Discussion in 'Konoha Theatre' started by Stunna, Mar 30, 2015.
@wibisana has brought this up a dozen times.
The chinese are too picky and judgmental. For a culture who love to stereotype other races they sure do get offended very easily.
The animated film had its flaws and inaccuracies, but it was never meant to be a historical piece. Out of all the live action adaptations so far this movie has the most changes and it’s strictly to pander. It will fail horrible in the west and it’s a toss up if it will be a hit China since this isn’t new to them either
If they nail it, this could be China's "Black Panter" though.
Westerners and Chinese have different tastes.
If disney tries to appeal to both, they might end up appeasing neither.
Will it though? BP worked because it appealed to a minority starving for representation in a major Hollywood blockbuster, and then tried to market itself further toward a continent often not all that aimed at. Meanwhile, China's been a target for years, and the movie might just come off as a foreign novelty to a country that has its own big budget historical epics. You might appeal to Asian-Americans, although even then, speaking as someone of Asian descent, the various peoples of Asia tend to hate each other so "who gives a fuck" might be the response on the continent (at least it seemed to be where my family's at when it came to Crazy Rich Asians).
Question: I haven't seen the trailer yet, so are the ancestral spirits in this? I'm not sure what the Party's line for ghosts in works of fiction is atm.
They're not in the trailer, so we don't know. Rep for this excellent question, though. Very perceptive.
If Mushu, the guardian isn’t in this I don’t think they might include them either
At this point China prolly have sent and got approval from Chinese Censorship board.
It is stupid to ignore 500M-1Bn market.
Or prolly they have 2 versions
The 300+ M market buys way more merchandise than the Chinese market.
Black Panther was more than just an appeal to minorities. It was one of the smoothest and sleekest style films I have seen. The Sudano-Sahelian architecture of the skyscrapers, the Nsibidi script on the computers, the abstract art of Shuri's lab all mixed in with bladerunner futuristic scifi setting.
From the design of his black suit to the clothing and one of the best music soundtracks I have seen in a movie. I could watch BP for the music alone.
Klaw was a highly charismatic and professional villain.
Killmonger was intimidating and sympathetic.
T'Challa successfully completes the heroe's journey.
The film did have some flaws though, which I have stated in other threads, but BP could stand on its own merit.
Does she even pretend to be a man in this?
We should have cast a japanese actor as mulan just to fuck with china. Then when they called us out on it we would pretend we were too ignorant to notice the difference because "you both look the same to us".
Then when they get mad we'd reassure them mulan will have an authentic "samurai movie feel".