How ridiculous is it that it took Hollywood, of all places, to not only think of the idea of putting Jackie Chan and Jet Li in the same movie (and have them fight), but to also pull it off. Shouldn’t Hong Kong have done this, like, years ago? Oh well. From everything I’ve seen of it, “Kingdom” has the makings of a nice little entertaining flick. Sure, it won’t be another “Fearless”, but it should be decent enough to take your kids or nephews to and not be embarrassed about it. Some new images below.
While hunting down bootleg kung-fu DVDs in a Chinatown pawnshop, Jason 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 evil Jade Warlord. Jason is joined in his quest by wise kung fu master Lu Yan and a band of misfit warriors including Silent Monk. But only by learning the true precepts of kung fu can Jason hope to succeed – and find a way to get back home.
Starring Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Michael Angarano, Liu Yifei, Li Bingbing, Collin Chou, and directed by Rob Minkoff.
Get some monkey fu April 18, 2008.