Jackie Chan is back to star in one of what looks like to be one of his best movies in a long ass time. The last movie he was in was that 'Forbidden Kingdom'. I was over Jackie Chan and just didn't think I would be interested in anything else he did since he start making the silly films. But this movie 'Shinjuku Incident' looks pretty awesome and it's not a movie that I expected to see him in, but after watching the trailer I am on board it looks like it's going to be really good. Below is the official story synopsis and below that is the trailer!
The foreign migrant communities in Tokyo live shadowy lives. The Japanese neither acknowledge nor welcome them. They are shunned by the mainstream society, hounded by the yakuza, and go about their days under fear of being discovered and repatriated.
It is an alien world for Steelhead - an honest, hardworking tractor repairman. Steelhead had decided to take the perilous journey to Tokyo after he lost contact with his girlfriend, who had arrived in the city.
Trying to exist in the underbelly of Tokyo long enough to find Xiu Xiu, Steelhead has come to realize the migrants had to stand united if they wanted to go about their lives without fear of oppression by not only the Japanese underworld but also gangs formed by foreigner.
In his search of a decent living, Steelhead unwittingly finds himself pit against the Japanese yakuza. Ironically he also discovers that Xiu Xiu has adopted a Japanese identity and married Eguchi, an ambitious up and coming yakuza chief.
Steelhead wins the respect of his friends by establishing a base for them and forms an uneasy alliance with Eguchi. When he helps Eguchi dispose of a rival, he is given the control of Shinjuku's night establishments. But, uninterested in living a gangster's life, Steelhead finds a new love and takes the chance to start a tractor repair business outside Tokyo. However, his peace is shortlived when word gets to him that his former compatriots were now being used by Eguchi to front the yakuza's drug business.
Steelhead feels responsible for this turn of events and feels obligated to bring Eguchi down. he also has to bear in mind that if he goes after Eguchi, he would be destroy the newfound life of the woman he once loved. In any case, can one simple migrant take on the vakuza alone?
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