Six years ago, Monkey King: Hero is Back won the box office of 954 million yuan in the summer file by virtue of its good reputation as a dark horse. It created the highest box office record for domestic animation movies in China at that time, and started the creation craze of animation movies with Chinese characteristics.
Six years later, another animation blockbuster Master Ji Gong, with the producer and director of Monkey King: Hero is Back as the chief producer and director, will screen in theaters in China on July 16. Its wonderful storyline, explosive and shocking visual effects have won wide acclaim from the audience at the premiere. Meanwhile, it was shortlisted in the media attention unit of the 24th Shanghai International Film Festival.
As a Chinese style animation film that combines excellent producers and classic IP, Master Ji Gong is expected to become the dark horse to hit this summer.
The Birth of A Hero
Master Ji Gong is an animated film adapted from a character in traditional Chinese folk tales, the Living Buddha Ji Gong, which will be released in mainland China on July 16, 2021.
Master Ji Gong opened with a fierce battle, which attracted the attention of the audience from the beginning. It shows us the birth of the folk hero Ji Gong, who takes an epic journey with the Xuantian Jade Dragon through many hardships and the separation of life and death from his parents, and finally reshaped the golden body, defeated the Golden Winged Roc to save the world.
Unlike the ragged beggar in the popular impression, the film interprets a brand new image of Ji Gong as a young man through a wonderful and novel storyline.
As the story unfolds, the characters' personalities gradually become distinct. The humorous scenes and exciting or touching plot left a deep impression in the hearts of the audience. The topics involved in the film, such as growth, education and family affection, resonated with audiences of all ages.
Top-Level Visual Effects
The 3D animation blockbuster, Master Ji Gong, continues the painting style of Monkey King: Hero is Back, and draws on the advantages of many animation films, making the scenes full of beauty. The main creators of the film have been sharpening their swords for six years. They have invited a number of top domestic animation special effects production companies to participate in the production, striving to show the best visual effects on the screen.
The efforts of the production team have won the affirmation of the industry and the media. On June 18 this year, the film won the honor of "Most Media Concerned Visual Effect" at the closing ceremony of the Media Concern Unit of the Film Channel of the 24th Shanghai International Film Festival.
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