Hollywood Friday: Jackie Chan's 'Chinese Zodiac' vs Naomi Watts 'The Impossible'

Movies | | January 3, 2013, 5:14 pm
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Apart from Naomi Watts, the film also has Ewan McGregor in a major role.

Apart from Naomi Watts, the film also has Ewan McGregor in a major role.

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With a strong storyline, the film is set to give competition to 'Chinese Zodiac' at the box office.

With a strong storyline, the film is set to give competition to 'Chinese Zodiac' at the box office.

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Jackie Chan took seven years to write the script for 'Chinese Zodiac'.

Jackie Chan took seven years to write the script for 'Chinese Zodiac'.

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Written and directed by Jackie Chan, 'Chinese Zodiac' is his last work as an action hero.

Written and directed by Jackie Chan, 'Chinese Zodiac' is his last work as an action hero.

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Chan has regarded 'Chinese Zodiac' as his best work in last ten years.

Chan has regarded 'Chinese Zodiac' as his best work in last ten years.

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The film was premiered during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival.

The film was premiered during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival.

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Jackie Chan has cited his increasing age as the reason for putting a stop to more action flicks.

Jackie Chan has cited his increasing age as the reason for putting a stop to more action flicks.

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While Naomi Watts, 'The Impossible' is a disaster drama film directed by Juan Antonio Bayona.

While Naomi Watts, 'The Impossible' is a disaster drama film directed by Juan Antonio Bayona.

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Chan is a treasure hunter seeking to repatriate sculpture heads of the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac, which were taken from Beijing's Summer Palace by French and British forces during the Opium Wars. (Reuters)

Chan is a treasure hunter seeking to repatriate sculpture heads of the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac, which were taken from Beijing's Summer Palace by French and British forces during the Opium Wars. (Reuters)

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The film is based on a true story of a Spanish family's experience during the 2004 Tsunami.

The film is based on a true story of a Spanish family's experience during the 2004 Tsunami.

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Jackie Chan will be seen performing his action stunts for the last time in 'Chinese Zodiac'.

Jackie Chan will be seen performing his action stunts for the last time in 'Chinese Zodiac'.

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It tells the story of a family who gets separated during the Tsunami and their search to reunite.

It tells the story of a family who gets separated during the Tsunami and their search to reunite.