• Talk about scraping the bottom of the barrel for scraps. Lol I like Joel as an actor but he's not leading material. RIP TVB!
  • @anon agreed. i've seen some waving the american flag, even. lmao what? do they even know how much worse things are right now over there in america???? thousands have died from mass shootings and no one in congress is willing to exercise gun reforms, they give no shits to their citizens. women are raped and they're forced to carry their babies to full term and after that, they're forced to share joint-custodies with their rapists. most people are still earning below minimum wage. america isn't altogether "LAND OF THE FREE" as the white asses are proclaiming it to be. i'm all for a democractic government, but seriously, people have to be educated on their choices and have a firm grasp of understanding of what "democracy" and the full details of the proposed extradition bill mean, which i doubt the hundreds of thousands of rioters have. most of these people are ignorant and driven by irrational fear. fear of what would happen when an extradition bill is passed. fear of being plucked lawlessly from the streets (lol), or fear of change in general. the rioters don't know how good they have it in hong kong since 1997. has anyone been forced to wear communist garbs? work the fields? seriously millions of them probably work for large chinese companies. have they been ill-treated then? don't tell me these rioters are all working for british corporations in hong kong because i sure as hell don't believe it. all i know is, some disgusting murderer is not on trial yet and no justice for the dead girl is carried out yet, because of these people. sorry for digressing, mulan is a crap movie anyway which i don't plan on watching. i mean, hearing a group of ancient chinese peeps speaking in asian-english is just weird as hell. i know it's to cater for the western market, but still.
  • I'm in Vancouver. This is the first time I've heard of this award.
  • Raymond should've never returned but I can understand why.
  • @meilin Funny how these rioters are fighting for "democracy" under Chinese rule, but never uttered a word during the British colonial era. I'm sure their white worshippers gave them plenty of democracy pre-1997. /s (The British never did, nor did they gave them any rights to vote yet you see these traitors waving British colonial flags pretending as they did)
  • @oystergirl Agreed, Disney is full of hypocrisy themselves. They've been operating like that since the start.
  • @linda8765 Exactly, the western market and HK-riot supporters are irrelevant to this production.
  • Love Anthony Wong! This episode seems like a snub at China.
  • @hohliu "I dont know if you are Chinese from China but you really do not speak for us." I am not speaking for anyone. I am merely relaying their message in my original post. Stop stating the obvious. I've clarified this point. "As those that complains online do not make the majority of us. There are huge Sumi supporters too." The majority of Chinese don't even know Simu and have never seen his work. Some don't even think he fits the role. Some don't think he's good looking. A small fraction know him and thats you and your friends. Great. “Disney won’t hold the utmost weight to because your opinion is of the west.” You are so wrong to even think that." No I'm not, your view is a reflection of how mainly westerners think. They do not represent a majority of how Chinese think. Their views fall somewhere in between what I said. They either never heard of him, don't think he's fit for the role or don't think he's good looking or a combination of two or three of these traits. "As for your voice on behalf of China here, I want to stress there is no need for that. We can all speak for ourselves. And we dont need others to relay our opinions as it s often very one sided and biased" Stop telling me to speak for myself only while you speak on your behalf, as well as your friends, and everyone else that supports your view. "There are many cultured China who do not share the same opinions as regular internet netizens" Yes because only cultured Chinese people share the same opinion as you and those that don't are uncultured. /s
  • @hohliu "Just like how China is sending military tanks and troops to HK" This is false. Where are you getting the information that China is sending tanks? They are not. Sending armoured vehicles is not the same as sending military tanks. "preparing to use violence on the protestors if they dont stop their protest." All reasonable force is necessary to contain violence. You can't talk your way out of a riot.
  • @anon I've watched the youtube you suggested. I understand what's the guy is saying about the problem with Shang Chi, but, for Marvel's first Chinese superhero, there really is no other better choice. Of all the few Chinese superheroes Marvel has, Shang Chi is the most well known and has the longest history. Others are either newly created or obscure/seldom used. They can use Jimmy Woo, who is a very good representation of a Chinese hero, but he was ruined in the 'Ant Man and the Wasp' movie when they made him into bumbling idiot. But, Marvel can still retract and said the bumbling is all an act to cover his real identity as the leader of the Agents of Atlas.
  • @hohliu "I am a Chinese and I am proud to be one. But I do not wish US film makers to bend their backs to please China." Sure, but Marvel had specified that this movie is mainly targetting China. So regardless of your personal opinion about them caving in to Chinese interest or not, it's irrelevant because you're not a majority shareholder of Disney, and they've made the business decision to target 1.4 billion Chinese, not the 5 million (whatever the exact figure is...) of overseas 2nd/3rd generation Chinese. "You and others netizen can choose not to watch the movie." I am merely relaying a voice here. A voice that is rarely heard nor discussed in the west. That is the voice of the Chinese. A voice that can no longer be ignored. Just because I am relaying it, it doesn't mean that is my opinion. I am merely a messenger - don't shoot me. As for whether I am personally going to watch it - it depends on how the rest of the production pans out. "I will sit and enjoy this movie immensely and supporting Sumi Liu. And fu*k those that judge Simu base on his looks instead of his skills. This is not a Look of the Year competition.." Sure that is purely your opinion, an opinion, that Disney won't hold the utmost weight to because your opinion is of the west. Marvel is targetting China with this movie.
  • @hohliu The same way the world has bent over backwards in the last 200 years for Great Britain and America. The tables are turning, better recognize that now, sooner rather than later.
  • I think most Westerners tend to forget is that the PRIMARY reason why Shang-Chi the movie is even reality is to appease the Chinese audience and to market to the 1.4 billion in China. Their main target market are NOT Oversea Asians. Let this be clear. China IS the TOP reason why this movie is a reality - not because of the diversity movement, not because of equality. However, since Simu and Awkwafina were announced for their roles in this project, many Chinese Marvel fans felt betrayed and disappointed because this is NOT what they wanted. In their perspective, it seems like Marvel was saying one thing (to appease China), but was doing another (telling western audience that it is a diversity movement and picking a lead that is ugly AF by their standard.. whether you agree with the beauty standard is beside the point). China does not care about the diversity movement. They do not want this to be a political and social movement. They do not care about race equality. All they care about is how the Chinese should be presented to a global audience through the lens of Hollywood.....because they've always felt that Hollywood has never done the Chinese justice in films. Personally, I can understand why the Chinese are disappointed, I don't blame them. Honestly, wait until they see how Awkwafina looks, if she has a significant role, combined with Simu being the lead, it will fail in China for sure, but will be a success in the west. Heck, many Chinese on Chinese forums are already calling it a boycott because of Simu and how Marvel has gone against their promise. Here is a good explanation from a white guy who lives in China, knows his Chinese history and culture better than most, and can explain the situation better than I can. https://youtu.be/9Blwfh4YPas
  • @msxie0714 Don't even get me started on the US and Israeli connection. This is an entertainment blog after all. :D
  • @anon The history of China from the mid-19th century was traumatic for a weakened country invaded and plundered by rising European powers with big ammos. In some ways, they react like the Israelis who swore 'NEVER AGAIN' to past humiliations and persecution. While the US is much more sympathetic to Israel, China is not surprisingly demonized.
  • @anon He did not work for Viu TV. He worked with Viu TV. He has his own production company where some of his shows are in collaboration with Viu TV or broadcast in Viu TV. But, he uses web as his main platform. Most of his shows are aired online. They are actually quite popular.
  • Aside from Versace making offensive T-shirts, Givenchy and Coach had been caught in this same practice as well. https://www.cnn.com/style/article/coach-givenchy-versace-t-shirt-controversy/index.html
  • @wm2017 Agreed! ATV actually. He spent many years there before his transition to HK film.
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