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The Monkey King 2 (2016)

Xi you ji zhi: Sun Wukong san da Baigu Jing (original title)
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When a travelling monk is stranded in a wasteland, The Monkey King must escort him across the land to retrieve sacred scriptures and protect him from an evil demon.

Director:

Soi Cheang (as Pou-Soi Cheang)

Writers:

Ping Ran, Ning Wen (as Elvis Man) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Aaron Kwok ... Sun Wukong / Monkey King
Li Gong ... Baigujing / White-Boned Demon
Shaofeng Feng ... Tang Seng (as William Feng)
Shenyang Xiao ... Zhu Bajie (as Xiao Shen Yang)
Him Law ... Sha Seng
Fei Xiang ... Guowang / King (as Kris Phillips)
Kelly Chen ... Guanyin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Giselle Chia ... Bat demon
John Ching ... Chieftain
Chutian Liu Chutian Liu ... Bai Gu Jing, little girl
Miya Muqi ... evil spirit Pig
Eddie Peng ... Pharmacy dispenser
Ngawang Rinchen Ngawang Rinchen ... Witch Doctor
Lu Wei Lu Wei ... Evil spirit snake
Zimu Zhang ... Treasurer daughter (as Zi Mu Zhang)
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Storyline

When a travelling monk is stranded in a wasteland, The Monkey King must escort him across the land to retrieve sacred scriptures and protect him from an evil demon.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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Official Sites:

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Country:

China | Hong Kong

Language:

English | Mandarin

Release Date:

5 February 2016 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

The Monkey King 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

China

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Box Office

Budget:

$68,005,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$709,982

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$194,058,503
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Surround 7.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

To perfectly capture the behavior of the demoness, Li Gong held her breath as much as possible when playing Baingujing. See more »

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Follows The Monkey King (2014) See more »

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Mostly visually amazing, but not as into the story as I hoped
11 February 2016 | by subxerogravitySee all my reviews

I know the Monkey King is a huge thing in China. I herd about it before and have see the American adaption, the Forbidden Kingdom, with Jet Li as the Monkey king.

This movie was visually bad ass. I loved the design of the title character. All the CGI actually worked to make the movie feel very big and very epic. It makes me wish it was released in IMAX here in the States, not just in 3D. The final battle in the movie was mind blowing.

But I just did not get into the tale of the Monkey King. I don't know why this story is so popular and the movie did nothing to change this thought. It was suppose to be funny in certain places, but I did not get it and it just seem that a lot of things were happen just to produce a cool special effect for it, not to drive any story.

It was fun to look at but not the most compelling story, speaking as someone unfamiliar with the story being told


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