The Forbidden Kingdom (aka the Monkey King retold)

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“The Forbidden Kingdom”:http://imdb.com/title/tt0865556/ (功夫之王 gong1 fu1 zhi1 wang2 or Kung Fu’s King) is now showing. Its a rip off of the Monkey King (“孙悟空”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_Wukong sun2 wu3 kong4) from Journey to the West (“西游记”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Journey_to_the_West xi1 you2 ji4,lit. western travel story). Made me really nostalgic for China. Half the audience was Chinese. A terrific show even if not very accurate. But, Jet Li (“李连杰”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jet_Li li3 lian2 jie2)was awesome and rather than being kind of a stupid “chink” parody (I can say that!), Jackie Chan (“成龙“:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackie_Chan cheng2 long2)was funny but good.

Great action scenes and of course, “Liu Yi Fei”:http://imdb.com/name/nm1703577/ (”刘亦菲”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liu_Yifei” liu4 yi4 fei1)was the tough chick in the flick and “Li Bing Bing”:http://imdb.com/name/nm0508356/ (“李冰冰”:http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Li_Bing_Bing” li3 bing1 bing1) was a great evil chick 🙂 !

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