Thursday, March 13, 2008

The Forbidden Kingdom is Coming!

Is it just me, or are a lot of potentially kick-awesome but probably lousy movies coming out in the near future? We've got Hellboy II, Speed Racer, and Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull.

But let's not forget the chop-sockey extravaganza, coming out in mid-April, The Forbidden Kingdom, the first movie to feature Jet Li and Jackie Chan together! The only thing that could make that more kick-awesome would be the addition of Donnie Yuen.

Besides guaranteed kick-awesomeness in the form of awesome kicking, this movie has a classic fantasy fish-out-of-water premise: a boy from the present day gets sucked into an ancient, mystical, magical realm full of Kung Fu warriors. Even Snuffles the Dragon approves of this basic plot, though he argues that it would be better if the protagonist were a Japanese high school girl in a sailor fuku.

Anyhow, it's been ages since we've had a Kung Fu Night around here, so I'm really anticipating this movie. I'm so excited, I might go posture in front of a mirror and hit a lamp.

(By the way, didn't Jet Li claim Fearless was going to be his last Kung Fu movie?)

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