Saturday, April 26, 2008

Movie Review: Forbidden Kingdom

Went out to see this tonight while a friend babysat for MM.

It was sooooo good! We had a great time. It was the first time MS had been to a theatre to see a movie since December 2001, and it was so worth it.

Forbidden Kingdom is like Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon meets The Princess Bride and The Last Action Hero. Funny and sweet and lots and lots of action. Beautifully filmed too. The parts that take place in Boston have a very gritty texture while the parts in China are lush and rich.

While there were a few opportunities to make a deeper movie that the director didn't capitalize on, I'd recommend this film whole-heartedly. I came out of the theatre excited and happy.

This is definitely a movie we both were glad we saw on the big screen.


jenn said...

We needed a movie review as a friend got us passes for christmas and we'd like to use them.. while we can! Thanks Liz!

Fairy Berry said...

Funny I read your blog today, because I had a dream about your boy last night. He was making me brush MY teeth.

I am glad the movie was good!

ccw said...

I am glad you enjoyed the movie.

I can't wait until we can get to a movie without kids.