Stephen Chow, the guy behind Shaolin Soccer and Kung Fu Hustle has a new movie out this month in China. It's called Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons, and part of it will look very familiar to gamers. Very.
The thing is, aren't they both based on the same piece of literature? The one that includes, demons, Buddha etc so there's definitely going to be similarities (Even Goku of DB was somewhat based on the monkey king, Oozaru mode anyone?). Though saying that, the tiny selective piece that is shown in the video is extremely similar :) Either way, love Stephen Chows films so will definitely watch it :)
this movie was 5 years in the making, stupid article title.
Well, the whole Buddhist culture and myths have been around for how long?.... Heh xD Rips off a game that is a sci-fi twist on such a culture and subject is silly. Only time it could be 'paying homage' is if like, they showed footage of the game or things of extremely similarity like, Asura having an Iron Man battery in his chest orrrr just simply very similar modeling and artistic style in SOME way or the other. *Actually goes to click the link now* [Update] Well, to be honest.....the camera angles are blatantly WAYYYY TOOOOO SIMILAR....The camera zoom-in moments and what they cater or focus on about both characters? It's completely the same, the same movement, the same posture, same result....it's honestly hard to say but it's far from coincidence, and I was one who thoroughly enjoyed the game.
Are kotaku serious? -_-
The answer to that is, no never.
Oh god, who cares?
All of Chow's movies are parodies of various entertainment genre's.
The idea of giant gods crushing the Earth is not new (there is an old manga with an style almost identical to Asura's Wrath) But in this case there is a rip off, the direction of the scene is almost the same if not identical.
In this case, I would say it's a blatant... homage to Asura's Wrath. Stephen Chow is not so uncreative a guy as to feel it necessary to completely rip off a scene from another movie/game. He obviously did this on purpose, otherwise he would not have made the shot-by-shot similarities so blatantly obvious.
Watched this film just a few days ago with my siblings and boy was it a crazy good film! Surprised me just like how Cabin In The Woods did. Understandably I get how Kotaku got that idea. My lil brother even said that part was from Asura.
Cool, i like some of Stephen Chows films and i agree about Cabin in the Woods, probably my favorite horror movie of last year.
I wouldnt just classify it as horror, it had elements from other genres which is what i loved bout that film :D It was unpredictable, you could say.
I don't know about plagiarism since its not place to say since I know next to nothing about the Buddhism or Hinduism religion and also have not read the Chinese tale Journey to the West. All I can say is though, all this talk makes me want to watch Kung Fu Hustle.
I think it just might be one of the few movies that turn out better the game it's based off... If Capcom were involved.
kutaku is the king of stupidity.Stupid man stupid.
Didn't Stephen Chow drop an enormous hand out of the sky in Kung fu Hustle???
Kotaku... their stupidity never ceases to amaze me.
For some reason my web browser never loads kotaku. It'll go on any other site no problem but not kotaku. They must really suck if my web browser doesnt want to load it.
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