Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Forbidden Kingdom Review

The Forbidden Kingdom
With Jackie Chan and Jet Li

A 21st century boy finds himself transported back to ancient China where he learns he must go on a quest to save the Monkey King with the help of two kung-fu masters.

It’s entertaining. The kung-fu is fun but not realistic. The plot is not anything profound. The underdog kid turns out to be the chosen one, the only one who can perform an important task. You have to be willing to accept the movie for what it is. The boy has to fight the bad guys with a ridiculously short time to train. The rivalry/friendship between his two teachers is predictable. The Monkey King is goofy. There is a fight between good and evil, some humor, kung-fu and even some more serious sad moments. But this movie is definitely light and fluffy. A movie with some action that you don’t have to think about too much.

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