捉妖記 (Monster Hunt) (Blu-ray release 2015-10-9) is a Chinese fantasy family movie.  A rebellion occurred in the monster world, someone overthrows the monster king.  The pregnant queen escapes to the human world, handing over her child to a human before she dies.  This child is of course wanted by both the monster world and the human world authority.

Although I’m not impressed by the songs or the dances in the movie, it does many things right.  I can’t say I love the design of its CG monsters, but I’ve seen worse from Hollywood.  CG-heavy movies from China tend to be disastrous, but this one manages to be quite good.  It has an excellent mix of action, drama, humor, Chinese culture, and there is no major flaw to be found.  Even after applying a discount in its box office due to possible cheating, there is no doubt it got an exceptionally good result in China.

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