西遊2: 伏妖篇 (Journey To The West: The Demons Strike Back) (Blu-ray release 2017-5-5) is a sequel to the 西遊·降魔篇 (Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons) (2013) movie, which was at least sometimes funny.  Unfortunately, this time it is a failure.  Deviating seriously from the original literature is not necessarily a problem, but its really weak screenplay filled with fake CG does not help.  This movie manages to make all the characters unlikeable.  Watching an unlikeable character torturing another unlikeable character is not my idea of funny.  Even the filmmakers say in the movie that they already ran out of ideas.  This result is especially sad because it is a collaboration of two top filmmakers from Hong Kong.

 

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