Inspired by the success of such classics-based mini-serieses as GULLIVER'S TRAVELS and THE ODYSSY, this jumbled TV entertainment also tries to get on the CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON bandwagon, missing by several yards. In a parallel universe, evil Shu the Censor (Randall Duk-Kim) has contrived to destroy the human world by hiding a centuries-old manuscript that extols the power of imagination. The task of saving our world falls to Asian scholar Nick Orton (Thomas Gibson), who must locate and retrieve Journey to the West
, the purloined tome. During an archaeological dig at some Chinese catacombs, the goddess Kwang Ying (Bai Ling) pleads for Nick's intercessi...