Resurfaced: Operation Condor (1997)

In this series of articles, I’ll be posting reviews that have recently resurfaced. A number of the reviews I wrote in the past I thought had been lost to time, but after coming to a realization that they might still exist on the Wayback Machine, I was able to relocate many of them. I believe there are still some that are lost and they may be lost in perpetuity, but I will periodically search for that data or re-write those reviews that I have never found or which I never wrote to begin with.

For now, this series will be extensive with over 300 regular (400+ words), short (400- words), and quickie (1 to 2 paragraphs) reviews. I will attempt to combine them as best as I can. Reviews written in early 1998 or earlier, no date of creation exists. I will post the original writing date where known, otherwise the date will be listed as “unknown.” These reviews were written between the date of my site’s founding in 1996 through much of 2002. It was only after this period that I settled on the standard format and length of reviews as well as posting each one to its own individual page, which is why the old data was ultimately lost.

All but the review content has been replaced to match my current formatting guidelines, which are a bit more thorough than they might have been in those early days. Please note that I am attempting to retain as much of the original editing integrity as possible, so spelling and/or grammar errors may still be present. This may also mean that some factual data is not there as IMDb was not as ubiquitous as it is now. So, let’s get on to today’s review.

Operation Condor

Operation Condor

Rating

Director

Jackie Chan

Screenplay

Jackie Chan, Edward Tang

Length

1h 46m

Starring

Jackie Chan, Carol Cheng, Eva Cobo de Garcia, Shôko Ikeda, Alfredo Brel Sánchez

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Buy/Rent Movie

Poster

Basic Plot

A reissue of a 1990 Jackie Chan film. Entirely in dubbed sound. Searching for a long-lost gold stronghold from World War II, Jackie comes across many people trying to find it and reap the rewards.

Review

The dubbing doesn’t help the film one bit. The story is tired and the acting is mediocre at best. The action seems slightly recycled, but sometimes refreshing. Several comedic scenes as well as Chan’s performance of his own defying stunts save the film, but not enough to be one of his or the best.

Awards Prospects

Ineligible: Previously released.

Review Written

Unknown

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