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The Monkey King: An IMAX 3D Experience

Alternate Title(s): Da nao tian gong; The Monkey King: The Legend Begins

bigImage 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 IMAX release of THE MONKEY KING will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX 3D Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

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Global Star Productions And Filmko Entertainment Presents The Monkey King "The Legend Begins" Starring Donnie Yen, Chow Yun Fat, Aaron Kwok. Produced by Micheael Wehrhahn and Robert Harris. Written by Edmond Wong. Directed by Poi Soi Cheang.

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"Film Review: ‘The Monkey King in 3D’" By Maggie Lee, Variety

"The Monkey King 3D [Review]" By Jason Lin, SON:sation

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