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(NPR)   Add "turning Transformers 4 into a box office smash" to the list of things China's done to piss us off   (npr.org) divider line 15
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2014-08-11 03:48:07 PM
We make movies for the foreign market, especially China. That's why the scripts are all terrible, there's no language barrier if there's no script to keep up with. No sweat off my sack, I'm just a code monkey for the machine.
 
2014-08-11 07:00:06 PM
Auughh!

I suppose I was naive in assuming this movie would be a tremendous failure. It really, really, really deserved to be.

Get ready for installment 5 & 6.
 
2014-08-11 07:07:25 PM
Don't care.  Green a Robin Williams thread pronto, Mods.
 
2014-08-11 07:11:32 PM
Eh, I have a feeling Guardians of the Galaxy will clean up in Asia, so it'll all even out. A lot of the humor probably won't translate, but I'm betting enough of the charm will come across that it'll be pretty big. Japan especially will be all over that with talking trees, furry animals with guns, and crazy space adventures.
 
2014-08-11 07:13:44 PM

Glitchwerks: Don't care.  Green a Robin Williams thread pronto, Mods.


Holy shiat!
 
2014-08-11 07:19:42 PM
Add "turning Trans...."-


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2014-08-11 08:10:04 PM
But I just want to watch a movie where I can turn off my brain! If you hate this movie you hate fun!
 
2014-08-11 08:43:18 PM
Oh so China is now lapping up blockbusters and we resent them for liking the medium that we have been churning from cream to butter over 40 years?
 
2014-08-11 08:53:14 PM

nigeman: Oh so China is now lapping up blockbusters and we resent them for liking the medium that we have been churning from cream to butter over 40 years?


Because action blockbusters were really about making a statement until recently.
 
2014-08-11 10:06:53 PM
Why doesn't Hollywood just make blockbuster alien/robot movies in China, starring Chinese actors, with Chinese scripts?

I mean, they're wasting their time pandering to the tiny little American market. Imagine the box office you can earn from 1.3 billion people all seeing your movie 5 times.
 
2014-08-11 10:28:58 PM
If they really want to score it big, have a big space battle movie where aliens invade the Solar System. The heroic US battlecruiser is struggling to hold the hold the line, its crew (the captain might by Ryan Gosling) are facing death.

And then the Chinese fleet opens up on the aliens, giving the US enough time to save the day!

It'll satisfy the people here (since it's still fundamentally about Americans), and make the Chinese happy. I think IRL Firefly happens next.
 
2014-08-11 10:37:15 PM

Wolf892: Bay really pandered to the chinese . no wonder they are lapping it up.


The "WE WILL ALWAYS COME TO DEFEND HONG KONG" thing was just terribly timed and just a bad scene; especially given what was going on in HK the week it was released.
 
2014-08-11 11:23:02 PM
Transformers 4 wasn't a bad popcorn flick.  Just 45 mins too long, I had fun tho.
 
2014-08-12 02:45:57 AM
Let's keep farking this chicken.
 
2014-08-12 03:01:03 PM

Mugato: We make movies for the foreign market, especially China. That's why the scripts are all terrible, there's no language barrier if there's no script to keep up with. No sweat off my sack, I'm just a code monkey for the machine.


That's one of the reasons why Marvel's movies are huge in China - they cater their films to that market. Iron Man 3 had a few scenes added for the Chinese release that had popular Chinese actress Fan Bingbing saying a few lines, and used the whole The Mandarin fakeout ploy instead of making him Chinese like his comic counterpart to avoid pissing off potential ticket-buyers. That's also why Fan Bingbing was hired to play Blink in X-Men: Days Of Future Past - to appeal to Chinese audiences.

TF4 did the same thing by staging a majority of the film in China, casting Li Bingbing (no relation to Fan) as the assistant to Stanley Tucci's character, and some cameos by Chinese celebrities.
 
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