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A Chinese Odyssey: Part Three (2016)

Da hua xi you 3 (original title)
The third chapter of the cult-classic fantasy saga : A Chinese Odyssey.

Director:

Jeffrey Lau (as Jeffery Lau)

Writer:

Jeffrey Lau (as Jeffery Lau)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jing Wu
Yibo Wang ... Red Boy
Karen Mok
Yan Tang ... Actress
Gillian Chung ... Spring thirteen Mother
Geng Han ... Monkey King / Zhi Zun Bao
Jing Hu ... Guanyin
Chao Zhang Chao Zhang ... Maxpower
Jiong He ... Erlang
Nan Xie ... Princess Iron Fan
Phoebe Wang ... White Snake (as Xiaofei Wang)
Yao Zhang ... Cattle savory
Yixuan Zhou Yixuan Zhou ... Monk Sha / Sha Seng
Seung-Youn Cho Seung-Youn Cho ... Pigsy
Juan Du Juan Du ... Tang lang jing
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The third chapter of the cult-classic fantasy saga : A Chinese Odyssey.

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Genres:

Fantasy

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Country:

China | Cambodia

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

15 September 2016 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

A Chinese Odyssey: The Finale See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$53,306,108
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Spring Era Films Co. See more »
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Color
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Follows A Chinese Odyssey: Part Two - Cinderella (1995) See more »

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A confusing mess of a story...
24 April 2017 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

Sometimes it is unwise to keep adding additional movies to an already established movie franchise, and "A Chinese Odyssey: Part Three" was one of those incidents. Where as the previous movies were quite entertaining and interesting, this third movie completely failed to deliver where it mattered.

The storyline in "A Chinese Odyssey: Part Three" was, and I am being bluntly honest here, a scrambled and confusing mess of whatever writer Jeffrey Lau was attempting to do with the storyline. It was non-coherent and just didn't make much of any kind of sense. It was this jumble of a storyline that ultimately brought the movie down beneath mediocrity, and it never recovered from this massive blow.

I initially sat down to watch "A Chinese Odyssey: Part Three" because of the previous movies, but also because Karen Mok starred in it. But not even she lifted up the movie as she was also struggling hard with the lack of coherent script and almost non-existing storyline.

The action in the movie was adequate and nicely enough choreographed, but it was hardly enough to sustain a whole movie with action sequences alone.

It should be said that the costumes and sets were quite nice, and were as to be expected of a movie of this particular genre. So that was at least working in favor of the movie.

"A Chinese Odyssey: Part Three" is the black sheep of the family; the movie that never should have been made.

As much as I enjoy the Asian cinema, then "A Chinese Odyssey: Part Three" was a bitter pill to swallow, and it offered next to nothing in terms of entertainment value, especially in comparison to its predecessors.


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