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The Forbidden Kingdom (2008) - Movie Details

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113 min.
Release Date
April 18, 2008
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Running Time
113 minutes
MPAA Rating
Rated PG-13 for sequences of martial arts action and some violence

In "The Forbidden Kingdom," American teenager Jason (Michael Angarano), who is obsessed with Hong Kong cinema and kungfu classics, finds an antique Chinese staff in a pawn shop: the legendary stick weapon of the Chinese sage and warrior, the Monkey King (Jet Li). With the lost relic in hand, Jason unexpectedly finds himself transported back to ancient China.

There, he meets the drunken kungfu master, Lu Yan (Jackie Chan); an enigmatic and skillful Silent Monk (Jet... Full synopsis »

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Fans of kung fu action movies have been waiting years - no, decades - for Jet Li and Jackie Chan to face off against one another, and they finally get their wish with The Forbidden Kingdom. Unfortunately, the movie is too little, too late for the aging actors, and the fact that the movie is an American production doesn't help. Full movie review »
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