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Monster Hunter pulled from a Chinese theater with an unpleasant joke

The live-action Monster Hunter movie was drawn from a Chinese theater over the controversial jokes of the movie with racist implications. This has created a huge backlash in the film, calling for more boycotts from the Chinese audience. The controversial Quip from the Monster Hunter movie includes a scene where two soldiers are talking to each other. One of the soldiers asks the other, “What is my knee?” Then say “knee” to follow up.

This line reflects many years of racist playground chanting “Chinese, Japanese, dirty knees, look at these.” The playground rhyme has created a historical link between the phrase “dirty knees” and anti-Asian and anti-Asian American racism.

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China’s backlash against social media was rapid, and local theaters began pulling movies off the screen amid growing criticism. Oddly enough, the lines of Chinese subtitles also changed, but localization changed the reference to a Chinese kneeling idiom, making things worse.

The Monster Hunter movie has already been pulled out of the theater, but the potential for a re-release in China with the edited scene is questionable as the online backlash against the movie continues to grow.

Criticism of this movie extends to the characteristics of other Monster Hunters. Capcom’s Monster Hunter: The Steam version of World has been reviewed-the movie was angry.

Capcom, the developer of the video game series on which the movie is based, statement On Chinese social media about repulsion. According to analyst Daniel Ahmad, Capcom “is aware of the situation and the controversy,” but will report the situation to companies that are directly involved in the production of the film, rather than the producer of the Monster Hunter film. Says.Monster Hunter was produced by Tencent Pictures and Constantine Pictures and directed by Paul WS Anderson. Starring Milla Jovovich, the film follows a modern soldier confronting a giant monster in a video game, teaming up with a group of hunters.

The Monster Hunter movie will be released in the United States on December 25th. It’s unclear if the controversy will change plans for the movie’s release in North America. But if anything affects the release, it’s likely the result of an ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which is changing the landscape of watching American movies in a significant way.

This story replaces and updates previous reports on the same topic. The IGN news team felt that the original version did not fully explain the racist implications of the line in question, so they rewrote the article and added context to clarify the issue.

Matt TM Kim is an IGN reporter.

This story replaces and updates previous reports on the same topic. The IGN news team felt that the original version did not explain the racist implications of the line in question, so they rewrote the article and added context to clarify the issue.

https://www.ign.com/articles/monster-hunter-movie-chinese-theaters-racist-joke

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