A Chinese Odyssey Part Two - Cinderella (1995)
Reviewed by: pjshimmer on 2001-08-26
Summary: on the same level as the first - stupid
Similar to the first, but much funnier-until the end when the monkey comes out. Starting when the characters get stuck with eachother's bodies, everything just becomes a riot. You've got a 18 year old girl in the body of the big-eared pig with the voice of a little girl, and the stubborn monk begging for romance (because the girl is stuck in his body).

Silly, silly, and more silly. The famous Tang Seng (monk who initially decided to travel to the West) sings a 70s American love song in the jail ceil, and gets whacked in the head by his own stick. Those weren't particularly funny, just more Western/pop influences.

However, by the end, when the Monkey comes out in his real form, the humor suddenly stopped. I think he tried too much to be slick and cool. He was acting in a way that made me want to grab a sword & rip him apart. I can't quite describe it in words, but it was most irritating. If anyone thought the last 30 minutes was funny, we've gotta talk.

Again, the music reminded me of Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon and mainland folk movies about wars. The fighting is less than mediocre, but then again what else could you expect.

If you want to know more about what I thought of this film, see my review for part one.