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Monkey King: Hero Is Back (2015)

Xi you ji zhi da sheng gui lai (original title)
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The all-powerful Monkey King once roamed freely between Heaven and Earth, but after angering the gods, he was imprisoned within an ice cage deep within the mountains. Five hundred years ... See full summary »

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Tian Xiao Peng

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Cory Edwards (creative consultant), Tian Xiao Peng | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Lei Zhang Lei Zhang ... Monkey King (voice)
Zijie Lin Zijie Lin ... Liuer (voice)
Wenlun Wu Wenlun Wu ... Old Monk (voice)
Zirong Tong Zirong Tong ... Evil Lord (voice)
Jiurong Liu Jiurong Liu ... Pig (voice)
Wu Di Wu Di ... Lady Troll (voice)
Beizhen Liu Beizhen Liu ... Rock Guard (voice)
Qianjing Zhao Qianjing Zhao ... Liuer Father (voice)
Shuai Zhou ... Liuer Mother (voice)
Yuan Lu Yuan Lu ... Male Troll (voice)
Bao Bao Bao Bao ... Baby Girl (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jackie Chan ... Monkey King (voice)
Feodor Chin ... Evil Lord (voice)
Nika Futterman ... Lady Troll (voice)
James Hong ... Old Monk (voice)
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Storyline

The all-powerful Monkey King once roamed freely between Heaven and Earth, but after angering the gods, he was imprisoned within an ice cage deep within the mountains. Five hundred years later, monsters attack a small village and a child flees to the mountains. Unknowingly, the child releases the Monkey King from his curse. With the help and encouragement from this special child, Monkey King saves the village from the evil monsters. Written by SC Films International

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Rated PG for action/peril, scary images, thematic elements and some rude humor | See all certifications »
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Country:

China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

29 July 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Monkey King: Hero Is Back See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$153,072,772
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The second movie to which Jackie Chan has been attached with ties to the Legend of the Monkey King. The first was The Forbidden Kingdom (2008), where Jet Li played The Monkey King. See more »

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Advantage & disadvantage
25 July 2015 | by hooraychiningSee all my reviews

Advantages:

1, The character image is more mature.

In the animation image design, the film didn't use children's characters for leading roles, like Monkey King, make the characters more mature.The image of Monkey King and Pig Zhu Bajie are all adult who have a background of adult socialization, which is beneficial to the depth of the hero image, rather than the superficial adventures.

It is very distinctive that Villain the leading monster's face design for Sichuan Opera Face, and the leading monster's body feels elegant in the sky, I would like give him a name of "the beauty of evil".But after he become a big worm, disgusting, and the modeling of the worm, feel copying the image of the other films.

2, Technical level greatly ascend.

The mouth moving is more realistic;The background picture more rich layered.

Disadvantages:

1, The plot is weak.Writers had neither according to the novel, nor made innovation. The screenplay is only designed some abused poking fun which amused the audience once or twice. Even more worse, the focus is not prominent that the Monkey King turned into a hero of justice, slightly weak, it is not enough to convince me.

2, Poor continuity in action.Action before and after in a few action scene is not smooth, give me a feeling of unknown cause and effect.

3, Insert abrupt improper music.When the Monkey King, Pig Zhu Bajie, and Liu went alliance, background music style suddenly turned from the traditional Chinese opera into rock & roll, it appeared not harmonious.


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