The Forbidden Kingdom

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Rating: 2 of 5 ★★☆☆☆ 

The problem with movies that are badly written is that they don’t leave a lot to talk about. Yes, the stunts were really cool. And the fight scenes, pretty intense. But those are the sort of things one needs to watch and are why you go see the movie. In the aftermath, there isn’t much to say.

Except that Jackie Chan and Jet Li are great fighters. They aren’t expected to be great actors. So the writer’s, while attempting a solid enough mythology, didn’t really try to write much of a story for their characters.

So, it’s cool to look at but isn’t really much of anything else.

Writing:★☆☆☆☆ 
Characters:★☆☆☆☆ 
Performances:★★☆☆☆ 
Directing:★★☆☆☆ 
Production:★★★★☆ 
Overall:★★☆☆☆ 

April 19, 2008 | Review , , | this post contains affiliate links