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Release Date: April 18th, 2008

DVD Release Date: September 9th, 2008

PG-13|1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary
Jason (Michael Angarano), an American teenager, is a huge fan of Hong Kong cinema and old kung-fu movies. While browsing in a Chinatown pawn shop, he discovers the stick weapon of an ancient Chinese sage and warrior, the Monkey King. The magic relic transports Jason back in time, where he joins a band of legendary martial-artists on a quest to free the imprisoned man.

Cast: Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Michael Angarano, Yifei Liu, Collin Chou, Li Bingbing, Ye Xiaokeng, Morgan Benoit

Director: Rob Minkoff

Genres: Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Martial arts

Production Co: Casey Silver Productions

Distributors: Lionsgate Films

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  • The special effects are effective, though not terribly special. While director Minkoff pays homage to past masters of the genre, the past masters were better at this game than he. show more

  • Will please its core audience but won't enthrall anyone over the age of 16. (Even that might be stretching the point.) show more

  • The Forbidden Kingdom may be nothing but disposable fun, but it is a great, heaping, overflowing helping of fun. If you're 10, it may also seem like "Citizen Kane." show more

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