Stephen Chow’s “Journey to the West” looks amazing

I don’t know if you watched Stephen Chow’s “Kung Fu Hustle“, but it was incredible. It was a contemporary take on the old Hong Kong-styled kung fu movie. It did a great job of not taking itself too seriously. It was funny, packed full of action, and a pleasure to watch.

Well, Stephen is back at it with his take on an old Chinese tale. The original “Journey to the West” talks about a Buddhist monk’s journey from China to India. The monk must travel to the west to obtain “sacred texts”. Throughout his journey, he is accompanied by disciplines chosen by Buddha to assist him. The Wikipedia page is really long, and I am not going to go any deeper into the story. Here it is for anyone who wants to read it (just wait and watch the movie!)

As they say in the business, it’s not about the destination, but the journey!

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