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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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4 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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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
Hsiang Fei ... 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.

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Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Trivia

According to director Soi Cheang, Li Gong could work continuously for more than twenty hours when she was "in the zone." Once, she even worked for twenty-six hours and scared the whole crew. See more »

Quotes

Tang Seng: You drain the lives of others in order to maintain your own. I don't see a difference between you and the monsters!
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Connections

Followed by The Monkey King 3 (2018) See more »

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Much much better than the first movie
29 April 2016 | by tdevil9See all my reviews

I wasn't expecting a sequel after watching the disappointing first film that was 2 years behind the original scheduled release. Despite the plethora of well-known actors/actresses, it turned out to be a huge disappointment due to the deviation from the original story. Chow Yun Fat was the most miscast actor when he was chosen to play the Jade Emperor :(

I'm glad to say that this sequel is much better than the first movie in every aspect. The script focuses mainly on Sun Wukong and the Bone Demoness. The monk is left to look like a bumbling idiot. He looks and acts like the same role in the Stephen Chow's Journey to the West. Aaron Kwok's portrayal of Sun Wukong is much less flamboyant than Donnie Yen's portrayal - and for that, I am glad.

The special effects are very well done, which is a relief considering the disaster in the first movie. If I hadn't watched Iron Man or Harry Potter before, I would be even more impressed with some of the effects in the final battle scene.

Gong Li visual presence was, for me, the epitome of womanhood :)


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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:

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Filming Locations:

China

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Box Office

Budget:

$68,005,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$166,391, 7 February 2016

Gross USA:

$709,982

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$193,678,298
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Surround 7.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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