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Monster Hunt (2015)

Zhuo yao ji (original title)
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In an ancient world where monsters rule the land while humans keep to their own kingdom, a baby monster, Wuba, is born to a human father and monster queen. When mortals and creatures alike ... See full summary »

Director:

Raman Hui

Writers:

Alan Yuen (screenplay), Alan Yuen (story)
6 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Baihe Bai ... Huo Xiaolan
Boran Jing ... Song Tianyin
Wu Jiang ... Luo Gang
Elaine Jin ... Grandmother
Wallace Chung ... Ge Qianhu
Eric Tsang ... Gao
Sandra Kwan Yue Ng ... Ying
Wei Tang ... Pawn Shop Owner
Chen Yao ... Female Head Chef
Yan Ni ... Luo Ying
Jianfeng Bao Jianfeng Bao ... Zheng Tao
Yuexin Wang ... Xiao Wu
Xiaodong Guo ... Tianyin's Father
Jingjing Li ... Mama Li
Cindy Tian Cindy Tian ... Monster girl (as Yucheng Tian)
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Storyline

In an ancient world where monsters rule the land while humans keep to their own kingdom, a baby monster, Wuba, is born to a human father and monster queen. When mortals and creatures alike set out to capture the newborn, Wuba's adventure begins. The cute baby monster Huba is the child of a human man and a monster queen, threatened by both monster-hating humans and monsters attempting to capture the new-born in an ancient world based on medieval China. Written by OJT

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The monsters just got bigger


Certificate:

TV-Y7 | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

China | Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

22 January 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Monster Hunt See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,074, 24 January 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$21,074, 24 January 2016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$385,284,817
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Edko Films See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

It's an original story written by Alan Yuen. See more »

Crazy Credits

When the movie fades to black - just before the end credits start rolling - the monsters does a wonderful musical treat. Its hilarious, so be sure not to miss it! See more »

Connections

Followed by Zhuo yao ji 2 (2018) See more »

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Strange, goofy, but never dull
11 August 2018 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

I wanted to see this movie for quite some time after hearing that it was a smash hit in its native China; I wanted to see what regular Chinese people found so appealing. After seeing it, in some ways I am at a loss for words. The movie is a fantasy comedy, though both the fantasy and the comedy will seem very strange to most westerners. The fantasy portions are unlike anything in Hollywood movies, and they sometimes seem to depend on viewers having an extensive knowledge of ancient Chinese culture; if you don't have that, you'll probably be lost at times, like I was. And the humor is far from subtle, much of it being extreme slapstick that westerns might find extremely excessive. But the movie is so different in these two regards, that I was always interested to see what was coming next, since I had never seen a movie like this before. This is definitely not a boring movie. And the movie looks extremely polished for the most part, though the CGI is a bit too cartoony at times.... though this might have been intentional, to give the movie a goofy feel. While I think that many casual western moviegoers might find the whole package a bit bewildering, viewers who want something different and fun will probably find this an amusing diversion.


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