Background[ edit ] Birth and early life[ edit ] Depiction of the Forbidden Temple's Sun Wukong as depicted in a scene in a Beijing opera According to the legend, Sun Wukong is born from a magic stone that sits atop the Mountain of Flowers and Fruit. The stone develops a magic womb, which bursts open one day to produce a stone egg about the size of a ball. When wind blows on the egg, it turns into a stone monkey that can already crawl and walk. He bows to each of the four-quarters.
This article's plot summary may be too long or excessively detailed. Please help improve it by removing unnecessary details and making it more concise. February The film is based on selected chapters of Wu Cheng'en 's classical novel Journey to the Westand tells the story of The moeny king Sun Wukong rebels against the Jade Emperor of Heaven.
She begs her brother to spare his life, saying that deities and demons can coexist peacefully. The Jade Emperor agrees to spare the Bull Demon King for the sake of his sister but he feels the Demon King must still be punished for his actions, and banishes him, Princess Iron Fan, and the rest of the demons to Flaming Mountain.
Erlang Shen finds the task beneath him and an insult to his abilities and resents his uncle for being given the duty. Over time, life forms in the crystal, taking the shape of a monkey.
A nine-tailed fox approaches the crystal, and befriends the monkey inside. The fox attempts to touch the crystal, only to have its paw burned before a mysterious force whisks it away. Several years later, the monkey has grown up Donnie Yen to be very mischievous and playful.
One day, he is approached by a man named Subhuti.
The monkey agrees to be trained by Subhuti, who takes him in and names him Sun Wukong. Wukong learns several mystic abilities such as being able to shape-shift himself, others, and even objects. Subhuti tells Wukong his training is complete, and there is nothing else to teach him.
Wukong thanks his master before returning to Mount Huaguo. Meanwhile, the Bull Demon King is planning to wage war on Heaven once again. He also preys on Erlang Shen's anger and resentment towards the Jade Emperor.
Erlang Shen agrees to help the Bull Demon King in exchange for getting to kill his uncle and take the throne of Heaven. Wukong returns to Mount Huaguo to much fanfare from the monkeys.
During their celebrating, he is dubbed "the Handsome Monkey King," a title he relishes. In awe of his new abilities, some of the monkeys are worried no one can protect them should Wukong leave again. Wukong agrees with this and quickly leaves to bring the monkeys of Mount Huaguo weapons.
His journey takes him to the bottom of the Eastern Sea and the palace of the Dragon King. At first, the Dragon King pretends to comply with Wukong's request but tries to have Wukong executed instead.
However, Wukong easily defeats everything the Dragon King throws at him. Finally, annoyed by Wukong and frightened of his power, the Dragon King quickly agrees to give him what he wants. Along with weapons for the monkeys, Wukong also steals an enchanted set of Phoenix armor for himself.Monkey King, or known to the Chinese old and young as Xi You Ji (Journey to the West), is one of the renowned classical Chinese novels dated back some four hundred years ago, the other three being Shui Hu (The Water Margins), Hong Lou Meng (Dream of the Red Mansion), and San Guo (Romance of .
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