Starring Eddie Peng, Shawn Yue
Directed by Derek Kwok
In recent years, there’ve been no shortage of movies about Sun Wukong, the Monkey King — as evidenced by Stephen Chow’s Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons; and Cheang Pou-Soi’s The Monkey King.
And now there’s Wukong by Derek Kwok — who co-directed Conquering the Demons — with Eddie Peng in the title role. Set in a deity academy (how very X-Men: First Class) 500 years before SWK’s heavenly uprising, the prequel sees the simian immortal and Co. (including Shawn Yue and Oho Ou) involved in a celestial conspiracy.
Forget the characters or the plot, Kwok is more interested in showcasing the SPFX fireworks. (**)