Friday, 2 May 2008
Movie watch: The Forbidden Kingdom
Kung fu is back with a bang.
Forget the story though, or the formuliac plot, because we are not complaining.
Jackie Chan and Jet Li create art in a deadly duel, the centerpiece of the movie, the other fight scenes are good too..
Lot of subtle-sounding stuff like "..hear the soundless.." and wacky nonsensical one-liners help us turn a blind eye to the story of a Kungfu movie crazy teenager going back in time to "fulfill the prophecy", as it often happens in this much-loved Hollywood genre.
A breezy watch, largely due to Chan and Li creating some extraordinary moments of martial art.