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Avatar banned in China

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posted on Jan, 19 2010 @ 02:11 PM
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Avatar has become China's most successful movie after making nearly £47 million, but that hasn't stopped the country's government pulling the film from some of its cinemas over fears that it could cause political unrest.

The China Film Group, which is run by the state, believes the plot of human colonists attempting to demolish an alien village for its resources steers too close to a very sensitive issue in China at the moment.

Millions of Chinese people have been evicted from their homes to make room for high rises and government infrastructure projects, reports The LA Times. Avatar's success has also angered some Chinese officials, who fear the film's popularity takes too much market share from their domestic films.

2D showings of Avatar will now be pulled from Chinese cinemas, but film fans can still see 3D showings of the sci-fi epic. However, there are so few 3D cinema screens in China, it's essentially a theatrical ban for the Golden Globe-winning movie.


Avatar ban in china

Wow now this is some crazy stuff here. Is this really what the world is coming too?




posted on Jan, 19 2010 @ 02:20 PM
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In regards to the citizens of China...it must suck to live in Imaginationland. It utterly shocks me how these people, who number in the BILLIONS, tolerate the treatment/censorship their oppressive government imposes on them.



posted on Jan, 19 2010 @ 02:38 PM
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Fear of tanks running over you will do that... They remember Tianaman Square only too clearly...



posted on Jan, 19 2010 @ 03:05 PM
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Or there cowards.... But then again we let our goverment do it us.



posted on Jan, 19 2010 @ 03:06 PM
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I read in a different news source it was pulled out of 2d cinemas for some other movie not banned.



posted on Jan, 19 2010 @ 03:15 PM
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blog.onthebox.com...

I think this is what your talking about


Avatar’s success has been worldwide and is currently the second most lucrative movie of all time behind Titanic. But even the £43 million haul that it’s taken in China hasn’t prevented officials from trying to ban it.

The China Film Group, which is run by the state, believes the plot of human military forces trying to demolish a native village for its resources is a bit too close to the bone of the current political situation in China.

Unfortunately it’s got nothing to do with the number of 10 foot blue people riding dragons over Beijing.

The LA Times reports that millions of Chinese people have been evicted from their homes to make room for government high-rise buildings. Officials in China are also incensed that the film’s success is diverting money away from domestic cinema.



posted on Jan, 19 2010 @ 06:45 PM
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Originally posted by Aggie Man
In regards to the citizens of China...it must suck to live in Imaginationland. It utterly shocks me how these people, who number in the BILLIONS, tolerate the treatment/censorship their oppressive government imposes on them.


Simply because the people have no way to defend themselves....

All Chinese citizens have been banned from owning firearms..... Some might have illegal firearms, but not enough to do anything against a military that numbers 2.3 million +....

We have seen what the Chinese military does to the regular people of China who decide to resist against the tyrannical Communist regime....

When the people are not armed, it is easy for a government to control every aspect of their citizen's lives...

Children are indoctrinated from childhood to be "good Communists" and unfortunately many fall in this trap....


[edit on 19-1-2010 by ElectricUniverse]



posted on Jan, 19 2010 @ 09:51 PM
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Originally posted by Aggie Man
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In regards to the citizens of China...it must suck to live in Imaginationland. It utterly shocks me how these people, who number in the BILLIONS, tolerate the treatment/censorship their oppressive government imposes on them.


I would say most have lived like that their whole lives, or media in and out of the country is monitored so they wouldn't know any other way of living, they don't know what their missing.



posted on Jan, 19 2010 @ 09:59 PM
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The movie also shows that numbers count. The Chinese government does not want the people realizing that their numbers are so great that they can change anything they really want. It only takes courage and sacrifice. After all your here to improve the lives of the next generation, not your own. It's called self sacrifice.



posted on Jan, 19 2010 @ 11:04 PM
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China is clearly growing too fast for its own good.
Can't have your Chinese cake and eat it too.
If they want to maximize their potential, the Chinese government will need to budge a bit.
Power to the people, no matter what country you happen to be from.



posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 07:10 AM
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I wonder if this has something to do with it?


Earth-Friendly Elements, Mined Destructively

Just one problem: These elements come almost entirely from China, from some of the most environmentally damaging mines in the country, in an industry dominated by criminal gangs.

Here in Guyun Village, a small community in southeastern China fringed by lush bamboo groves and banana trees, the environmental damage can be seen in the red-brown scars of barren clay that run down narrow valleys and the dead lands below, where emerald rice fields once grew.

Miners scrape off the topsoil and shovel golden-flecked clay into dirt pits, using acids to extract the rare earths. The acids ultimately wash into streams and rivers, destroying rice paddies and fish farms and tainting water supplies.

www.nytimes.com...



posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 07:17 AM
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[edit on 20-1-2010 by Skyfloating]



posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 07:20 AM
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OR we could look at it another way

For instance, we in the West are free to watch the movie

but in doing so, are we any more instrumental in ridding ourselves of our OWN foul, controlling, subversive bodies ?



posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 07:25 AM
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It's kind of sad that the Chinese government is banning a shallow movie that is simply Thundercats meets Captain Planet. Simply shows how shallow their grip on "offensive" media really is.



posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 07:51 AM
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This is only a movie, no doubt a good one but still only a movie which they get bootlegged copies easily in pirate China.

This movie will never justify the China masses staging a revolt. It will have to be something else that will affect their very existances. However, such acts by the dictators will be placed on their private list of grievances, 1.3billion of them and when things go to hell, that added up list will blow up China big time.

If China continues on it march to steal and evict masses from their homes, make em live on the streets or send them to the Gobi desert, deprive the rural folks of equal wealth distribution, the peasants will take to the streets, needs not yours or my prompting.

Endurance is a trait the chinese cultured through their 5000 year civilisation. But there is only so much a human can take or endure before he goes wild. The CCP is sweating heaps now.



[edit on 20-1-2010 by SeekerofTruth101]



posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 07:54 AM
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Originally posted by Unregistered
It's kind of sad that the Chinese government is banning a shallow movie that is simply Thundercats meets Captain Planet. Simply shows how shallow their grip on "offensive" media really is.


Agreed on both counts... The movie was pants they wont miss much by the banning.



posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 08:14 AM
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Who knows what makes The Masters of China tick.

Yet, the movie madness provides another fun-filled example of...oh, I don't know what.

The two movies in this story:

-Avatar

-Confucious

Avatar is the big budget American movie, produced by high-rolling Hollywood gamblers that took a chance that...paid off big time.

Confucious is the big budget Chinese movie, produced by the high-rolling Chinese Government which...didn't take a chance...because the Government, abruptly, at it's whim, orders all 2-D theatres to stop showing Avatar...to cut back on competition.

Hmmm. What can we gleen from all this?

Let's sum it up this way...

The Chinese have tanquil moon-viewing parties.

Americans have walked on the moon.

Get it?



posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 08:31 AM
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Wow now this is some crazy stuff here. Is this really what the world is coming too?


Man you are right, this is some crazy $#!+ , but it has been like that for centuries there... and all of this action is only to maintain the status quo longer.
As long as possible...

Whats even $#!+ier is the dgree of destruction of the environment over there, which is something of greater impact that cannot really be mitigated.
(As shown in another great thread)

People have been used to this situation so its not as harsh to them as you would expect. This is not implying that i agree with the reality there,

On the contrary.

But the environment....

But the environmental issue



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