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The Lost Empire (2001)

Unrated | | Adventure, Fantasy | TV Movie 11 March 2001
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American journalist Nick Orton is caught up in the world of Chinese gods and monsters while on a search for the long lost manuscript to 'Hsi Yu Chi' (The Journey to the West) by Wu Ch'eng ... See full summary »

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Shu
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Wu Chan Yen
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Subodhi
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Professor Sheng
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American journalist Nick Orton is caught up in the world of Chinese gods and monsters while on a search for the long lost manuscript to 'Hsi Yu Chi' (The Journey to the West) by Wu Ch'eng En. He is accompanied on his journey by a humanoid ape with incredible strength and magical powers, a humanoid pig-man, and his brother-in-arms, an ex-cannibal. Based on one of the greatest stories in Chinese history. Written by Lawrence De Meza <demzalf@earthlink.net>

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Journey to a world where kingdoms fall and heroes rise. See more »

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The Monkey King  »

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Uses several visual ideas from "The Monkey King" television series from the 1960s. See more »

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Nicholas Orton: So I might never get rich, buy my own jet, or even maintain a stock portfolio. But when I look in her eyes, I know that none of these things really matter.
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References The Fly (1958) See more »

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5 November 2002 | by (Antwerp, Belgium) – See all my reviews

This is like a post-modern take on the legend of the Monkey King, where a modern human gets involved with saving the book that contains the original story.

First of all, it is FUN!

There are lots of interesting characters, lots of action, heroic characters fighting the Good Fight... what more do you want?

Just keep in mind that this is NOT the original legend(s) - whatever those were about - and it doesn't even try to be, so don't criticize it for that.

This is good old-fashioned entertainment, with lots of imagination and heroics. Enjoy!


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