Monkey returns

Discussion in 'Movies and Television' started by Travess, Jan 6, 2018.

  1. Travess

    Travess The Welsh MAPper Supporter

    For those of you (us) older enough to remember, it looks like we're getting a TV reboot of Monkey Magic, and I'm geeking out about it some what...

    ...and for you whipper snappers, not old enough to remember

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  2. Mushroom

    Mushroom De-powered to come back better than before.

    Interesting, I been thinking about getting a Monkey King tattoo too. Best I get it before "it's cool"

    To be honest, in the last couple of years, China has been throwing out as many Monkey King films as much as they can. Mostly terrible.

    Also I remember there was a bit of a hoo-hah in regards to casting the actors for this... basically an Asian fable with no Asian actors etc...
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  3. Mitch

    Mitch Lord Mitch of MAP Admin

    That could be great! I loved the old series on BBC, and then read the book some years later. Something that remained true to the playfulness of it would be great :)
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  4. Mushroom

    Mushroom De-powered to come back better than before.

    Prequel story movie made by China Hollywood...Chillywood.

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  5. Monkey_Magic

    Monkey_Magic Active Member

    I do love films being made about me :)
  6. David Harrison

    David Harrison MAPper without portfolio

    Nothing will beat the charm of the first TV series for me.

    A few years ago I got the DVD box set, and actually enjoyed it even more than when I was a kid. Not all nostalgic trips fair so well! The music is particularly amazing, in a late 70's prog kind of way. The over-the-top dubbed dialogue just added to the appeal :)

    And the Japanese TV show with Japanese actors didn't produce any hoo-hah in China?
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  7. Dan93

    Dan93 Valued Member

    aahhh pigsy!
    Loved Monkey when I was a kid. Do you know what channel it will be on or will it go straight to Netflixs or Amazon? Will keep an eye out for this.
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  8. Travess

    Travess The Welsh MAPper Supporter

    It's host channel is ABC ME which is an Australian network, but that does not mean that Netflix or the like won't eventually snap it up.

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  9. Dan93

    Dan93 Valued Member

    I would wager Netflixs will grab this...depends on how it is received I guess.
  10. Mushroom

    Mushroom De-powered to come back better than before.

    No. Because no one cared back then.
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  11. cloudz

    cloudz Valued Member

    OMG, I was all over this as a kid! Spending hours spinning a broom around the garden..
    Anyone remember when they changed the Pigsy actor, that was some major big deal for me at the time.
    And the music at the end.. classic.

    Will look out for this, thanks!
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  12. Travess

    Travess The Welsh MAPper Supporter

    Season 1 available on Netflix, as of this Friday...

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  13. VoidKarateka

    VoidKarateka Valued Member

    I went through the first six episodes in one sitting with the kids. I think I was honestly expecting something a bit more grandiose from Netflix to be honest. It's not bad though, entertaining enough for me to keep watching.

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