Counter Monkey is a Web Video series hosted by Noah Antwiler, also known as The Spoony One. In this series, Spoony recounts various amusing and awesome stories from his Tabletop Game days, as well as offering helpful tips and tricks for other GMs. Also featured recordings of regular weekly Pathfinder sessions played over Skype, based on the Kingmaker adventure path and starring many of the same players from his other campaign.
Type: Talk Show
Runtime: None minutes
Counter Monkey - The Monkey King (film) - Netflix
The Monkey King is a 2014 Hong Kong-Chinese action-fantasy film directed by Cheang Pou-soi and starring Donnie Yen as the titular protagonist. Yen also serves as the film's action director. Production began in Beijing on 18 October 2010 and was filmed in 3D. The plot is based on an episode of Journey to the West, a Chinese literary classic written in the Ming Dynasty by Wu Cheng'en. It was released on 31 January 2014. A sequel titled The Monkey King 2 was released in February 2016.
Counter Monkey - Reception - Netflix
James Marsh of Twitch Film referred to it as a “Hot Mess From The Heavens”, saying it has poor CGI effects and a weak script, while praising lead actor Donnie Yen's performance as Sun Wukong, but ultimately writing Wukong “a somewhat irritating character who can be difficult to sympathise with.” Maggie Lee of Variety calls it “a simplistic, action-driven narrative with inexhaustible energy, but little style or substance.” Clarence Tsui of The Hollywood Reporter writes “The Monkey King is filled to the brim with gravity-defying saints and sprites zipping across the screen in a litany of kinetic 3-D action sequences. But the stellar imagery hardly makes up for the film's underwritten narrative, half-baked characterizations and emotional gimmicks.”
Counter Monkey - References - Netflix