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The Forbidden Kingdom

It's exciting to see Jackie Chan and Jet Li teamed up on screen for the very first time in this umpteenth retelling of the Monkey King legend (aka Journey to the West). But it's a little disconcerting to see American director Rob Minkoff (Stuart Little, Disney's Haunted Mansion) behind the camera and virtual unknown Michael Angarano ("Will & Grace") front and center as a kung fu-obsessed teen who gets sucked back into ancient China after buying bootleg DVDs in Chinatown. That's almost the exact same plot as the crummy TV mini-series The Lost Empire starring that dude from "Dharma & Greg." 113 minutes PG-13.