Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons

Rating: 9/10

This is a Stephen Chow kung-fu film through and through. There’s the standard wire-fu action and stunts, lots of humor, a couple of song and dance numbers and lots of terrible CGI. Although it’s not quite as good as Kung-Fu Hustle or Shaolin Soccer, I’m rating it pretty high for its amazing opening set piece. If you can ignore the fake-looking digital effects, it’s an unrivaled heart-stopping twenty minutes of excitement and energy.

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