I didn't know what to expect when Nancy and I went to see "Forbidden Kingdom" today. Man, was I surprised. Jacky Chan has never been better, Jet Li has never been better -- it was funny and moving and full of great kung fu action. I can't recommend it highly enough. It was dang near perfect.
Okay, this film looks very cool. Jacky Chan and Jet Li together at last in The Forbidden Kingdom. Some of the reviews say it's a fantasy aimed at a teenage audience, but the film clips on rottentomatoes.com are pretty impressive. I think this one is a "must see" for this coming weekend.
I always thought either of these guys had the potential to make movies that had nearly as much impact as Bruce Lee. Jacky Chan, though, is a comedian, and that has worked very well for him. I'm glad that Jet Li didn't follow through on his vow to stop making kung fu movies. Like Bruce Lee, he is absolute perfection on screen. It's always great to see a new high-budget kung fu movie hit the screens.