Nov. 21, 2005, 5:36 a.m. CST
or in german - ersten?
Nov. 21, 2005, 5:51 a.m. CST
Chris Tucker is probably THE most annoying "actor" in Hollywood. The Rush Hour movies are complete trash. I can't believe anyone even cares about another one of these. How these Hollywood producers/executives even got the idea in their heads that Tucker carried these movies is beyond me.
Nov. 21, 2005, 5:51 a.m. CST
Jackie is 'only' getting 15 M against 15 % of the grosses, because he's also banking distribution rights for the far east, which should earn him at least as much as Chris 'why the hell is a talentless hack getting 20 M a movie????' Tucker.
Nov. 21, 2005, 5:53 a.m. CST
Yeah, and we all know what that tragedy was. It COULD have been a exciting and entertaining pic. And that's all I thought while watching LW4. So much potential and so little to offer. Never been a fan of the Rush Hour franchise, but I think it's harmless entertainment. I think all the culture-clash jokes have been made, and now they're going to piss off the French... Wow... indeed.
Nov. 21, 2005, 6:22 a.m. CST
'Sfunny, or, rather, it's not funny. Neither Tucker nor Owen Wilson do a thing for me. And all the movies they've been in with Chan seem to come to a dead stop whenever they get on screen. I mean, if he can wrangle $20 million out of a studio, more power to him, I guess, but... ehh.
Nov. 21, 2005, 6:27 a.m. CST
by Citizen Arcane
You can't swing a dead cat in Hollywood without hitting a shrill, obnoxious black comic actor. Chan is a little more unique. "We've secretly replaced Chris Tucker with Orlando Jones. Let's see if anyone notices". The Owen Wilson cowboy Chan movies are much better anyway.
Nov. 21, 2005, 6:28 a.m. CST
And I rented Rush Hour 1 and watched it once. Heads up New Line, I'm not alone.
Nov. 21, 2005, 6:34 a.m. CST
by Indiana Clones
Not fit to lick the shit off of Turner & Hooch's shoes, let alone the likes of the first two Lethal Weapons, The Long Kiss Goodnight or The Last Boy Scout. They're still better than Running Scared though.
Nov. 21, 2005, 6:37 a.m. CST
and now be hurting for a paycheck
Nov. 21, 2005, 6:41 a.m. CST
by Citizen Arcane
Oh fine, call me racist. You know the brother's got some sweet rims.
Nov. 21, 2005, 6:42 a.m. CST
Chris Tucker getting paid more than $20 million altogether? For a guy whose last films were the first two movies in this series, this is just stupid. Chan and Ratner should not make this movie on general principle unless they all make the same amount of cash. It was Chan that made me want to go see this movie, and Ratner has a good way of putting it all together. Were it not for those two, Tucker would be shit out of luck, 'cause he's only got one trick (being the loud-mouth, fast-talking idiot), and that's definitely not worth paying him $20 million. Good on his negotiators for getting him such a high fetching price, but this is ludicrous (yes, that's the correct spelling, youth of America), that for someone who's been in 9 movies and is only known for one thing, he's getting more money than his co-star, who's been making films since he was seven and has taken more risk than Tucker will EVER take in his lifetime. I guess us Asians always get the shaft...
Nov. 21, 2005, 6:43 a.m. CST
Tucker doesnt have anything on Chan. It's ludicrous that he gets paid more than Jackie Chan when its obvious Chan has the talent over Tucker. And seriously i dont really want to see another lame Rush Hour movie. Wow culture clash comedy. Been done about a zillion times already.
Nov. 21, 2005, 6:47 a.m. CST
by Citizen Arcane
Jay Leno and Pat Morita, bitches.
Nov. 21, 2005, 6:55 a.m. CST
He's gonna bank on this one, BIG TIME baby! BIG TIME!!!
Nov. 21, 2005, 7 a.m. CST
by Captain RawBeard
I enjoyed both Rush Hour films because I accept them for what they are, dumb comedy action flicks. Now I agree with the fact that Jackie Chan should be paid more, seeing as he does the stunts and is the main attraction. but hell I will still go see it. and before any of you haters start flaming me for sticking up for the Rush Hour films ask yourself this "Am I Bothered?"
Nov. 21, 2005, 7:35 a.m. CST
...he's turning down movies because he found religion and doesn't want to do anything even remotely raunchy. It's true.
Nov. 21, 2005, 7:49 a.m. CST
by Gheorghe Zamfir
If they are indeed giving those 3 $40 million, than a $120 million budget would be just about right (minus those salaries puts it at $80, around the area of the last Rush Hour). Hopefully the delayed time schedule and budget means maybe they're investing some time into letting Chan develop some actual big fight routines, not much of a point of having Chan if your popping him into a Hollywood film that won't let him do his own stunts AND is having him do little more than B-grade action movie fights, though I guess you can always spend another 90 minutes making fun of his accent.
Nov. 21, 2005, 7:51 a.m. CST
This sentence should read, "Seems he's quite aware of the whole concept of taking the last $20 million paycheck and basically retiring on it, which is what YOU'D do if YOU suddenly received a $20 million paycheck."
Nov. 21, 2005, 8:10 a.m. CST
I think I read somewhere else that part of Chan's deal is distribution rights for the film in China and Hong Kong.
Nov. 21, 2005, 8:12 a.m. CST
I missed your posts :)
Nov. 21, 2005, 8:14 a.m. CST
by Brock DD Landers
Tuckers return to the Friday series in 'Just another mother fucking Friday - Smokey and The Wet Bandits?' Tucker becomes part of the Wet Bandits as he and Joe Pesci steal and flood Big Worms house.
Nov. 21, 2005, 8:19 a.m. CST
did you hear how much ebert and roeper loathe chris tucker and his antics when rush hour 2 came out?
Nov. 21, 2005, 8:33 a.m. CST
Rush hour 3 should be done with 2 jackie Chans. Like Van Damm did where he played his twin brother. And leave that Tucker out to dry. Asking for more money how DARE he, has he contributed anything to the film industry besides big buggy eyes and michael Jackson Dancing? His jokes are all crap racial related reverse racism. "Dont ever touch a black man's radio" oh I get it HAHAHAHA ...NO! YOU SUCK!!! CLONE JACKIE!
Nov. 21, 2005, 8:49 a.m. CST
There, I said it.
THESE. MOVIES. B-L-O-W.
Nov. 21, 2005, 9:11 a.m. CST
if only New Line had this brilliant idea a year ago...if only...then X-3 probably wouldn
Nov. 21, 2005, 9:13 a.m. CST
Nov. 21, 2005, 9:30 a.m. CST
by Jar Jar 4 Prez
...and Citizen Arcane is a racist. I can't wait for Rush Hour 3.
Nov. 21, 2005, 9:30 a.m. CST
Rush Hour 1 and Friday. That's it. I don't know if he even holds up anymore and if I'd want him to do this sequel.
Nov. 21, 2005, 9:32 a.m. CST
by Jar Jar 4 Prez
and Friday. He's great in Friday, too.
Nov. 21, 2005, 9:34 a.m. CST
... hence why he has less pay.
Nov. 21, 2005, 9:47 a.m. CST
by Aeglos Istarion
So Chris Tucker didn't only kill the X-Men franchise by derailing RH3, thereby freeing Rattner to go on and direct X3, he now even gets paid 20 million for it?
Nov. 21, 2005, 9:52 a.m. CST
...like Superman. We know Tom can knock one out, but I'm still not sure about him.
Nov. 21, 2005, 10:10 a.m. CST
by Osmosis Jones
The Chan/Wilson pairing is actually funnier than the Chan/Tucker one, because the former doesn't rely almost entirely on racial humor and endless eye-bugging. Plus, the Shanghai movies had better fight scenes (especially Knights). The Rush Hour movies are undemanding fun, but it's absurd how much money is getting dropped on the third movie, especially when the entire first film probably cost less than the combined salaries of Chan and Tucker for this one. Oh well. I hope they bring back Roselyn Sanchez, at least...
Nov. 21, 2005, 10:12 a.m. CST
Seriously, is he gonna need a stunt double by then? And will Chris Tucker kicking his leg like Michael Jackson be funny a third time? The safe money is on a cameo by Jackson, who is friends with Tucker and Ratner. Chris throws the leg and we cut to Michael in the crowd telling him he's doing it wrong. Ahaha! See you at Rush Hour 4.
Nov. 21, 2005, 10:36 a.m. CST
That way Ratner wouldn't have had the chance to get his grubby little paws on X3.
Nov. 21, 2005, 10:41 a.m. CST
by R.C. the "Wise"
The main cause to Chris Tucker's lapse in films besides his demanding salary, has been his commitment to his activism. When he went to Africa with Bono and Bill Clinton a few years ago it LITERALLY changed his life. He actually attends numerous seminars with acclaimed activist and delegates from around the world.
Nov. 21, 2005, 11:22 a.m. CST
was Zhang ZIYI. she was so fucking cool in that flick and blew Tucker off the screen with almost no lines.
Nov. 21, 2005, 11:48 a.m. CST
by Josh Town
The whole fucking country should revolt against this stupid fucking franchise filled with money grubbing, talentless, idiotic hacks who aren't worth a fraction of what they are making....and oh yeah, Jackie Chan. If they really wanted to make something interesting, they should sack the whole cast, and hire Tony Jaa and the black midget armed with numb chucks from Me, Myself & Irene. For the director they should pick up John Waters. Then count me in.
Nov. 21, 2005, 11:52 a.m. CST
Imagine Rush Hour without Tucker. Could it be done? Now imagine Rush Hour without Chan. Could it be done? Simply cannot grasp how Tucker could possibly be worth more than Chan on this flick. Chan is a one of a kind. Meanwhile, the other role could be performed by just about any. Would you like a funny Pryor clone (Mike Epps) or an angry Pryor clone (Ice Cube), or a combination Pryor clone (Will Smith)?
Nov. 21, 2005, 11:53 a.m. CST
by Josh Town
By 2007, no one will care about any of these idiots. X3 and Ratner will have failed miserably, Chan will have made 19 more stupid movies with the unfunniest man alive, Owen Wilson. And Tucker, well...He'll do nothing just like he's done the past who knows how long. His best acting gig since Rush Hour, was his traffic stop! Here's hoping to more of those caliber performances. Harry, please never cover this again, give none of these idiots, besides Chan, any recognition. With all that said, I look forward to seeing this on DVD.
Nov. 21, 2005, 11:54 a.m. CST
other Jackie products have done poorly. People LIKE these two together, NOT Owen Wilson in the SHANGHAI Series. RH2 made MORE than those two COMBINED. As for the salaries, who wouldn't take the pay? The big question New Line has to ask - Can we go to the well again? Will this be another Zorro 2 to little to late?
Nov. 21, 2005, 11:54 a.m. CST
WAR !!! YA!! GOOD GOD YA'LL!! WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR!!! ABSOLUTLY NOTHING!!!! I enjoyed both movies...I hope I will with this one as well..its been a long time comin..(now back to the singing...) now back to the top...Sing it again!!
Nov. 21, 2005, 11:56 a.m. CST
by Rant Breath
How well have Jackie Chan movies performed in America WITHOUT Chris Tucker??? Around the World in 80 Days and The Medallion made less than 25 million. Rush Hour 2 made 225 million. Chan's only movie to cross 100 million other than Rush Hour 1.
Nov. 21, 2005, 11:59 a.m. CST
by Nate Champion
Now if you said that Jackie Chan was going to make Drunken Master 3, well, then you'd have something. Isn't he about 50 years old by now... no wonder they gotta pay him so much, he needs it for retirement.
Nov. 21, 2005, 12:04 p.m. CST
by Gheorghe Zamfir
But seriously, what exactly does Ratner bring to the table? Pedestrian director that did a fairly pedestrian job, any number of directors for hire are gonna give you exactly what Ratner brought but won't be asking for 5 mill back ended by 5%. Ratner is as interchangeable as whoever they got to direct the Shanghai flick, or the guy the got to replace him on the second Shanghai flick.
Nov. 21, 2005, 12:14 p.m. CST
by 3 Bag Enema
And proud of it. However, I have to ask - is Chris Tucker's hesitancy to make any films other than films in this franchise indicative of brilliant careerism, or is it just that he's a millionaire too busy enjoying blow and pussy to make films even he can't sit through? I wonder.
Nov. 21, 2005, 12:14 p.m. CST
Let's look at the evidence of why this is a GREAT idea (financially) for New Line. Info taken from http://www.boxofficemojo.com >>>>>>>> RUSH HOUR Domestic Total Gross: $141,186,864 Distributor: New Line Release Date: September 18, 1998 Running Time: 1 hrs. 37 min. Production Budget: $33 million MPAA Rating: PG-13 Est. Marketing Costs: N/A >>>>>>> RUSH HOUR 2 Domestic Total Gross: $226,164,286 Distributor: New Line Release Date: August 3, 2001 Running Time: 1 hrs. 30 min. Production Budget: $90 million MPAA Rating: PG-13 Est. Marketing Costs: N/A >>>>>>>> http://www.worldwideboxoffice.com says the two films took half a bil world wide >>>>>>>> So lets say the sequel only makes 200 mil domestic. And costs 150 mil to make, including marketing costs. Thats likely to be way over the true costs but bear with me. With the percentage gross the 'stars' are getting, that means that New Line will make a 30 mil loss on domestic. Stupid coked up execs, I bet you are thinking. more fool you. Well Rush Hour 2 did 90 mil in domestic rentals ALONE. I don't wanna think about how much they made worldwide on rentals AND sales. But of course. Films aren's supposed to make money. They are only made so us fanboys can bitch on the net about how we can do better. Providing no-one cocks up, they could make enough moolah on this one to greenlight another LOTR-type epic. Rush Hour isn't the worst genre film to be made. It worked and was a mainstream success. New Line are my favourite genre studio (can you tell?) and to be honest, they don't get the credit they deserve. Blade pretty much restarted the super hero genre film and for that we should be grateful. As for Tucker, i'd say he can't be that much of a fool to get a 20/20 deal. Chan may do all the stunts but have any of his other American Films been such a big hit? I think we all know the answer to that. I am sure Tucker is the main reason the third installment has been held up so he's the one who has to be tempted back with the sweeter deal. Yeah we are all jealous of his paycheck, but the franchise WOULDN'T have been as successful without him.
Nov. 21, 2005, 12:33 p.m. CST
Jackie Chan stays away from the hardcore brutal action like jet li does. In the right hands Jackie Chan can easily make a kick ass hardcore rated R karate flick that would pass 100 million but he has family standards.
Nov. 21, 2005, 12:37 p.m. CST
it would work cheaper and is (seriously) just as funny as tucker.
Nov. 21, 2005, 1:21 p.m. CST
Rush hour was 'quite good' and R2 was very very flat, terrible boring. R2 made huge money based on the slick marketing and good will from R1. Now movie goers have had a chance to see R2 on the big screen and dvd they will stay away from R3. It makes sense, these days lots of movies have big openings based on deceptive marketing (makes a sucky movie look great) . . . . . . . . . I like Chris Tucker, not somuch Jacky Chan. I always thought it would be a good gimick/idea to have a 4 character movie by having the two Rush hour characters go backintime or vice versa witht the tho Shanghai noon characters. Or have the first half of the movie in the past then all four jump forward. Jackie would have to play two parts. It would be a funny cross over with Tucker and Owen playing off of each other. Let's face it, after the sucky R2 that's just about the only angle that would get me into the cinema.
Nov. 21, 2005, 1:35 p.m. CST
He cares about getting a bigass paycheck. They gave him all that money because it was the only way to coax him into doing it. You know what the only thing he did before Rush Hour 2 was? Lucky for Quentin Tarantino that he didn't become a money whore before "Jackie Brown". I'll admit, I like what Tucker does. In the right movie he is great(I won't watch another Friday without him), but the man an oppurtunist, not an artist.
Nov. 21, 2005, 1:59 p.m. CST
This fucker Tucker paid more than Jackie Chan???????? Is that a joke? And by the way, fuck the Rush hour "movies", they suck, I want a third Shanghai movie, the Chan-Wilson duo works so much better...
Nov. 21, 2005, 2:35 p.m. CST
I mean, I can understand why alot of people don't like Chris Tucker's humor. Because they hate black people. (Just kidding.) But I don't understand why people get mad at him for not doing movies left and right. Yes he's getting alot of money from this movie if they really make it (I bet they don't) but he'd have made alot more if he just shat out 1-3 movies per year like most stars do when they get the opportunity. What if he hadn't backed out of fucking BLACK KNIGHT and made a movie like that every year for the past several years? I'm sure he'd be on his THE PACIFIER/DADDY DAY CARE/CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN family movie cycle by now. Would you have more respect for him then? I wouldn't. Not that RUSH HOUR is a great work of art (it's not even in the top 3 of his short filmography) but I think it's good that he holds out for some kind of standards. Or if you don't buy that, that he figures it is more important to promote awareness of the AIDS crisis in Africa than to make mediocre PG-13 action movies. As for Chan, I love the guy but obviously he has followed the "shitting out movies" plan and it has not worked for him in the US. If you think Chan is important and Tucker is replacable, then maybe you could tell us how great the fucking TUXEDO was. How many times did you see that in the theater? That said, I'm all for them getting paid the same amount. Finally I just want to say that I would rather see MONEY TALKS 2.
Nov. 21, 2005, 2:42 p.m. CST
I actually think Tucker is being very smart about his career. He's only doing RH 3 over everything else because it's an incredibly safe bet to be a huge hit and allow Tucker to continue to command 20 million a film. If he did more movies, yes, he could make more, but chances are some would bomb and he couldn't ask for the 20 million anymore. I don't think he has any standards, he's just managing his careeer as best he can to ask for as much as possible.
Nov. 21, 2005, 2:54 p.m. CST
In other words, had he signed on, Ratner would do it instead of being chosen for the X-series. Grasping at straws in my opinion, but you know how geeks get.
Nov. 21, 2005, 3:05 p.m. CST
The guy who fell of the building at the end of Rush Hour 2! HAW HAW
Nov. 21, 2005, 3:35 p.m. CST
Finally get Charlie Sheen off regular TV for the fist time in years.
Nov. 21, 2005, 5:02 p.m. CST
Continent, not the band. It's a fact.
Nov. 21, 2005, 5:13 p.m. CST
What Harry doesn't say (and what Variety reports) is that Chan will own the film's distribution rights in China and Hong Kong. That's in ADDITION to his $15 million and 15% of the gross. In the long run Chan stands to make a lot more than Tucker and his $20 million/20%. What people on this board SHOULD be asking (rather than who is making more, Chan or Tucker) is how the hell does New Line ever expect to see any return on this. They will spend upwards of $120 million to make the movie. The first 40 cents of every dollar made at the box office will go to Tucker, Chan, and Ratner. And, of course, the theaters will get their cut. And you've got part of the distribution rights being given away. (I thought Hollywood learned the lesson of never giving away rights after Fox made probably the most bone-headed financial move in cinema history -- letting George Lucas acquire the rights to the Star Wars franchise.) Factor in other costs and commitments, and this movie will have to make nearly three-quarters of a billion dollars at the box office before New Line sees any profit. And the Rush Hour franchise, while highly successful up to this point, is not the type that will make $750 million at the worldwide box office. You might be saying, "Yeah, but New Line will get the lion's share of DVD revenues." But remember, all of Hollywood is spooked because the theatrical DVD market is rapidly slowing down. Lastly, most buddy comedies are really tired by their third installment, and lose their allure with the public. History is not on their side. This movie will likely open big and do well at the box office and on DVD -- but I don't see it coming anywhere close to doing what it needs to for New Line to make money on it.
Nov. 21, 2005, 5:14 p.m. CST
is probably the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard...and that is saying something.
Nov. 21, 2005, 5:18 p.m. CST
what ever happened to the president film he was gonna do? id pay 10 bucks to see chris tucker as the prez of the united states in a comedy - has crazy potential
Nov. 21, 2005, 5:20 p.m. CST
now they both in deep shit - it was the only logical path a third movie could take - jean reno will prolly make an appearance as a french constable
Nov. 21, 2005, 6:02 p.m. CST
Nov. 21, 2005, 6:44 p.m. CST
by Neo Zeed
I'm with Vern. First of all comedies have been on a downslide for a long time. Especially with black comedy. Why not be careful? Eddie's career blows because he picks garbage and lost his edge. The Wayans just seem to be into pure toilet humor nowaydays and pandering to mainstream morons. (Remember I'm Gonna Git You Sucka & In Living Color? Those were good times.) Eddie Griffin is just abrasive and not funny. Chris doesn't want to be in shit, so why should he? Frankly, I blame the Something About Mary clones for the decline of comedies. What happened to real jokes in movies anyway?
Nov. 21, 2005, 7:06 p.m. CST
but if bruce lee was still alive it would've been bitching.
Nov. 21, 2005, 7:22 p.m. CST
Tucker isn't as easy on the eyes as JLH, but she can't be considered a Pryor Clone. Claire Forlani isn't a good Pryor clone either. You may have convinced me otherwise had Chan starred alongside Eddie Murphy in something.
Nov. 21, 2005, 7:28 p.m. CST
I understand what they're doing but the price they have to pay is too high. I understand Rush Hour 2 was a hit on a colossal scale, but bad things happen. Movies flop. And if #3 does, they're in the hole badly. Very badly. The ONE and ONLY reason it stalled was Chris Tucket -- Ratner and Chan were both plenty eager to do a third. So instead of banking on the fact that the Chan/Tucker combo will bring in another 200 million dollars, you tell Tucker to fuck off and higher some other guy, maybe Marlon Wayans. Give Ratner, Chan, and Wayans each 5 mil with no percentage of the gross. Everybody's happy, and if it doesn't fare as well -- let's say it only makes 80-120 million domestically -- you've still come out on top if you kept the budget in sight. But my guess is it would fare just as well. Even the people who love the Rush Hour movies think Chris Tucker is friggin annoying. The fact that he has the balls to pull this hermit/i-refuse-to-do-it act -- and New Line buys into it -- is supremely annoying.
Nov. 21, 2005, 7:57 p.m. CST
by Orbots Commander
We CHOOSE to give our hard earned dollars to the companies that produce and distribute the best movies. This is the free market; no need to be thankful to any one company for anything. Oh, and though the Rush Hour flicks are mildly entertaining, a third RH sequel would be stretching a one joke concept to the breaking point. No thanks New Line, I'll catch this one on HBO.
Nov. 21, 2005, 8:01 p.m. CST
by tango fett
Nov. 21, 2005, 8:12 p.m. CST
Jackie's better films are his Chinese ones. Ok, back to watching House of Flying Daggers!
Nov. 21, 2005, 10:11 p.m. CST
by Osmosis Jones
Jackie was a stuntman in Enter The Dragon (he gets kneed in the crotch by Bruce Lee's sister in a flashback, and punched in the face by Lee in one scene).
Nov. 21, 2005, 10:43 p.m. CST
by Optimus Primal
Tucker puts asses in the seats like him or not. He deserves more money because he is the franchise.
Nov. 21, 2005, 11:14 p.m. CST
Yabbut, who has to like it? Hugh Jackman put asses in seats for Van Helsing too. Was it worth it?
Nov. 22, 2005, 12:16 a.m. CST
by Optimus Primal
Van Helsing is hardly a franchise. The first one made money but a sequel would undoubtedly tank. The same way that the Sequel to Tomb Raider tanked, despite the original making a ton of money. Franchises that are successful are hard to come by, which is why studios put a premium on them.
Nov. 22, 2005, 12:55 a.m. CST
by Gheorghe Zamfir
And obviously the franchise doesn't work without both stars, but let's not start grandizing Tucker as some A-list $20 million box office draw. Sure, Chan's other movies don't make as much as the Rush Hour franchise, but guess what, neither did Tucker's.
Nov. 22, 2005, 1:07 a.m. CST
by Gheorghe Zamfir
Ugh, typing from the made up language in my head.
Nov. 22, 2005, 1:49 a.m. CST
Do you work for New Line? Because if not, how the hell are you gonna say you'd rather them make Rush Hour 3 with a less-funny actor just so they could make more money? Does knowing a movie studio is making huge profits make a movie more enjoyable to you? Anyway, has anyone stopped to think that maybe Chris Tucker just . . . doesn't care that much about doing movies? He's not exactly an artist, he's a freaking comedian who's already made more than enough money to live in luxury for the rest of his Life. He's probably laughing himself on the amount of money New Line's giving him
Nov. 22, 2005, 4:21 a.m. CST
I find Chans bumbeling 'ow i hurt my hand punching that guy who held up a metal pot', use every damn object in the room as a weapon/defence got old after about the 25th version of it. I'd like to see more of the Jackie Brown Chris Tucker type roles. Are we green?
Nov. 22, 2005, 7:55 a.m. CST
Only if he actually has other success to show for it...with the exception of the Rush Hour series, what else has he done? I understand him wanting to stay fresh but it's been 4 years since RH2 and he could have done at least a couple of pictures since then - roughly 1 every 2 years which isn't a lot but would be enough to keep him in the audience's conciousness and relatively fresh. It's going to be some 6 years since his last screen appearence and in a sequel to the only 2 films he's made since 1998 - is it wise to give him that sort of deal when apart from the Rush Hour films, he really doesn't have any track record as a genuine marquee name? I mean Daniel Day Lewis had a five year break between The Boxer and Gangs Of New York, but then again they weren't risking a fifth of Gangs' potential gross on his salary, but to be fair, Day Lewis isn't going to give you a record breaking opening, but his name and reputation meant you could put his name on the marquee and a few people went to see that film because of him...why the hell I'm comparing Chris Tucker and Daniel Day Lewis I don't know, but if New Line are absolutely confident they can get a decent return on this, good luck to them but after 6 years are people really going to care about a new installment of a series which didn't really have anything particular special about it in the first place? I mean, they're not exactly Mel and Danny are they?
Nov. 22, 2005, 8:36 a.m. CST
I just don't like him for some reason. He ruined 5th element for me. Rush hour I found him just plain annoying and I couldn't be bothered with rush hour 2, regardless of how much I love Jackie Chan. It just wonder if I'm on my own here.
Nov. 22, 2005, 10:52 a.m. CST
Nov. 22, 2005, 11:04 a.m. CST
the rush hour movies are a huge guilty pleasure for me. they could make rush hour twelve and i'd watch it. does tucker deserve the paycheck? i don't know, go compare the box office from the shanghai noon/knights franchise and then rush hour.
Nov. 22, 2005, 12:47 p.m. CST
MONEY TALKS was pretty funny guys and so was the first RUSH HOUR - Tucker practically stole FIFTH ELEMENT from Willis and co, altho I can understand how some people can find him unfunny - i mean sure you could replace him with dave chappelle but it wont be the same
Nov. 22, 2005, 1:21 p.m. CST
by Neo Zeed
And the camera pans on this old dude, and Chris goes, "Hey, MC Hammer's daddy, put the gun down." Cracks me up!
Nov. 22, 2005, 4:50 p.m. CST
It's simply really. What exec in their right mind would spend more on a failed TV show than a proven franchise? Of you though right? Nevermind then.
Nov. 22, 2005, 4:55 p.m. CST
It's simpl really. What exec in their right mind would spend more on a failed TV show than a proven franchise? Of you were kidding though right? Nevermind then....too much coffee I guess.
Nov. 22, 2005, 5:37 p.m. CST
...here's the grosses of Chris Tucker's solo movies: * House Party 3: 19 M * Friday: 28 M * Dead Presidents: 24 M * Money Talks: 41 M The moral of the story: neither Tucker nor Chan are big draws on their own. The Rush Hour movies are just one big anomaly that (in my opinion) cannot sustain a third entry.
Nov. 22, 2005, 7:40 p.m. CST
No, you're not the only one. You didn't even mention FRIDAY. I also love his cameo in JACKIE BROWN and his turn in DEAD PRESIDENTS - I really think he could do more dramatic stuff like that. Reminds me of Richard Pryor iN BLUE COLLAR. But for me MONEY TALKS is the one I keep coming back to. I know it's kind of a ripoff of old Eddie Murphy movies like BEVERLY HILLS COP but to me BHC isn't funny anymore, MONEY TALKS makes me crack up just thinking about it. Like that opening where he drives up to the car wash and you realize the car he's been driving all through the credits is actually not his. And when the actual owner starts yelling at him, he pretends he's been looking all over for him for about half an hour, hugs him and walks away so fast that the guy doesn't know what to say. Anyway, I don't really give a shit about another RUSH HOUR movie except that it will have Chris Tucker in it. You don't see that every day. So I'll see it for sure.
Nov. 23, 2005, 12:03 a.m. CST
by Ted Striker
"In the episode Rush Hour 3, the character Detective James Carter will be played by Eddie Murphy." And you won't even notice.
Nov. 23, 2005, 2:25 a.m. CST
Nov. 23, 2005, 11:20 a.m. CST
by Kortan Askew
Who They Think they Hired? Chelsea CLinton!? *Sorry couldn't help it*
Nov. 23, 2005, 2:19 p.m. CST
by Neo Zeed
Yeah we will because Eddie hasn't been funny since 1988 with Coming to America. Why cause they're both black? Hey, lets do an Anchorman 2 but instead of Will Ferrell lets put in Chevy Chase. And you won't even notice?
Nov. 23, 2005, 2:42 p.m. CST
Chris Tucker is one of the most annoying, grating, idiotic, unfunniest comedic actors that i have ever seen. Not to mention the crap and racist dialoug he spewed in the first Rush Hour movies. Rush 2 was one of the worse movies I have ever seen. In the final movie they should put Tukcer in a room full of triads and bolt the damn door and run. My favourite Tucker scene is where he shot by sam jackon in JAckie Brown.
Nov. 24, 2005, 1:31 a.m. CST
He's been funny since then... The Nutty Professor 1 and I Spy are better than Coming to America in my opinion. It was funny back then, but have you watched it lately. The whole serious element of Coming To America gets very boring at times.
Nov. 24, 2005, 3:06 p.m. CST
the whole religious thing involving tucker sounds like he has lost his damn mind my friends. he was in a high speed chase that involved several miles once caught his reason for evading officers was..."he was late for church." now...obviously michael jackson and bono actually met god and invited tucker in because they needed another player for nude twister or tucker has gone fu$k'in BATTY!!!
Nov. 24, 2005, 8:45 p.m. CST
'Arsenio Hall is being offered a case of Top Ramen against %15 of the gross.'
Nov. 26, 2005, 12:36 a.m. CST
by Barry Egan
He is unfunny and his persona is incredibly irritating. We are supposed to believe the guy is an FBI agent?
Nov. 26, 2005, 11:40 a.m. CST
by Orbots Commander
Who is the dude who thinks I Spy is better than Coming to America? The former is a piece of dreck. The latter is a timeless comedy classic. Side note: the movie was also easy for me to identify with as I spent a part of my childhood in a nearby Queens neighborhood, Astoria, a stone's throw of where the movie was set.
Nov. 27, 2005, 3:03 p.m. CST
And then Chris Tuker turns and ruins the movie spectacularly. He was so loud he made your ears bleed.
Nov. 28, 2005, 9:39 a.m. CST
Nov. 28, 2005, 12:08 p.m. CST
well isn't that true???