The cast has hardly any chemistry, especially inexcusable seeing as how Chow has always stressed finding the right actors even those with no prior experience, like Kitty Zhang or Jelly Lin in his movies. Or Sandy's poisoning at the hands of one of the spider demons, which causes him to turn into a giant mucus-blowing fish similar to his introduction at the start of the first movie? However, tension is present beneath the surface, and their hearts and minds are not in agreement. Sanzang tells to Duan that his master taught him a more humane approach and to use nursery rhymes to coax goodness out of demons, a tactic Duan scoffs at. Watch more movies like this today for free: Based on one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature of the same name, Stephen Chow's 'Journey To The West' is a contemporary remake of the misadventures of a Buddhist monk as he makes a pilgrimage from China to India. Sanzang tells his master that his suffering due to Duan's loss has helped him to enlightenment. This is also probably the most comical foreign film I have ever watched; many others I have seen are not, so this was a nice break from all the dramatic and serious films I am used to watching Culturally, I thought that Journey to the West was very interesting, including the fact that demons are a part of the Chinese culture or were at one time. Even though Stephen Chow did not return to direct the movie, his style of humor is still emulated here.
It was probably extra hard to act in this film as well, since the actors had to initially react and be afraid of a creature that hadn't been put into the frame yet since the beasts were only computer graphics. The recast is not as bad as they say and the actors fit their roles perfectly. The portrayal of the Skeleton Demon is very anti-traditional. It starts slow continues slow and then ends epic but that greatness does not make up for all the slowness. Majority of people go to movie to enjoy Stephen Chow's signature sense of humor and the mind-blowing special effect, which by the way, is one of the best in China. Monkey King tells Sanzang to use a dancer to bait the demon.
Finally, they resolve their inner conflict and work together to become an all-conquering, demon-exorcising team. Maybe unlike anime, I can't watch these movies with subtitles. As someone who has watched enough interpretations of Journey to the West, this was simply not funny and kind of ruined things for me. If you have not watched this, better skip this than to waste your time. The rest really is either distraction or filler. She leaves after returning his nursery rhyme book, which she had pieced back together, although at random as she is illiterate.
I gave first movie 10 stars but this movie is not even close to earn 2 stars. Another demon hunter, Duan, captures and turns the demon into a puppet. The best thing about the movie was the definitely the collection of attractive Chinese ladies assembled here. Sanzang, a self-proclaimed demon hunter, appears to warn the villagers that the animal is not the true demon. At times, things got really dumb and silly with a mind control dancing scene which is recycled from the first movie, and a crying grown man trying to pass as funny. And there is no purpose here, given how Tang is no closer to retrieving his scriptures at the end of it and how Tang and Monkey King seem to have found closure to their differences like in the last movie. Sanzang is then instructed to travel on a journey to the west for the Buddhist sutras of Leiyin Temple, and it is shown that the Water Buffalo, Pig Demon, and Monkey King have been tamed and turned into humans named, respectively, , and.
No one can write a good comedic sequence like Stephen Chow. Sanzang tells to Duan that his master taught him a more humane approach and to use nursery rhymes to coax goodness out of demons, a tactic Duan scoffs at. Tsui Hark's half of the contribution can be seen in the special effects and action, the effects are pretty good although not perfect. Sanzang summons Buddha, who defeats Monkey King with the palm of his hand. Another demon hunter, Duan, captures and turns the demon into a puppet. I almost can't believe it is directed by the experienced Tsui Hark. It's always great to see her.
Connecting the three acts is supposedly the rekindled resentment between Tang and Monkey King, the former still alternately crushed and angry over the death of Miss Duan and the latter boiling over the former's hold over him. The colour contrast is much too unpleasantly vibrant and sharp. As an American use to Hollywood Blockbusters when I see an actor alone on a screen interacting with characters that were made in a computer, I'm expecting a lot more action adventure to my Fantasy, but all I got here was talk. I wanted the original cast from the first movie to return but the new cast didn't disappoint. Based on the novel, the relationships among character had further developed, new screenplay gave those characters more human touch and the movie was able to show another side of main character. The demon reemerges and kills many of villagers.
Even the children told to his mother to leave the sit because it really boring. Something was lost in translation. From the get go, the audience is treated with Chow famed exaggerated style of comedy. It is just unbelievable how two parts of a movie can be so extreme. I love my female eye candy, and whenever these actresses were on screen, my eyes were glued. I tell the truth, no one laughed at the cinema instead of awarded. Sanzang then opens a book of nursery rhymes and begins singing to the demon.
There was never a moment where I felt danger for any of the characters because the build-up to these action scenes tends to be humorous and lacking of tension. The villagers ignore him and, at the priest's provocation, string him up. The movie did live up to their expectation. Some of the visual gags timing was fine, but it really did not click. Like with Monkey King 2, my favorite part of this film was the lone epic action scene at the end of the movie that was big and the reason that anyone would buy a ticket to see it in 3D.
Very standard an unimpressive Except for the 3D spectacular that ends the film. Disillusioned, Sanzang meets his master and bemoans his lack of capabilities compared to more aggressive demon-hunters. This did not do well. People nowadays like to compare and expect the best, but then gets easily disappointed more than ever. He really should just stick to acting, as I honestly think his talents are better used on stage.
After days of traveling, Sanzang finally discovers a cave under a lotus garden, where Monkey King was trapped in for 500 years. The movie stars an all-new cast playing characters from the first movie, with the only person returning being Shu Qi. However, too many misses on jokes and poor plot and character developments cannot save the movie from mediocrity. Casting, acting, even scenario are all bad. Finally, they resolve their inner conflict and work together to become an all-conquering, demon-exorcising team. The nonsensical comedy is very Stephen Chow and the plot is engaging, my friends and I spent the whole time laughing. Lin Gengxin, the Monkey King was intense and likable.