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The Forbidden Kingdom [DVD] [2008]


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    Overall Customer Rating:
    89% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (24 out of 27)

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    The Forbidden Kingdom
    Legendary martial arts stars Jackie Chan and Jet Li come together onscreen for the first time ever in director Rob Minkoff's time-traveling take on the Monkey King fable that finds an American teen transported back to ancient China after wandering into a pawn shop and discovering the king's fighting stick. Once there, the adventurous teen joins an army of fierce warriors who have sworn to free their imprisoned king at all costs. In addition to appearing as the mythical Monkey King, Li assumes the role of a silent monk, and Chan appears in the role of kung fu master Lu Yan. Famed action choreographer Yuen Woo Ping presides over the fight sequences. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Jackie Chan
      Jackie Chan - Old Hop/Lu Yan
    • Jet Li
      Jet Li - The Monkey King/the Silent Monk
    • Collin Chou
      Collin Chou - Jade Warlord
    • Liu Yifei
      Liu Yifei - Golden Sparrow
    • Li Bingbing
      Li Bingbing - Ni Chang

    Customer rating

    Rating 4.1 out of 5 stars with 27 reviews

    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      The Monkey King! Yes!


      You need to be into Japanese tales of the Monkey King to really "get" this movie. The Monkey King is always getting into trouble because of his sprightly attitude and his tremendous strength and fighting skills. The movie does a classic story of inexperienced wannabe acquiring the one thing that will grant his wishes: a magical staff belonging to the Monkey King. A little like King Arthur and a bit like Charlie Chaplin, the Monkey King can use this staff to defeat all his enemies. Our stalwart hero gets more than his dream of kung-fu fighting and incredible feats of daring while returning the magical weapon. Everyone gets their chance to tell their story and defeat their adversaries. In the end the viewer feels as if they were part of the action. Great guy flick, probably not so good for most women.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Okay movie, story line not that good


      Okay movie, story line not that good With jet lee in this movie I was hoping that it would have been a more realistic and serious story/fight sceens. Although there were some good special effects but the story had too many playful fight scenes and unrealistic jumping scenes. the story line also remind me of the karate kid movie as well. I was not a fan of those movies. It could have been a lot better. All of Jackie chan movies are unrealistic and have playful fight scenes. If you like serious and realistic story and fight scenes this is not the movie for you. Oh yeah! The special effects was very good and the blue ray picture was out standing. Plus, the sound effects was very good as well.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars



      Finally the two masters have done a movie together. I was wondering when this was going to happen. I love this movie, and I watch it almost everyday! I think they should come up with a sequel to this movie. Another pairing of the two great fighters would be great, but i'd like to see a sequel! Only other thing i wish to comment about has nothing to do with the movie. I think that the box art that comes with a new movie should stay. I think it makes them stack better, and protect your Blu Ray Disks more! At the very least make sure to include the box art on all online purchases. I'm sure they are there. That's just something i wanted to add.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Action Packed Karate Flick


      This movie was awsome. I absolutely love karate flicks. This movie features both Jackie Chan and Jet Li where they both more than showcase their martial art skills. The storyline is good but some of the special effects are even better. There are plenty of fight scenes for you to enjoy and if you have surround sound it is even better. The Blu-ray video and sound for this movie is awsome too. I would recommend this movie to anyone.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Nice Kung Fu Flick


      This movie wasn't bad. There was plenty of action and martial arts and Jackie Chan and Jet Li were great. It was very reminiscent of Karate Kid but set in a chinese fantasy setting and I think this was the weak link for me. Other than that, I thought the movie was great the whole mythical story line was interesting and I thought the witch bounty hunter was a cool idea. Even with the Karate Kid theme it was a good movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Movie not great, Chan was great


      This movie was a disaster the movies story was lackluster and the fight scene were not that good the only good thing to come out of this movie was probably Chan perfomance Chan is always the action guy but this movie showed some talent not alot but some.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      very good movie

      • Top 1000 ContributorTop 1000 Contributor

      it was a slight take on the journey to the west story. with some characters. i am a jackie chan fan and this is a must for my colletion since it also has jet lee. the extras ie documentaries were good also they made certain parts of the movie more interesting

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The Forbidden Kingdom

      • Top 250 ContributorTop 250 Contributor

      The Forbidden Kingdom has the Two greatest Kung Fu guys ever Jackie Chan and Jet Li are great. The Forbidden Kingdom has great action and is really funny. The scenes With Chan and Li are great. If you want a good movie this is it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

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