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The Forbidden Kingdom

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Release Date: April 18, 2008
Studio: Lionsgate
Director: Rob Minkoff
Screenwriter: John Fusco
Starring: Jet Li, Jackie Chan, Michael Angarano, Collin Chou, Crystal Liu Yi Fei, Li Bingbing
Genre: Action, Adventure
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for sequences of martial arts action and some violence)
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Review: 6.5/10 rating
DVD Review: Not Available
DVD: DVD | DVD (Two-Disc Special Edition) | Blu-ray Disc (Two-Disc Special Edition)
Movie Poster: One-Sheet | Teaser
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Plot Summary: A 21st Century American teenager takes a spellbinding, dangerous journey into martial arts legend in the new action/adventure epic "The Forbidden Kingdom."

Shot on location in China, "The Forbidden Kingdom" marks the historic first-ever onscreen pairing of martial arts superstars Jackie Chan ("Rush Hour," "Drunken Master") and Jet Li ("Fearless," "Once Upon a Time in China"), and features the awe-inspiring action choreography of Woo-Ping Yuen ("The Matrix," "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon").

While hunting down bootleg kung-fu DVDs in a Chinatown pawnshop, Jason Tripitikas (Michael Angarano - "24", "Will & Grace," "Lords of Dogtown," "Seabiscuit") makes an extraordinary discovery that sends him hurtling back in time to ancient China. There, Jason is charged with a monumental task: he must free the fabled warrior the Monkey King, who has been imprisoned by the powerful Jade Warlord. Jason is joined in his quest by wise kung fu master Lu Yan (Jackie Chan) and a band of misfit warriors including Silent Monk (Jet Li). But only by learning the true precepts of kung fu can Jason hope to succeed - and find a way to get back home.

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