What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that even though Jackie Chan is generally a hit with kids, Supercop is one of his most violent movies. Playing an undercover cop, he is sometimes forced into violent, aggressor situations in order to keep up his cover. (Chan's movie character usually fights reluctantly, mainly in self-defense, and shows that fighting actually hurts.) Aside from the usual dazzling martial arts and crazy stunts, this one is full of gunfire, explosions, and other forms of mayhem, and the villains are drug lords. However, the tone is mostly comic and lightweight, with very little real consequences for the violence. The DVD contains the theatrical edit prepared for U.S. release in 1996, and comes with both dubbed English and the (preferred) original Chinese audio options.
- Families can talk about Jackie Chan and Michelle Yeoh performing their own stunts. How dangerous is their work? What kind of training goes into it? What happens when they get hurt?
- Jackie eventually learns that his female partner can be counted on as an equal. How did he see women before and how did he come to change his views?
- There is an extreme use of guns in this movie. Does this movie glorify guns, or are they scary? Are the guns unnecessary in a film that also includes martial arts?