Recently, the movie Dai Dream Journey to the West: Marble Mountains, also inspired by the journey of asking for sutras of teachers and students, was released, but received many negative reactions.
The film gathers famous actors like Tri Trong Thuy to return to the role of Tang San Tang at the age of 70. Actor Le Dieu Tuong, once loved as the Bat Gioi in TVB’s Journey to the West also accepted to appear. in Great Dream Journey to the West: Marble Mountains. However, the audience said that the film crew took advantage of the names of the two artists as a trick to attract attention. Their role in the film is not important, the amount of time they appear in the movie is small.
Tri Trong Thuy plays Tang Tang at the age of 70. Photo: Sohu.
Le Dieu Truong also returns as Bat Gioi in Journey to the West 2022.
The film is also underrated in terms of content. In it, Dai Dream Journey to the West: Ngu Hanh Son begins with the fact that Ton Ngo Khong (played by Tran Tin Triet) is imprisoned in Ngu Hanh Son mountain due to the chaos of the heavens. Dai Thanh was asked by Thai Bach Kim Tinh to carry out a mission to protect and escort the jade chain to the designated place. In the process, Ton Ngo Khong experienced many difficulties, defeated demons, met Tang Tang, Tru Bat Gioi …
However, according to Sohu, before that, Sun Wukong was still Qi Tian Dai Thanh, defeating the heavenly generals, but when performing the task, his strength decreased, the magic was much worse. Character setting is judged as lacking logic and awkwardness.
“The script is patchwork from many outstanding film adaptations of Journey to the West. The film reduces the power of Sun Wukong, the appearance of the two characters Bat Gioi and Tang Tang awkwardly, almost unnecessary with the film. less important role,” Sohu commented.
Besides, the scriptwriter also arranged for Sun Wukong to meet his destiny and have a tormented love affair with the beautiful youkai Hoa Am (played by Pho Mong Ni). She accompanies Ton Ngo Khong throughout the journey to bring the jade necklace to Phuong Thon mountain. However, in a great battle with monsters, Hoa Yin helped Sun Wukong and was seriously injured. Witnessing the death of his lover in his arms, Sun Wukong revealed the power to defeat monsters.
According to Sohu, the producer wanted to add an element of love so that the story of Dai Dream Journey to the West: Marble Mountains has a romantic atmosphere, besides the epic battle scenes. This aspect has been successfully exploited by Chau Tinh Tri in Dai Journey to the West. However, the way to build the plot of Dai Dream Journey to the West is not thorough and the love for the character Ton Ngo Khong is judged unreasonable, unnatural, and difficult to accept when over-edited.
Ton Ngo Khong dropped sharply, the acting did not have a highlight.
Ton Ngo Khong is not a demon named Hoa Yin.
On the Douban forum, many viewers expressed their disappointment with the content and techniques of Dai Dream Journey to the West: Marble Mountains. In addition, the public believes that filmmakers should find new topics, instead of trying to adapt a work that is too familiar to viewers, leading to poor quality.