Jackie Chan laments too much fighting in his films

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Jackie Chan (center) is presented with a precious bottle by British pottery company Wedgwood during a press conference in Beijing on November 19, 2009. The bottle is printed with the cartoon image of Chan in the video game spin-off of his new film "Big Soldiers." [CRI]

With about 100 action films under his belt, kung-fu king Jackie Chan says he is not proud of all his movies and calls some of his early films "a mistake."

"It was a mistake to make 'Drunken Fist,'" Chan said Thursday about his 1978 blockbuster. "The film was all about getting drunk to fight. It misled the audience."

Chan added that he "tried to correct the mistake in the 1994 sequel which tells the audience to be tolerant."

The Hong Kong star was in Beijing to promote an online game spin-off of his new film "Big Soldiers."

"Most of the video games available today are about fighting and killing," Chan said. "This is not good for children. I hope by playing our game, youngsters will get a message of peace."

Cartoon images of Jackie Chan and Lee-Hom Wang in the video game spin-off of their film 'Big Soldiers.'

Cartoon images of Jackie Chan and Lee-Hom Wang in the video game spin-off of their film "Big Soldiers." [huanxu.net]

In the role-playing game, players can follow the development of the story in "Big Soldiers" about an old soldier who kidnaps a young general and takes him on a long journey to collect a reward.

Chan, who also wrote the story, took 20 years to complete the plot. He said the film is about lives during wartime and is a strong message that peace is priceless.

"Big Soldiers," in which Chan plays the soldier and singer-turned-actor Lee-Hom Wang portrays the young general, will open in Chinese cinemas next Valentine's Day, which is also Chinese New Year's Day.

Chan is also the film's producer, while Ding Sheng is the director.

The video spin-off will be released next month.

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