The Forbidden Kingdom

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The Forbidden Kingdom

Rob Minkoff (2008)

12A Certificate


Our Score
Kung fu superstars Jackie Chan and Jet Li team up for the first time here, playing multiple roles in a martial arts romp that merges a Karate Kid-style plot with assorted Chinese folk tales. Michael Angarano (Sky High) co-stars in this handsomely mounted tale, as an American teen who is magically whisked off to ancient China where he's enlisted to help some local martial artists free fabled warrior the Monkey King (Jet Li) and combat a despotic warlord. Director Rob Minkoff previously made The Lion King and Stuart Little, and he goes for a similarly broad audience appeal for his first action movie. The proceedings may be a little too complicated for younger children, and not full-blooded enough for martial arts movie fans, but it's harmless, fight-filled entertainment with two of the best chop-socky exponents in the business.



Cast & Crew

Monkey King / The Silent Monk Jet Li
Old Hop / Lu Yan Jackie Chan
Jason Tripitikas Michael Angarano
Golden Sparrow Yifei Liu
Jade Warlord Collin Chou
Ni Chang Bingbing Li
Lupo Morgan Benoit
Director Rob Minkoff
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Other Information

Language: English / MandarinColourTheatrical distributor: Lionsgate UKGuidance: Edited for violence and language.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 11 Jul 2008