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Old 08-06-2017, 08:19 AM
 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkqGiPB2D8M

It looks like an action hero movie that usually goes direct-to-video in America. But by its 2nd weekend it's grossed over 400m US dollars in China alone.

Anyone get to watch it? What's the cause for the enormous box office take?

Wolf Warriors 2 Chomps $400M+ At Chinese Box Office; Sets Records | Deadline
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Old 08-06-2017, 05:29 PM
 
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It's showing in some big cities in the US now. AMC Boston has one theater playing it and it's quite hard to get tickets on this weekend.
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Old 08-06-2017, 06:44 PM
 
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I had a hard time just trying to follow the preview.
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Old 08-07-2017, 12:45 AM
 
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I had a hard time just trying to follow the preview.
The storyline is not that complicated. In my words:
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A veteran (Leng Feng) of Chinese special forces (something like SEAL) works in Africa. His wife (who served in Chinese militatry) was killed by some unknown military group in Africa, and the only clue is a bullet with special design. A civil war breaks out and many people are in danger. Leng promises to save an African boy's mother who works in a Chinese-invested factory. The Chinese navy is also informed that Dr. Chen, who is looking for vaccine for a deadly virus, is also in danger and needs to be rescued. However without permission from UN, Chinese navy cannot enter the country and Leng takes the mission.

After LOTs of fights, literally every 5 minutes, Leng destroys the American(?) gangster who sell weapons to the rebel force. He also finds out the bullet with special design is from this group.
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The film has a lot of patriotic propaganda. It also tries to promote China-Africa relationship. e.g. Leng is the "godfather" of an African boy. A Chinese worker refuses to leave his African wife, when the manager says Chinese will be rescued first. And so on. Literally all Caucasian men are bad guys.
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Old 08-07-2017, 03:18 AM
 
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Does the action deliver at least? If so, I can stomach a little propaganda expected from most China productions. The lead actor is one half of this amazing fight scene:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xMY5Nv2Kmw
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Old 08-07-2017, 03:27 AM
 
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Does the action deliver at least? If so, I can stomach a little propaganda expected from most China productions. The lead actor is one half of this amazing fight scene:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xMY5Nv2Kmw
The actions are quite good. Not just with hands but also with guns, drones, and tanks.
The lead actor is also the director, who mortgaged his home to invest in the film. (It is expected he can earn at least US$80 million himself this time.)
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Old 08-19-2017, 09:58 AM
 
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Wolf Warrior 2 has grossed $750 million in China alone, which overtakes Avatar's single-territory record in North America. It's unlikely to topple Star Wars 7's North American total of $937 million, but it should finish over $800m, and that will probably outdo Star Wars 8's domestic run.

None of the theaters near me are playing the movie, I'll have to wait for home video to see what the fuss is.
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