Monday, April 6, 2009

The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)

One of the best films I ever saw...
Jackie Chan and Jet Li together - Crouching Tiger & Sprinting Monkey

Leopard style, dragon style. Fight to the air, fight on water, Prying Mantis,  Bouncing Sparrow 
IMDB : 5556/  


Pass: kosovadc

It is the first film to star together two of the best-known names in the martial arts film genre, Jackie Chan and Jet Li. The action sequences were choreographed by Yuen Woo-ping.
the inebriated traveling scholar Lu Yan (Jackie Chan), a supposed 'immortal', who is surprisingly alert and agile even when drunk. Later that night, seated in a teahouse, Lu Yan tells Jason of a legend of the Monkey King, who caused havoc at the banquet held by the Immortals on Five Elements Mountain celebrating the Jade Emperor's forthcoming 500-year period of meditation. The Jade Emperor took a liking to the Monkey King and awarded him a heavenly title, much to the chagrin of the Jade Warlord (Collin Chou), who was the Emperor's general. The Emperor then left the Jade Warlord to rule Heaven before retreating to his period of seclusion. The Warlord then challenged the Monkey King to a duel to display their fighting and magical abilities. After tricking the Monkey King into setting aside his magic staff Ruyi Jingu Bang, the Warlord changed him into a statue of himself, whereupon the Monkey King threw the staff beyond the Warlord's grasp. Lu Yan ends the tale by stating a prophecy in which a person known as the "Seeker" will find the staff and free the Monkey King. Lu Yan and Jason are then attacked by the Jade Warlord's soldiers, from whom they are rescued by Golden Sparrow (Liu Yifei), a young girl who refers to herself in the third person, who reveals that her family was murdered by the Jade Warlord, against whom she has therefore sworn revenge.

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