Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons 2 (西遊伏妖篇) in Pittsburgh, from February 2.

The new Stephen Chow-produced movie Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons 2 (西遊伏妖篇) will open in Pittsburgh with a 7:00 pm show on February 2. A January 30 South China Morning Post review provides a summary:
In the 2013 film the Tang dynasty Buddhist monk Xuan Zang conquered the three demons that would subsequently become his famed disciples (the Monkey King, pig demon “Pigsy” and fish demon “Sandy”); the coolly, if confusingly, titled The Demons Strike Back follows the quartet in the early stages of their journey to the west, as Monkey King and co. repeatedly try to protect Xuan Zang from demons – including the well-known spider and skeleton types – presumably eager to feast on the monk’s flesh.
The movie premiered in China on January 28 and set a record there for the highest-grossing opening day of a domestic film. Tickets and showtimes are available via Fandango. The theater is located at 300 West Waterfront Dr. in the Waterfront shopping complex in Homestead (map), across the Monongahela River from Greenfield, Squirrel Hill, and the rest of Pittsburgh.