EW: In a radio interview Thursday with Power 106’s The Cruz Show in L.A., Jackie Chan revealed that a third sequel to the Rush Hour franchise is in the works. “For the last seven years, we’ve been turning down the script, turning down the script. … “Yesterday, we just agreed. The script probably at the end of this month will have a second draft, and next year, probably [we will] start. I hope — if Chris Tucker agrees.” …
Rush Hour was pretty funny. Rush Hour 2 was hilarious. Rush Hour 3 stunk. Rush Hour 4 is overkill. I hate to say that especially because I loved/love Rush Hour 2 so much. It’s one of the more underrated comedies out there. But the third was such a flop it almost ruined the entire trilogy, for lack of a better term. My love for RH2 created immense excitement for #3, so much so that I saw it in theaters I think. It was awful. Chris Tucker is so far removed from his glory days that this seems unnecessary at best.
Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker have a unique camaraderie with one another. And the juxtaposition of Inspector Lee and Detective Carter is lovable beyond belief. It was perfect for two movies, and it should have stopped there. Rush Hour 3 felt forced after having seen it, and I’m predicting the same for the fourth before setting eyes on the screen. There’s a good chance I won’t see it at all, but the possibility of getting shades of Rush Hour 2 has me slightly intrigued. But above all else it makes me want to melt into my couch with some snacks and watch Rush Hour 2 again.