Review: Jackie Chan in "The Myth" (spoiler-free) I attended a world premiere of director Stanley Tong and Jackie Chan's new film "The Myth" tonight at the Toronto International Film Festival in Roy Thompson Hall with Jackie Chan, Stanley Tong, Mallika Sherawat, Kim Hee-Seon and others in attendance. The latest Jackie Chan film stars Jackie playing in dual roles as Meng Yi, a feudal-era general and Jack, an archeologist who constantly has dreams of his previous incarnation as Meng Yi. In his previous life, General Meng Yi was assigned by Emporer Qin to escort a Korean princess who is to wed the Chinese emporer. However, due to an attack, Meng Yi was left with Princess Ok-Soo (Kim Hee-Seon) and was to protect her until reaching the imperial palace. In modern times, Jack joins his buddy William (Tony Leung Ka-Fai) in an archeological journey in India when they discover a meteorite that causes non-gravitational levitation and soon discover that this excursion may be directly involved Jack's previous life. After months of anticipation, this film is now shown at a world premiere screening at the Toronto Filmfest. And overall, I'm quite impressed. Shocking words coming from someone who's bashed Jackie Chan's films for 10 straight years. The films comes off as a semi present-day adventure and feudal era "romance of the 3 kingdoms" type film. So it constantly switches back and forth between times. The acting performances were pretty positive. The interactions between Jackie Chan and Tony Leung Ka-Fai were very humourous. Mallika Sherawat appears to be more of an extended cameo. The main course of the film appears to be Jackie Chan and Kim Hee-Seon which doesn't turn out corny like most of his recent movies. The fights, on the other hand, is a borderline between good and not so good. The best fight scenes were all in the scenes shot in India (be on the lookout for a scene where Jackie speaks in Hindi. lol!) and the big battle scene with Jackie Chan as the general. It may get very violent in the feudal era battle scenes. You'll know what I mean when you guys get to see it. The not-so-good parts were the over-extensive use of wiring and the massive amounts of computer graphics which is kind of hypocritical to Jackie's filmmaking mottos. Overall, this is a very enjoyable popcorn flick. It's worthy of a DVD purchase. for the uncensored, spoiler-filled version of the review that came right after i saw the film, go to "The Myth" opens nationwide in Asia on September 23rd.