Monkey King is the greatest fantasy literature of the East, while the Lord of the Rings series is the most popular one in the West. The former has been made into a TV series twice in China, and the latter has led to blockbusters with top box office sales.
So what magic will happen if the Chinese legend meets the Western legend? Recently, a creative Weibo blogger used Photoshop to combine the figures and scenes of the two works into one. The result is quite effective, as one Internet user commented:
They are supposed to be together. The combination makes great harmony.
These pictures tell another great story… Monkey King, pigsy Zhu Bajie, Monk Sha, and their master Tang Monk come to Middle-earth to join the Fellowship of the Ring, and fight the evil together.
After they win the battle, they become good friends. So the people from Middle-earth are invited to visit the East Earth.
They really have a good time together, opening the gate of the communication between East and West.
As Bilbo once said in a poem: “All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost.”