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The Monkey King (2014)
"Xi you ji: Da nao tian gong" (original title)

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A Buddhist monk's pilgrimage to India to collect religious texts.

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Yitian Hai ...
Master Puti
Peter Ho ...
Joe Chen ...
Zitong Xia ...
Ruxue (as Xia Zitong)
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Chung Him Law ...
Muzha
Cathy Yue-Yan Leung ...
Caixia Fairy
Gigi Leung ...
Jing Li ...
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Hua Liu ...
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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. The Monkey King: Havoc In The Heavenly Palace will be released in the U.S. as The Monkey King. The first movie is the origins story - beginning with the birth of Sun Wukong and ending with his imprisonment for his crimes under the Five-Peaked Mountain. Along the way he acquires incredible powers, battling the armies of the gods and the armies of the demons to find his ... Written by Robert Harris / Global Star Productions

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30 January 2014 (Hong Kong)  »

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The Monkey King: The Legend Begins  »

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$100,000,000 (estimated)
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I found it to be very entertaining.
22 April 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

No spoilers... It is just a intro to Chinese folklore....I got It...for westerners this it is a fun fare. I know the history...but they left out so much...but I found it to be very entertaining.It was funny emotional and very captive, I thought that Donnie... like always...he delivers and goes thru all the way...listen don't put it down so much, put the bias a side and you will find it shorter that the long hour of watching the whole soap...I like it and I watched those long month of the soaps...enjoy...I did...I would like to see what the sequel hold for us...man I love it...they got me from beginning to end. Yet To me Donnie Yen could do no wrong...ass does Jet Li.


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