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Old 09-08-2008, 01:39 PM
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Default ’The Forbidden Kingdom’ - High-def Digest Review

Ken's review of ’The Forbidden Kingdom’ has been posted. He's sort of disappointed by this first pairing of Jackie Chan and Jet Li. This Blu-ray features excellent video and sound and some solid supplements. Worth a look.

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Spot on review. I have been waiting for this pair-up for a long time...did NOT like this film at all and it was pretty disappointing that the very first colab between these two masters was wasted on such a cliche'd plot. The whole Neverending Story feel was pretty lame, and the ending is VERY predictable. I'm sure families will dig this one, but not me.
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I actually enjoyed this movie. I will be putting this on my Xmas list.
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Old 09-08-2008, 04:39 PM
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I really enjoyed this movie.

While it is nothing special i found it an enjoyable experience.

The only bit i did not like was the golden monkey parts but apart from that it was alright and i will be buying it.


The Pic quality from the review sounds damn good so that is cool
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I'll rent it.
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Old 09-08-2008, 05:51 PM
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Definitely buying it tomorrow.
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Greetings:

I'm new to this site/forum having being directed here via DVDSavant.

I was surprised to find this particular movie being reviewed during my first visit, as I was the boom operator on "The Forbidden Kingdom."

I still haven't seen the picture as I was working on another movie ("Cirque Du Freak") in New Orleans when TFK came out in theaters.

I wonder if some of the BR visual issues have anything to do with the fact that both film (Panavision) and digital (Genesis) cameras were used during production?

Regardless, you seem like a nice bunch around here and I'm happy to have joined in the fun.


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Old 09-08-2008, 08:55 PM
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Welcome to the forums Huck. For what it's worth I thought FK was a great film. Plus it was awesome seeing Jet and Jackie together finally.
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I thought the movie was really good. Despite it's silliness and whatnot. You knew that coming in, if you didn't you got what you deserve.
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Silliness? The whole entire movie was just plain silly to me. I saw this in the theaters and I was majorly dissappointed. For the first Jackie Chan/Jet Li movie, they could've done so much better!

So I got what I deserved because I thought it was silly? Explain to me how so? Two of the most renowned martial arts actors finally team up and make a 'C' grade movie...
It was like Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon meets Karate Kid.

I am not knocking anyone else for liking his movie, I am just saying I personally was dissappointed. If you liked it, more power to you! I'm not too fond of the Karate Kid movies, so that is probably part of the reason why I didn't like this one.

Ah well, the cool part was seeing the fight sequence between Li and Chan.
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