Sohu reported that the movie American Born Chinese (also known as ABC Travel) produced by Disney has aired but has caused a lot of controversy.

Chinese audiences believe that producers from many countries do not respect traditional culture and the original novel, but adapt many objectionable content.

American Journey to the West: Sun Wukong had a son

American Born Chinese is called the American version of Journey to the West by Chinese audiences because it borrows many Chinese cultural elements, including the appearance of the two characters Sun Wukong and Guanyin Bodhisattva in the novel Journey to the West by Wu Cheng

However, Disney producers changed a lot of the plot, personalities and character backgrounds.

The strangest versions of Journey to the West
The strangest versions of Journey to the West
The strangest versions of Journey to the West

Besides, Guan Yin, played by Michelle Yeoh, hides her identity under the guise of Wei Sam’s aunt.

In addition, American Born Chinese received many poor reviews for its effects and setting.

Japan’s Journey to the West: Tang Monk is female, intimate with Sun Wukong

According to Sohu, the 1986 Chinese-produced Journey to the West is the most famous version, becoming a classic not only of China but also loved by audiences across Asia.

However, before that, Japan also produced a version of Journey to the West with many changes.

The producer also changed the gender of the characters, such as Guanyin Bodhisattva to be played by a male actor, and Buddha to be played by a veteran actress.

Australian version of Journey to the West: Sun Wukong forcibly kisses his master

The strangest versions of Journey to the West
The strangest versions of Journey to the West

According to Sohu, influenced by the excessively adapted versions, Australia also produced a movie, inspired by the four teachers and students of the Tang Monk who went to visit sutras.

In particular, Tang Tang and Pigsy are both played by female actors.

Korean version of Journey to the West (2011): Tang Monk and his students travel back to the modern world

The movie Return to the West (2011) received an extremely low score of 2.3/10 on Douban due to excessive editing and poor film quality.

Accordingly, archaeologists discovered and excavated the tombs of four teachers and students of Tang Tang.

They went to the museum to steal Tang Tang’s remains.

According to Sohu, Tang Tang’s teachers and students were originally characters in Chinese culture, so finding tombs and remains in Korea is impossible.

Journey to the West version by Lam Phong: Ton Ngo Khong loves Duong Tien’s sister

In April, the movie Lang Van Chi starring Lam Phong aired after 5 years of delay.

Besides, the film builds Ban Thach naively, has many ungainly actions, and lewd expressions with the female character.

Besides, Sohu also lists the Vietnamese version of Journey to the West with simple settings like a cottage, a monster dog as an actor dressed as a toy dog…

According to Sohu, Journey to the West has a great influence on Chinese popular culture.