The Monkey King 2 (2016) Free Movie
The Monkey King 2 (2016) Overview:
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.I know the Monkey King is a huge thing in China. I heard about it before and have see the American adaption, the Forbidden Kingdom, with Jet Li as the Monkey king.A lot of the actions were very unnecessary thus causing the characters to be portrayed in a different light. These unnecessary details were given way too much air time. I got bored at the 20 minute mark and gave up hoping for a good show at the 40 minute mark. I really enjoyed it, it was a fun action fantasy romp, and I love the various Journey to the West stories. I didn’t see the first Monkey King, it had such poor reviews so I didn’t bother. Anyway, Monkey King 2 completely feels like its’ own entity, it is a different story from the book and the Monkey King origin story has been told many times before.
The company travel to the Yunhai Xi Kingdom, a land terrorized by the White Bone Demon (Gong Li) who snatches children. As the demoness learns about Sanzang, she decides to eat him in order to stop her reincarnation cycle and achieve everlasting demon-hood. She transforms into an old woman and beguiles the group into her cottage in the woods. While her minions lure the three demons into the forest, the demoness tells Sanzang a story about how she was forced to marry as a young girl, and when her village suffered with famine, the people blamed her for it, even calling her an evil demon, and wanted to sacrifice her to the gods. As Sanzang comforts the old lady, she attempts to kill him, but is stopped by Wukong who had seen through her disguise with his Fiery Eyes. He kills the old lady and the demoness escapes. Sanzang and the others don’t believe Wukong that all the women he murdered were demons, and blame him for killing the innocent.
The group arrives to the kingdom’s capital and the King (Fei Xiang) throws a feast for them, begging Sanzang to exorcise the bloodthirsty demoness. Suddenly the Lady White appears and demands the monk, but he expresses his desire to enlighten her. She tries to persuade Wukong to let her eat the monk, but he deceives her instead, and a fight ensues. During the chaos, the King’s guards kidnap Sanzang, but before the King kills him in order to cure himself of a disease – as he has been actually kidnapping all the children and blaming the White Bone Demon – Wukong saves him and the children as well. All of the group are celebrated as heroes, but as a little girl approaches Sanzang, Wukong kills her and her mother as well, seeing the demoness possessing them. That angers Sanzang, and, accusing him of seeing demons everywhere, banishes Wukong. Wukong leaves, but as soon as he does, the White Demon kidnaps Sanzang.
The Monkey King 2 (2016) Detail:
Director: Pou-Soi Cheang
Writers: Wu Chengern , Elvis Man
Stars: Aaron Kwok, Li Gong, Shaofeng Feng
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy