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Journey to the West (2013)
"Xi you xiang mo pian" (original title)

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Tang Sanzang, a Buddhist trying to protect a village from three demons, his emerging feelings for Miss Duan, the demon hunter who helps him repeatedly, and Sanzang's trans-formative encounter with the Monkey King.

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Prince Important
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Bingqiang Chen ...
KL Hog
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Master Nameless
Xing Yu ...
Fist of the North Star
Zhengyu Lu ...
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Di Yang ...
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Killer Si
Hangyu Ge ...
Killer Wu / Short Monkey King
Min Hun Fung ...
Taoist Priest
Lun Yeung ...
Mayor
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Tang Sanzang, a Buddhist trying to protect a village from three demons, his emerging feelings for Miss Duan, the demon hunter who helps him repeatedly, and Sanzang's trans-formative encounter with the Monkey King.

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Rated PG-13 for fantasy violence including bloody images, some sexual content and partial nudity | See all certifications »

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$7,456 (USA) (7 March 2014)

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$17,734 (USA) (4 April 2014)
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Needs more polishing
4 May 2014 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

Kung Fu Hustle was a smash hit and also a brilliant and funny film so it resonated with Eastern and Western audiences. This set high expectations for 'Journey' which unfortunately it can't meet. We get a very action oriented fairy tale with demons and demon hunters caught in epic battles combined with some Budha nonsense. And these battles are pretty good actually, though the VFX are clearly not up to the modern day standards (they were done by a Chinese VFX company). The biggest problem is the comedy which doesn't work as well as in Kung Fu Hustle. Journey is a good film but it could have been a classic with some more polishing on the production (VFX) and comedy side. In the West nobody probably ever heard of this film but in China it made 213m$ and they're already building a theme park. Quite possible we could get a sequel.


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