It’s China in 1941 and the Imperial Japanese Army is on the move. A band of freedom fighters led by Ma Yuan (Jackie Chan) seek to hijack a train line that transports food supplies to the invaders, get away with the loot and feed the starving locals. Smooth sailing, right? Not if you know Chan’s work.
Director Ding Sheng (“Little Big Soldier,” “Police Story”) aims for American Western ambience, complete with a gun-slinging cast. Chan’s son Jaycee, fresh out of a much-publicized six-month prison term for drug charges, co-stars with dad. The two share some memorable scenes together — notably when being interrogated by Cmdr. Ken Yamaguchi (Hiroyuki Ikeuchi), they start arguing about who is more handsome.