New Trailer for The Forbidden Kingdom
Unfortunately I'm not going to encourage anyone to watch this. Back in mid-November we ran a leaked trailer that showed lots of the kung fu that will be featured in The Forbidden Kingdom. That trailer looked epic and incredible and yet whenever I read the synopsis, I got worried. Today a real American trailer was released and now all my fears have been realized. This seems way too cheesy and way too much of a "fantasy adventure" than a kung fu epic. With that, you certainly can watch this new trailer below, but I'd suggest you stick with the old one.
Watch the trailer for The Forbidden Kingdom:
The Forbidden Kingdom was written by John Fusco (Young Guns, Hidalgo) and directed by Rob Minkoff, of Disney's The Lion King, Stuart Little, and The Haunted Mansion. Wait, what, a Disney director doing a kung fu epic?! The film arrives in theaters from Lionsgate next April 18th, 2008. The newest poster is featured below.
Reader Feedback - 27 Comments
I haven't seen the original trailer yet (that one cannot be streamed at my work for some reason) but this trailer looks good, espescially the last part. I have a good feeling about this.
Avelanch on Dec 21, 2007
Nice. i liked that trailer. it would have been nice to just leave the modern part out of the story and just leave the ancient chinese setting. But then again it would have been another typical kun-fu movie. looking forward to it...
akumared on Dec 21, 2007
If it was just Jackie Chan and Jet Li teaming up I'd be excited, but throw that kid from Sky High into the mix and the movie goes down in points for me. Jackie Chan had to suffer through Chris Tucker, now this kid? I'll wait for a true J & J team-up, thank you. btw, the movie looks awful.
Daniel M. on Dec 21, 2007
Alex, I don't know man, I think you're 0 for 2 on this and the Hancock trailer. While it doesn't look nearly as good from this trailer as the last one did, I don't' think it's going to be a complete disaster. That being said, I don't have any desire to see this in the theaters. So I guess maybe you're right, but still. This trailer isn't AWFUL.
Icarus on Dec 21, 2007
i thought id give it the benefit of the doubt but your right, this is terrible, i hate that kid and hes definately not from south boston. youd think theyd get a child actor with experience not some kid they probably found modeling underwear for baby gap. and jackie just seems to be getting worse and worse with the roles hes taking
harrison on Dec 21, 2007
tHIS MOVIE LOOKS GOOD, till i saw another Shia in it!!!!! HOW HORRIBLE!!!
REAL6 on Dec 21, 2007
Riddle me this. People from Feudal Japan speaking english? Good Lord! I guess that is a little bit more believable than a kid from south bronx (or wherever he's from) speaking Japanese! A big fat poop on a stick from me.
SacLA on Dec 21, 2007
As far as I know some ideas of this film is actually borrowed from the Chinese classic novel Journey to the West, so having this in mind, this movie looks even more ridiculous. I don't know, personally I don't like movies that mix modern time with ancient time, it just doesn't feel right to me. Instead, I am looking forward of seeing Warlords, which is already premiered in China.
AsceticMonk on Dec 21, 2007
First half of the trailer looks awful, but does redeem itself with the second half, but I agree with Alex, why is a Disney director involved in a film like this, it doesn't look at all promising.
Noddy on Dec 21, 2007
@ #7 Not Japan. CHINA!!!
jason_md2020 on Dec 22, 2007
omg, a disney film.... freaking jet and jackie. what is freaking wrong with you two??? movie is gonna b an upset......
Nickel on Dec 27, 2007
I think this movie will be very interesting despite everyones views, you got to give a movie a chance before you judge it, besides jet li and jackie chan are in it . so if your a huge martial arts fan this should very much excite you. Can't wait until comes out I'll be the first in line
brandon Muth on Dec 27, 2007
Chinese are not speaking English today! Watching chinese speaking English on ancient is so ridiculous?
lily on Dec 29, 2007
Jackie Chan & Jet Li in the same movie COOL. I'll watch this one
David on Jan 2, 2008
Jackie Chan & Jet Li in the same movie COOL. I'll watch this one also
forvet on Jan 5, 2008
Nicely said forvet lol.
David on Jan 5, 2008
Even though I am going to watch this movies. I hate the idea of a white boy doing a asian boy's job. A asian film should be all asian cast. It feels funny watching a white boy doing kung fu. Why is it that Hollywood has to put a white actor in a movie that is all chinese. Are they affraid that noone in the USA won't watch it if there isn't a white cast member. They need to put me in this movie. I will make the movies look better. But i am seeing this movie to support Jet Li and Jackie Chan. To my asian out there. Later John Xiong
John Xiong on Jan 11, 2008
That's exactly what their afraid of, you racist piece of shit. It sounds like YOU believe it won't make money if it stars all Asians. White boy this; white boy that. Shut your cock holster bitch! You probably have a crush on that Shia look-alike. How's this fuck head: To my Whites/Latinos out there. Later.
Sinner on Jan 12, 2008
Call me cheesy, but I prefer these trailer to the first one. Yea its not an King Fu epic as the first, but seriously how well do Kung Fu Epics normally do. I'll take a mixture, with a little comedy over another Hero. ( which was good)
Rory on Jan 13, 2008
movie is going to blow white people ruin everything, first we had a white guy as being THE LAST SAMURAI, now this? for god's sake hollywhite is ruining the great MONKEY KING epic
xuperlimit on Jan 19, 2008
The Last Samurai was a sick- ass movie. Fuck off xuper. Stay in Cerritos bitch. Stay out of Hollywhite.
Sinner on Jan 22, 2008
Your words, not mine. Racist ass clown.
Sinner on Jan 23, 2008
This trailer isnt long enough for us to say if its good or not. And as far as Kung Fu Epic or Fantasy, The Monkey King is Chinese Folklore. A great Story, So i actually am glad they didnt make this into just pure fighting and did incorporate the fantasy side of this. Hey Guys it could have been worse they could have made this in ancient china and used some hip hop soundtrack. Then we really would have had something to complain about. I think the boy finding the spear is classic, and if this film was just in cantonese or mandarin someone would be complaining about that... I love subtitles... Everyone needs to be open.
Therblig on Jan 25, 2008
Well shut my mouth. You are right on the money Therblig. Well said.
Sinner on Jan 26, 2008
DESPITE EVERYONE'S OPINION I THINK THIS MOVIE WILL BE VERY INTERESTING. I'M A BIG MARTIAL ARTS FAN BESIDES, JET AND JACKIE ARE IN THE SAME FILM. NOW C'MON, THAT ALONE SHOULD MAKE YOU WANNA CHECK IT OUT, STOP DEBATING JUDGE IT AFTER YOU'D SEEN IT THEN MAYBE YOUR OPINION MAY MAKE SENSE CAN'T WAIT TILL IT HITS THE BIG SCREEN!!!!!!
HEATHERFACE on Feb 12, 2008
Trust me guys this is going to be one of the best movies your going to ever see. Jet Li and Jackie Chan in the same movie, can't be any better than that. Its going in the history book.
John on Apr 12, 2008
Wow!! This ia a Great one. Am a big fan of both gentlemen. They're both Great...and I can'nt imagine both of them in the SAME movie.... Must be fantastic and full of Action! I''ll surely get my own copy... Keep it up Li and Chang....
Jimmy Wayuni on Apr 15, 2008
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