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Forbidden Kingdom

Postby Craig on Sun May 18, 2008 4:20 am

Just caught this. Pretty much exactly what I was expecting. Ridiculously cheesy but lots of fun if you're into that sort of thing. Lots of cool fight scenes, jet and jackie are still great even tho they are both getting on in age.

Saw the end coming from about 30 jillion miles away but you get that sometimes ;D

overall i quite enjoyed it, good light watching
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Re: Forbidden Kingdom

Postby ashe on Sun May 18, 2008 9:20 am

well... it's a hollywood flick. can't wait to see it anyway.
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Re: Forbidden Kingdom

Postby Shadowdh on Sun May 18, 2008 12:47 pm

hmmm it is a hollywood flick but with Chinese influences... I thought it was great fun... dont try to think or make something out of it... it is what it is... entertaining... and fun...
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Re: Forbidden Kingdom

Postby Chris Fleming on Sun May 18, 2008 7:49 pm

It was fun. You can guess that it will be hollywoodish, fantastical etc, but it's something to sit back and be entertained by...and the get some practice in.
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Re: Forbidden Kingdom

Postby xingyijuan on Sun May 18, 2008 9:10 pm

I felt it was a mix of both, hollywood and hk films. The plot, with the withe toast kid, was hollywood-cheesy but the fight sequences were very hk. Hollywood still can't film a fight seuqence right, so I'm gessing Yuen Wo-Ping did some extra job on that one.
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Re: Forbidden Kingdom

Postby Ian on Sun May 18, 2008 9:17 pm

xingyijuan wrote:Hollywood still can't film a fight seuqence right


The Bourne films...
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Re: Forbidden Kingdom

Postby nianfong on Wed May 21, 2008 12:16 pm

more like forgotten kingdom.
I'd really like to forget I just watched it last night. the fight between jackie and jet was cool. but that's about it. and the white hair chick was hot.

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Re: Forbidden Kingdom

Postby qiphlow on Wed May 21, 2008 12:20 pm

the white hair chick certainly was hot.
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Re: Forbidden Kingdom

Postby kenneth delves on Wed May 21, 2008 4:52 pm

It was fun, some good fight sequences but I feel bringing in the western kid who miraculously speaks chinese and learns kung fu in a 16th cenyury chinese setting was a bit too much, maybe I'm a purist but the karate kid type hero I feel is pandering to american audiences
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Re: Forbidden Kingdom

Postby ashe on Wed May 21, 2008 10:54 pm

kenneth delves wrote: the karate kid type hero I feel is pandering to american audiences


really? :o










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Re: Forbidden Kingdom

Postby nianfong on Thu May 22, 2008 3:30 am

except for the jackie vs jet scene, the fight scenes were mostly pretty run-of-the-mill stuff. the fights in drunken fist 2 were way better. plus the white kid was SOOO annoying. I wanted him to get killed through the entire movie.

I not only feel like my intelligence was insulted, but also my entire culture. my god, they fucked up the monkey king so bad. and the jade emperor too.
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Re: Forbidden Kingdom

Postby Walter Joyce on Thu May 22, 2008 7:36 am

Has anyone seen The Golden Palace with Chow Yun Fat?

If so, reactions?
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Re: Forbidden Kingdom

Postby juz on Thu May 22, 2008 10:35 am

qiphlow wrote:the white hair chick certainly was hot.
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does that thing come with batteries in it?





does she come with batteries in her..........
What I really need right now is a montage....
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