Tuesday, 4 February 2014

MPOV: The Monkey King (西游记之大闹天宫)


The plot is based on an episode of Journey to the West, a Chinese literary classic written in the Ming Dynasty by Wu Cheng'en.
The film is based on selected chapters of Wu Cheng'en's classical novel Journey to the West and will tell the story of how the Monkey King rebels against the Jade Emperor of Heaven.

The above taken from Wikipedia.

Storyline is good, inline with the legend. Even the selected actors were good especially Donnie Yen who made a fantastic Sun Wukong. However, the CGI made it looked unrealistic, reminding me of the movie Thor instead! Honestly, too fake at some of the scenes that made it uninteresting at times. Luckily the overall movie made-up for what it's lacking.

Rating: 3/5
Directed by Cheang Pou-soi
Starring Donnie Yen, Chow Yun-fat, Aaron Kwok
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