Armour of God

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"Jackie Chan in his greatest adventure ever!"
  • R
  • 1986
  • 1 hr 29 min
  • 6.9  (21,873)

In the 1986 action-comedy movie Armour of God, directed by and starring Jackie Chan, we follow the adventures of Asian Hawk (Jackie Chan), a treasure hunter who is tasked by his ex-girlfriend, Ada (Lola Forner), to search for missing bronze sculptures known as the "Armour of God." In return, Ada promises to pay for the medical expenses of Hawk's partner, Alan (Alan Tam), who has been injured in a previous hunt.

The movie starts with a high-octane action scene where Asian Hawk and his team successfully steal a sword from an African tribe. However, things quickly turn sour when one of his teammates is bitten by a snake and needs urgent medical attention. To raise funds for his friend's treatment, Hawk accepts Ada's mission to find the lost Armour of God. Their investigation leads them to a Spanish castle, where they soon find themselves embroiled in a dangerous adventure filled with intricate traps, ancient puzzles, and a group of heavily armed thugs who are after the same artefacts.

Alongside the requisite thrills and spills typical of Jackie Chan's movies, Armour of God also mixes in plenty of comedy, with Chan and Tam displaying impeccable comic timing throughout. The movie's sense of humor is best summed up in a sequence where Hawk disguises himself as a monk to evade his pursuers, only to end up getting drunk and causing chaos in the local town square. The film's humor also comes across in several hilarious moments of physical comedy, most notably when Chan jumps through a window and hits his head on a tree, only to break the branch with his head.

The action scenes in Armour of God are as impressive as anything Chan has ever done, with the movie's standout set piece being a fight scene performed on high wires between Chan and a group of attackers in a clock tower. Chan's trademark acrobatics and innovative fight choreography are on full display throughout the movie, culminating in an extended final battle in which he takes on hordes of henchmen and executes a series of impressive stunts, including a backflip off a wall and a mid-air somersault.

Armour of God also stands out for its sweeping, international scope. The movie was filmed in several countries, including Spain, Austria, and Yugoslavia, and features a diverse cast of international actors. Additionally, the movie's score, composed by Michael Lai, blends a mix of traditional Chinese and Western instrumentation, underscoring the film's multicultural vibe.

Despite the lighthearted tone and tongue-in-cheek comedy, Armour of God does have its share of darker moments. In one particularly intense scene, Hawk is forced to perform a deadly stunt that leads to the death of one of his friends. The moment serves as a reminder that, for all its playful antics, the movie has real stakes and consequences.

In conclusion, Armour of God is a fun, high-energy romp that showcases Jackie Chan's martial arts prowess and goofball charm. The movie's blend of action, comedy, and international flavor makes it a standout entry in Chan's filmography, and a must-see for fans of the genre.

Armour of God is a 1986 adventure movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 29 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.9.

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    6.9  (21,873)