“Defender Warrior 2” put back the flag of the Republic of China! The US media is shocked: it is a middle finger to China | Movie | Sanli News Network SETN.COM

Reporter Liao Lihui / Comprehensive Report

▲ Tom’s “Defend 2” was a hit at the box office. (Photo / provided by UIP)

Top Gun: Maverick (Defender 2 for short) is finally on the big screen! The box office exceeded US$100 million in the North American release weekend, which was Tom Cruise’s best first-week performance in North American history. Among them, the appearance of the “National Flag of the Republic of China” has also excited many Taiwanese audiences. Some film critics believe that this move has never been seen before. “Compared to aerial stunts, the most daring thing may be to compare the middle finger to China.”

According to the US media VICE World News (VICE World News), the first paragraph wrote that “Defend 2” “maybe the most daring stunt is to compare the middle finger to China.” This article analyzes why this film makes Taiwanese audiences special Excited, because in the original trailer, the flag of the Republic of China and the flag of Japan disappeared and were replaced by other symbols, but for unknown reasons, the flag is back and released worldwide.

The report called on Hong Kong film critic Ho Siu Bun, who bluntly said, “This is unprecedented.” The major production companies have never been secretive about catering to the Chinese market, even though it’s just a very simple scene, and the editing and editing costs are quite high. , so no one knows why they changed it back.

In the initial notice, the flag of the Republic of China disappeared.  (Photo/Retrieved from Paramount Pictures)

▲In the initial notice, the flag of the Republic of China disappeared. (Photo/Retrieved from Paramount Pictures)

According to the report, China’s Tencent Pictures initially joined hands with Paramount Pictures as an investor and marketing partner, and many believe that is why the original notice was to remove the flag of the Republic of China and the Japanese flag. reason. However, the Wall Street Journal reported that Tencent had pulled out of the investment, fearing that the film involved propaganda for the U.S. military and angered Chinese leaders.

The report also quoted Taiwanese film critic Knee Knee’s post on Facebook, “To be honest, Tom did not necessarily have to wear the same flight jacket in the scene after the opening scene. It is impossible for the producers not to know what was on the flight jacket. The flag of the Republic of China will violate the red line of the CCP, but that’s how it goes.”

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