After his father is murdered by an English lord, Chon Wang reunites
with Roy O'Bannon and travels to London to get his revenge.
Shanghai Knights (2003)
Directed by David Dobkin
Written by Miles Millar and Alfred Gough
Starring Jackie Chan, Owen Wilson, Fann Wong,
Aiden Gillen, Donnie Yen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Tom Fisher
Sequel to 2000's Shanghai Noon
Shanghai Knights is everything that a comedy sequel should be. It stays faithful to the original, builds on an already established partnership, and provides a fresh and original storyline. I think this film is every bit as enjoyable as the first, sometimes even exceeding it.
Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson have not lost their chemistry, with their friendship remaining at the heart of the movie. Shanghai Knights introduces us to Lin, Chan's character's sister, who fits in to the group perfectly. Roy's attempts to seduce her are a source of hilarity. The coolest thing about this film is the constant references to events of the 1880's. There's one scene where Lin is confronted by Jack the Ripper, and she kicks his ass off a bridge. A young Aaron Taylor-Johnson plays a street urchin who turns out to be a young Charlie Chaplin. It's little things like this that makes this franchise so entertaining. Not to mention, it's awesome to see Jackie Chan fight Donnie Yen.
Shanghai Knights is another win for Jackie Chan, and one of the best comedy sequels ever. It stays true to Shanghai Noon while maintaining continuity. It's funny, quirky, and very well-choreographed. I think it's safe to say I really love both of these films.