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Journey To The West 2: The Demons Strike Back

Tang Monk brings his three disciples to the West where everything is harmonious only on the outside with many suffering from demon possession and other supernatural events. The monk and the disciples embark on a journey to put an end to this, but they must first end the tension between themselves.

Language: Cantonese
Subtitle: English / Malay
Classification: P13
Release Date: 28 Jan 2017
Genre: Action / Adventure / Comedy / Fantasy
Running Time: 1 Hour 50 Minutes
Distributor: Sony Pictures Releasing International
Cast: Kris Wu, Lin Gengxin, Yao Chen, Lin Yun, Wang Duo
Director: Tsui Hark
Format: 2D

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The Good, the Bad and the Journey continues:

• The big-budget sequel to Stephen Chow's blockbuster boosted the much anticipated collaboration between Chow and famed filmmaker Tsui Hark (the latter who now takes over directing duties from Chow), however the film never quite manages to deliver the signature laughs expected from a Stephen Chow film.

• One of the main flaws of the movie is casting of heartthrob Kris Wu as Xuan Zang who doesn't quite do a convincing job. Even the rest of the cast are replaced from the original actors however this is not too noticeable thanks to the heavy make-up and prosthetics.

• The film is very CGI heavy and it justifies its use for several fight scenes and especially the inventive way of how Tsui Hark depicts a creepy forest, a colourful kingdom and clashes between giant creatures among other things.

• Although the film is based on the classic Chinese novel, the filmmakers have taken a lot of liberty with the story.


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Classification
U - General viewing for all ages
P13 - Parental guidance is advisable for children below 13 years old
18 - For 18+ with elements for mature audiences
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