The Forbidden Kingdom has every element a good Chinese Martial Arts movie should have: an evil Jade Emperor whose wickedness extends to defying the gods’ orders; a Monkey King whose stories rooted from the oldest of Chinese legends; an immortal drunken master who gets stronger and stronger as he gets more and more drunk; a renegade monk seeking for the foretold seeker; a nameless wanderer seeking revenge for his parents’ murder; a female warrior whose hair shrinks and stretches at will; and a Kung Fu movie fanatic who travels beyond the gates of no gates to handle a task that will change his way of life forever.
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Post movie question: When narrating the tale of the Monkey King and the Jade Emperor, the Drunken Immortal can be quoted saying that a single sip of the Elixir of Immortality will give anyone an everlasting life. However, during the battle on the Five Element mountain, he drank a whole bottle of the elixir down to the very last drop? Was that necessary for a drunken master?