Friday, August 7, 2015
Journey to the West!
One of my all-time favorite stories! Journey to the West delighted me as a kid and I still rewatch some of the stories today. My favorite character is Sun Wukong (Monkey) because of his crafty wit and strength...although he was a huge prankster who liked solving problems with his fists. Rewatching the story as an adult I love the character dynamics even more. Monkey and Pigsy are always bickering and trying to one up and trick each other. Level-headed Friar Sand is always caught in the middle. I love the dramatic scenes of Monkey calling out for his monk Shifu. The poor Dragon Prince spends 99% of his on-screen time as a horse.