The Monkey King is the story about Sun Wukong's life before he joins the journey to the West. As the Buffalo Demon King wants to invade the throne of Heaven, he incites Wukong to rebel against Heaven. As a punishment for his rebellion, Wukong is trapped under the Five Fingers Mountain until being released from it by a monk whom Wukong accompanies in his search for Buddhist holy books.
Story begins with a battle between the Buffalo Demon King and the army of Heaven. The Buffalo Demon King is expelled from Heaven to Earth. However Heaven is heavily damaged as a result of the battle and a Princess sacrifices herself to restore it. In the process, a stone unintentionally falls out from her body onto Earth and gives birth to Sun Wukong. He is found by a fox and released by the power of the Buffalo Demon King who plans to use him and the fox to fulfill his ultimate desire: taking the Throne of Heaven. After that, Master Subhuti, one of Buddha's Disciples, has been sent to find Wukong and trained him. Wukong with the monkey blood is mischievious sometimes stupid. Master Subhuti brings him to Tri-Star Cave to learn with human. Here, Wukong has developed his power. He learns 72 transformations and is allowed to return to Flower and Fruit Mountain. To protect his tribe, he goes undersea and requires Dragon King to give him the most magic weapon. Life is peaceful until Buffalo Demon King goes to Flower and Fruit Mountain. He calls Wukong the Great Saga equal of Heaven which makes Wukong will ask Jade Emperor a place in Heaven. But the Emperor just lets him be a horse keeper. This makes Wukong angry and he decides to rebel. However finally, Wukong denies the victory and accepts being punished and trapped under the Five Fingers Mountain for 500 years until a monk releases him. And then he begins an amazing Journey to the West.
ABOUT THE MOVIE
This movie is based on a chapter in the famous novel Journey to the West. This film was originally planned for release on February 2012 and was postponed several times before its actual release in January 2014.