Monkey Kingdom, directed by Mark Linfield and narrated by Tina Fey, is about how monkey Maya and her son Kip face many challenges and climb their way up the ranks
Monkey Kingdom, directed by Mark Linfield and narrated by Tina Fey, is about how monkey Maya and her son Kip face many challenges and climb their way up the ranks.
Maya lives in an abandoned tropical forest that is located in Sri Lanka. Maya and her troop lives at a spot called “Castle Rock”, which is a good spot for spotting rivals. Her troop ate on a tree, which had alot of fruit. Maya was not allowed to eat fruits from the top of the tree which had the best fruits, because she was low in class.
Raja the alpha leader eats at the top of the tree. The Queens are a few branches lower. They think “everything is theirs”. The branch lower than that is where all the male warriors sit and at the very bottom of the tree, where Maya is are the grounders. They have to wait for the fruit to drop, or they have to find food elsewhere.
One of the disadvantage is that the higher ranked troops can boss the grounders whenever they want. This is also one of the things Kip learned when he was only a few weeks old. He also learned that his skin was attached to his face, which the audience found quite funny.
When Lexs’, the leader of the rival clan takes over “Castle Rock” the troop is forced to move into unfamiliar territory. They must travel through cities and forests to find food. They face many challenges along the way, will they find a territory that suites them or are they going to take back “Castle Rock”?
This documentary film is interesting and quite funny, which kids will love it and adults will also enjoy it. Anyone who watches this movie will surely admire the crews work, because they spend alot of years in the tropical forest, through monsoon season, winter, and summer.