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Wu Kong

Sun Wu Kong was born on the Huaguo Mountain with a heart of stone. One of Heaven`s most powerful generals, Hua Ji, wants to eliminate him. Wu Kong gets rescued by the monk, Bodhi, and taken in as his disciple. Meanwhile, Yang Jian is offered the opportunity to become a god - for a price. He must kill Zixia, the daughter of the Heaven Emperor`s rival, but he is in love with her. Then there`s Tian Peng, Hua Ji`s bodyguard, who gets ordered to investigate Wu Kong. The three of them are sent to the Heaven school, each with different goals. There, their lives begin to change.

Language: Mandarin
Subtitle: English / Chinese
Classification: PG
Release Date: 13 Jul 2017
Genre: Action / Drama / Fantasy
Running Time: 2 Hours 3 Minutes
Distributor: Shaw Organisation
Cast: Eddie Peng, Ni Ni, Shawn Yue, Oho Ou Hao, Zheng Shuang
Director: Derek Kwok
Format: 2D

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Writer: Cinnamon Lion

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Watch this if you liked: “The Monkey King”

The Good, the Bad and the Monkey King:

• The last thing we need now is probably another movie about Monkey King, Sun Wukong, as the story has been retold so many times in many versions and different angles.

• While we do love the classical story, having the same one told over and over again, though on different platforms, can sometimes be a bit tiring.

• While Hollywood keeps coming up with plenty of unnecessary reboots and sequels, Chinese filmmakers seem to be running out of fresh ideas as well as they too are doing the same.

• From 2013 to 2017, we have already seen six different movies adapted from "Journey to the West" back-to-back - the story is starting to get a little bit old now.

• And since we are so familiar with story already, even this version too is pretty much predictable, and doesn't really stand out from the rest.

• Despite its strong attractive cast, visually pleasing sets, striking costumes and crazy action sequences, at the end of the day, people will still remember it as another Sun Wukong movie.

Cinema Online, 24 July 2017
Effective 15 July 2011
G - Suitable for all ages
PG - Suitable for all ages, but parents should provide guidance to their young
PG13 - Suitable for persons aged 13 and above, but parental guidance is advised for children below 13
NC16 - Suitable for persons aged 16 years and above
M18 - Suitable for persons aged 18 years and above
R21 - Restricted to persons aged 21 and above only
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