Obstacle at Night by the River of Heaven What’s written on there? RIVER OF HEAVEN Good name! What are you talking about? Look below. 800 li across, few travelers have made it, even feathers sink. 800 li across, even feathers sink… The current is strong. How would we cross? There’s not even a boat here. I suspect boats would sink too. Master! It seems there are people. Let’s go take a look. (chanting) (chanting) Master, be careful.
(chanting) (chanting) (chanting) (chanting) (chanting) (chanting) Oh the River God who grants wishes, the Great King of Miraculous Response! Oh the all mighty River God, the Great King of Miraculous Response! Oh the River God who grants wishes, the Great King of Miraculous Response! Oh the all mighty River God, the Great King of Miraculous Response! Oh the River God who grants wishes, the Great King of Miraculous Response! Oh the all mighty River God, the Great King of Miraculous Response! Oh the River God who grants wishes, the Great King of Miraculous Response! Oh the all mighty River God, the Great King of Miraculous Response! It must be a wedding. Let’s go! Oh the benevolent River God, the Great King of Miraculous Response! To ensure peace and prosperity, an offer of a boy and a girl is needed. Oh the benevolent River God, the Great King of Miraculous Response! To ensure peace and prosperity, an offer of a boy and a girl is needed. The offer for this year will come from the Cheng family! Got you! Brother, look! Excuse me, who are you looking for? Kids, give me something to drink. Pigsy. Kids, where are your parents? They are praying at the River God. That’s right. Is it the one near the village entrance? – It should be. – Yes. Oh no! – So fun! – No! Play with us. I’m ticklish. Play. No! Alright, I give up. Please let me go! Dear! Who is it that you are playing with? Dad! Mom! Good boy and girl. Greetings, benefactor. The four of us were passing by and looking for some water. Please come in. Thank you. Amitabha Buddha. Master. You must’ve had a tough journey, please come inside. That’s alright, thank you. Let’s drink some water. Benefactor, something seems to be troubling you. A few years ago, a River God appeared. Every year he asks for a boy and a girl. It’s going to be us this year. Who is this River God? His movements are conspicuous, we don’t know what he looks like. Except that we sense a fishy smell in the air. An immortal would not eat humans. That’s right, it has to be a demon. The woman priest we saw looks like a demon. WuKong, have you thought of anything? I can’t think of anything off top of my head. I…I’m not that bright. How about you, Sandy? I can’t think of anything. – Got it! – What? I…I forgot. Dummy. It’s actually very simple. Me and brother monkey will wait on the platform. When the demon comes, we will just kill him. The demon wants kids, if he sees you two it wouldn’t approach. Me and Pigsy can transform into a boy and a girl, and lure out the demon, then kill him. No, no. My ability to fight will decrease if I transform. I might get eaten by the demon. You’ve still got me. You should at least try, Pigsy. I can’t change into a girl, only rocks or bowls. Master! Don’t be fooled, he can do 36 transformations. Fine, I will try. Change! I told you. WuKong, give him a hand. Alright. Idiot, let me help. Stomach. Ear. Check it out. Change! It’s almost midnight, where are they? Maybe they are already here, just hiding from us. Where? Don’t frighten me! Here they are! Maybe they are afraid of us. Brother Monkey, he’s here. The girl’s voice is so deep. Sorry we have kept you waiting. Do you need help covering your eyes? It’s okay. Are you going for head first or the leg? Let us know. I will eat all at once. Great! Open your month and I will go in. Hurry, I’m getting impatient. A tail? It’s more for you! Maybe I will go for the girl first. No, I don’t taste good. Maybe you should eat him first. Change! Oh no, I forgot the spell. Change! I knew something was off! Ouch, that hurts! Take my Gold Banded Cudgel! I’ve got an impenetrable armor. Get the back of his legs! Ouch! We got him! I made a loud noise, and then the demon kicked me. You’re awesome! Amazing! I defeated the demons. Brother Monkey was listening to me. Pigsy, you can’t stay in this form. I forgot the spell last night and couldn’t change back. How are you going to carry out the responsibilities? More importantly, women can’t be monks. That’s right. It’s the Tang monks. Master, don’t leave me behind! Let me try again, I have to change back! Change! That’s not right. Change! Change! Change! Awesome! – Again! – I can’t do it. It’s all monkey’s fault. Don’t worry, I will take you as my daughter. Call mom! No! I want to get the scriptures from the Western Heaven! Buns! Buns! – Buns are here. – I want, I want! Lord, I figured it out. Who is that monkey? He is the famous Great Sage Equaling Heaven. Right now he is helping the Tang monk to get the scriptures. Tang monk? It’s the Tang monk with flesh that gives you immortality? That’s correct. His group is passing through our river. This is a very good opportunity. We should figure out a strategy, not using brute strength. Don’t you have the ability to manipulate the weather? I got it! Do it! Alright. Change! Looks like you were hungry. I love buns! Alright disciples, we can continue our journey tomorrow. How is it snowing in June? Master, I will go take a look. The river is frozen too. Master, I will go try out the frozen river. Brother Monkey, let me see. Maybe the powers that be know we are crossing the river. Master, the ice is very thick, we should be okay. Sandy, let us go. Master, watch your steps. Are they here? There is nothing to eat. River of Heaven is 800 li across. At this pace, when are we going to reach the end? They are here! Master! Where is the master? He is gone beneath. It must be all a trick. It must be the demon! What should we do? We need figure out where master is first. You guys wait here. I will go inside. I’m here to deliver spices. Lord, you should go with steamed, it tastes the best. But we don’t have any spices. Lord! Lord! I’ve got the spices! Lord. There’s also soy sauce, vinegar, white pepper powder, peppercorn powder… I got you everything. Very good! You are super useful. Lord, are you eating head first or the leg? This voice sounds familiar. It’s him again! Who is he? He’s that despicable monkey. – We are in the water, I’m not scared of you. – Change! Capture him! Brother Monkey! Master is captured underneath. You wait here, I will lure out the demon. Idiot, when did you get so brave? Yesterday I was a girl, so I want to show off a little today. Stay alert, go for his legs! Sandy, go with him too. Who are you? Just an old friend! You sound just like the girl. That’s right. Watch out! You are so weak. Daring to fight me. Hit your legs. Your legs. Your legs. Your legs. Where did it go? You are actually a Black Fish Spirit. No legs… Where should I hit? It’s my turn! Screw you! Lord! Stop! I want to eat them alive! Lord, this must be a trap. They are waiting for us above. Makes sense, I will go eat the Tang monk first. It’s… It’s me, don’t hit us. You guys… Here. Where’re the demons? Looks like they know it’s a trap, so they hid. They are too scared! The demon can turn into a fish, it has no legs. Otherwise I would have won easily. What should we do? Brother Monkey, look over there! The basket seems familiar. – WuKong. – Bodhisattva. The crane delivered a bamboo basket that will help you. It’s GuanYin Bodhisattva’s treasure. Treasure? That’s great! Let me try. Change. Change. Why don’t you doing anything? Useless. Let me try. Maybe I can utilize it to capture the demons. Brother Monkey, watch out! Don’t pull me! Don’t pull me! No! No!!!!!! Who is making a ruckus again? It’s your granddaddy monkey. Last time you escaped, I wont let you escape again! I have this treasure, your impenetrable armor useless against it. Screw your basket, I’m not scared. – I’m heading out. – Stop getting away! Stop! I won’t eat the Tang monk anymore, I won’t eat kids anymore! What a great treasure! Right! I have to give thanks to Bodhisattva GuanYin. We need to rescue our master! Your master is untouched. (Together) Master! My disciples! I used to live on the river bottom, then the demons took the cave from me. Thanks to you, now I can go home. How do we even cross this River of Heaven? Easy, I will take you across.