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JUST [LAIN SILLY! I WATCHED THE FIRST HALF HOUR AND COULDN'T GET BEYOND IT! THE MARTIAL ART ON WIRES IS SO OVER!
Great movie Great action!
A epic team up in a blah movie Jackie and Jet at top of there game it's kinda generic Fantasy movie but I still like that fight.
The martial arts movie with the best kung fu scene
It had a entertaining story and lovable characters it had good humor and very cool fight scenes with bad ass villains as well Sequal anyone?
Good action movie, and great to see Jet Li again! The dynamic martial arts duo pick up the slack from the other actors, and the fight scenes are second to none!
While its fight and action sequences are predictably outstanding, The Forbidden Kingdom is a potentially good movie with a bad case of the "white savior" narrative: and that's leaving aside the fact that the film has only two female characters, both of whom end up dead by the end of the runtime.
Beautiful cinematography and well-choreograph action sequences cannot save this noose fest of a film. "The Forbidden Kingdom" suffers from a generic plot and a typical white hero who feels out of place in this diverse cast. Jackie Chan and Jet Li are great as always, but their potentials are wasted due the restrained they had when Americanizing this Chinese folk tale. The film would have been better suited and told if it were made by a full Asian crew.
Finally we get to see Jackie Chan and Jet Li together. However this is more a Chan movie and feels more like one of Chan's pictures than Li's in the way it incorporates comedy, although Li proves to be a good sport and goes along for the ride. Several scenes are played specifically for laughs, including those where Jason undergoes his obligatory kung fu training. There's also a hilarious punch-line to the sequence in which Lu Yan attempts to summon rain. As The Forbidden Kingdom reaches its climax, Minkoff adopts a slightly more staid mood, but it's nothing that diminishes the overall entertainment value. The Forbidden Kingdom is for those who like plenty of kung fu action with an epic fantasy setting and a little humor thrown in. When all is said and done, the dream team combination of Chan and Li is just a nice bonus.