Jackie Chan’s Indiana Jones-Inspired Film Came Five Years After Raiders Of The Lost Ark – SlashFilm


After the entertaining opening scene, “Armour of God” slows way down and seems to forget the “adventure” part of the formula. There’s a mid-movie car chase with some impressive stunt work, but the majority of the movie consists of some lighthearted, comedic, romantic mishaps between Jackie, Lorelei, her current boyfriend (and Jackie’s old pal) Alan, and May, the newest member of their quest. Most of these interactions are, frankly, dull as hell, and I was beginning to wonder if the movie’s only worthwhile scene would be its whiz-bang opening. (As a whole, this movie can’t hold a candle to “Raiders of the Lost Ark” … but to be fair, few films can.) Thankfully, though, once the characters infiltrate the cult’s mountainous lair, the last 30 minutes are packed with the type of jaw-dropping action I was hoping for. The video embedded above is a great example; the final 20 seconds should be enough to convince martial arts fans to seek this out.

To describe any more of those action scenes — especially the incredible final closing moments — would be to ruin the best parts of the film. The whole thing is streaming for free on Tubi right now, but if you’re pressed for time, this is one of those rare occasions where I think checking out YouTube compilation clips might actually be just as effective as watching the whole movie.

I spoke more about the movie on today’s episode of the /Film Daily podcast, which you can listen to below:

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