Jackie Chan, who was out of the game of spewing bullshit for a short recess, came back strong during an interview this week promoting the US release of his latest film, Chinese Zodiac, when he told the interviewer that sometimes he wished countries would experience natural disasters more often.
When asked by a reporter about United States and China bilateral relations, Chan said that both superpowers needed to work together more, and added that people from nations all around the world generally needed to co-operate more as well. The actor then proceeded to speak his mind frankly.
“I should not say that,” Chan said. “Sometimes I really like to see some countries have a disaster coming, or either big tsunami, or either big earthquake.
“After the big disaster coming, you see the whole world, everybody fly in to help the country, I’m so happy. No tsunami, no earthquakes, everybody nothing to do, then politics come in. You fight me, I fight you, I don’t like to see those kinds of things.” [sic]
We see you, Jackie.
Chan’s latest film, Chinese Zodiac, which was released in Hong Kong in December 2012 to mixed reviews, is receiving equal criticism in the US. The LA Times called the film an “action-packed mess,” saying that “Character development is nil, the dialogue is simplistic (“Men just don’t understand women!”), and unfunny bits of slapstick and lame sight gags abound.”
In any case, we hope this aging star can find a small shred of the peace he so actively desires as he enters his retirement from acting.
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