Sorry to disappoint you, but The Sorcerer and the White Snake was another total rewrite of a Chinese classic that got bastardized, but "sex" does sell (rated probably PG in our standard). Chinese writers, like the Japanese, do treat their women like lower caste or sex objects in this movie. So that you know, I'm American-Chinese.
Jet Li should retire.
With all the programmer/developer talents, I found the CGI wanting. Glad I did not buy. The movie did do well in China but that is not a good gauge for quality. Aftershock (about earthquake) is better, but totally different. The Message is an excellent thriller.
Of the two, PS II is a better fare.