he Monkey King, Sun Wukong, is the iconic character of Chinese legend, featured in countless different adaptations of the 16th century classic Journey to the West, however, starting today, you can see him like you never have before.
Armored War God Monkey King (机甲战神孙悟空) debuts today on Tencent Video. Co-produced by Beijing’s Daishu Movie and Guangzhou’s Grandmet Presentation, the story of the film follows Sun Wukong who travels to both heaven and hell to save his love, acquiring an armored super suit in the process and doing battle with a similarly outfitted rival.
The makers of the movie say that they were influenced by Transformers, Gundam, and Iron Man. In the trailer, it’s those Iron Man influences that shine through the brightest, leading netizens to mock the movie as nothing more than shitty Iron Man knockoff with crap special effects and a sappy storyline.
Watch the trailer for yourself below on Tencent Video:
Or on YouTube: