BRIEF MOVIE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CASUAL MOVIEGOERS


Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Review: The Forbidden Kingdom

"...For a movie that has Chan, Li, Chou and acclaimed fight choreographer Yuen Woo-ping collaborating together, the action was surprisingly lacklustre, and this was not because of a lack of violence due to the PG rating. On the bright side, the amount of bone-crunching action was rather substantial, and the filmmakers weren’t shy in depicting some up-close-and-personal bloodletting. However, the fight maneuvers themselves were just too rote, and even paled in comparison to what these stars delivered in their most recent movies. Kungfu fans will be sorely disappointed by what’s on display here..."

Read my full review here.

2 comments:

Alvin Lim said...

my fren's frens went to watch...n tertidur in the cinema

THE BIG MOVIE FREAK said...

The problem with Jacky Chan is that he's still trying to be a Nintendo, where his target audiences are kids and their family, even though most of his classics are pretty violent fares. This movie should have been the one where he and Jet knock the shit out of each other. Instead, they made it a kid's movie. But for a kid's movie, it's actually just ok. But CJ7 is far better.