Monkey King: Hero Is Back
The all-powerful Monkey King once roamed freely between Heaven and Earth, but after angering the gods, he was imprisoned within an ice cage deep within the mountains. Five hundred years later, monsters attack a small village, and a child flees to the mountains. Unknowingly, the child releases the Monkey King from his curse. With help and encouragement from this special child, Monkey King must now save the village from the evil Mountain Lord and his monstrous army.
“Monkey King: Hero is Back” is a story about the Chinese legend of the great sage, the Monkey King. He had great powers. However, when he fought with the other gods, he lost his power when he was imprisoned because he wanted to rule over the other heavenly kings. When a young boy accidentally releases him, he does not have the powers he once had.An old monk rescued Liuer, a young boy, from the river after his parents died during a troll attack. Now he is a little bit mischievous and creates havoc as the old monk tries to teach him the ways of the monks. When the trolls attack the village and capture the children, Liuer saves a baby girl and becomes her protector. This film features fantasy magic, monsters, and a white dragon, along with some comical moments. It also offers a lesson in helping others and working as a team and teaches that sometimes you need to have a good heart to be a great protector. We award this movie the Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for all ages with a caution that younger children may be frightened at times.