THE MONKEY KING (Released on Video on Demand in the USA 2023)

Ben Meyers’ Rating: 3.6|5.0 Starsììì 

The Monkey King—one of the best of the Monkey King movies—is much easier to understand than others in this series. Even though the storyline is weak, it is easier to follow and has a well-defined purpose in relation to other Monkey King movies. The two main characters, Monkey King and a young girl, Lin, carefully develop a relationship through multiple shared hazards. The animation is great and overall outlines an understandable story. The other characters who people this movie have no real engagement other than weak connections to the Monkey King and Lin. 

 Film Poster Courtesy of Google Images 


The Monkey King becomes obsessed with achieving immortality and the power that goes with that acquisition. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Director Anthony Stacchi for directing effort. Thank you to Producer Peilin Chou for making the film possible. Cast includes Jimmy O. Yang, Bowen Yang, Jo Koy, BD Wong, Jolie Hoang-Rappaport, and Stephanie Hsu. 

Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe? 

Maybe. Despite all that is said above, it is noticeably better overall than live action versions. 

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Ben Meyers

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