The Medallion

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"Follow the mystery. Fight the enemy. Discover the power of The Medallion."
  • PG-13
  • 2003
  • 1 hr 28 min
  • 5.2  (43,855)
  • 38

In 2003, Jackie Chan starred in the action-comedy movie, The Medallion. This movie, directed by Gordon Chan, follows the story of Eddie Yang, played by Jackie Chan, a Hong Kong detective who is on a mission to save a young boy named Jai from the clutches of a notorious criminal gang. The Medallion initially takes place in Hong Kong before moving to Ireland, where the main plot unfolds. Eddie is trying to save Jai from being kidnapped by Snakehead, a criminal mastermind who wants to use the boy to obtain a powerful ancient artifact called "The Medallion." The Medallion, once obtained, grants the user immortality, invincibility, and immense power.

Eddie's journey in rescuing Jai leads him to a fight with Snakehead's minions, where he is mortally wounded. However, Jai performs a ritual on Eddie that brings him back to life and grants him immortality. Jai explains that the medallion is not the answer to possessing immortality, but an essential key to unlocking it. The only way to obtain the powers of the medallion is to possess both halves of it and join them together.

After Eddie’s resurrection, he teams up with Nicole James, played by Claire Forlani, an Interpol agent, and Arthur Watson, played by Lee Evans, an archaeologist, to stop Snakehead from using the Medallion to become invincible. Nicole and Arthur are obsessed with the medallion, and they embark on a journey to find the other half of the artifact. Along the way, they are continuously pursued by Snakehead's minions, leading to some of the most exhilarating action scenes of the movie.

In Ireland, Eddie finds out that the other half of the medallion is embedded in the wall of an ancient tomb. But, to retrieve it, they must overcome the mystical powers of the tomb's guardian, a supernatural warrior that serves as the protector of the medallion. Here is where Jackie Chan shines with some breathtaking martial arts scenes.

The Medallion's storyline is a mix of adventure, fantasy, and martial arts, resulting in an exciting and entertaining movie. Jackie Chan shows off his impressive acrobatic abilities, incorporating them into his trademark fighting style. Lee Evans brings humor to the movie with his comedic-relief character, adding a light-hearted feel to the action-packed movie.

Another notable aspect of The Medallion is the special effects, particularly in the scenes where Eddie possesses supernatural powers. The special effects create an otherworldly feel to the movie and elevate the excitement in the fight scenes.

The movie's soundtrack is a mix of traditional Chinese melodies fused with contemporary western beats, adding another layer of excitement to the fight sequences. Overall, The Medallion is an enjoyable movie that showcases Jackie Chan's martial arts talent and famous comedic timing, with an engaging storyline that will keep you engaged from start to finish.

In conclusion, The Medallion is a must-watch for Jackie Chan's fans and for anyone who loves action-comedy movies with elements of fantasy and adventure.

The Medallion is a 2003 thriller with a runtime of 1 hour and 28 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.2 and a MetaScore of 38.

The Medallion
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    1 hr 28 min
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    5.2  (43,855)
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