Jackie Chan is one of the biggest movie stars in the world. He’s made more than 100 films as actor, director, producer, writer. Back in the 80s and 90s, Chan made some great films, iconic Hong Kong movies that will stand the test of time, movies like Drunken Master 2 and the Police Story series and he’s found success in Hollywood with films like Rush Hour. Then again, almost every film he’s made in the past 10 or 15 years has been crap. Robin-B-Hood? The Tuxedo? Despite a boat load of turkeys, he remains one of the most reliable box office draws in Hong Kong.
“After all those years in Asia, I don`t have to do promotion anymore. We just release a Jackie Chan movie and – Boom! – people go.” Jackie Chan
Here are some other Jackie Chan quotes:
There should be regulations on what can and cannot be protested. Hong Kong in the British era was not so free. Did you hear so much gossipy news? Were there so many taking to the streets? No. Very well behaved. The British badly repressed us. We do not like repression. We like freedom. But you cannot do whatever you want.
I’m not sure if it’s good to have freedom or not.
I’m not sure if it’s good to have freedom or not. I’m really confused now. If you’re too free, you’re like the way Hong Kong is now. It’s very chaotic. Taiwan is also chaotic. I’m gradually beginning to feel that we Chinese need to be controlled. If we’re not being controlled, we’ll just do what we want.
Protesting China, protesting the leaders, protesting everything, demonstrating about everything. There should be regulations on what can be demonstrated against and what can’t be demonstrated against.
We have returned to China now, how can we still be criticizing Chinese leaders all the time? Whoever amongst you has what it takes can come govern, but you guys don’t have it in you, and all you do is criticize.
Hong Kong has become a city of protest. People scold China’s leaders, or anything else they like, and protest against everything. The authorities should stipulate what issues people can protest over and on what issues it is not allowed,
I can only speculate about what motivates him to make statements like these. The first things that come to mind are (1) sucking up to China for business purposes or (2) he’s been hit on the head too many times from doing his own stunts.
Whatever the reason, I suggest that Hong Kong protest Jackie Chan’s anti-Hong Kong diatribes by not going to see his latest film, CZ12.