Thursday, June 26, 2008

274 SB FANTASY : ‘ The Monkey Goes West ‘

‘ The Monkey Goes West ‘

Cast : Yueh Hua , Diana Cheung , Ho Fan
Director : Ho Meng-hua


Tang priest Tripitaka was tasked to bring the Buddhist scriptures from India to China. Along his perilous journey, he met the legendary Monkey God who was cast down by the Lord Buddha and thereafter awaiting for the priest’s arrival ….

The first chapter of ‘ Journey To The West ‘ with wonderful huang mei diao by Pigsy !

Rating : 4 stars of 5

1 comment:

Diane said...

This is one of our favorite children's story that my grandpa would tell us when we were kids, although the movies had a slightly different stories, the content and characters are the same.

I love Sun Wu Kong because he was loyal, trustworthy and very responsible. However he was short tempered and sometimes impulsive. Yueh Hua played Wu Kong in the first 2 series, I prefer him better than another actor.

This story started with Tang Sang Chuang's journey to India and on his way, he was given 3 disciples to aid and protect him. Monkey Kong had a pure heart, Piggy Pa Zie was strong but rather dumb and couldn't resist the temptation of food and women, he was almost always making trouble for everybody during the journey because of his weaknesses.
Sa Mi was rather quiet and inconspicuous among the three.

This is definitely a must see movie, if you love our old Chinese legend, then don't miss this one!!!