2023 Author: Leah Sherlock | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-27 12:28
The action-adventure film "The Forbidden Kingdom" was released in 2008. This is an insanely beautiful fairy tale, in which ancient Chinese traditions are woven into each frame.
Excellent performance of the actors of "Forbidden Kingdom", costumes, atmosphere and interesting plot from the very first frames capture and carry away into the world of fantasy and adventure.
The protagonist of the film is an American teenager Jason (Michael Angarano), who is fond of kung fu films and constantly visits a kind old man's shop in Chinatown in search of new discs. Everything is going well until the street hooligans force and threaten the young man to help them in robbing the same shop. During the robbery, the old man is badly injured, but before losing consciousness, he hands Jason the Golden Staff with a request to return it to its rightful owner.
Fleeing from hooligans, a teenager falls into a time vortex and is mysteriously transported to China, where his adventures begin. Jason meets Lu Yang (Jackie Chan), a master of the drunken fist kung fu technique. He explains to the young man the importance of the weapon that fell into hishands, and tells the legend associated with him.
It turns out that the magic staff is the property and amulet of the immortal Monkey King (Jet Li), who during the fight with the evil Jade Warlord (Collin Chow) was deceived and turned into stone. But before turning into a statue, the Monkey King sent his staff to Jason's world.
Now Jason needs to find the Monkey King and return his weapon to him…
The name Jet is the pseudonym of wushu master Li Lianjie. Born in 1963, he was the youngest child in the family. From childhood, he was fond of sports, but after he got into a summer sports camp and got acquainted with wushu, he became interested in this sport for a long time. He regularly performed and won various championships and tournaments around the world. He was invited to festive events, banquets and meetings of foreign delegations.
At 18 years old, starring in his first film "Shaolin Temple", Li immediately becomes famous. Then there were shootings in other "Shaolin" films, after which he received his pseudonym Jet, which means "jet" in translation.
Having starred in the "Forbidden Kingdom", the actor opened up to the viewer from a new side: he is no longer the serious fighter that crushes everyone in a row, as we knew him before, here Jet Li smiles and even grimaces, portraying the Monkey King. And he looks very attractive and interesting.
More than one generation of viewers grew up on his films. Renowned stuntman, producer, and actor in"The Forbidden Kingdom" also pleases us with its game. Jackie is also a pseudonym. The real name of the action hero is Chan Kong Sang.
His childhood was not easy. Chan was born in 1954 in a very poor family. In search of work, his parents went to Australia with the baby.
At the age of 6, Chan Kong Sang was sent home to the Peking Opera School. They taught in it not only singing: they taught dancing, acting, taught acrobatics and martial arts. Thanks to training here, Jackie Chan played his first role at the age of 8. And over the next 2 years, he starred in 25 more films.
After graduating from high school, Jackie began working as a stuntman for the Shaw Brothers. The first roles were insignificant and did not bring success.
The glory of the famous stuntman came to the actor only after the filming of the movie "Fist of Fury" with Bruce Lee in the title role. After that, there were other films, and pretty soon Jackie Chan becomes the most sought-after and highly paid actor in Hong Kong.
In 1982 he entered the Guinness Book of Records, in 1983 he made the comedy film Winners and Sinners. His other masterpieces followed: "Operation A", "Police Story", "Dragons Forever", "Armor of God" - two parts, "Super Cop" and others.
Jackie Chan founded an association of stuntmen, under which he created an agency for the search and selection of young talents.
These legendary actors in the "Forbidden Kingdom" played two roles.
Jackie playsthe old shopkeeper and drunken craftsman Lu Yang, and Jet Li the mysterious monk and the Monkey King.
A meeting of Asian superstars on screen turns into a choreographically beautiful wrestling in an ancient temple, which is sure to please fans of the restless Jackie Chan and Lee who does not lag behind him, as well as lovers of Tibet, monks and dynamic kung fu.
The entire film crew and actors of "The Forbidden Kingdom" have done a great job to immerse the viewer in a beautiful fairy tale and give an unforgettable experience.
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