The State Administration of Radio, Film and Television has announced the deadline to execute the 2D version of Avatar in cinemas, which is intended to make way for the China-made Confucius.
Actually, though never publicly confirmed, the life for foreign films in cinemas is limited in 10 days, despite some runaway blockbusters that are too well-received to withdraw. Avatar definitely is included in the runaways. Earning 65 million dollars in China already, Avatar has plenty of reasons to foresee a promising record high box office, on
Therefore, the invention of the government at present is rather irrational. I won't argue that the 2D version is pretty valueless since viewers mostly aim at 3D version or IMAX, but the act itself is a confession that Chinese movies are so dumb that they are in need of a national conservation to survive the foreign counterparts' challenge. What's more ridiculous is that Confucius and Avatar are totally different genres. Different people would choose different movies to watch. They are basically no rivals! I just wanna say this decision is of no use and shows the fear for Hollywood films of our government and movie industry.
Economically, I wouldn't agree that government intervenes in movie industry with this brutal and barbaric means.
Another thing I want to point out is the frantic Chinese viewers. They're like the starving Haiti earthquake victims who are fed on whatever poor food they can fetch. 三槍拍案驚奇, such a piece of junk can bring in 100 million yuan within few days, and audience can't help complaining how worthless the film is. Come on! Look at the cast and the director! A most amateur viewer can tell this rubbish doesn't deserve the endeavor to travel all the way to the cinema, but the audience did. Because the audience never choose the movies they watch based on their personnal favor and required information, they pay the Chinese directors who are dedicated to nothing but money! And as the circulation carries on, more and more movies garbage labelled "Made in China" are produced.
As a result, here I strongly suggest that everyone who is planning a movie night checks it out on the Internet first. 80 yuan a movie is by no means inexpensive! make it worthy of the time and fortune you pay !
Here's a marvelous Chinese movie website I usually visit. you can find the public ranking of a film here: