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Adapted from the classic chinese novel "Journey to the West", The Monkey King (Dicky Cheung) got punished by the Buddha and imprisoned under the Palm Mountain, the only method to release ... See full summary »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sammi Cheng ...  Buddha Goon Yum
Dicky Cheung ...  The Monkey King
Charlene Choi ...  Ji Lan
Gillian Chung ...  Ji Mei
Andy Chi-On Hui ...  The Dragon Horse
Eddy Ko ...  Emperor Tong
Eric Kot ...  Chu Bak Gai
Kar-Ying Law ...  Golden Star
Sam Lee ...  The Sand Monk
San-san Lee ...  Seven Treasures
Edmond Leung ...  The Mentor
Ka-Yan Leung ...  Lee Ching
Jimmy Lin ...  Na Ja
Jackie Chung-yin Lui ...  Yeung Jin (as Jackie Lui)
Simon Lui ...  Siu But
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Adapted from the classic chinese novel "Journey to the West", The Monkey King (Dicky Cheung) got punished by the Buddha and imprisoned under the Palm Mountain, the only method to release himself is that he is willing to team up with The Mentor as well as the Sand Monk, The Dragon Horse and Chu Bak Gei, to get a bible from the West Sky, in order to save the entire world, which is going to be destroyed by the deadly evil. During the adventure and the tough journey to the west, The Monkey King and the team also encounter several evil villians and also has to face the crisis that may break the relationship between the team. Written by Lam

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Country:

China | Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Also Known As:

Qi tian da sheng sun wu kong See more »

Filming Locations:

China

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Connections

Version of Songoku: The Road to the West (1959) See more »

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Up At The Bottom
Performed by Dicky Cheung, Andy Lau
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Goofy but Good
3 May 2004 | by WyrmisSee all my reviews

The only review I see for this series right now is one which talks about how they could not possibly fit too much stuff in a 2 hour movie. Since this is a series of one hour episodes, I am not sure what the complaint is. I have not read any but a small portion of a Journey West, so I cannot say how true it is staying, but of what I do know it is actually sort of close.

The acting style is mixed, sometimes being dead on and sometimes being jester-like. I really enjoy it on a cross between an inner-child level and a martial arts level, though I have to admit that it does not satiate more mature watching interests. It is great stress relief though.

Special effects are not that bad, in fact they are comparable to an american sci-fi series. It is not low budget nor high budget, but they manage to do a good job with what they have. The one main exception is everyone but the monkey' kings monkey outfit, which are often just obviously clothes. And you have scenes like in the first one where you can see a camel being lead by an obvious rope. I do not know if they are only trying to invoke an image (much like a stage show in which you are trying to have the setting suggested a lot of the time) or if it is just poor editing.

Story line is great, and the acting it out is good if a little goofy. American audiences might dislike the way it jumps from scene to scene, but those used to asian cinema and tv should be used to a slightly different respect for time.

Watch the first 10 minutes of the first two episodes. They show a wide variety of the physical and visual humor and the drama involved. The scenes overall work. They are funny when they mean to be and introspective when they mean to be. I recommend.


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