• Publication date: May 29, 2013

The Forbidden Kingdom

A Boston teen is transported to ancient China to free the mythical Monkey King.

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 2008

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December 21, 2016 21:00 (KSA) ~ December 21, 2016 20:00 (CLT)

(mbc.net) Jason (Michael Angarano) is a teenager obsessed with Chinese culture.  He regularly visits a shop owned by Old Hop (Jackie Chan) to purchase his favorite DVDs.  One day Jason notices a golden staff in the store that piques his interest.  The shopkeeper explains that a man gave it to his grandfather years ago for safekeeping, but never reclaimed it.

Outside, Jason is surrounded by thugs and returns to the shop for safety.  The attackers follow, and murder its owner, who passes the golden staff to Jason just before dying.

The Forbidden Kingdom earned $127 million internationally, double its budget. 

Stars:

  • Jackie Chan
  • Jet Li
  • Li Bingbing
  • Collin Chou
  • Liu Yifei
  • Michael Angarano

Directed by:  Rob Minkoff

Rating:  PG-13 for sequences of martial arts action and some violence.