Director: Hark Tsui
Writers: Stephen Chow, Si-Cheun Lee (screenwriter)
Stars: Kris Wu, Kenny Lin, Chen Yao
Runtime: 1h 49min
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Released: 3 February 2017
Synopsis: Tang Monk brings three disciples on a journey to the West. On the outside, everything seems harmonious. However, tension is present beneath the surface, and their hearts and minds are not in agreement. After a series of demon-capturing events, the monk and his disciples gain mutual understanding of each others’ hardships and unease. Finally, they resolve their inner conflict and work together to become an all-conquering, demon-exorcising team.
The monk Tang Sanzang (Kris Wu) finds himself as a giant in a city in India. His master congratulates him on reaching India and retrieving the Sutras, and gives him a halo as a reward. The halo, however, malfunctions and Tang awakes from his dream to find himself in an alley in a village of circus performers with his three disciples; Sun Wukong (Lin Gengxin), Zhu Bajie (Yang Yiwei), and Sha Wujing (Mengke Bateer). Tang encourages Sun Wukong to perform for the villagers, but he refuses. Angered by his stubbornness, he agitates Sun Wukong by calling him a “bad monkey”, which causes Sun Wukong to smash the village and damage the villagers’ homes. The terrified villagers present the group with money and food for travelling, but Sun Wukong continues wreaking havoc, sending Zhu Bajie and Tang flying through the air. That night, Tang whips Sun Wukong for his disobedience.