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  • Movie: Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons
  • Country: China
  • Duration: 1 hr. 50 min.
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated


  • Score: 7.6 (scored by 344 users)
  • Ranked: #1299
  • Popularity: #2865
  • Members: 596

Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons (2013)

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Ratings: 7.6/10 from 344 users
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Ranked #1299
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Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons,” a fantasy action comedy film directed by Stephen Chow and Derek Kok (Derek Kwok Chi-Kin). The film is a loose comedic re-interpretation of the Chinese novel Journey to the West by Wu Cheng'en.

It tells the story of a world full of demons where people’s lives are miserable. A young man named Tang SanZang bears the undaunted spirit of “sacrificing one’s own interest for thesake of others,” making pig monster and Sun Wukong his disciples and helping them remold themselves. Finally, Xuan Zang himself also feels the authentic meaning of “big love.” To save the commoners from their miserable lives and redeem their own evil, Xuan Zang and his three disciples unhesitatingly embark on the journey to the West.

  • Country: China
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Feb 7, 2013
  • Duration: 1 hr. 50 min.
  • Score: 7.6 (scored by 344 users)
  • Ranked: #1299
  • Popularity: #2865
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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4 people found this review helpful
May 21, 2013
Overall 8.5
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 10
It started of as a demon hunting tale and seemed to continue that way for a bit. To be quite honest I found the first demon tale a little scary lol. Later got used to it, I think because I sorta had an idea of what to expect from then on. Maybe the first tale just caught me off guard? Still it made me wonder whether or not horror should be tagged as one of its themes. Anyway I applaud the fact that it grabs your attention and is mixed with lots of comedy. At least it wasnt a movie that'll loose your interest at the beginning because its boring, nope. This movie was awesome! Hope anyone reading this checks it out cause you'll probably love it too! Maybe? Hehe...

Later on, you get some "unique" romance since the main female lead is...interesting? And pretty much everything is mixed with comedy so you'll get enough laughs and chuckles throughout the whole journey.

The important special effects are well done and you get some martial arts mixed in but its not alot. I think the action in this movie was balanced between martial arts and special effects. But since its such a good story with great production, great ost/music and awesome actors, you dont really mind such details no matter what your preferences are between martial arts and special effects.

The movie as a whole felt like a tease because it left me wanting more. Wish it was at least a 2hr movie. It kinda reminded me of KungFu hustle (though that movie is probably funnier. The lead in KungFu Hustle is the director of this). It adds new content to the Journey to the West story that most are familiar with so if you are one of those then its a reason to definitely check this one out! (And if you arent it dosent really matter!)

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1 people found this review helpful
Apr 26, 2015
Overall 9.0
Story 10
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 10
Rewatch Value 9.0
An extraodinary movie where contradictory genres are mixed (horror, comedy, adventure, romantic, philosophic). The movie doesn't belong to any of genres stated above. It is a kaleidoscope of all the genres we see in the cinema. Hence you can not stick to one particular mood when watching this movie. If your mind is ready for an acrobatic challenge on a roller coaster , go for it. May be you will like the sensation when it changes rapidly your emotions according to different genres. May be you will just hate it and give up watching saying the movie is stupid. May be you will just stay blank without any idea. Every reaction is possible with this movie. Even if you finish it successfully, it will take time to realize the theme of the movie, since it is philosophical. However the story line is catchy and unique.

The movie is not excellent when it comes to graphic. Some demons look artificial. Due to this fact, there are moments where comic and tragic features clash.

One interesting quote from the movie, 'there's no greater love, there's no lesser love'. Conquering the demons on earth is easier than conquering the demons in the mind. No spoilers! Happy watching :)!

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