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Flowers of War, Another Shitty Chinese Product

Posted by w_thames_the_d on January 17, 2012


China debuted some flick called flowers of war. Not surprisingly it sucked hard and had few humans in attendance when it opened up in the land of freedom.
The locals are upset, they cannot understand why a heavy handed portrayal of some event that is as obscure to humans as morals to a chinaman, would not incite a level of rancor against the dreaded nipponese.
What they fail to consider is that we don’t give a shit. What do they expect? When 80 to 90 % of them cheered our despair on 9/11 and just recently mourned the death of Osama, how should we feel about them?
Truth be told, if the nipponese had not left this place, they d be making quality product by now.

Story
http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?cid=1104&MainCatID=&id=20120117000142

3 Responses to “Flowers of War, Another Shitty Chinese Product”

  1. Pudding said

    I actually bought a copy and started watching it. But, to be honest, I couldn’t get very far. I mean really, who the hell want’s to make a movie about killing young girls, raping them, and war.

    If it was me I would rather forget it all together. But whatever. I had to stop watching it. I just can’t wrap my head around wanting to remember raping girls. Maybe it’s just me.

    • wtdevflnt said

      Escapes me too. I think the level of cash and expectations they put into it show just how little they understand the west and what we want.
      Check out puddin’s site, he’s got killer photos including some great football shots from back in the day..
      http://www.puddingandchopsticks.com

      • Pudding said

        If they, as in the producers and decision makers, are anything like my boss, there will never understand what it takes to make a blockbuster. I personally think it’s quite easy. But whenever I tell my boss about a move he should make for his business outside of China in an industry where he has no idea and I have personal knowledge and experience in, he says ok, doesn’t do it, and continues to lose money. Don’t listen to the guy you pay, even thought that’s what you pay him for.

        I can see this happening in movies. Maybe hire some consultants from the States, or the West. but don’t listen to them because you are too proud to have a bad idea. Or want to spread China across the world. Or whatever other silly idea they have. Contrary to every other Chinese movie ever made, it is possible to make a good movie without sending out government messages and reminding everyone that the world if out to get you. But whatever, to each their own. As long as I can go buy copy DVD from my local shop from anywhere but China, I don’t give a rat’s as*.

        Thanks for the props.

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