From left: Jackie Chan, Michael Angarano and Liu Yifei in a still from The Forbidden Kingdom (2008). Photo: SCMPost
From left: Jackie Chan, Michael Angarano and Liu Yifei in a still from The Forbidden Kingdom (2008). Photo: SCMPost

Despite starring Jackie Chan and Jet Li, The Forbidden Kingdom, a US-China co-production, ended up as ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon for kids’

  • Hong Kong superstar Chan teamed up with Jet Li, Li Bingbing and Liu Yifei for the 2008 film, which was meant to unite Eastern and Western audiences
  • Despite the heavyweight cast and crew, including fight choreographer Yuen Woo-ping, the film comes off as cashing in on Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon’s success

From left: Jackie Chan, Michael Angarano and Liu Yifei in a still from The Forbidden Kingdom (2008). Photo: SCMPost
From left: Jackie Chan, Michael Angarano and Liu Yifei in a still from The Forbidden Kingdom (2008). Photo: SCMPost
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