Excerpt: Well, this movie isn't anything particuarly exceptional, but it makes for some brainless fun. The action, fighting, and special effects are top-notch. The story is rather hoaky, the characters are underdeveloped. But, the production design is great (sets and costumes are very detailed, and appear to fit the setting well), and the photography is quite slick. Also, the movie seems littered with homages to other kung-fu movies.
Excerpt: Having the two greatest living movie martial artist in the world was a sign of movie history. This was a longtime coming and would be nice to see them in a couple more. I have to agree with many about the token white guy was cliche, but I'm guessing that is the only way for them to appeal to people in the US. I didn't think they would have needed that especially how big Jackie's name has already become here. Regardless this film had everything.
Excerpt: The visuals were great in this movie and the audio was fine. The PQ was awesome and is some of the best I have seen so far. The landscapes and scenery were wonderful and the fight scenes were excellent. There may have been extra features on this movie but I don't really care about the extra features and rarely look at them so that is why I put N/A. The story line was a little cheesy at times, but overall I really enjoyed this movie.
Excerpt: When I sat down to watch this movie I thought to myself I would enjoy and fall in love with this movie. When it was over I had one thing to say, WOW. This movie had amazing martial arts scenes, but a fine story at best. Jackie Chan was great in this movie but seemed a little just put in there for some laughs and Kung-Fu. Jet Li really jumped off the screen as a great actor for me because I've never seen any of his work.
Excerpt: Finally, Jackie Chan and Jet Li together in one movie. I enjoy watching Jackie Chan's acrobatic kung-fu moves as well as Jet Li's finesse martial arts moves in their respective movies, but watching both in one film is a blast. A must own blu-ray film.
Excerpt: this movie is a good one I liked it but to people who do not know chinese mythology or kung fu movies might not get alot of the characters they showcase like golden sparrow form come drink with me or hte female bounty hunter in the is the bride with white hair and jackie chans character is one of the eight drunken gods butt anyway Im rambling on but the movie alltogether is good but as i said to most people it will seem like an asain neverending story
Excerpt: The main reason to see this movie or experience it, mainly pertains to the high quality of this Blu-ray. This is truly a reference material sort of Blu-ray for any Home Theater system to handle. While the movie might seem coy or tripe, it does have its moments. However, anyone with a good Home Theater System, properly adjusted, will marvel at just how far the video business has come to a point of delivering a incredible product!
Excerpt: Being that I have much love for the Asian martial arts movies, seeing Jackie and Jet in a movie together on the big screen was a win-win for me! I enjoyed the movie overall even though I never took the plot that serious, but I was thoroughly entertained by the time the credits roled. If you enjoy humor, action, fantasy and kung-fu, I definitely think this is the movie for you. The video and audio were both top notch!
Excerpt: "The Forbidden Kingdom" is extremly entertaining from start to finish with Jackie Chan and Jet Li never looking better. As a fan of kung-fu films all throughout my life I must say that this movie has some of the best martial arts choreography I've seen in any martial arts film. Jackie Chan and Jet Li leave you absolutley amazed scene after scene with their amazing Kung-Fu.
Summary: If you're not a 13 year-old boy, Forbidden Kingdom was not really made for you. I understand the appeal of Jet Li and Jackie Chan, together at last, and everyone's hopes for a harmonious combination like peanut butter and chocolate. I shared this hope, but was served something more like canned cheese with crackers. It's not that this combination is bad, just that their pairing is framed within a feeble, pointlessly enthusiastic action film.