Thursday, May 29, 2008

Forbidden Kingdom - 2008

Category: Movie

Genre: Adventure

Director: Rob Minkoff

Tagline: The path is unsafe. The place is unknown. The journey is unbelievable.The battle for eternity is the fantasy of a lifetime.

Cast: Jet Li, Jackie Chan, Michael Angarano, Yifei Liu,

This is a movie based on the classic Chinese novel entitled Journey to the West. This film started in modern-day Boston where an American teenager named Jason,a kung-fu obsessesed fan is buying a couple of kung-fu DVDs from his favorite store which is manned by Old Hop (who is Chan.). A bully then forces Jason to help and rob Old Hop and there his journey began.

With Jet Li and Jackie Chan in one movie? It is definetly a must see. You would wonder whether it would be serious (the presence of Jet Li) or funny (the presence of Jackie Chan). But it proves to be a bit of both. I've never seen a Jet Li movie with Jet Li being funny and all. If you want a comical Jet Li.. you should try watching this. It sure shows the comical side of Jet Li.

This movie also contained a lot of Chinese proverbs and some stories you are probably familiar with. I like the principles and the lessons, also their lines in the movie.

April 25, 2008

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