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The Forbidden Kingdom

by Original Bitter Asian Men on November 30, 2007

Some of you may know about the upcoming movie, The Forbidden Kingdom. Here’s a promo trailer for it:

Before all I knew about this movie was that it was a collaboration between Jet Li and Jackie Chan. Now that I’ve seen the trailer I’m hella excited for the movie given the epic setting and the period costumes and of course the blinding fast martial arts extravaganza of Jackie and Jet AND WHAT THE HELL IS A RANDOM WHITE GUY DOING THERE?!

Yes, until I read this article I didn’t know anything about the PLOT about the movie. But now I see that it’s about a white guy “who is obsessed with Hong Kong cinema and classic Kung Fu movies” (in other words, WARNING: FRIED EGG) who finds a mystical staff and gets transported back in time. This seems terribly unnecessary and just seems to be pandering to a US audience. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised given that it’s an American distro/director/project and not a Hong Kong project, but that extra bit just seems terribly ridiculous.

All I can say is, if said white guy happens to get into some sort of romance with any of the Asian girls shown in the trailer, there will be a massive explosion of BAM. And not the good kind either. I’ve got my eyes on you, Forbidden Kingdom.

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