So, I am "working from home" and just put "Kong: Skull Island" on for some entertainment.
I noticed that one of the films producers is a company called Tencent Pictures. This caught my eye as I noticed the title of the company is written
Why did this catch my eye? I've been noticing more and more lately that this is the case. You see, I am something of a movie fanatic, thanks to my
father. As children, he took us to see first run movies almost every single friday night. I love movies.... I take keen notice of the acting, the
cinematography, the story line, the directing. While I am no expert in the matter, I love a well done movie. And I am no movie snob, some movies are
simply for fun, like Kong: Skull Island is. Others, can greatly change how you look at things and enrich your life.
Now, it's been discussed here before that the DoD and the CIA want final say on scripts and subject matter in order to film a movie with any sort of
real help from them. Top Gun, for instance, required consultants and military hardware to be filmed. So, they played along and bought into the
process. The agencies wanted to make sure that they are portrayed in a positive light. And, it should be no surprise at all that they also want to
liberally add any and all PR they can that paints the US and it's interests in a good light.
Now, we have chinese firms backing the films as well.
Do I need to draw a picture here?
This to me raises many questions. Is it a form of social engineering to obtain military secrets? Why is it that the agencies are accepting of
I'm not claiming this situation to be one thing or the other. Rather, it "erects the spine of curiosity" (yeah, I'm a gamer... 10 points if you
get the joke/reference
. I am very interested in knowing everyone's thoughts on this.