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Xi you ji: Da nao tian gong (2014)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Family | 8 February 2016 (USA)
A monkey born from heavenly stone acquires supernatural powers and must battle the armies of both gods and demons to find his place in the heavens.

Director:

Soi Cheang (as Pou-Soi Cheang)

Writers:

Tai-lee Chan (as Tai-Li Chan), Kam-Yuen Szeto | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Donnie Yen ... Sun Wukong / Monkey King
Yun-Fat Chow ... Jade Emperor
Aaron Kwok ... Bull Demon King
Yitian Hai ... Master Puti
Peter Ho ... Erlangshen
Joe Chen ... Princess Iron Fan
Zitong Xia Zitong Xia ... Ruxue (as Xia Zitong)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kelly Chen ... Goddess of Mercy / Guanyin
Calvin Ka-Sing Cheng Calvin Ka-Sing Cheng ... Nezha
Siu-Fai Cheung ... Heavenly King
Him Law ... Muzha (as Chung Him Law)
Cathy Yue-Yan Leung Cathy Yue-Yan Leung ... Caixia Fairy
Gigi Leung ... Chang'E
Jing Li Jing Li ... Green Monkey
Hua Liu ... Dragon King of the East Sea
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Storyline

A monkey born from heavenly stone acquires supernatural powers and must battle the armies of both gods and demons to find his place in the heavens.

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Official Sites:

Official Site | Official site

Country:

China | Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

8 February 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Monkey King Havoc in Heavens Palace See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$166,391, 5 February 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$709,617, 1 April 2016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$181,900,000
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The story the movie was based on inspired Akira Toriyama to write the hit manga and anime Dragon Ball and its sequels. Yun-Fat Chow starred in this movie as well as Dragonball: Evolution (2009). See more »

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Version of Sai yau gei (1996) See more »

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The adventures and battles at the genesis of the most famous Hero in traditional Chinese Culture: the Monkey King
6 April 2014 | by UcareSee all my reviews

Although it is true that the big part of the original (huge) book was about the Pilgrimage mentioned in the Synopsis, there are two things you should know: the pilgrimage was more an adventure full of battles, monsters, magic powers, and epic Characters, rather than just a pilgrimage; and this movie concentrates on the first part of the book, before the pilgrimage (actually the Monk does not even appear), on the genesis of the Monkey King. The book was written by a great Taoist monk and it is full of hidden knowledge which not everybody can consciously understand, but it is so well done, so full of adventure and action and funny things, so intriguing and entertaining, that in the centuries it became one of the (if not the) most important books in the popular Chinese culture. There are many layers in it and it was made in such a way that almost anybody can enjoy it. The Monkey King became an extremely popular character, and even Dragonball comes from that book! This film is a bit strange, the special effects are not the best, and some things in the realization will need a bit effort from the western audience, but it is OK, you must understand that as said this is a Chinese story and obviously not made with the western people as main target. But whether you are interested or not in the background of the story, the film is pleasant and entertaining and you can surely enjoy it :) Now I just hope there will be other movies with the rest of the book!


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