The Monkey King (2014)

Director
Soi Cheang

Main cast
Donnie Yen; Chow Yun-Fat; Aaron Kwok; Fan Siu-Wong; Monica Mok

Genres
Action, Adventure, Family

Description
Sun Wukong, (The Monkey King) is a monkey born from a heavenly stone who acquires supernatural powers. After rebelling against heaven and being imprisoned under a mountain for 500 years, he later accompanies the monk Xuanzang on a journey to India. Thus, according to legend, Buddhism is brought to ancient China. This much beloved story, is as much a part of Asian culture as The Iliad and The Odyssey or The Wizard of Oz are to the West. This first installment in a trilogy of live action 3-D movies is actually a prequel to The Journey To The West, the much told story of the Monkey King's adventures on the road to India.


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