the monkey king
April 19, 2008 4:57am CST
have you seen the forbidden kingdom? jackie chan and jet li teams up... what do you think about it? for me, there is lacking, maybe the cinematography i'm not quite convinced, though the characters are interesting, the fighting scene are great and realistic, the story is good. what do you think.
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29 Apr 08
i've watched this last week. i enjoyed it a lot. Jet Li and Jackie Chan's team up is the best idea ever! their fighting scene where they were fighting over the magical staff was awesome! they seem like equal but for me Jet Li was the best! ^__^;; i never knew at first that Jet Li was the monkey king. he seemed young with the monkey king costume. if he weren't closed up, i wouldn't have known that it was Jet Li! however, i really didn't like that there was an American there. as the silent monk had said, "he's not even Chinese!". if it weren't for Jet Li and Jackie Chan, the movie would have failed. they say that they put a touch of West on it by putting an American cast to commercialize the film. i say, commercialization was a bad idea. it would have been better if the movie was all pure East. and then, i also think that they lack enemies. the Jade Warlord and the white-haired witch were not enough for Jet Li and Jackie Chan. Jet and the Jade warlord should have a longer fight scene too. and Jackie's fight with the white-haired witch was pathetic. the witch was too weak for Jackie. Jackie deserves a more formidable enemy. the witch should have been fought up by Sparrow. Sparrow shouldn't have meddle with the Jade warlord and the monkey king's fight. i was really disappointed with the lack of enemies. but all in all, i love the movie because of the nice rapport between Jet and Jackie. they should make a better movie together in the future.
19 Apr 08
I also thought of what could have waiting for a team up movie Jet Li- Jackie Chan, I was a great fan of both of these guys. this is my analysis: If Jet Li likes movies with great hard kicking fights, and most of the times movies he did deals with a serious scenes and often really hard core fighting techniques. do you agree? on the other side, Jackie Chan is famous for his funny movies and his technique in Chinese fighting is using the things around him to protect/fight the enemy, Having these to great differences, I think what lacked the movie is the story or script that did not balanced out these differences between the two. I did watched the film, and even though jet li tried a more light and comedy movie(romeo must die) and jackie chan tried (thunderbolt) a more serious one, I think the story elevates the story of a more serious more real hard chinese fighting giving a dominion of jet li on the forbidden kingdom
20 Apr 08
yeah, but as i watch it... the one that adapt is jet li, he be become funny at that movie... he even laugh his heart out... actually that's the first time i saw him laugh that much... no doubt, jackie would always stay the same but as their fighting stance still doesn't change. they are the one give life to the whole movie... the movie was cool and amazing, but i still have a little unsatisfactory maybe about the cinematography or the story itself... i know that they adapt the movie from Chinese folklore story...