This trailer for The Monkey King might just might be the craziest thing you'll see all week. This looks utterly insane in the best possible ways. It's a martial arts film with heavy special effects. There are no words that can describe the greatness of this trailer. You will just have to experience it for yourself. I love how whacky and off the wall it is. It looks like so much fun!
The Monkey King (Sun Wukong) is a monkey born from a heavenly stone, who acquires supernatural powers. After rebelling against Heaven and being imprisoned under a mountain for 500 years, he accompanies the monk Xuanzang on a journey to India. Thus, according to legend, Buddhism is brought to ancient China. This first installment in a trilogy of live action 3D movies is actually a prequel to The Journey To The West, the much told story of the Monkey King's adventures on the road to India. The first movie is the origins story that begins with the birth of Sun Wukong and ends with his imprisonment for his crimes under the Five-Peaked Mountain. Along the way, he acquires incredible powers, battling the armies of the gods and the armies of the demons to find his rightful place in the Heavens.
The movie has already been released internationally and made over $50 million this last weekend, which is pretty impressive. Enjoy the trailer!