History Film / TheForbiddenKingdom

26th Jun '16 8:14:53 AM elmerg
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** The shop was actually a pawn shop; Jason typically got his bootlegs from there. Not inaccurate for many pawn shops.
23rd May '16 5:26:19 PM LentilSandEater
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* AllJustADream: From which Jason awakens ''right'' when he's about to be killed by the gang of evil {{Southies}} he pissed off earlier...
** Averted, it's not really a dream. He was projecting into another world. Or the past. Or something. As proven by the fact that the staff is gone.
28th Mar '16 4:21:04 PM lorgskyegon
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* MightyWhitey: Largely averted. While Jason becomes [[InstantExpert very proficient in kung-fu in a seemingly short time]], and is able to beat up any number of [[{{Mooks}} Jade Soldiers]], he is significantly weaker than any of the other, more experienced named characters. Given that this is a wuxia film, this seems more like a way of elevating him to the rank of main character. Also, it should be noted that while the training montage is a short part of the movie, it is very intense (see Training from Hell below) and if you look carefully you can see Jason's hair get longer over the course of the movie indicating the passage of time.

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* MightyWhitey: Largely averted. While Jason becomes [[InstantExpert very proficient in kung-fu in a seemingly short time]], and is able to beat up any number of [[{{Mooks}} Jade Soldiers]], Soldiers]] in single combat, he is significantly weaker than any of the other, more experienced named characters.characters. Add in that he is being trained in the use of a staff in the kung fu manner, a skill that focuses highly on defense. Given that this is a wuxia film, this seems more like a way of elevating him to the rank of main character. Also, it should be noted that while the training montage is a short part of the movie, it is very intense (see Training from Hell below) and if you look carefully you can see Jason's hair get longer over the course of the movie indicating the passage of time.
8th Jan '16 10:27:56 AM rafi
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* NightmareFuel: The death of the Jade Warlord. After flying into someone stabbing you with the one thing that can kill an immortal, he falls into his own lava pit to be slowly turned into a charred corpse. You see his eyes move until the camera moves away.
11th Oct '15 8:22:57 PM DuelMark
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* RealityEnsues: Although Jason clearly becomes a better fighter, he still loses to [[spoiler:Ni Chang]] due to the latter's greater experience.
7th Oct '15 1:37:22 PM VVK
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* LetsYouAndHimFight: Jackie Chan vs Jet Li! There's a in-universe reason for it but everyone this trope is the real reason.

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* LetsYouAndHimFight: Jackie Chan vs Jet Li! There's a in-universe reason for it but everyone knows this trope is the real reason.
15th Jun '15 5:42:30 PM nombretomado
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* MeaningfulName: Jason Tripitikas. Jason famously went on a quest for the Golden Fleece in Greek mythology, and Tripitikas is a crashingly obvious ShoutOut to JourneyToTheWest.

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* MeaningfulName: Jason Tripitikas. Jason famously went on a quest for the Golden Fleece in Greek mythology, and Tripitikas is a crashingly obvious ShoutOut to JourneyToTheWest.''Literature/JourneyToTheWest''.
24th May '15 7:46:42 AM Morgenthaler
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About two-thirds of a [[{{Wuxia}} kung-fu action fantasy film]] set in ancient China with JetLi and JackieChan and loosely based on ''JourneyToTheWest''.

The rest of the film is about a modern-day American teenager who finds himself in ancient China after discovering the Monkey King's [[AppliedPhlebotinum magical staff]]. He [[TheLoad accompanies]] Jackie Chan and JetLi on their quest to return the staff to its rightful owner while trying to avoid the minions of the evil [[BigBad Jade Warlord]].

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About two-thirds of a [[{{Wuxia}} kung-fu action fantasy film]] set in ancient China with JetLi Creator/JetLi and JackieChan Creator/JackieChan and loosely based on ''JourneyToTheWest''.

''Literature/JourneyToTheWest''.

The rest of the film is about a modern-day American teenager who finds himself in ancient China after discovering the Monkey King's [[AppliedPhlebotinum magical staff]]. He [[TheLoad accompanies]] Jackie Chan and JetLi Jet Li on their quest to return the staff to its rightful owner while trying to avoid the minions of the evil [[BigBad Jade Warlord]].






* DuelingStarsMovie: If anybody tells you they saw this movie for a reason other than to see '''JackieChan''' vs. '''Jet Li''', they're probably lying.



* PlayingAgainstType: Jet Li, as the Monkey King, is a grinning, giggling trickster. This is precisely the opposite of [[{{TheStoic}} almost every other role of his.]]
24th May '15 7:44:30 AM Morgenthaler
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28th Mar '15 11:16:09 PM NickFalcon
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* PlayingAgainstType: Jet Li, as the Monkey King, is a grinning, giggling trickster. This is precisely the opposite of [[{{TheStoic}} almost every other role of his.]]
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