It tells the story of Sun Wukong and Erlang Shen, who comes to the Immortal Mountain to cultivate their skills. They gained friendship, experienced love and ultimately betrayal, growing throughout their life journey.
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'The Monkey King' legend/fable is a mainstay of Chinese culture and has filled volumes in literature and has led to some memorable films along the years. This will not be one of them. Another miscast for Eddie Peng sinks this picture despite a strong effects budget along with a poorly told tale. Derek Kwok (Pye Dog, Gallants) showed a lot of promise in his early career but seems wasted here in this generic take.
There's some heartfelt moment among the abundance of those tired CGI fest. And could be so much better with a better script. Although Eddie Peng is not charismatic enough as the Monkey King, but still delivers a decent performance. At least he's not an utter failure like that dude Han Geng from 'A Chinese Odyssey: Chapter Three'.