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Sunday, October 03, 2021

David Tse recalls being overcome with pride as he walked out of a British movie theater after watching "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings," Marvel's latest superhero film.

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"Every Chinese person around the world should be immensely proud of Shang-Chi."

Why? It's a stupid super hero movie.

And who cares what Beijing does or doesn't like.

#1 | Posted by jpw at 2021-10-03 11:31 AM | Reply

"Shang-Chi's father, a power-hungry villain named -- Manchu, has been criticized as a symbol of "yellow peril," a xenophobic ideology originating in the 19th century in which Asians, especially Chinese, were viewed as a threat to Western existence."

--'s Will Not Replace Us.

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-10-03 12:34 PM | Reply

Why? It's a stupid super hero movie. #1 | Posted by jpw

Reminds me of how excited the Chinese were when they went up against the US women's team in soccer in '99.

First of all it's a sport. Secondly, it's soccer. Who really cares about either?

#3 | Posted by censored at 2021-10-03 05:18 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

China will do whatever they can to win a gold medal.

It really matters to them. It's this century's opium for them, except they haven't rebelled yet.

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-10-03 10:00 PM | Reply

Best part is how Foo Manchu except spelled right gets moderated.

#5 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-10-03 10:01 PM | Reply

The reason Iron Man never fights his actual arch nemesis, the Mandarin, in the marvel movies is because Hollywood is very sensitive to not offending Chinese audiences.

They know where the money comes from. Which is also why dialogue and scripts are a second thought to action and fighting sequences.

I assume the producers of this movie felt that since the movie has a Chinese superhero and positive connotations, it would balance having a Chinese super villain?

Who knows.

Fkkk the Chinese government.

#6 | Posted by ClownShack at 2021-10-03 10:08 PM | Reply

"Hollywood is very sensitive to not offending Chinese audiences."

Chinese Government.

#7 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-10-03 10:45 PM | Reply

It is sad to see American companies bow to china like that. No wonder Disney movies are so crappy lately. They have to water them down for China.

So now we can only make movies as good as our lowest common denominator in China?

We can't be creative or it might offend someone somewhere someday?

That's just sad.

#8 | Posted by donnerboy at 2021-10-04 11:52 AM | Reply

We can't be creative or it might offend someone somewhere someday? #8 | Posted by donnerboy

Only peoples that might affect the bottom line.

Plenty of movies focusing on Arabs and North Koreans as bad guys.

#9 | Posted by censored at 2021-10-04 11:59 AM | Reply

When dealing ethnic, religious or national stereotypes, Disney walks on thin ice. We saw it in Pocohontas, in Mulan, in Aladdin, etc. In this politically correct world of ours, everybody gets offended by someone. In this case it was the Chinese Government. On a side note, I saw The Ten Rings. I liked it for what it was. Namely a meaningless superhero action movie. And, actually, I did like how at the beginning of the movie (- the first half hour) they tried to shine a positive light on Chinese Americans living and working in modern day America. Just regular people like everyone all around us.

#10 | Posted by moder8 at 2021-10-04 12:56 PM | Reply

We can't people be allowed to call the Yellow Peril what it is? --.

#11 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2021-10-06 09:47 AM | Reply

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