Wheels On Meals

Wheels On Meals

(1983)

Directed by Sammo Hung

Starring Jackie Chan, Yuen Biao, Sammo Hung, Lola Forner, Benny “The Jet” Urquidez

Rating: ******
              5/6

Full of action, cheers and squeals,
You can’t go wrong with Wheels on Meals.
It features the Three Brothers at their best,
Whether while jumping around or at rest.

Sammo Hung directed this tale
About two good friends who never fail
To serve mobile meals in their foodtruck van
To the hungry Spaniards in their Spanish land.

The friends are played by Yuen Biao
And Jackie—and they’re roommates, too.
They’re ordinary Chinaamen with extraordinary skills,
Including martial arts, tumbling, and acrobatic skills.

Jackie Chan and Yuen Biao.

Yuen’s father, it’s quite possible,
Lives in a nearby mental hospital.
He falls in love with an inmate there,
Perhaps because he likes her hair.

The woman’s daughter, the two friends see,
Is a woman of exquisite beauty.
They simultaneously fall in love,
And thereby make a new resolve:

They will try and get to know her better,
Hopefully alone, but if not, together,
And unbeknownst to them, a pathfinder
Is also trying to seek out and find her.

The Three Brothers onscreen: Jackie, Sammo and Yuen Biao.

Sammo Hung plays a rookie detective
Who’s hired to find the girl and her relative,
For reasons not disclosed at first.
His luck starts out as rotten and then gets worse.

Luckily, he knows Jackie and Yuen Biao,
And how to beat up bad guys, too,
And that’s all I’ll disclose of the plot,
Which is loaded with twists, more often than not.

This movie is a smorgasbord
Of comedy, drama and stunts galore,
And high-end choreography
Between Benny “The Jet” Urquidez and Jackie.

The action is great. You’ll never get bored,
With jaw-dropping stunts that move us toward
A more than satisfying conclusion,
Brought to us by the Three Brothers’ fusion.

Jackie and Yuen and Sammo Hung
Blend together like a song well-sung.
They complement each other in every scene,
While still shining themselves while onscreen.

I’m rating this movie a five out of six.
Together they’ve done better films than this,
But it still remains a spectacular flick
That I highly recommend you pick.

Benny The Jet delivers a kick to Jackie.

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