Review of Monster Hunter bombed after the movie insulted a Chinese audience

Who thought it was a bad idea to offend a significant portion of your audience? (Credit: Photo: Coco Van Oppens Photo)

After premiering in China The Monster Hunter movie was pulled out of the cinema almost immediately after offending the audience.

The live-action version of Capcom’s Monster Hunter series was recently premiered at a Chinese movie theater and has already begun to make waves.

But not because it’s really good, but because the conversation scene was considered unpleasant and upset and upset the audience.

Too many things, to convey their dissatisfaction, people went to Monster Hunter: World’s Steam page and reviews bombed it.

The movie premiered on December 4th. Approximately 1,100 negative reviews were posted that day, and at first glance, most of them came from Chinese users, and some referred to offensive conversations.

Capcom issued a statement that it was not a film producer and reported the situation to its affiliates.

This could be an attempt to move away from the movie, but it’s difficult given that there is a Monster Hunter World DLC that adds the movie’s main character Artemis (played by Milla Jovovich) and is still advertised on the Steam page. maybe.

The film itself was drawn from a Chinese cinema, and at the time of writing it is unknown whether the film will be edited to remove lines or be banned altogether.

People have expressed confusion that lines that appear to refer to discriminatory rhymes about Asians have been able to pass Chinese censorship.

However, keep in mind that the subtitles on that line do not refer to Chinese idioms, but say something else.

However, as analyst Daniel Ahmad analyzed on Twitter, the subtitle changes further fueled the controversy and convinced the audience that it was intentionally slight to them.

The film will still be released in the western region, but it seems certain that the damage done will affect box office revenue in the United Kingdom and the United States.

Moreover, if it is banned in China, it is also money lost from a very large market.

It’s unclear if this will have a long-term impact on the game itself. Monster Hunter: World has already passed its peak as it received the final update, and Monster Hunter Rise for Nintendo Switch will not be available until March 2021.

Monster Hunter World is available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

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