Monday, October 29, 2007

Forbidden Kingdom Jet Li Monkey King

Jet Li is interpreting two roles in the upcoming movie the Forbidden Kingdom. Not only he is interpreting the role of the Silent Monk, but he also interpreting the role of the Monkey King himself!
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Forbidden Kingdom Jet Li as the Monkey King
Forbidden Kingdom - The Monkey King (Jet Li)

Forbidden Kingdom Jet Li as the Silent Monk
Forbidden Kingdom - The Silent Monk (Jet Li)

As you may know the Forbidden Kingdom is a liberal cinema adaptation of a traditional Chinese story called "Journey to the West" (read it here. Here below a more traditional representation of the Monkey King (known as Sun Wukong in China):

The Monkey King (aka Sun Wukong in Chinese) at the Beijing opera - Journey to the West

Well, Jet Li is interpreting a more up-to-date version of the Monkey King which is more likely to suit foreigners' taste. Here below some more pictures of Jet Li as the Monkey King:
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It's not often that we may see Jet Li looking so funny in a movie. I hope you'll enjoy the film in your nearest theater, it's worth the price of a ticket!
:)

2 comments:

Doug said...

can't wait for this!!

Anonymous said...

me too looks awesome..