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Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back (2017)

Journey to the West: Demon Chapter (original title)
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A monk and his three disciples continue on their journey to battle demons.

Director:

Hark Tsui

Writers:

Stephen Chow, Si-Cheun Lee (screenwriter) | 1 more credit »
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Kris Wu ... Monk Tang Sanzang
Kenny Lin ... The Monkey King, Sun Wukong (as Gengxin Lin)
Chen Yao ... Minister
Yun Lin ... Felicity (as Jelly Lin)
Yiwei Yang Yiwei Yang ... Pigsy (Zhu Ba Jie)
Mengke Bateer ... Sandy (Sha Wujing)
Likun Wang ... Spider (Qi Qin) (as Claudia Wang)
Bei-Er Bao ... King
Duo Wang Duo Wang ... handsome / young Pigsy (Zhu Ba Jie)
Chengpeng Dong Chengpeng Dong ... Taoist exorcist (as Peng Da)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sihan Cheng Sihan Cheng ... Monk Tang's master (in Liliput dream)
Yonghui Huang Yonghui Huang ... Exorcist's junior disciple
Tze Chung Lam ... (as Chi-chung Lam)
Jiqiang Li Jiqiang Li ... Exorcist's senior disciple
Shuang Li Shuang Li ... Midget (circus boss)
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Storyline

Tang Monk brings three disciples on a journey to the West. On the outside, everything seems harmonious. However, tension is present beneath the surface, and their hearts and minds are not in agreement. After a series of demon-capturing events, the monk and his disciples gain mutual understanding of each others' hardships and unease. Finally, they resolve their inner conflict and work together to become an all-conquering, demon-exorcising team.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for fantasy action violence, some suggestive content, rude humor and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

3 February 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$63,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$469,259, 3 February 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$870,451, 24 February 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$216,284,400, 7 February 2017
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Sound Mix:

Auro 11.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

They Recast the main principles roles to move away from the love story to a more traditional action comedy genre See more »

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Connections

Follows Journey to the West (2013) See more »

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Performed by Kris Wu and Jing Tan
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Stephen Chao should really just stick with acting.
4 November 2017 | by OllieSuave-007See all my reviews

Saw this movie on a plane and while it was OK to pass the time with, the film as a whole was pretty bad. The humor was poorly done with unfunny jokes and unfunny slapstick stuff. While the action was pretty intense in some parts, particular the fight between the monks' disciples with the White Bone Spirit, it was too heavy on the CGI.

The monk Tang Sanzang was portrayed like a clueless clown and the three disciples, Monkey King, Pigsy and Sandy, acted pretty useless for the most part. There was too much arguing and bickering among one another, particularly between Tang Sanzang and the Monkey King.

It was hard to believe that the great Hark Tsui directed this movie, but not surprised that funnyman Stephen Chao produced. He really should just stick to acting, as I honestly think his talents are better used on stage.

Grade D-


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