'Last Big Action Movie'!
When launching his latest film Chinese Zodiac in Cannes, Jackie Chan announced that the film will be his 'last big action movie' because of factors such as his age, safety and his family. 

The 58-year old actor is the action choreographer, writer, director and producer for the film, and has spent 7 years preparing and 1 year shooting in over 10 cities in 5 countries. It therefore comes as no surprise that Chan called this 'one of the most important films' of his career. 

The globe-trotting adventure has Chan's character searching for the 12 bronze heads of the Chinese zodiac. The film is due for release on 12/12/12.

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QinlongMay 19, 2012 10:46 AM

I can't wait ! Though if this was going to be his final action film, Jackie really should have reunited with Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao.

CuttermaranMay 19, 2012 12:53 PM

I hope the action is fast paced as shown here in the trailer.

GeneralErrorMay 19, 2012 2:31 PM

I hope the fight scenes aren't really cut like that. Notice how they jump ahead within a shot -making it look all clippy (thought it was my computer messing up at first). That's pretty close to how they would time warp part of a the shot in "The Medallion". Unfortunately this looks like a blend of that film and "Gorgeous". Hopefully it's just the trailer!

Shots should be barely sped up so that you can't even tell. They should only be slowed down so that you can study the motion, like a Harold Edgerton film. I learned that from Jackie. It was Hollywood that misinterpreted films speeds as a purely stylistic effect. But when you use these effects with a little restraint, I think it is both visually rewarding as well as intellectually rewarding. Or maybe it's better to just randomly time warp every 2 seconds, who knows.

Al YoungMay 19, 2012 3:03 PM

Excerpt taken from Jackie Chan's facebook:

Hello all my friends and fans,

Yesterday in my press conference in Cannes for Chinese 12 Zodiac I said that this movie was my last big action movie.

Today I was shocked when I woke up to read all the news coverage that I was retiring from doing Action movies.

I just want to let everyone know that I am not retiring from doing action movies. What I meant to say is that I need to do less of the life risking stunts on my movies. After all these years of doing so many stunts and breaking so many bones, I need to take better care of my body so I can keep working.

I will continue to do international action movies.

And I will keep improving my English :-)

I love all of you!


Jackie is not retiring from action altogether, hes just retiring from death defying stuntwork. I can understand why since his body is slowing down so he must take it easy. I don't expect to see the same Jackie during his prime but he's still more than capable physically in other areas.

yojimboMay 19, 2012 8:46 PM

A wise man . I sometimes I wonder if Jackie had been born as a westerner and had made his films in the same way and style, how many times would he have been in and out of rehab from addiction to painkillers . 20, 2012 3:36 AM

He's no Jet Li who didn't lie about doing all his stunts for the past ten years. I wish we could watch them fight... just to show who's real and who's not. Chan is fake who couldn't hold his own against against Jeff Speakman these days(or ever.)

VictorMay 20, 2012 8:37 AM

Jackie is amazing! Jet Li and Jeff Speakman are great, but they are NO Jackie Chans, J C may not be able to hold his own against Jeff Speakman in a fight, but then again he is NOT a competitive Fighter, he is a Movie Maker, there aren't to many people in this world who could do what he has done in the film world. Stuntman,actor,producer,choreographer,DIRECTOR, legend and on and on, where is Jeff Speakman?

SjeksterMay 20, 2012 5:32 PM

Jet Li is 'fake' as well, as you like to call it. Both Jackie and Jet are not competitive fighters, most of their experience comes from movies. I remember Jet Li even saying that he wouldn't stand a chance against some of the real fighters in his movies, because they have had real training, instead of just training to look good on film. They would beat him down in seconds. Jackie comes from Opera School, Jet Li did competitive Wushu, and very succesful at that. But that still is nowhere near real fighting.

ChevalierAguilaMay 20, 2012 11:43 PM

I don't like the editing in this trailer, looks kind of jumpy. Otherwise i'm very much looking foward to this.

kapnkoolMay 23, 2012 2:19 AM

Correct me if I'm wrong, but the last few Jackie Chan Movies I saw where he engaged in martial arts it was so painfully obvious that a stunt double was doing the majority of the action. I think Jackie has exaggerated how much he is involved in these fighting sequences within the last decade.