Skiptrace.

Skiptrace

My long felt yearning to see a full length movie of Jackie Chan got satisfied earlier this evening. I have however failed in connecting the title to the contents of the film. If someone who has seen the movie or will see it after reading my post can help me understand it, I shall be grateful.

Skiptrace is an action comedy movie as all Jackie Chan movies are expected to be. So, the fight scenes are comic more than violent. Jackie Chan’s acrobatic fighting is entertaining to see and as more or less a propman, Johnny Knoxville contributes quite a bit to the comic effect, there is more entertainment than excitement. The viewer’s blood pressure remains under control throughout despite the action scenes. The unexpected ending comes as a very pleasant surprise.

Surprisingly enough, both Chan and Knoxville come up with some very good acting in a few scenes which helps to sit through the impossible situations that the two land up in. The other actors all have more or less cameo roles and there is little to talk about their skills. Other elements like camera work, direction and editing all come up to scratch, particularly the editing after one sees through the end when the actual pre-edited scenes are shown.

I would give it a four star rating out of a possible five and would recommend it to my readers who like to see what Shackman calls popcorn movies.

8 thoughts on “Skiptrace.”

  1. Form Wikipedia: “Skiptracing (also skip tracing, or debtor and fugitive recovery) is the process of locating a person’s whereabouts for any number of purposes. A skiptracer is someone who performs this task, which may be the person’s primary occupation. The term “skip” (as a noun) refers to the person being searched for, and is derived from the idiomatic expression “to skip town”, meaning to depart (perhaps in a rush), leaving minimal clues behind to “trace” the “skip” to a new location.

    Skip tracing tactics may be employed by a debt collector, process server, bail bondsman or bail agency enforcer (bounty hunters), repossession agent, private investigator, lawyer, police detective, journalist, or by any person attempting to locate a subject whose contact information is not immediately known. Similar techniques have also been utilized by investigators to locate witnesses in criminal trials.”

    So I learned something, even though I won’t see the movie! πŸ™‚
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      1. thanks for the heads up – I thought it had something to with a “fishing tale” I think the fish in question is a skip-jack. Of course, the way my brain is functioning right now – it’s expected that some aspects of life are “crossed” πŸ™‚

        a very entertaining morning here, not just via the building site but my landlord being here when the delivery for building site was in situ, and they got to see the difficulties…then it was entertaining to be listen to the renovations that will be needed here (I had to go around with them, because actually the Patel ladies couldn’t answer the guys questions, adequately)…

    1. Thank you. It now makes sense. Knoxville is accused of running away after cheating a casino in Macao and Chan goes after him to get him back to be a witness in a case.

  2. thanks monk for the definition. good to know.
    and thanks for the review rummy.
    i like most popcorn movies. never heard them described like that before
    but shackman’s right! LOL
    i really like jackie chan. not familiar with knoxville though.
    and if i have to see an action type film… this is the kind it would be.
    i have that ‘blood pressure’ factor going as i sit there. and this one i could handle.
    ” we all look alike. ” LOLOL
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    1. Shackman is what we call a Chupaa Rustom meaning ‘a hidden warrior’ literally but in English the nearest will be β€œThere’s more to him (or her), than meets the eye.” Since your blood pressure can take this, I hope that you will see it and enjoy yourself.

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