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Rush Hour 3
I've made peace with the Rush Hour films. I know they're not going to be the extended Jackie Chan set pieces I love, but this is the version Americans like. There will be enough graceful combat and some fun caper bits, so good. I do know that there are a lot more outtakes than they put in the closing credits, so I do look forward to another blooper reel on the DVD.
DVD Review: Rush Hour 3
Rush Hour 3 gives us two and a half more minutes. Jackie still seems to get the most hurt doing the simplest moves. He still struggles with English. Chris Tucker still struggles with proper names. Ultimately these outtakes pay off against each other. There seem to be more verbal than physical outtakes, but it's all fun. It's never just cracking up. It always ends up with the boys playing around, not just reveling in their mistakes.
Deleted/extended scenes feature mostly longer verbal banters. The Chris Tucker fans should like this. He goes racial and sexual, but that's his thing. More dancing too. There's a tiny bit of action, but it's just running from bullets, no big deal. The alternate ending adds some ambiguous finality to the series, certainly not what they wanted in a franchise. It's got a cameo that you might have been waiting for though.