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Rush Hour 3

Rush Hour 3

Date: Jul 06 2021

Themes: Hobbies, Pop Culture


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In a very American intersection of cultures, a loud, wild, young, black detective played by Chris Tucker was paired with master of martial arts cinema, Jackie Chan, in 1998’s Rush Hour.

Now, in the third installment of the series, Tucker’s character has become a beat cop and Chan’s a bodyguard for an ambassador. They meet up again and fight organized crime in Paris. But Mason and Beren aren’t too interested in the specifics of the movie.

Listen to Mason tell Beren about how he thinks Rush Hour 3 represents American cinema abroad rather poorly.


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Mason:  I didn’t even see…Do you know what’s playing at the theater across the way?

Beren:  Um, I don’t know. I think…Definitely Rush Hour 3, which is supposed to be the biggest movie in America.

Mason:  Really?

Beren:  Like it has a huge box office gross.

Mason:  So you’re just going by box office? I mean, I believe that, I guess.

Beren:  It’s a good indicator of ticket sales, I mean box office gross. I mean, Rush Hour 1, huge movie, Rush Hour 2, huge movie…

Mason:  Huge movies. I mean, I saw the first and the second one. That was like a different time. I mean it’s been so long between the second one and now. It’s been what, like seven years?

Beren:  And what was Chris Tucker doing in between those years. He wasn’t in any other movies, was he?

Mason:  I think he was watching his career wave goodbye to him.

Beren:  Yeah but then he goes and makes like, you know, his movie opens, makes $200 million, like Rush Hour 2. He doesn’t have to worry about working. I mean, obviously he’s not wanting to be respectable.

Mason:  I guess. It’s one of those things that as an American, like, it makes me sad that that’s what…I mean, anyone looking in that looks at the box office goes…They’re like, “Oh yeah, Americans love Rush Hour 3 and, you know, whatever Christmas movie Hollywood made this year.” You know, instead of like the little films like uh…you know, what’s the one? The lawyer one that George Clooney’s in right now…Or The Darjeeling Limited.

Beren:  Michael Clayton.

Mason:  Yeah, it’s like those movies…they never hit anybody’s radar.

Beren:  That’s true, I mean…yeah…I gotta respect…

Mason:  “Do you understand the words that are coming out of my mouth?!” That’s my awesome Chris Tucker impression.

Beren:  That was good. That was good.



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Mason and Beren are hanging out across the street from a movie theater, and Mason asks what’s playing. Beren isn’t sure about all the movies, but she knows that Rush Hour 3 is playing. It’s playing at most theaters in the US. Beren says it’s the biggest movie in America.

When Mason asks how she measures what the biggest movie is, she tells him she’s going by box office gross. He says that maybe it’s best not to judge movies by box office gross. Sometimes really good movies don’t make all that much money. Mason wonders what people in other countries think of Americans’ tastes in movies.

Mason wishes that movies like Michael Clayton and The Darjeeling Limited were more popular and more common abroad. Marni just recommended The Darjeeling Limited to him last week. He must have really liked it.
Then he inexplicably does an impression of Chris Tucker’s most famous line from Rush Hour, and Beren laughs.

Do you think it’s good to judge a movie based on how much money it makes?



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Good movie

01:52 AM Dec 27 2022 |



very useful

11:13 PM Jan 04 2013 |



i enjoy this  film  very much

01:57 AM Jun 06 2011 |




11:09 AM Nov 14 2010 |




rush hourrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!! I love that movie so mush…1,2,3.

01:09 PM Apr 14 2010 |



I love every movie of CHan

02:20 PM Dec 23 2009 |



Saudi Arabia

very2 good

10:42 PM Oct 16 2009 |




very2 good…................... aren't you

02:33 AM Oct 09 2009 |




much money effect the movie, so does the oscar

remember slamdog millionere? yeah…that's a huge movie too

09:31 AM Sep 29 2009 |




i love u Jackie!!!!
u know i learned lots of martial arts just to be like you hahahah :p…... no i’m just kidding.. i just have learned 2 martial arts in my country…... but i still love to watch ur movies…

05:15 PM Feb 29 2008 |




verry good

06:04 PM Jan 18 2008 |




Very good

04:33 PM Dec 04 2007 |



I think it`sa joke


03:59 PM Dec 04 2007 |



Jackie Chan,I support he——a super star!

12:50 PM Dec 04 2007 |



Jackie Chan,I support he——a super star!

12:50 PM Dec 04 2007 |




I have watched this film:1,2 and 3. It is very exiting I really like Chan’s movies.

11:19 AM Dec 04 2007 |

Pink Angel

Pink Angel

Saudi Arabia

i love 2 see it

coz Jackie & Chris r assome

so i think it's gonna be cool

just like 1 & 2

10:08 AM Dec 04 2007 |

Pink Angel

Pink Angel

Saudi Arabia

coooooool,,i’m crazy about Chris & Jackie

09:47 AM Dec 04 2007 |


Dominican Republic

i think tahat is a nice films, but the rush houer and rush hour II are very nice and most interasting, and jacki chan is a good art marcia master, so chris Tucker ia good comedian,  both are a good pair of wonderful actors.


04:25 AM Dec 04 2007 |



I’m long for it .

01:04 PM Dec 03 2007 |

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