Popzara Podcast

Movie Time! Rumble in the Bronx (1996) and the Jackie Chan Renaissance

August 14, 2021

It’s Popzara’s Movie Time! Podcast!, where our own movie nerds Ethan Brehm and Nate Evans take you on an unscripted journey yakking and chatting about some of their favorite movie moments and cinematic scenes, from past and present, presented without snark and snobbery for your listening pleasure.

On deck in this episode is 1996’s Rumble in the Bronx, the Hong Kong import directed by Stanley Tong (Police Story 3: Super Cop, Vanguard) that finally - after many failed attempts - made Jackie Chan a bonafide box-office superstar in the West, and the most recognizable Asian celebrity since Bruce Lee. Its success would herald a huge shift not just in the martial arts genre, but in what audiences should expect from Hollywood. Action films would never be the same - and neither would their heroes.

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