China follows Box Office King with another anti-American war film
Dec 18, 2021
Chinese filmmakers gearing up for follow-up The Battle of Changjin Lake, which became China’s top box office attraction this year with good help from the Communist government, with another anti-American Korean War propaganda film titled Crossing the Yalu river. The Battle of Changjin Lake has been boasted by the Chinese Communist government as the world’s best film in October and the most successful film ever produced by a Chinese studio. Some of its massive ticket sales were due to the government strongly suggesting that every patriotic Chinese citizen is obligated to see it and making sure that no other films are shown in many theaters. Chinese state World time Wednesday trumpeted the Friday launch of yet another big-budget film that will teach citizens more about “The Real Heroes of War, also known as The War to Resist American Aggression and Help Korea, and Will See the actual conditions on the battlefield themselves. “
World time continued:
The story is told from an international perspective and from the perspective of Peng Dehuai, commander of the Chinese People’s Volunteer Army (CPV), showing the strategic thinking of China’s central leadership and five bloody battles waged by frontline soldiers to fully restore history 71 years ago. War broke out in June 1950, and when US-led forces crossed the 38th parallel and brought an imminent threat to China, the CPV joined the war in October 1950, allying with the Democratic People’s Republic. of Korea to defend their homeland and thus ensure the security of the newly founded People’s Republic of China. Besides heroes such as Qiu Shaoyun, who was trapped in a fire and burned to death to protect others, the film also mentions Mao Anying, the son of Chairman Mao Zedong, who sacrificed his life on the spot. of battle. According to World time, the trailer for Crossing the Yalu River has left Chinese “netizens” quivering in anticipation of “another high-quality war blockbuster.”
The entertainment desk considerably less excited at Indian express noted that the civilized world has little reason to celebrate historically inaccurate nationalist propaganda films that celebrate the brutal Chinese Communist Party midwife the birth of North Korea’s completely psychotic regime, sparking decades of untold human suffering upon the Korean Peninsula. Western critics have been much harsher The Battle of Changjin Lake that state-controlled Chinese “film critics” and “Internet users”, such as the Indian express demonstrated:
the of the keeper Phil Hoad in his review of the film said that “this government-ordered project wastes no opportunity – despite current geopolitical tensions – to assert the moral superiority of the Chinese soldier. Not only is he unfazed by the number of opponents and superior equipment or incredibly harsh weather conditions, even enemy restoration doesn’t put him down. We see Uncle Sam eating an abundance of turkey thighs and bacon as the People’s Volunteer Army grind their teeth on stony potatoes. the Hollywood reporter Elizabeth Kerr pointed out that war dramas in general are subject to propaganda messages and questionable historical authenticity, but The Battle of Changjin Lake in fact too much. “The dearth of Korean characters, a distant flag or even a name in passing signals the film’s complete lack of interest to anyone other than the handful of characters at the center of the story, who support the narrative being created (for those who missed it: China is good, the United States bad), ”she said. Chinese state CGTN reported news Crossing the Yalu River debuted in Beijing on Wednesday to commemorate the 71st anniversary of China’s entry into the Korean War. “This is the first large-scale epic film to show war to resist American aggression and help Korea,” muttered Xue Jijun, member of producer China Media Group’s “editorial board”. Breitbart
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