Owtkast - wrote on 09/30/08
Targeted more toward adolescent males than fans of actual Chinese acrobatic fighting, The Forbidden Kingdom may polarize viewers expecting one thing but getting another. Chan and Li are together for the first time and there choreography and fight schenes are remarkable. The FX are appealing and the characters interesting, especially the Monkey King himself. Those willing to accept the fact that this isn't the hardcore, choreographed fight movie fans have been waiting for will likely find something to enjoy here. And 10-year old boys, the likely target audience, will probably flip for this stuff. Face it all of us have a 10 year old in us.