Watched: A Chinese Odyssey Part One: Pandora’s Box
After watching “Journey to the West”, directed by Stephen Chow, I wanted to watch “A Chinese Odyssey” in which Chow is only an actor. According to the ratings, these both movies are the best adaptions of this Chinese Novel about the Monkey King and his Journey.
This is indeed the best adaption I have seen. It’s packed with lots of Hong Kong humor, romance, Stephen Chow and the HK effect palette of the ’90 that we all love so much.
This movie is Part 1 of 2 and seems more like a prelude for the second part. Of course you should watch both or none at all as part 2 begins where part 1 ends.