Fantasy Mission Force (1983)
Reviewed by: j.crawford on 2005-07-26
Summary: the wackiest plot of any movie ever made.
Made the same year as Jackie Chan's first directorial effort The Fearless Hyena, the two films share cast & crew members. This film has got to have the wackiest plot of any movie ever made. Starring the very beautiful Brigette Lin , Fantasy Mission Force begins as a WWII adventure with the Nazi's and the Japanese capturing some Allied Generals and half a million in cash. Jackie Chan's character weaves in and out of the story in a supporting role. The film starts out wierd and gets weirder and weirder. Jackie battles dirty-dealing double-crossing Jimmy Wang Yu in the final battle with the loot being blown to smithereens.

Chan and Wang Yu also worked with director Chu on the oft-maligned Island of Fire[1990]. He also was the producer of Butterfly & Sword [1993].

This VHS version of Fantasy Mission Force is a PAL to NTSC transfer, panned and scanned , dubbed in English by awful voice-over actors. Put out by EDDE Entertainment, my review copy runs 89 minutes. Let the Buyer Beware! Chan Fans should know that he appears in only 5 or 6 scenes. His newer fans may be surprised by some of the antics Jackie is up to in this film. His one-on-one finale with Wang Yu is well choreographed and very explosive!

In the main titles of the film, Chan is called Jacky . Fantasy Mission Force itself is only a tad more preposterous than the American release of Operation Condor[Armour of God 2]. Break out the ganja, microwave the popcorn, have some fun!

Copyright © 1997 J. Crawford
Reviewer Score: 7