An American teenager who is obsessed with Hong Kong cinema and kung-fu classics makes an extraordinary discovery in a Chinatown pawnshop: the legendary stick weapon of the Chinese sage and warrior, the Monkey King. With the lost relic in hand, the teenager unexpectedly finds himself traveling back to ancient China to join a crew of warriors from martial arts lore on a dangerous quest to free the imprisoned Monkey King. Written by
This movie marks the very first collaboration between martial arts masters Jet Li and Jackie Chan. However, Chan has said he does not consider this film to be '*The* Jackie Chan -Jet Li film', as neither of them had anything to do with directing, producing or choreographing. See more »
As Ni Chang prepares to fire the arrow which hits Lu Yan, she places it on the wrong side of the bow. An arrow held as she positions it would rotate away from the bow as the bow is drawn. See more »
Is this a dream?
No, where you come from is the dream, through the gate of no gate.
What is that, like a wormhole or something?
No, either you are a Zen Master, or you carry something very special.
[looks at the staff]
This? It was in a pawnshop waiting for a guy to pick it up, and return it to its rightful owner.
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Jackie Chan and Jet Li are credited together before the title. Jackie Chan's name is spelled out horizontally, but Jet Li's is spelled out vertically, and the same "J" is used for both. See more »
Jackie Chan returns in a Drunken Master (1978) role along with Jet Li in a more mysterious but delightful twisting role in this fantasy martial arts film that requires a leap of faith into myths, legends, and magic. In doing so, this adventure tale is compelling from the very beginning with a quick, fast martial art scene followed by some amazing opening credits. The martial art fights are prolonged and exciting and the storyline is although predictable, entertaining and worthy of an evening storytale. Not a classic, nor epic, not heavy, and never managing to enter into serious realm of award-winning, this movie is nevertheless a summer, adolescent family movie that is worth its admission price and both Jackie Chan and Jet Li offer up some good performances in a movie without any real failings. Eight out of Ten Stars.
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