Must Watch: New, Better Forbidden Kingdom Trailer
I know I've been flipping back and forth a LOT with my opinion on the upcoming martial arts movie The Forbidden Kingdom, but now I've settled - holy shit this looks amazing!! This is what a trailer for this movie should be all about! No need to intro it with that terrible story about the kid being transported back in time, you can figure that out when you see it. Just focus on the two great martial artists - Jackie Chan and Jet Li - and then spend the rest of the time showing just a few of the awesome fights we'll see. By the end with the big fight montage I was pumped up and ready to see this tomorrow! I truly hope it's as good as the trailer makes it out to be.
Back in mid-November of 2007 we ran a trailer with some early edits of footage. After watching that I said that it was "pretty much absolute bad ass all contained within one 2-minute video." Then in late December an official teaser trailer was released that I didn't much like. I went as far as to say that "this seems way too cheesy and way too much of a 'fantasy adventure'." Now I've flipped back to the good side again and will officially say that I think this looks like it could be incredible.
Watch the newest trailer for The Forbidden Kingdom:
The Forbidden Kingdom is directed by Rob Minkoff, of Disney's The Lion King, Stuart Little, and The Haunted Mansion, and was written by John Fusco (Young Guns, Hidalgo). Wait, what, a Disney director doing a kung fu epic?! The fight choreography in the film was done by Yuen Wo Ping, who choreographed the complete Matrix trilogy and both Kill Bill movies. The Forbidden Kingdom arrives in theaters from Lionsgate on April 18th. The newest poster is featured below.