Michael Sauter
November 20, 1998 AT 05:00 AM EST

Operation Condor 2: The Armour of the Gods

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
performer
Jackie Chan, Alan Tam, Carol Cheng
director
Frankie Chan, Jackie Chan
genre
ActionAdventure

We gave it a B-

Don’t be fooled by the title, Operation Condor 2: The Armour of the Gods. Originally called Armour of God, the latest release from Chan’s Hong Kong days (first seen in 1986) is actually a prequel to Operation Condor, which was once called — ready? — Armour of God II: Operation Condor. By any name, though, this is subpar Chan, with too little standout action and a sillier than usual plot about evil monks, mystical ancient armor, etc., etc. Still, there are rewards. After the exhilarating escape-down-a-mountain opener, zip through the standard car chase and the dopey bedroom farce. Go straight to the grand finale, pitting Chan against a monastery full of villains — including four angry amazons in stiletto heels. B-

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