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Vanguard (2020)

Vanguard (2020)

Covert security company Vanguard is the last hope of survival for an accountant after he is targeted by the world's deadliest mercenary organization.

Though it's a bit more of a love story between an environmentalist (female) and Vanguard employee (male). Jackie Chan's there on the side throughout, along with various other Vanguard employees (don't know who the girl was but props! Favorite one) and other collaborators and/or adversaries.

But Special effect car chases? Not a fan. Not of special effect animals either. Special effect cyborg bees...? A little more acceptable.

This movie really reminded me of Kung Fu Yoga, which was fun, but unfortunately all the CGI just brings it down so much for me. I love the views, and some of the setups are spectacular - the fortress firefight in particular was awesome - I wish I could rate it higher!!!

I love that Jackie's still making stuff, but he just ain't in his heyday anymore. The budget's there. The young talent is there. I just wish the authenticity was too. The after credit scenes feel like what I wish the movie felt like, like hew knew Jackie really almost drowned when he was pinned under that jet ski?!

Wish they'd spent this budget a bit differently.

 rated 3.5/5: not bad at all


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