The Monkey King: Quest for the Sutra


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Number of Episodes:40

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The Monkey King: Quest for the Sutra

Reviewed by: Asyacs March 24, 2005

Rating: 2.5 out of 5

Prepare for a REALLY long review... Upon hearing that there would be a new "Journey to the West" series, I was genuinely excited - I have always adored the lengend and the previous TVB productions for "Journey to the West" have been quite satisfactory. In fact, I was so eager to watch this that I bought the VCDs before the series was broadcasted locally. What a great waste of money. The Plot Uh, don't even mention it. This...

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The Monkey King: Quest for the Sutra

Reviewed by: ~Sun-Moon~ December 14, 2003

Rating: 5.0 out of 5

~::*::*Cast*::*::~ Dicky Cheung as Seun Ng Hung Edmund Leung as Tong Saam Jong Sam Lee as Sah Jung Eric Kot as Jeur Baat Gai Andy Hui as Loong Mah William So as Dong Hoi Loong Wong Gillian Chung as Zhi Mei Charlene Choi as Zhi Lan Jimmy Lin as Na Zha Nicholas Tse as Chung Kwai Kristy Yang as Bak Gwut Tinh Sammi Cheng as Guan Yin ~::*::*Plot*::*::~ This serial starts out from the very beginning when Suen Ng Hung (Dicky Cheung) is born. This serial is more adventure/comedy than...

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The Monkey King: Quest for the Sutra

Reviewed by: Tv_Addict December 03, 2003

Rating: 1.0 out of 5

When I first heard news of a new Journey to the West series, I was thrilled since I enjoyed the first two that TVB produced. But when I saw the poster hanging on the walls of the video store, I became skeptical. On the poster, it shows Dicky Cheung in a white costume with silver armor, Edmund Leung as the monk, and Eric Kot with Sam Lee as the other two disciples....

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09-14-2007 06:55 AM


The Monkey King Quest For The Sutra
Actor: Dicky Cheung , Edmund Leung,
Sam Lee , Eric Kot ,
Charlene Choi ,
Gillian Chung,
Sammi Cheng ,
Andy Hui
Tear factor: 1/5
Romance factor: 3.5/5
Laugh factor: 2/5
Horror factor: 0.1/5
Fresh factor: 0.3/5
Star appeal: 2/5
Acting: 2/5
Storyline: 0.1/5
Memorable: 0.1/5
Inspiration factor: 0/5
OVERALL Rating: 2/10
Note: Don't watch it if youre a loyal Journey To The West fan, this series is not faithful to the story or the characters, its a irrating twist of monky fall in love, monk giggling and prancing and ghosts being too you might as well save your money. Don't bother. Its not JTW at all.


07-01-2007 04:12 PM


Oh I totally LOVE this series dicky hands down plays the best moneky king ever. haha I luv jimmy and gillian romance in this series. But i wish it could have been longer. Actually jimmy was my favorite character in this series aside from dicky of course. Thats just probably because I love jimmy lin way too much.


02-10-2007 12:00 AM


this series is really good..i loved it~~ it could hav been flawless if charlene wasnt such a terrible actress!! i wished dicky and kristy could end up together though. charlene's fake cuteness and perkiness got really annoying. when i was watching her scenes, i was like "oh, p-lease" >.<"


12-29-2006 12:00 AM


Charlene was a terrible actress. She definitely tried to pull a "Ruby Lin" and failed miserably. She's so fake at being cute and playful. And she's bone thin so they need to stop giving her skimpy outfits. Gillian was much better. I feel like her relationship with Jimmy Lin should have been played out more.

And although it was really really entertaining, the Monkey was definitely not in character. Buddhism wasn't even that big a part in this series when it was supposed to be the main thing. And the special effects made me want to hit myself.


04-16-2006 12:00 AM


I also developed a really big crush on Jimmy while watching this series! <3

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