Monday, July 28, 2014
The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)
IMDb plot summary: A discovery made by a kung fu obsessed American teen sends him on an adventure to China, where he joins up with a band of martial arts warriors in order to free the imprisoned Monkey King.
Directed by Rob Minkoff. Starring Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Michael Angarano, and Yifei Liu.
This is moderately entertaining. I'm not a huge fan of martial arts movies, but there were some good fight scene here, likable characters, and a nice straightforward plot. The visuals were also gorgeous -- the scenery surrounding the fight scenes was often really beautiful. I'm not sure this movie is going to stick with me, but it was a fun afternoon watch, and anyone who enjoys fantasy martial arts movies should definitely check this one out.
Flickchart: #908 out of 2185, below City Lights and above V/H/S/2.