As Golden Sparrow. Collin Chou As Jade Warlord. Li Bingbing As Ni Chang. Ye Xiaokeng As Abbot. Morgan Benoit As Lupo. Alexis Bridges As Kam.
Wang Deshun With the lost relic in hand, the teenager unexpectedly finds himself travelling back to ancient China to join a crew of warriors from martial arts lore on a dangerous quest to free the imprisoned Monkey King. TMDb Score. The Forbidden Kingdom - Trailer No. This gives me hope that one day the great works of China, Japan and Korea will not need a prerequisite white American guy in the lead.
As for those of us who know and love the original Chinese classic Hsi You Ji, we can revel in the performances of our main man Jackie, the Kowloon guy who has done so much for us worldwide, and Jet, another Kowloon guy who is just as determined. We can admire Michael Angarano, who really did a great job holding his own with all the cultural and actor heavyweights in this film.
We may not be happy with the film idea that all of Sun Wu Kong's power comes from his staff, but we can forgive that in exchange for having one of the great symbols of Sun Wu Kong impressed upon newbie viewers. Finally, for those interested in getting to know the awesomeness of the original, Chicago University Professor Anthony C. Yu has done the first complete translation of Hsi You Ji in English, complete with notes to aid in understanding the various Chinese Taoist and Buddhist concepts of the day.
Yes, it is that deep. It is great for a reason, and I highly recommend it. I also recommend this movie, for it's great historical contribution to one of the world's greatest works of art as well as for it's wonderful entertainment value, including fantastic special effects and costumes. See all reviews from the United States. Top international reviews. You can't really go wrong can you?
It was old school style yes but it also had a more modern upbeat element to it which for me made it highly watchable. I bought it for my husband who likes to watch Chinese monks flying all over the place, and as I had seen the trailer which looked very good I thought why not give it a try?
I am glad I did as the film certainly did not disappoint in any way and was completely entertaining from start to finish. With Chan and Li working together the fight scenes were so well done as you might expect with two masters on the screen, and you just know that speed and accuracy from them both had nothing to do with any kind of camera trickery it was all just them doing what they do best. If you are unsure find the trailer and watch that, if you like what you see then you will love this movie as it tells you what to expect from it and I guarantee it will not disappoint.
Thank you for your feedback. Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again. Good movie with a great story and tons of kung fu. Love seeing two of the greatest actors in one movie together Jackie Chan and Jet Li. Fantastic price for a great movie. Start Your Free Trial. New subscribers only. You May Also Like Extras. Coach Carter. To Sleep With Anger. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.