For years, I have been watching great martial arts films starring Jackie Chan and Jet Li. Never, though, have they starred together, let alone fought against each other. For a few months, I’ve been anticipating this film. I needed to see what they would do with it. When it comes to Action films, I always enjoy a good martial arts film, especially if it has these actors in them.
This movie was about an American teenager who loves martial-arts films, Jason Tripitikas (Michael Angarano) who journeys into an alternate universe called “The Forbidden Kingdom” where he meets some…colorful characters. He was transported to this strange dimension when he found a mysterious magical staff. Jackie Chan plays a drunken kung-fu master, who is immortal. Jet Li plays a silent monk, and they both help Jason return the magical staff to its rightful owner.
Along the way, Jason had to be taught how to fight kung-fu, in order to ward off the “Jade Warriors.” This movie was part “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon,” “Karate Kid” and “Lord of the Rings.” I enjoyed it a lot. I have seen plenty martial arts films which were, in my opinion, more worthwhile to watch. Though, that fact wouldn’t stop me from watching this film over and over again. I give it four out of five stars. Peace Out
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