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Brilliant, breathtaking and beautiful - one to watch again and again
on 16 November 2008
A movie with Jackie Chan and Jet Li is a mouth watering prospect to me, so to hear that this was to be released was great news.
The Forbidden Kingdom is the story of Jason, who lives an ordinary life in South Boston. Jason loves his kung fu flicks, and after awakening from a dream of The Monkey King (Jet Li) finds his life starts to turn upside down.
Michael Angorano plays Jason very well, his character development is fun to watch and the characters he meets are all manner of weird and wonderful.
There are numerous homages to old kung fu heroes and kung fu movies throughout the film and this alone warrants another viewing.
Jet Li is brilliant as The Monkey King (and as another character - The Silent Monk) - great humour. Jackie Chan is as funny as ever as The Drunken Immortal and there is a great supporting cast of immortals/mortals to enjoy.
The action is fantastic, some great fight scenes, some wonderful battle sequences and an intruiging and great story to go with it.
This is a wonderfully made, well thought out action/fantasy film. Not too taxing on the brain, great to watch, beautifully directed and some great acting - all in all this is a lot more than a kung fu flick and is highly reccommended.