THE MONKEY KING REBORN (Blu-ray Review)
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Review by Stinky the Destroyer😾
I know nothing about Sun Wukong, other than that it’s a centuries-old Chinese legend that has inspired countless books, stories, movies, TV shows, manga and video games. But I do know a character this old and revered deserves better treatment.
As depicted in The Monkey King Reborn, Sun Wukong is an arrogant, sullen, staff-wielding simian who perpetually scowls throughout the entire film. When he’s not verbally belittling every other character - including his friends - he exists in service of himself, which includes eating a rare forbidden fruit that unleashes an ancient demon capable of destroying the world. Even then, the only reason he decides to battle the demon & its legions is to save his own soul (well, the demon did capture his monk & mentor, Bajie, but Sun Wukong seldom expresses any real concern over that).