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  • While fighting off the warlord's extraordinarily weak soldiers, the protagonist encounters the beautiful 'Sparrow', who is bent upon killing the warlord in revenge for killing her parents

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      “The Forbidden Kingdom”, directed by Rob Minkoff, is a rather highly predictable tale involving a Kung-Fu crazy american teenager, a ‘drunken immortal’(Jackie Chan), a monkey god(Jet Li) and a megalomaniacal military warlord. The plot revolves around the monkey god’s golden staff, which was separated from him by the cunning Warlord who resides in the Five elements mountains, which, ironically, consists only of 4 mountains! For those interested in finding flaws, the movie is a veritable gold

      mine.

      The lead actor, somehow, finds himself in ancient china, after getting beaten up by a bunch of goons.

      Soon, he finds that his mission is to deliver the staff to the petrified golden monkey, rendered thus by the devious Warlord in a magical duel.

      On his way, he learns, within the span of Jackie Chan’s 3 minute monologue, the intricacies and naunces of Kung Fu.

      While fighting off the warlord’s extraordinarily weak soldiers, the protagonist ...


      • encounters the beautiful ‘Sparrow’, who is bent upon killing the warlord in revenge for killing her parents.

        What follows hereafter can be called “a series of unfortunate events”.

        Obviously, the warlord is killed and the monkey god set free by the machinations of the foursome.

        The supposedly immortal beings(chan and li) dish out their trademark KungFu/Karate moves, variously, in a buddhist temple, a bamboo forest, an inn, a desert and(finally) the warlord’s palace.

        Of course, in

        every single instance, Chan and company prevail over the bad guys! The sound and graphics sequence is the saving grace for a movie that is otherwise plagued by a poor narrative, and lackadaisical individual performances.

        In other words,it is a classic hollywood kungfu movie with lots of muscle and considerably less brain.

        watch it if you have nothing else to do.




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