My super-cool girlfriend managed to get us advanced screening tickets to “Shanghai Knights“, which is cool in itself because she actually thought to do this… and to sit through a karate movie. Fortunately for me AND her, the movie was fantastic. One of the funniest movies I’ve seen in a while. Owen Wilson is perfectly cast as the wisecracking, sarcastic half of this action/comedy duo. Jackie Chan is his usual gravity-defying self… just amazing! If you enjoyed “Rush Hour” and the first movie in this series, “Shanghai Noon“, you will LOVE this picture. Lots of fantastically choreographed fight scenes, great writing that comes dangerously close to being cheesy and predictable but doesn’t cross that line. I would have to give the movie “Four and a half lily pads” out of five.