The Forbidden Kingdom
The Forbidden Movie
When I first heard that Jackie Chan and Jet Li were going to be starring opposite each other in a martial arts film I screamed with excitment. Then after the film I died a little on the inside.
From the time the film started to the time it finally ended I just kept saying to myself that they could not have cast anyone else more horrible than Michael Angarano as Jason Tripitikas (not Jason Williams as the plot outline above says). He was one of the most annoying things ever but on the big screen! That along with some of the worst dialogue I have ever heard make for a very unpleasant experience.
The fight scenes were pretty good, but honestly I like Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, and The Legend of Drunken Master's better. It was just cool tho to see Jackie Chan and Jet Li square off for a while, and they seemed to feed off of one another pretty well throughout the entire film. The Monkey King provided some humor, but honestly I think most people will find the character to be more annoying than funny. He's meant to be childish and immature, but I think they took it a little too far. He made me laugh, but that isn't that hard, lol. :)
So, I really don't recommend running to the theatre to see this one. No matter how much you love martial arts, Jackie Chan, and Jet Li! If you still want to see it then go to an early show, or just try and wait to rent it!
Oh yeah...What the hell is so forbidden about the kingdom anyway??