Its been a long time since I had a blast with a movie like I did with Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons. I have seen a nice amount of Stephen Chow’s films before. But I had completely forgotten between dramas and crime movies, how great, fun and emotional they could be. Even tho they are an entertaining blast, they can make you relate to the characters like no other director. And in my opinion nobody should miss a single one of his movies.
The story behind Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons is a mixture between many genres. It has comedy, action, drama, religion and martial arts. Everything is executed magically to fit into place. And this happens as we get to know the story and the characters behind this journey. Although, is a lot more than that.
Synopsis of Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons
This is the story about a young demon hunter that one day arrives to a hen built by a lake inhabited by a demon tiger fish. He fails to save some villagers so he starts doubting his abilities.
In this dispair, his master will send him to find his enlightenment and his lost faith in himself. This journey will make him meet with creatures that will join in adventures of any kind.
Starring in Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons
- Shu Qi as Duan
- Wen Zhang as Tang Sanzang
- Huang Bo as Sun Wukong
- Chen Bing Qiang as Zhu Bajie
- Lee Sheung Ching as Sha Wujing
- Show Lo as Prince Important
Conclusion about Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons
When I get to watch one of this movies I wonder how fantastic would have been to be raised in a place where this stories were told by the elders, once again my fascination with Asian legends was raised towards the sky.