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(Tacoma News Tribune)   "The Meg" is specifically tailored for the Chinese market, a crucially important component of Hollywood-based movie-making these days   ( thenewstribune.com) divider line
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2018-08-09 11:08:42 AM  
It looks like it's genegineered for a market that wants a BIG ASS Shark Movie, and doesn't take itself too seriously.

Lighten up, Francis. Sometimes a movie just wants to be fun.
 
2018-08-09 11:16:19 AM  
Good lord, Hollywood should produce a constant stream of China-centric content. Bring those sweet greenbacks home without the pollution of manufacturing or the expense of shipping.

Make a movie with an American crew, in America, then upload the result to Chinese theaters. Let the money roll in from foreign markets.

If they want Brad Pitt driving a chariot pulled by robot turtles set to a soundtrack by Cher, give it to them. At the right price.
 
2018-08-09 11:24:06 AM  
Definitely worth checking out

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2018-08-09 11:25:24 AM  
Why don't the Chinese make their own movies? Hollywood isn't tailoring films for the Indian market, they make their own.
 
2018-08-09 11:27:52 AM  
The reviews might be more fun than the movie.
THE MEG MOVIE REVIEW 2018 - Just another shark movie?
Youtube ZWaGksWfJ44
 
2018-08-09 11:28:26 AM  

Wellon Dowd: Why don't the Chinese make their own movies? Hollywood isn't tailoring films for the Indian market, they make their own.


Hong Kong used to have a nascent film industry. Has it been stamped out by censorship?

But honestly, I have no problem with American film companies profiting in foreign markets as long as they also make movies for the American market, which they do.
 
2018-08-09 11:30:05 AM  
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2018-08-09 11:30:13 AM  
When I saw the trailer at the movies I thought it was one of those turn off your phone joke trailers.

Nope.

/I'll watch it eventually
 
2018-08-09 11:32:18 AM  

hubiestubert: It looks like it's genegineered for a market that wants a BIG ASS Shark Movie, and doesn't take itself too seriously.

Lighten up, Francis. Sometimes a movie just wants to be fun.


Sorry but I disagree. Too many movies these days are shooting for the LCD aiming for profitability. A few of the summer blockbuster forget-them-a-week-later movies are fine, but the overall movie going experience has been degraded by the sheer number of movies where I am being asked to turn my brain off.

BIG ASS SHARK MOVIE sounds fun, but all the other movies are just BIG ASS SPY MOVIE or BIG ASS ASS MOVIE and the novelty is wearing off.
 
2018-08-09 11:34:01 AM  

hubiestubert: It looks like it's genegineered for a market that wants a BIG ASS Shark Movie, and doesn't take itself too seriously.

Lighten up, Francis. Sometimes a movie just wants to be fun.


Yeah, movies today are just such heady fare with "'90s Cartoon: The Movie," "'80s Cartoon: The Reboot," "Toy Commercial for 80 Minutes," "SPLOSIONS!!! Part 2," and "Comic Book Movie #4,897" dominating the multi-plexes. Who are all the Poindexters these movies are made for?
 
2018-08-09 11:34:14 AM  

beezeltown: Good lord, Hollywood should produce a constant stream of China-centric content. Bring those sweet greenbacks home without the pollution of manufacturing or the expense of shipping.

Make a movie with an American crew, in America, then upload the result to Chinese theaters. Let the money roll in from foreign markets.

If they want Brad Pitt driving a chariot pulled by robot turtles set to a soundtrack by Cher, give it to them. At the right price.


China wants the recognition of having foreign markets courting them, but I guarantee that if the flow of commerce actually starts moving more outbound than inward the censorship committee will start finding too many things wrong with foreign productions for them to be aired.
 
2018-08-09 11:34:30 AM  

Wellon Dowd: Why don't the Chinese make their own movies? Hollywood isn't tailoring films for the Indian market, they make their own.


Oh, they do...

https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/17/asia/a​s​ura-china-pulled-intl/index.html
 
2018-08-09 11:36:08 AM  
Look, it's a Jason Statham movie. I'll see it as long as he takes off his shirt and punches some stuff.
 
2018-08-09 11:37:48 AM  

EyeballKid: hubiestubert: It looks like it's genegineered for a market that wants a BIG ASS Shark Movie, and doesn't take itself too seriously.

Lighten up, Francis. Sometimes a movie just wants to be fun.

Yeah, movies today are just such heady fare with "'90s Cartoon: The Movie," "'80s Cartoon: The Reboot," "Toy Commercial for 80 Minutes," "SPLOSIONS!!! Part 2," and "Comic Book Movie #4,897" dominating the multi-plexes. Who are all the Poindexters these movies are made for?


Look, you want your snooty pretentious BS, you just wait until Oscar season like everybody else!
 
2018-08-09 11:39:50 AM  
Remember when they added extra scenes featuring Chinese movie stars to Iron Man 3 and they were so bad even the Chinese moviegoers went on about how stupid they were and Disney didn't bother putting them on the Blu-Ray?

Not sure where I'm going with this, I just think that's an amusing bit of trivia.
 
2018-08-09 11:41:48 AM  
It's Jason Statham and a giant shark.  What more do you want in a summer movie?


/going to see it this weekend
//also having a Sharknado viewing party
///need alcohol for that
 
2018-08-09 11:42:57 AM  
It's also tailored for me.  Giant animal movie AND Statham?  Can't wait.
 
2018-08-09 11:44:24 AM  

rummonkey: hubiestubert: It looks like it's genegineered for a market that wants a BIG ASS Shark Movie, and doesn't take itself too seriously.

Lighten up, Francis. Sometimes a movie just wants to be fun.

Sorry but I disagree. Too many movies these days are shooting for the LCD aiming for profitability. A few of the summer blockbuster forget-them-a-week-later movies are fine, but the overall movie going experience has been degraded by the sheer number of movies where I am being asked to turn my brain off.

BIG ASS SHARK MOVIE sounds fun, but all the other movies are just BIG ASS SPY MOVIE or BIG ASS ASS MOVIE and the novelty is wearing off.


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2018-08-09 11:46:11 AM  

Galileo's Daughter: It's Jason Statham and a giant shark.  What more do you want in a summer movie?


/going to see it this weekend
//also having a Sharknado viewing party
///need alcohol for that


Can he be riding the giant shark in a fight against the Rock riding a giant Jason Statham?
 
2018-08-09 11:46:37 AM  

rummonkey: hubiestubert: It looks like it's genegineered for a market that wants a BIG ASS Shark Movie, and doesn't take itself too seriously.

Lighten up, Francis. Sometimes a movie just wants to be fun.

Sorry but I disagree. Too many movies these days are shooting for the LCD aiming for profitability. A few of the summer blockbuster forget-them-a-week-later movies are fine, but the overall movie going experience has been degraded by the sheer number of movies where I am being asked to turn my brain off.

BIG ASS SHARK MOVIE sounds fun, but all the other movies are just BIG ASS SPY MOVIE or BIG ASS ASS MOVIE and the novelty is wearing off.


Then don't go. It's not like you're being forced, any more than The Shape of Water.

I stay away from movies with Tom Cruise.  The choices he tends to make in his leading role scripts, I generally don't have interest in. It doesn't offend me, it just is. I accept it, and there's still stuff that I do go see. No muss, no fuss.
 
2018-08-09 11:47:01 AM  
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I feel like a sarcastic apology is in order
 
2018-08-09 11:49:06 AM  

Galileo's Daughter: It's Jason Statham and a giant shark.  What more do you want in a summer movie?


Perky female breasts exposed on screen.
 
2018-08-09 11:54:18 AM  
There is over 1 billion people in China.

If I made a movie, and convinced just 1% of them to go see it, if be a rich man.
 
2018-08-09 11:57:03 AM  

Wellon Dowd: Galileo's Daughter: It's Jason Statham and a giant shark.  What more do you want in a summer movie?

Perky female breasts exposed on screen.


Sorry, PG13 only. Even Slender Man.
/how scary can your horror movie really be if the characters can't even say "holy fark!" when the monster rips their guts out?
 
2018-08-09 11:57:41 AM  
How China is changing Hollywood
Youtube 8R-FQTY4KJk
 
2018-08-09 12:06:02 PM  

Rev. Skarekroe: Remember when they added extra scenes featuring Chinese movie stars to Iron Man 3 and they were so bad even the Chinese moviegoers went on about how stupid they were and Disney didn't bother putting them on the Blu-Ray?

Not sure where I'm going with this, I just think that's an amusing bit of trivia.


Remember how the Red Dawn remake was originally going to be entirely about a Chinese invasion of the US with Chinese villains, but the studio was worried about alienating Chinese audiences, so they digitally altered scenes and re-dubbed scenes to change it to North Korean invaders with China only peripherally helping the invasion?

I always figured Batman going to Hong Kong to abduct a corrupt businessman in The Dark Knight was a Chinese-pandering scene as well.

Yeah, Hollywood studios have been doing crap to pander to Chinese audiences for at least a decade.
 
2018-08-09 12:06:25 PM  

BullBearMS: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/8R-FQTY4​KJk]


That was interesting; thanks!
 
2018-08-09 12:13:17 PM  
You know what movie really, really, really wasn't made for China?
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2018-08-09 12:23:42 PM  

hubiestubert: rummonkey: hubiestubert: It looks like it's genegineered for a market that wants a BIG ASS Shark Movie, and doesn't take itself too seriously.

Lighten up, Francis. Sometimes a movie just wants to be fun.

Sorry but I disagree. Too many movies these days are shooting for the LCD aiming for profitability. A few of the summer blockbuster forget-them-a-week-later movies are fine, but the overall movie going experience has been degraded by the sheer number of movies where I am being asked to turn my brain off.

BIG ASS SHARK MOVIE sounds fun, but all the other movies are just BIG ASS SPY MOVIE or BIG ASS ASS MOVIE and the novelty is wearing off.

Then don't go. It's not like you're being forced, any more than The Shape of Water.

I stay away from movies with Tom Cruise.  The choices he tends to make in his leading role scripts, I generally don't have interest in. It doesn't offend me, it just is. I accept it, and there's still stuff that I do go see. No muss, no fuss.


I want to go, I love the whole "Going to a movie" experience. I just feel let down by the end of so many movies now. Darkest Hour was a treat to watch.

100% with you on the Tom Cruise movies. The main character is always just Tom Cruise as a different person.
 
2018-08-09 12:26:34 PM  
Oh no, it's stealing screens from stupid comicbook shiat
 
2018-08-09 12:28:27 PM  

chawco: There is over 1 billion people in China.

If I made a movie, and convinced just 1% of them to go see it, if be a rich man.


Is you sure?
 
2018-08-09 12:29:38 PM  

Claude the Dog: Galileo's Daughter: It's Jason Statham and a giant shark.  What more do you want in a summer movie?


/going to see it this weekend
//also having a Sharknado viewing party
///need alcohol for that

Can he be riding the giant shark in a fight against the Rock riding a giant Jason Statham?


I'd watch that, too.  But only if Sylvester Stallone writes the script.
 
2018-08-09 12:32:36 PM  

cgraves67: Wellon Dowd: Why don't the Chinese make their own movies? Hollywood isn't tailoring films for the Indian market, they make their own.

Hong Kong used to have a nascent film industry. Has it been stamped out by censorship?

But honestly, I have no problem with American film companies profiting in foreign markets as long as they also make movies for the American market, which they do.


Comments be sounding like America-centric. Shame. Where do u think Hollywood is noticing and getting its Asian talent from?
Anyway, here's American Frank Grillo helping those little China people out.
WOLF WARRIOR 2 Trailer (2017) Action Movie
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2018-08-09 12:33:30 PM  

BullBearMS: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/8R-FQTY4​KJk]


To be fair, China came knocking on OUR door a while ago, and we didn't seem to mind. Not with Jackie Chan, not with his stunt teams coming in to teach, not when Hollywood wanted to learn better wire work, not when stunt crews from HK were rolling into Europe either. Our film industry has been gearing to better serve a market that has literally thrice our population since the 80s...

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2018-08-09 12:33:59 PM  

LowbrowDeluxe: beezeltown: Good lord, Hollywood should produce a constant stream of China-centric content. Bring those sweet greenbacks home without the pollution of manufacturing or the expense of shipping.

Make a movie with an American crew, in America, then upload the result to Chinese theaters. Let the money roll in from foreign markets.

If they want Brad Pitt driving a chariot pulled by robot turtles set to a soundtrack by Cher, give it to them. At the right price.

China wants the recognition of having foreign markets courting them, but I guarantee that if the flow of commerce actually starts moving more outbound than inward the censorship committee will start finding too many things wrong with foreign productions for them to be aired.


See for example:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/201​8​/aug/07/china-bans-winnie-the-pooh-fil​m-to-stop-comparisons-to-president-xi
 
2018-08-09 12:34:03 PM  

The Pope of Manwich Village: chawco: There is over 1 billion people in China.

If I made a movie, and convinced just 1% of them to go see it, if be a rich man.

Is you sure?


I never sure. Stupid phone make less sure.
 
2018-08-09 12:51:11 PM  
Shut up, The Meg
 
2018-08-09 01:01:49 PM  

rummonkey: hubiestubert: It looks like it's genegineered for a market that wants a BIG ASS Shark Movie, and doesn't take itself too seriously.

Lighten up, Francis. Sometimes a movie just wants to be fun.

Sorry but I disagree. Too many movies these days are shooting for the LCD aiming for profitability. A few of the summer blockbuster forget-them-a-week-later movies are fine, but the overall movie going experience has been degraded by the sheer number of movies where I am being asked to turn my brain off.

BIG ASS SHARK MOVIE sounds fun, but all the other movies are just BIG ASS SPY MOVIE or BIG ASS ASS MOVIE and the novelty is wearing off.


Where oh where to put the hyphen?

Big ass-ass movie!
 
2018-08-09 01:17:11 PM  

McGrits: rummonkey: hubiestubert: It looks like it's genegineered for a market that wants a BIG ASS Shark Movie, and doesn't take itself too seriously.

Lighten up, Francis. Sometimes a movie just wants to be fun.

Sorry but I disagree. Too many movies these days are shooting for the LCD aiming for profitability. A few of the summer blockbuster forget-them-a-week-later movies are fine, but the overall movie going experience has been degraded by the sheer number of movies where I am being asked to turn my brain off.

BIG ASS SHARK MOVIE sounds fun, but all the other movies are just BIG ASS SPY MOVIE or BIG ASS ASS MOVIE and the novelty is wearing off.

Where oh where to put the hyphen?

Big ass-ass movie!


Careful, with a genre title like that you might be going to pornhub "accidentally".
 
2018-08-09 01:18:30 PM  

Galileo's Daughter: Claude the Dog: Galileo's Daughter: It's Jason Statham and a giant shark.  What more do you want in a summer movie?


/going to see it this weekend
//also having a Sharknado viewing party
///need alcohol for that

Can he be riding the giant shark in a fight against the Rock riding a giant Jason Statham?

I'd watch that, too.  But only if Sylvester Stallone writes the script.


Can Chuck Norris and/or Jackie Chan be the stunt coordinator?
 
2018-08-09 01:22:17 PM  
So, it's pre-pirated?
 
2018-08-09 01:34:51 PM  
The Great Wall was clearly made for the Asian market.  It was colorful, over the top and it didn't make any sense. By all metrics it's horrible, but when it's on I can't look away.
 
2018-08-09 02:04:35 PM  

LowbrowDeluxe: beezeltown: Good lord, Hollywood should produce a constant stream of China-centric content. Bring those sweet greenbacks home without the pollution of manufacturing or the expense of shipping.

Make a movie with an American crew, in America, then upload the result to Chinese theaters. Let the money roll in from foreign markets.

If they want Brad Pitt driving a chariot pulled by robot turtles set to a soundtrack by Cher, give it to them. At the right price.

China wants the recognition of having foreign markets courting them, but I guarantee that if the flow of commerce actually starts moving more outbound than inward the censorship committee will start finding too many things wrong with foreign productions for them to be aired.


US film studios have started partnering with Chinese film studios as a way of navigating these issues, half a loaf being better than none.
 
2018-08-09 02:17:54 PM  
"OBVIOUS" tag unavailable due to tariffs??
 
2018-08-09 02:26:05 PM  

MyMindIsGoingDave: Galileo's Daughter: Claude the Dog: Galileo's Daughter: It's Jason Statham and a giant shark.  What more do you want in a summer movie?


/going to see it this weekend
//also having a Sharknado viewing party
///need alcohol for that

Can he be riding the giant shark in a fight against the Rock riding a giant Jason Statham?

I'd watch that, too.  But only if Sylvester Stallone writes the script.

Can Chuck Norris and/or Jackie Chan be the stunt coordinator?


Absolutely.
 
2018-08-09 02:33:12 PM  
When this movie is running on the SyFy Network in a couple of months, I plan on watching it at least 20 times.
 
2018-08-09 02:45:36 PM  
Wow, this looks just farking terrible.
 
2018-08-09 02:57:20 PM  

Crewmannumber6: The Great Wall was clearly made for the Asian market.  It was colorful, over the top and it didn't make any sense. By all metrics it's horrible, but when it's on I can't look away.


I put the TV on mute and stare at Tian Jing.
 
2018-08-09 03:30:40 PM  
Fine with me as long as they keep allowing the Chinese to do the subtitles.

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2018-08-09 03:42:25 PM  

TotallyHeadless: Fine with me as long as they keep allowing the Chinese to do the subtitles.

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Do not want
 
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