Movie posters convey the entire content and tone of the film, persuading them to come to the theatre. They are also the primary design feature that captures the attention of a viewer. Take a look at some of the most divisive Chinese movie posters.
1. Lao Nan Ren Li Xian Ji
Wenxuecity.com recently looked at various Chinese movie posters and tried to figure out where they got their ideas. This movie is one of them.
2. Hot Summer Days
There's chauffeur Wah, who uses text messages to woo foot masseur Li Yan, air conditioner repairman Ah Wai is smitten by biker girl Ding Dong, a master sushi chef who rejects writer Wasabi's love.
3. Dear Enemy
A post on Offbeat China, a site about Chinese Internet culture, uncovers cinema posters for some of the films released in the United States and elsewhere that have been repurposed to advertise Chinese films.
4. Sophie’s Revenge
This film is a co-production between Perfect World Pictures and CJ Entertainment from South Korea. South Korean postproduction studios Blue Cap and HFR provided sound and effects support as well. According to reports, China Film Group distributed "Sophie's Revenge" on more than 1,000 screens across China although the poster has plagiarized.
The films that have their Chinese counterparts. China is stealing ideas for movie posters. This movie is one of them too.
6. Fit Lover
Zhang Jianya directed Fit Lover, a 2008 Chinese romantic comedy. A divorced man must choose between a dozen ladies in the previous film. Karena Lam's character in Fit Lover had to select between various prominent guys. However, the poster was plagiarized.
7. Welcome To Sha-Man Town
Shama Town is well-known for its mythology of buried treasures. When the mayor of Shama Village attempts to promote the town as a tourist attraction, it only attracts a gang of international robbers looking for buried treasures.
The live-action remake of the cartoon classic, which just opened in Chinese theatres today, was expected to attract a new generation of Disney fans in China. Instead, it appears to be a colossal flop. It only made roughly $1 million in advance sales, adding to the picture’s controversy.
9. Cheonma Haenggong
Without authorization, Chinese sci-fi films use Halo artwork for posters. Chinese netizens who spotted the sign have also expressed their displeasure with the film distributor.
10. Star Wars
Although the movie is from a different country, the Chinese movie poster version of it raises many questions. On the previously released international poster for JJ Abrams' film, Boyega, who plays rogue stormtrooper Finn, is one of the main leads. However, he is shrunken shama Town is well-known for its mythology of buried treasures. When the mayor of Shama Village attempts to promote the town as a tourist attraction, it only attracts a gang of international robbers looking for buried treasures.