Journey to the West | reviewed by: William O'Donnell | June 5, 2014
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Much darker than Chow's previous efforts though just as loaded with slapstick and martial arts fantasy. Not his best but still interesting.
genre Adventure | Comedy | foreign
synopsis Demon hunter Chen Xuanzhang (Wen Zhang) believes that he can purify any demon through love. However, his belief is shaken when his attempt to defeat a demon fish ends in a family's death and a victory for violent demon hunter Duan (Shu Qi). After getting encouragement from his master, Xuanzhang soldiers on to hunting down a demonic hog with the help of Duan, who has fallen in love with Xuanzhang. Despite help from other demon hunters, the hog gets away. As a last resort, Xuanzhang and Duan turn to the help of Sun Wukong (Huang Bo), who has been imprisoned for five centuries for his crimes in heaven.
lead actors Wen Zhang | Shu Qi | Huang Bo | Show Luo | Aarif Lee | Tong Liya | Anthony Wong | Lee Sheung-Ching | Chiu Chi-Ling | Xing Yu | Chrissie Chau | Steven Fung Min-Hang
director Stephen Chow | Derek Kwok Chi-Kin