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Operation Condor 2: The Armor Of Gods (Longxiong Hudi)
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"Jackie Chan! Jackie Chan! Jackie Chan!"
4 stars

Releasing movies in reverse order now?

_Armour of the Gods_ is the original.

_Operation Condor_ is the sequel.

If you saw either of these on video or laserdisc, you know that already. They might have just released them in order, but there goes Hollywood again, trying to decide what the audience should and shouldn't see.

_Armour of the Gods_ has a certain level of distinction because it's the movie that almost killed Jackie Chan. He's gone swimming in hot coals, jumped around on moving trains, walked tightropes, crashed cars, and defied death in a million different stunts, but when he leaped to grab a tree limb in this film, the limb broke, and he fell forty feet and landed on his head.

(This might have something to do with his total lack of fear.)

He sustained a skull fracture and to this day has a hole in his skull. Did it stop the film? No! This is Jackie Chan we're talking about here! Hole in the skull? Put a bandage on it, let's keep going!

This guy doesn't know when to stop.

So, on to the film. _Armour of the Gods_ is a cross between the Indiana Jones movies and a James Bond ripoff. Jackie plays a professional adventurer hired to retrieve the "armour of the gods" for a group of international terrorists who are holding some of his friends hostage as collateral. It has all of the requisite Jackie Chan action, acrobatics, and gags, plus the hilarious outtakes at the end. There's explosions, gadgets, silly natives, a fall off a huge cliff, and a fight with four huge black spike-heeled Amazons at the end. It's silly, it's funny, it's definitely worth your time if you're a fan of Jackie Chan, and a source of mild amusement if you're not.

Fun, even if you're only watching it to laugh at the bad eighties haircuts.

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originally posted: 03/13/99 04:56:34
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User Comments

4/23/11 moose rapper Lots 'o' fun, especially if you see the non-miramhacks version. 4 stars
1/24/05 keithers.. This is Actually O.C 1....but number two is better. A fun chan film. Chan is slowing down 3 stars
11/21/03 rony the last fight was totally awesome and funny!!! 5 stars
6/22/03 Zargo very good chan movie, i find the sequel to be a little more fun though 4 stars
11/30/01 Rutt13 A freakin' classic! 5 stars
8/08/01 Mr. Hat The beginning is funny, but the rest is just about thoroughly crap. 2 stars
12/02/00 The Evil Penguin suckssuckssucks 2 stars
12/16/98 Scion of Graveheart Worth a look, if you're like martial arts movies. 4 stars
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  Lola Forner
  Ken Boyle
  Rosamund Kwan
  Alan Tam

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