The Forbidden Kingdom
Butt kicking is good but story is not
There's something really wrong about having Jackie Chan and Jet Li in the same movie. For one both of them can't speak fluent English and half of what they say I can't understand. Another thing they lack much off is the chemistry part. Yes they kick the crap out of everybody even amongst themselves but I felt it was not enough for me to be wowed. The only element I liked was the old school kung fu with all the famous animal stances. And Jackie doing his infamous drunken master style just makes you feel nostalgic about his younger days. Story wise it did not worked for me. I’m disappointed about how shallow the story is and it could have used some more depth. The new comer kid is not that bad and he kind of reminded me of Ralph Macchio’s character in Karate Kid. What I did not like about him was his character development which to me seemed half baked. The supporting cast is also not that bad especially when this blazing hot Yifei Liu lights up the screen with her beauty. Cinematography is also worth mentioning because the film's look is just gorgeous. Overall what the Forbidden Kingdom brings is a lot of action but less substance story wise final grade C..