Sohu reported that the movie American Born Chinese (also known as Journey to ABC) produced by Disney was on the air but caused a lot of controversy. From the creation to the content of the film, it is considered to be inadequate and over-edited.
Chinese audiences believe that producers in many countries do not respect traditional culture and original novels, but adapt many objectionable content.
Journey to the West of America: Sun Wukong has a son
American Born Chinese is called by the Chinese audience as “Journey to the West” in the American version because it borrows many elements of Chinese culture, including the appearance of two characters Ton Ngo Khong and Guan Yin Bodhisattva in Ngo Thua’s novel Journey to the West. Favor.
However, the Disney producer changed a lot of the plot, personality and character setting. Sun Wukong, played by Ngo Ngan To, has a son in high school named Wei Sam. It took three years for Qi Tian Dai Thanh to find his son’s school to claim his Nhu Y stick. Sun Wukong in the film is described as a villain, arrogant.
Ton Ngo Khong performed by Ngo Ngan To in Journey to the West in the American version was criticized.
Besides, Quan Am played by Duong Tu Quynh hid her identity under the cover of Wei Sam’s aunt. Duong Tu Quynh’s image of Bodhisattva Quan Am was criticized for being untidy, wearing flip flops, and weak in law.
In addition, American Born Chinese received many poor reviews about the effects and context. The film only received a quality score of 5.5/10 on the review site Douban and was considered “junk”.
Journey to the West of Japan: Tang Tang is a female, intimate with Sun Wukong
According to Sohu, China-made 1986 Journey to the West is the most famous version, becoming a classic not only of China but also of Asian audiences.
However, before that, Japan also produced a version of Journey to the West with many changes. In which, Tang Tang is played by the actress, beautiful and attractive appearance. The scriptwriter also edited the script, promoting the love of Tang Tang and Ton Ngo Khong such as letting them both have a sweet forehead kiss.
The producer also changed the gender of characters such as Guan Yin Bodhisattva played by an actor, Buddha played by a veteran actress. Kim Giac Dai Vuong and Ngan Giac Dai Vuong were two brothers who became husband and wife.
Japanese film producer transsexuals many characters in Journey to the West.
Journey to the West Australian version: Sun Wukong forcibly kissed his master
According to Sohu, influenced by the over-edited versions, Australia also produced a movie, inspired by the four teachers and students of Tang Tang who went to visit the sutras. However, from costumes, makeup to personality are bold Western.
In which, Tang Tang and Tru Bat Gioi are both performed by female actors. Ton Ngo Khong appeared with a tall and strong image. When Tang Tang came to rescue Sun Wukong, he was teased and forced to kiss by this character. After that, Ton Ngo Khong thanked him for plucking an armpit hair and giving it to Tang Tang.
The audience was surprised by the kiss that Ton Ngo Khong gave Tang Tang in the Australian version of Journey to the West.
Journey to the West in the Korean version (2011): Tang Tang’s teachers and students traveled through the air to the modern world
The film “Journey to the West” (2011) received an extremely low score of 2.3/10 on Douban due to its excessive adaptations and poor film quality.
Accordingly, archaeologists discovered and excavated the tombs of 4 teachers and students of Tang Tang. After that, the scientist also planned to do research to get the DNA of Sun Wukong and his brothers. At this time, the four great demons, Bach Cot Tinh, Niu Ma Vuong, Kim Giac Dai Vuong, and Kim Ngan Dai Vuong, who were enemies of Tang Tang’s teachers and students, also came to Korea after hearing the news.
They went to the museum to steal Tang Tang’s remains. At the same time, four teenagers also sneaked into this place because they wanted to learn the secret of the process of getting the scriptures. After that, Tang Tang’s teachers and students had to join four teenagers to fight the four great demons.
The comet in the Korean movie Journey to the West can also talk.
According to Sohu, Tang Tang’s teachers and students are characters in Chinese culture, so finding tombs and remains in Korea is impossible. The film even has mythical details such as Niu Ma Vuong because he wanted to destroy Tang Tang’s teachers and students and cast a spell to let the comet collide with the Earth, even this comet can talk. Therefore, the film received extremely low reviews from the audience.
Journey to the West by Lam Phong: Ton Ngo Khong loves Duong Tien’s sister
In April, the film Lang Van Chi starring Lam Phong aired after 5 years of delay. In the film, the Hong Kong actor plays Ban Thach, also a monkey born from a rock. In the process of entering the gang, Ban Thach fell in love with Duong Thien, Nhi Lang Than Duong Tien’s sister, also known as Tam Thanh Mau, owns Bao Lien lamp. This is an adaptation that makes viewers uncomfortable.
Besides, the film builds the naive Ban Thach, with many ungainly actions, lewd expressions with female characters. The technique of Lang Van Chi was also lightly criticized, so the film received poor reviews from the public.
Lam Phong plays the monkey Ban Thach in a new version of Journey to the West aired.
In addition, Sohu also listed Vietnam’s version of Journey to the West with a simple context such as a cottage, a dog demon is an actor dressed in a toy dog costume…
Journey to the West, the Vietnamese version, was criticized for its bad makeup and poor background.
According to Sohu, Journey to the West has had a great influence on Chinese popular culture. Over the years, filmmakers have continuously exploited new content aspects from the original novel. However, not every version is of good quality, and the cast is capable of participating. Most of the time, the producer edits too much, causing controversy to attract viewers.