西遊記之大鬧天宮 (The Monkey King) (2014) is a fantasy movie based on the characters from the classic Chinese story of Journey to the West.  In this story, a demon tricks the Monkey King into helping him to fight the Jade emperor.  With the exception of the first-rate cast, everything is wrong in this movie.  This really poor adaptation focuses too much on the Monkey King and sacrifices the background of everyone else, especially when the growing up part of the Monkey King is not that interesting at all, it only wastes time and delays the main story.  It does not explain why the demon wants to fight the emperor, or why the emperor’s sister loves the demon and saves him, etc.  It is made as if the audience already knows the story.  I’m shocked to find out so much Hollywood talent is behind the awful CG from start to finish, and the generally disappointing production.

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