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The original journey to the west was not just filmed in china but thailand too.
It's not that they are out of idea but it cause it been 20 years since the original mainland series. Journey to the west is a great story so why not remake it.
the one with dicky cheung and benny chen are just for fun and laugh more comedy than seriousness.
reason 1 should be the original was great but the graphic are outdated and not in high def especially for the young teen new generation these days.
reason 2 should be you're right the original only have 25 episodes and didn't tell the whole story so there is a good reason why they need to remake a complete one.
reason 3 should be because back than they did not have the technology like they have now to make the magic look all good and stuff as you know jttw got alot of magic like the monkey king 72 transformation magic.
The original only had 25 episodes?? I swear it felt like way more...hmmm. I forget how much shorter TV dramas used to be back in the day. Now everyone likes dragging out the shows.
well it was 25 eps but each episode is 1 hour long or 60 minutes. compare to these days series, each episode is range from 40-45 minutes. so you do the math.
20 x 25
it felt like more because.... you probably watched season 2 which was made like 10+ years after with the same actor and that one was so ignorant and boring that it didn't count.
Nope, did not watch the second one! (Or rather, I think I watched bits of it but yeah, it was awful so I never finished it...actually I forgot it even existed.) I didn't know eps used to be an hour long though, that's probably why it felt much longer.
I think what really ticks people the wrong way is that they decided to make 2 remakes basically at the same time, and yet these producers would rather remake something that someone else is already remaking rather than choosing a new project with a new storyline. Most people don't have the attention span to watch 2 long series about the same story (that everyone already knows too well) all within the same year. I mean, all these different series about palace politics these days is already making my head swirl.
The Zhejiang version is made based on a revision of the story so it doesn't count. unlike zhang jizhong and liu xiao ling tong version base on the original story. It looked like the zhejiang version putted alot of effort in with pretty girls but lacked good computer graphic. notice how the mountain that the monkey king was piled on, it looked so computerly done not giving it a more natural look. I'm pretty sure the zhejiang budget was higher than the original 86 version but where did all the money go?
New trailer with voice audio found on tudou website with some words in the trailer saying...... Well I can't really read or understand a word lol but there is a number 7 so I'm guessing it will be for July.
Just need someone that can read and understand chinese to go check it out and see if I'm right it's for July.
Here's the link
The trailer talks about Huo Yan Shan (Flaming Mountains), Pan Si Dong (Cave of the Spider Demons), Bai Gu Jing (White Bone Demon), Pi Pa Jing (Pipa Scorpion Demon), Nv Er Guo (Women's Country), and ...
... yes, states something to the effect of "this will broadcast in July."
What does the TVS4 mean? is that the channel that it gonna be broadcast on? anyone got the website to that tv station?
here's another trailer
Number 4 Yang Jian...
I was so bored I skimmed through the 2009 version and found that during the fight between yang jian and sun wu kong.
yang jian cheated by using his dog to fight the monkey king small monkies therefore distracting the monkey king. yang jian use cowardly mehtod capturing one of sun wu kong little monkey to force him to lose. 2009 JTTW version episode 6. so tell me now what happen there? can't yang jian fight sun wu kong one on one?
WOW ... so much mixing of Chinese mythology.
I'm definitely no expert, but some clarifications of who belongs where
Buddhavistta (the various Guanyin's)
Pangu - creator of the universe
Nvwa - creator of humans
Wang Mu (She and the Jade Emperor are of separate legends, and were not associated with each other until later)
In traditional legends, it was actually Yang Jian aka Er Lang Shen who first cut open a mountain to save hismother. There were no historical records of either San Sheng Mu or the Lotus Lantern until the Ming. The focus on the Lotus Lantern actually really isn't until more recent times ....
Either way, just because she has a Lotus Lantern doesn't really make her more powerful. And Yang Jian and Sun Wukong, at the time of their first fight, are only about the same level. By the end, after becoming a Buddha himself, surely Sun Wukong's more powerful. Pangu and Nvwa aren't really comparable to everyone else since you can't really compete with the creator of your world. =_= Buddha and the Jade Emperor should be about the same since neither are really gods but enlightened humans. They wouldn't even care to fight ...
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lets just hope the theme song and ending song and all song in the series is well done like the 86 version. the 2009 version theme song suxked so bad. so boring not even emotional.
For whoever that is waiting.... here is the New journey to the West 2011 Zhang Jizhong version new 6 minutes trailer
Looks like fun... but sfx aren't still up to LOTR standards.
Nice to see a more manly looking Tripitaka. Zhao Zilong of Three Kingdoms fame is a guarantee that I'll be watching it.