Brilliant and biting satire of all those stupid kung-fu movies that were merely conceived as star vehicles, punctuated with contrived plots and calculated for commerciality. They even poked fun of the ridiculous English dubbing by having everyone speak third grade-level lines.
Their self-deprecating sense of humor is never more evident than when it makes even more of a joke out of Boston's joke of a Chinatown and made fun of the fact that, like the bible, nobody actually reads Journey to the West, so what would be the point of actually adapting it?
Nothing spells "naughty, mischievous fight humor" like Jackie Ch...eh?
Everything about the movie felt as authentic as the Jet and Jackie's top billing or its marketing campaign.
The Forbidden Kingdom: 3/10