My Lucky Stars (1985)
Reviewed by: Gaijin84 on 2005-06-18
Summary: Great stunt work, mediocre movie
Muscles (Jackie Chan) and Ricky (Yuen Biao) are undercover agents whose fight in an amusement park leads to Ricky being kidnapped by a group of Japanese criminals. To help get his partner back, Muscles is allowed to gather a group of his old friends (most of them in jail) to travel to Japan to apprehend the gang and their leader, a corrupt cop (Lam Ching Ying). The childhood friends Kidstuff (Sammo Hung), Sandy (Richard Ng), Roundhead (Eric Tsang), Herb (Charlie Chin) and Rawhide (Stanley Fung) fly off to Japan under the supervision of Miss Woo (Sibelle Hu), whom they all want to get into bed as soon as possible. The Lucky Stars manage to find the gang, but after they are captured, Muscles comes to Japan to bail them out.

The second movie in the "Five Lucky Stars" comedy series, My Lucky Stars has some great action and fight scenes, but they come in the first 10 minutes and last 15 minutes of the film. The middle hour and change is filled with very sophmoric humor and gags that run too long. Chan and Biao appear very briefly and add a huge spark to the film, but it is for the most part too little too late. There is a fantastic fight at the end involving a Japanese woman bodybuilder (Michiko Nishiwaki) and Miss Woo, that is finished by Sammo in typical jaw-dropping fashion. This movie is worth seeing for some of the legendary Jackie Chan stunts and some exciting fight scenes, but the weak comedy makes it a little tediious to sit through.

6/10
Reviewer Score: 6