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 The Legend of Monkey 
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Postby Macc » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:01 pm


The nature of Monkey was ... irrepressible!

Monkey is getting a reboot. A joint Aus/NZ production for ABC, TVNZ and Netflix.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-20/m ... ot/8457782

I'm a bit put off by the whitewashing, i.e. an entire cast of white actors playing Asian characters. There are also some significant changes to the story (which is a novel based on real people an real events) such as turning Tripitaka from a boy (usually played by a girl because it's supposed to be a young boy) into a teenage girl. And they made Sandy a woman!


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Postby atefooterz » Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:08 am


nudity?


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Postby critic » Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:54 am


:evil: Another classic that is being destroyed :evil:


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Postby atefooterz » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:49 pm


I missed out on this, it was a pre cursor to teletubbies, that the kid brothers had on, watching glued to it. I thought it was Shintaro meets mardi grass. :)


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Postby Reb » Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:41 pm


why is everyone worried about the whitewashing of it,

if they did asian it up , the chinese would say too japanese and the Japanese would say toov chinese.

Plus there's half a dozen Asian movies of Monkey and no ones mentioned how could they are.

Be glad it's filmed in NZ and we can cap it


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Postby Macc » Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:32 pm


As far as I can work out there have been 29 movies and 11 TV series based on the story. The biggest problem I have is turning Tripitaka (who was a real Chinese Buddhist monk) into a teenage girl.


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