Jackie Chan on The Forbidden Kingdom...

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Apr 25, 2008
  1. TrolleyDave
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    "Jackie Chan quoted as saying to Xinhua News Agency
    "The movie I just shot with Jet Li, The Forbidden Kingdom, actually isn't that great... The Forbidden Kingdom is a movie made for Americans... Chinese viewers may not like it. If I say it's a good movie now, then many people will be filled with overly high expectations and be disappointed when they see the movie."

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  3. vladislaus

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    Lol this really does sum up Hollywood to me. Complete no brainers a lot of the time. I must say though a lot of its independent cinema and there are some Hollywood classics's but i by far will keep to my world cinema.

    want a good martial art film, highly recommend, Ong Bak.
     
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    wow...wasn't that spam....

    Ontopic:
    Edit:agreed with the poster above, this movie is good and recommended.


    The movie is based on a story/legend of the monkey king heading to the west.... along with a pig, monk and a warrior....


    The story of the monkey king,

    Sun Wukong (traditional Chinese: ???; simplified Chinese: ???; pinyin: S?n Wùk?ng; Wade-Giles: Sun Wu-k'ung), known in the West as the Monkey King, is the main character in the classical Chinese epic novel Journey to the West. In the novel, he accompanies the monk Xuanzang on the journey to retrieve Buddhist sutras from India.

    Sun Wukong was known to have incredible strength, being able to lift his 13,500 j?n (6,750 kg) Ruyi Jingu Bang with ease. He also has super speed, traveling 108,000 li (54,000 kilometers) in one somersault. Sun knows 72 transformations, which allows him to transform into various animals and objects. His hairs also contain magical properties, each being able to transform into a clone of the Monkey King himself, as well as weapons, animals, and other objects. He also knows other various spells such as commanding the wind, conjuring protective circles against demons, or freezing humans, demons, and gods alike with one word.
     
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    I watched it on premier day with my girlfriend.
    I can see that the movie targeted Americans who are somewhat interested in Chinese movies.
    This movie has a hint of the Journey to the West, but totally independent story.

    I'm pretty sure Jackie Chan and Jet Li speak better English than they did in the movie (At least in their previous movies?) that was the only grudge I had.

    Me and my girlfriend were satisfied. After a bunch of Chinese movies depicting epic heroic tales, this one was at least fresh-ier.
     
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    Great... sounds like I shouldn't watch it... I was hoping it would be good :\

    Anyone know any movies about the Three Kingdoms? (I sort of can't be bothered reading the English translations and my Chinese is waaaay too crap to read the originals [​IMG])
     
  7. ScuberSteve

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    That was the most epic martial arts movie I've seen in a loooong time.
    Was the english version butchered?
    Or was it still awesome?
    (English release was a dub/sub, but I'm not sure if it was cut up)
     
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    Ong Bak was decent, so was Ong Bak 2 (I think the title was something different, I can't remember but it was something like the protector or similar)
    Also Area 13? a French movie plays similar but more focused on acrobatics than martial arts.
     
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    Ong Bak 2 was Tom Yum Goong in Asia and The Protector in the west. Excellent fighting again but a really weak story. Check out the movie The Bodyguard. It's not a martial arts movie though, it's an action movie starring the guy who plays his mate in Ong Bak and the cop in Tom Yum Goong. It has the best car crash stunt you'll ever see in it!
     
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    Dave, they did a big budget Chinese version of Journey to the West, just a couple of years ago ... under the name "A Chinese Tall Tale" ... I have the deluxe edtion that came in a bag, and had a mousepad and calendar with it.
     
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    He said something similar about the Rush Hour movies as well didn't he?
     
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    He says that kind of stuff a lot lol
     
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    A Chinese Tall Tale is the Stephen Chow movie ain't it? I've not seen it yet, someone told me it was lavish but lacking. Is it good? I'll order a copy later if it is.
     
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    It's a fine film ... except for the sci-fi element ... and Tripitaka is the main character ... and you hardly see Monkey, Pigsy or Sandy ...

    There was a more recent Monkey film made ... it even used music from the 70s Japanese TV series ... but I forget the name lol
     
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    Sounds alright, although I think I'll grab it first just to make sure. The sci-fi element is putting me off a little, and whaddya mean there's barely any Sun Wukong! I know the tale originally followed Tripitaka but Monkey was a maaaaajor element of the story.

    I'll have to find out what that other Monkey film is. They did a new version on Japanese TV that's supposed to be stellar, I think it was last year not sure, but I've never been able a fan-sub version. The original Monkey series was tops though. You ever watch Condor Heroes?
     
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    this movie is so so
     
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    The movie was indeed too american and not really like older movies
     
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    yeah it gets kinda of boring
     
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    I bet you haven't even seen it.
     
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    I did in the theaters!
     

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