Forbidden Kingdom

Finally bought myself a copy of Cloverfield DVD which i missed when it was shown in the cinema. I loved it! I remember overhearing some people saying that they didn't really see the monster or something in between those lines. I think they should open their eyes bigger when they watch a movie. Either that or they should stop listening to what 'people' say and watch the movie themselves before going around telling other people what they heard about certain movies.

Oh, i managed to catch Jackie Chan and Jet Li's "Forbidden Kingdom" too. I didn't know it's somewhat linked to the Monkey King story as i've never seen the trailer of that movie so it was a bit of a surprise for me there. If you've watched dozen of Jet Li and Jackie Chan's movie, you wouldn't be so surprise with this movie lah. I think they just want to wow the ang-mohs with their martial arts skills. Personally, i didn't really enjoy the movie that much due to the fact that 98% of the movie are all acted by Chinese actors but only 2% of the movie speaks Chinese. Not that i have anything against English-speaking-Chinese movie but come on, English boy somehow teleported himself to ancient China and all of a sudden, the people from ancient China can speak English? Pretty ridiculous. Heck, even the Monkey King himself can speak English!

If that's not bad enough, after watching the movie, i think my English got degraded. Not that it's good to begin with but really, i think Kung Pow's English was much better. Weeee-yu-wee-yuu-wee-yuu!

In Him

Comments

Nick T. said…
I love the style in Cloverfield... since you watch on dvd instead of cinema I doubt you got motion sickness which a lot of people did... Did you catch the satelite falling into the ocean at the end before they were talking and the end of the credit where Rob says "Help Us" which is "It's still alive" backwards...
kangta164 said…
Ehh? I didn't catch that part. Haha i'm gonna go check it out again. I turned everything off after the the credits started showing. I wonder if there's gonna be a Cloverfield 2.
superslow said…
As regards the movie you mentioned, I certainly have something to say, because I'm a hardcore fan of Jackie Chan and Jet Li.I care little about they speak English or Chinese.
It’s said that all characters in the movie refer to lots of other Chinese movies or legends, and I believe the movie will seem much funnier to us if we know more about the China and its people. On the other hand, it’s really a harmless outlets for the impulses repressed
in the hearts of about 13-year-old boys whose parents won’t let them rent Once Upon a Time in China or the Kill Bill movies.
Can you believe it! I’m watching The Forbidden kingdom on my iPodnow! I rushed into the cinema the day before yesterday, as if fighting for a ticket to "beat" Jet lee and Jackie Chan who rule the box office.
Luckily, I download the avi video of this movie, and ripg the funny and exciting clips onto my ipod, to make sure I can enjoy it whenever I can on the go.
A fabulous DVD movies to iPod conversion tool helps me a lot.It's named PQ DVD to iPod Converter Suite. It’s a superb software, and allows me to set the start time and end time, producing the exact clip I want. Meanwhile, the speed is really as fast as you
can imagine.
I'm a fan of Jet Lee.First I have something to say about the film itself.It’s said that all characters in the movie refer to lots of other Chinese movies or legends, and I believe the movie will seem much funnier to us if we know more about the China and its people. On the other hand, it’s really a harmless outlets for the impulses repressed in the hearts of about 13-year-old boys whose parents won’t let them rent Once Upon a Time in China or the Kill Bill movies.
Can you believe it! I’m watching The Forbidden kingdom on my iPod now! I rushed into the theater the day before yesterday, as if fighting for a ticket to "beat" Jet lee and Jackie Chan who rule the box office.
Luckily, I download the avi video of this movie, and ripg the funny and
exciting clips onto my ipod, to make sure I can enjoy it whenever I can on the go.
A fabulous DVD movies to iPod conversion tool helps me a lot.It's named PQ DVD to iPod Converter Suite. It’s a superb software, and allows me to set the start time and end time, producing the exact clip I want. Meanwhile, the speed is really as fast as you can imagine.
You can try ripping Forgetting Sarah Marshall onto the iPod or PSP if you like it better.
Nick T. said…
Yeah, rumors of a sequel to Cloverfield are already out. A game is also in the works... The score during the credit is nice as well... since you don't ever hear a single musical score throughout the movie... It's a mix of old monster movies and opera music in a way, with the highs and lows kinda like how the movie is... you start with static and then you have monster moments... human moments... monster moments... it's like reliving the movie in 10 minutes instead of 2 hours...

Uhhh about the commenter before mine... Looks like computer generated ad... Hardcore fan of Jet Li spelling his name two different ways and constantly pushing converters... Probably should delete it until proven wrong... Don't promote piracy people!
kangta164 said…
I thought by putting the verification thing, it'll be harder for spammers to post. Dang. Anyway Nick, i still couldn't get the "Help us, it is still alive!" part. Was it before the part where their chopper crashed too?

Oh the static sound is just brilliant. I got a bit scared just hearing the effects...scared something might just suddenly appear with a loud effect. Haha. I manage to get another dvd that has the same concept like Cloverfield. Can't remember the title but it's also like recorded on a camera...haha!
Nick T. said…
There are a lot of movies kinda like Cloverfield... You can think of Blair Witch Project as a handycam movie... Some recent ones like [Rec] maybe... that's a horror one... in Spanish though...

The 'Help Us' part is right at the end of the credits... If you are able to reverse the 'Help Us' sound it's actually 'It's still alive'... we probably won't do it... but just thought you would like to know...

I think a simple review for Forbidden Kingdom is that if it came out before the Matrix and Crounching Tiger and Hidden Dragon like ten years ago... It would be great... but now with better movies it's just not that good in relation to them... some childish funny scenes but that's it...

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