Re: Rate & Mini-Summarize the Last Movie You Saw
The Forbidden Kingdom.
There were mixed expectations of the film because of the words "Jet Li", and "Jackie Chan". Granted, they are both capable of entertaining in martial arts flicks to the highest caliber.
A solid martial arts flick with a plot from old-school thrown straight into new-school. My problems with the film was the length of the film and the irrelevance/annoyance of the main character. Of course he wasn't irrelevant to the plot, but I never really appreciated his presence. And that is it. You could call the plot predictable, but in comparison, that's open for debate since most martial arts fantasy flicks are.
The acting was ok with nothing particularly bad except that teenager again! Martial arts was the real value of the film. The occasional humour can be seen as corny, but I was happy with it.
The costumes and scenery were incredible. I was very impressed with the use of CGI effects and how it related to the film. Knowing it is a fantasy, it was not overused in the slightest.
The only way I think anyone can see this as a particularly bad film, is to over-expect from it or let that annoying teenager get in the way.
Overall: 8/10. "Fans of the genre, take a peek"
Last edited by Rumitus; 05-21-2008 at 12:47 PM.