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      A Chinese Odyssey

      1996 1h 55m Action Fantasy List
      Reviews 87% Audience Score 5,000+ Ratings A man (Stephen Chow) who once had immortality travels back in time and encounters two women who vie for his affection. Read More Read Less

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      Joey O'Bryan Austin Chronicle This second installment satisfyingly concludes the epic story line begun in the original, in addition to providing many thrills and laughs along the way. Rated: 3/5 Nov 7, 2016 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member sino se conoce mucho las creencias en China, la película resulta confusa. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member inane intentionally-cheesier-than-normal HK Stephen Chow rendition of a monkey legend. the effects, dialogue and acting are garish, brash, and irksome, but that's kinda the point... Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Audience Member One of funniest films I've ever seen! Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Audience Member Strange is too mild a word to describe this psychedelic mix of martial arts, comedy and fantasy. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Stephen Chow Sing Chi's take on the Monkey King tale (A Journey West) is insanely confusing in parts, but strangely all makes sense at the same time. Maybe it's because there is so much going on, maybe it's because it's thick with Chinese fantasy and myths, or possibly it's because you are left p*ssing yourself laughing at the entire cast you just give up trying to concentrate! Bottom line, this is one of the best Monkey King tales I've ever seen. When have you never laughed hard at Chow Sing Chi and Ng Man Tat? I wouldn't say ACO is a great cross-over movie to introduce new fans to Chow, but it does need to be seen for anyone interested in the famous tale of the Monkey King. Not just because of its stars, but because of the epic-like quality of (both) movies, which are huge in scale, production values, story, and fantastical action, with Chow Sing Chi as the Monkey King, Ng Man Tat as Pigsy, Law Kar Ying as Prince Tripitaka, giant Spider Women, the Bull King, and much more including the beautiful Anthea Chu and Karen Mok as Chow's love interests. This film rocks! *SPOILER alert!! Instantly continuing from the moment part 1 finished, part 2 begins at a slower pace with some light comedy, drama and romance before continuing with the insane fantasy that started with part 1. Once in gear, we are pleasured with armies of little monkeys fighting against armies of bulls, Chow's human character finally realising that he is the Monkey King, and a heart breaking moment between him and the women in his life, all before they head off West to begin their journey. Chow was thinking about returning to his role as the Monkey King, so I only hope that it continues with the story these 2 epic movies started and the brilliant Journey To The West: Conquering Demons gives him that urge to do so again! Aim for the beautiful box set I have, that includes both movies (digitally re-mastered) and a gorgeous hard back book full of colour stills - you'll not find a better version. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Busyet monkey King Versi Stephen Chow,,,asli kocak Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis A man (Stephen Chow) who once had immortality travels back in time and encounters two women who vie for his affection.
      Director
      Jeffrey Lau
      Genre
      Action, Fantasy
      Original Language
      Chinese
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 28, 2017
      Runtime
      1h 55m