Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back (2017)

Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back (2017)

Released: 2017
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Genre
Director: Hark Tsui
Starring: Chen Yao, Kenny Lin, Kris Wu, ,
Run time: 109 min
IMDb: 5.4/10
Country: China
Views: 25623


Tang Monk brings three disciples on a journey to the West. On the outside, everything seems harmonious. However, tension is present beneath the surface, and their hearts and minds are not in agreement. After a series of demon-capturing events, the monk and his disciples gain mutual understanding of each others’ hardships and unease. Finally, they resolve their inner conflict and work together to become an all-conquering, demon-exorcising team.
User Reviews: It is just unbelievable how two parts of a movie can be so extreme. "Journey to the West Conquering the Demons 2013" is a very well made movie that leaves the viewer wanting more. I was really excited about this follow up "The Demons Strike Back (2017)" until I had a chance to watch it… and wasted my time.

The movie seems to be mostly CGI. The CGI is jumpy and almost feels like watching a movie in fast motion. The colour contrast is much too unpleasantly vibrant and sharp.

The storyline… well there is none really. It is more like watching a plotless cartoon of punches. Some parts of the movie even get a little embarrassing and irritating such as watching the emperor throw tantrums.

Overall, I would give this move minus two stars but zero star is the worst I could do.

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