A: A nerdy American teenager, obsessed with Kung Fu movies, is destined to return a magical staph to its rightful owner, the Monkey King, who is one of the Eight Immortals in the Forbidden Kingdom.
Q: Who’s in the movie?
A: Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Michael Angarano, Collin Chou, Yifei Liu, Bingbing Li
Q: Is this movie worth the price of admission?
A: Proceed with Caution. You will enjoy the Martial Arts fights, but the story is by the numbers, and the main character is underdeveloped.
Q: Will this movie make me laugh?
A: Not as much as a campy movie like this should.
Q: Will this movie make me cry?
A: No, but it might make you wish you were re-watching The Karate Kid instead.
Q: Will this movie be up for any awards?
A: It's close to being the first Hollywood-China co-production to open in China. This of course is pending China's censorship board approving it, and Hollywood getting its head out of its butt and remembering that China is the world's capital of piracy.
Q: How is the Acting?
A: As is his way, Jackie Chan is over the top. Jet Li also has a few false moments-- but only when he's talking.
Q: How is the Directing?
A: The fights are captured well and the visuals are appealing, but it's not as pretty as movies like Hero or House of Flying Daggers.
Q: How is the story/script?
A: Predictable, and clearly ripping off a little bit of every movie in this genre that came before it... which sometimes is a blessing in disguise, because when you can't understand what the actors are saying (which is often), it's a relief to know that you can reach into your memory of what happens in other films, and follow along.
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