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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.)
Why Is The Forbidden Kingdom Rated PG-13?
The Forbidden Kingdom is rated PG-13 for sequences of martial arts action and some violence
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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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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).
Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: Pendin
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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).