新年快乐！ Since it’s Chinese New Year’s weekend and there are actually quite a few movies playing in the theatre near me, I decided to go see The Monkey King 3. I think this was the most people I’d seen in the theatre for a Chinese movie, attesting to the popularity of this story and the actors in it. It stars Feng Shaofeng (“The Starry Night, The Starry Sea”) and Zhao Liying (“Princess Agents”) and continues the story of the monk and his disciples traveling West.
The net has been burning up with this rumor all day and her studio has yet to speak up.
If true, she’ll reuniting with Aaron Kwok, who plays Monkey King, Feng Shao Shao as Shifu, Him Law as Sha Seng, and Xiao Shen Yang as Pig Demon. It’s the third part of the Monkey King franchise, following The Monkey King in 2014, and The Monkey King 2 in 2016. This part tells the story of Shifu team as they head into the all-female territory known as the Women’s Country. The queen (or should I say female ruler?) falls in love with Tang San Zang and wants to marry him. To deceive the love-stricken lady, our Shifu monk pretends to agree and again escape with Monkey King’s tricks. Unsure how the synopsis of the movie will be like.
I give up. Hands up in the air for this remake of the highly angsty and twisted romance in the novel Summer’s Desire (泡沫之夏) written by Ming Xiao Xi. Barbie Hsu, Peter Ho, and Huang Xiao Ming starred in the drama adaptation back in 2010. Initially, I was pretty cautious of the movie remake because I never completed the drama version and wasn’t really fond of any of the characters (even if I did ship HARD). But the movie has completely disarmed me of my shiny armor by revealing yet another adorable music video, so positively filled with bubbles, gentleness, and some sweet loving between the three legs of our love triangle, played by new face Huang Can Can (as Yin Xia Mo), Hong Kong actor Him Law (as Ou Chen), and Chinese actor Jerry Yan Yu Hao (as Luo Xi).
I swear someone is trying their Jedi Mind Tricks on me. How could a dark and messed-up storyline like Summer’s Desire (泡沫之夏) be so light and fluffy and cute in the movie adaptation? Our OTP looks so happy and carefree that I found myself falling for their sweet smiles. This is wrong! Lol.