Just happened to stumble upon the details of the upcoming movie named “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor” in IMDB. And I saw there he was: Jet Li. It’s always been a pleasure to watch Jet Li glide through martial-art-motions in the movies – so exquisite are his moves that they leave you wondering how much of those are trick-shooting and how mcuh of are really real. And all the time I felt that he was so unparallel in what he did, the “opponent” in the movies often “had no chance”. I wondered how it would be to see him alongwith other superstars like Jackie Chan in the same movie.
And finally the day came when The Forbidden Kingdom [see IMDB] was released. It was Jackie and Jet together. Even a fight sequence between them – which was a bonus (even though both turned out to be on the same side – the ‘good’ side) – was there for the sore eyes of the audience. I personally feel it makes movies quite rich when superstars work together – but we seldom get to see such instances. Perhaps ego of stardom or perhaps budget of the moviemakers – I don’t know why it does not happen very often. But when it does, it’s really a collectible for fans.
Hope The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor will be as good as we all want it to be – with Brendan and Jet in it together. The trailer looks nice – very nice. Michelle Yeoh and Jet’s one flight-scene that is shown in the trailer looks enthrilling. Eagerly waiting now…
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