"One of the better Chan kick-flicks, but no landmark."
The thing with Jackie Chan movies is they all follow a formula.Start off with nice guy Jackie being the good son/nephew/brother/cop, bad guys enter the fray headed by an evil bigwig of crime, Jackie forced into a fight he doesn't want where he kicks almighty ass and raises the ire of the bad guys.
Bad guys hit back, Jackie get's beaten up, Jackie goes all sneaky and ninja-style and finds the bad guy's warehouse/castle/hideout where he sneaks in and has the mondo big showdown.
Amongst all this you can guarantee one chase scene where Jackie is being hounded down a city street by a vast number of thugs he has no hope of beating, but a slim chance of escaping from. He'll also have at least one fight where he does tricks with an armchair, and another where he uses discarded fridges to beat on his opponent, another where he has to run up a wall, another where he flips up a stick/crutch/pipe with his feet and smacks someone in the head/a gun out of someone's hand.
The thugs will always include C-grade American actors with big chins, moustaches and suits, and when they're finally about to blow Jackie away, the cops always arrive. Fat stupid cops, but cops none the less.
This is the story of Rumble In The Bronx, and every Chan movie since. Thing is, even though you know what's coming up, it's damn compelling stuff. In rumble, it's al the more interesting when you know that Chan did half the stunts with a busted leg. Why? Cos he's an idiot, clearly.Rumble In The Bronx has two extra things going for it. The delectable Francoise Yip and some very funny moments.