The Forbidden Kingdom parents guide

The Forbidden Kingdom

Overall B-

Martial Arts movie stars Jackie Chan and Jet Li both appear in Forbidden Kingdom. In this tale the two masters help an American teen (Michael Angarano), who has been transported back in time, to return an ancient artifact to its rightful owner. (Of course the transaction does not go smoothly, so there are plenty of opportunities for some high-kicking action.)

Release date April 17, 2008

Violence C-
Sexual Content A-
Profanity C+
Substance Use C

Why is The Forbidden Kingdom rated PG-13? The MPAA rated The Forbidden Kingdom PG-13 for sequences of martial arts action and some violence

Run Time: 113 minutes

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The Forbidden Kingdom
Rating & Content Info

Please read our content details for this movie to help determine if it is suitable. We also encourage you to check our full review.

Why is The Forbidden Kingdom rated PG-13? The Forbidden Kingdom is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for sequences of martial arts action and some violence

This is the first movie in which martial arts masters Jackie Chan and Jet Li co-star. That means you can expect copious scenes of fighting (with and without martial arts weapons) in which characters are tossed and thrown in every direction (with little regard for life-threatening consequence). In the scenes set in modern-day, a gang of young men physically abuses a high school aged boy, and one of them uses a gun to shoot another man. Other violent incidents include characters being stabbed with knives, hit with darts and shot with an arrow. Language is limited to approximately a half-dozen mild and moderate profanities. Some scantily clothed women (who may be prostitutes) are seen briefly. A man is shown urinating on another man. A principal character drinks regularly, claiming the wine is an “elixir.” Racial slurs are heard a couple of times.

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The Forbidden Kingdom
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG frequent Violence. Coarse Language.
Alberta PG Violence.
Manitoba 14A Not Recommended for Children. Violence.iolence
Ontario PG Violence. Language May Offend. Not Recommended for Young Children.
Quebec G Not Recommended for Young Children.
Martimes PG
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Cast and Crew

The Forbidden Kingdom is directed by and stars Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Michael Angarano, Crystal Liu, Ngai Sing..

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Forbidden Kingdom movie is September 8, 2008. Here are some details…

DVD Release Date: 9 September 2008

Dare to enter The Forbidden Kingdom with this DVD release, which is presented in anamorphic widescreen (or on Blu-Ray in high definition widescreen). Bonus extras include an audio commentary with director Rob Minkoff and writer John Fusco, deleted scenes, a blooper reel, a behind-the-scenes featurette and a look at the film’s previsualization (with commentary by director Rob Minkoff). Audio tracks are available in 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround (the Blu-Ray disc features 7.1 DTS Master Audio).

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Jackie Chan’s many movie credits include Rush Hour (1, 2 and 3), The Medallion and The Tuxedo. We have not reviewed any of Jet Li’s films because most were awarded an R rating from the MPAA (they include War, and The One).