Journey to the West

2013

Action / Adventure / Comedy / Fantasy / Romance

36
IMDb Rating 6.8 10 11,476

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Qi Shu as Mango
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1008.72 MB
1280*720
Chinese 2.0
PG-13
23.976 fps
110 min
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2.02 GB
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Chinese 2.0
PG-13
23.976 fps
110 min
P/S N/A / N/A

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Movie-Misfit 9 / 10 / 10

Hilariously dark and well worth the watch!

The funniest man in the cinematic world (Stephen Chow Sing Chi) stays behind the camera (unfortunately) as writer and director for this epic and hilarious retread of his amazing films; A Chinese Odyssey 1 & 2. That said, and as a fan of Zhang Wen (which has grown more so after seeing this), the film is a solid Chi film that is worthy of a place in any fans collection! With dark humour akin to that of 'From Beijing With Love' and others, the comedy elements are fast and clever, matched by the tense moments of horror that sometimes even left me (a fan of HK cinema for over 30 years), with my mouth open. But it was awesome!! Journey To The West: Conquering The Demons is a hit. Its also great to see Shu Qi in an ass kicking hilarious role which I think suits her much better than the serious dramas. Lets hope there will be a few sequels spawning from this, and all being well, a return in front of the camera for the incredible Chow Sing Chi!!

Reviewed by siderite 9 / 10 / 10

Lost in Translation

The style of the movie immediately brings to memory Kung-Fu Hustle, also written and directed by Stephen Chow, but its target is a reinvention of the Journey to the West story. Unfortunately, much of the symbolism used in the film is lost on me, since I know nothing of Chinese mythology. I am sure much of the characters and word games that I suppose mean a lot to a Chinese person, to me are just wacky and incomprehensible. That being said, the film is very nicely done, combining drama and comedy in a way that is mostly foreign to western cinema, good acting and cool special effects. I have to admit that the movie makes me want to read some translation of Journey to the West, one of the Four Great Classical Novels, so, if that was Chow's purpose, the film is a success. I also have to admit that I liked the movie, considering whether to keep it for later viewing or not. As such, it is clearly above average, but the nagging feeling that a lot got lost in translation makes me rate it only so: above average.

Reviewed by attilabarcellos 9 / 10 / 10

This movie tells a Buddhist story - don't listen to bad reviews

The movie is a wonderful experience, for Buddhists and for the general public that is able to enjoy fantastic stories. It is about the first part of a very long story of the monkey god Wukong, a very powerful entity that used to annoy meditation practitioners at Buddha's time. The special effects are above average and the overall experience, too. There's a lot of action and funny moments, also. Nevertheless, I don't think that's a movie for children, after all. Please, don't listen to the bad reviews, they really aren't fit for this kind of movie. Enjoy, being or not a Buddhist.

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