Title in Chinese –西游记大结局之仙履奇缘
Title in Pinyin – Xi You Ji Da Jie Ju Zhi Xian Lu Qi Yuan
Genre – Fantasy Comedy
Subject/theme – Monkey is sent 500 years into the future as punishment
Language – Cantonese
Region – Hong Kong, China
Hong Kong – 21 January 1995
Taiwan – 5 April 2011
Movie Runtime – 88 minutes
500 years ago while escorting the Longevity Monk west, Monkey loses his temper and attacks the monk. Guanyin stops Monkey and sends him to the present where is reincarnated as Joker who is the boss of a gang of outlaws. Joker and his gang are attacked by two demons, Spider Woman and Jing-jing. The two demons take over the gang and make plans to capture and eat the Longevity Monk to they can become immortal.
Pigsy who is reincarnated as Joker’s second command learns of the demons’ plan and chaos breaks out in the gang. Joker falls in love with Jing-jing and Pigsy also falls for Spider Woman. The Bull King attacks the two couples who flee to a water fall cave where they are forced to confront each other and fight for their lives.
Editor’s Review of A Chinese Odyssey Part One: Pandora's Box – 5/10
With time travel, a ridiculous plot and crazy acting, this movie is funny, confusing and more than a little stupid at times. Stephen Chow is in excellent form with his standard slapstick delivery and Ng Man-tat and Karen Mok are also in excellent form. The movie is very repetitive in some places and boring in others which can make it hard to watch at times.
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