Thursday, May 29, 2008
Forbidden Kingdom - 2008
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