‘World War Z’ Gets A Makeover

Posted: April 2, 2013 in Hollywood News
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The latest Brad Pitt Hollywood blockbuster, World War Z, has some critics in China. Apparently a scene in the film features several characters discussing the origin of the zombie outbreak and decide that it all started in China. An executive from Paramount released a statement saying, “In the offending scene, characters debate the geographic origin of an outbreak that caused the zombie apocalypse and point to China.” Paramount demanded that the scene be edited and redone using another country in China’s place.

This isn’t the first time, and won’t be the last, that the Communist Party has influenced major “American” movies. MGM was forced to delay the re-make of Red Dawn for two years, after the Chinese state media complained that depicting the invading villains as Chinese “would demonize their state and its citizens.” The entire movie was changed to use North Korea as the villains. The filmmakers were forced to set about, “digitally erasing Chinese flags and military symbols from ‘Red Dawn,’substituting dialogue and altering the film to depict much of the invading force as being from North Korea, an isolated country where American media companies have no dollars at stake,” reported the L.A. Times.

Large chunks of several movies released last year were also cut by censors, including 40 minutes from Cloud Atlas and 12 minutes from Men in Black 3. All scenes taking place in Chinatown were removed. The newest James Bond movie, Skyfall, was also edited, leaving a scene that depicts a Chinese security guard being assassinated on the cutting room floor. The 1984 movie The Karate Kid was also censored at the behest of Communist Party officials, who expressed displeasure at one of the villains being Chinese, leading to 12 minutes of the film being cut.

Last year, Chinese company Wanda purchased AMC, the second-largest theater chain in the USA, increasing fears that the Chinese Communist Party was expanding its influence globally as part of a media takeover.

“Beijing is investing heavily in projecting its “soft power,” or cultural influence, by boosting Chinese state media’s presence abroad, including the USA, where the Chinese government has also run advertisements in New York’s Times Square,” reported USA Today.

The Chinese Communist Party’s censors editing and cutting up American movies for their own propaganda purposes is one thing, but the fact that movie producers are self censoring before the film is released is a sign of how far the Marxist element has reached into our own culture.

I personally am a huge movie buff. I love movies, but it seems like more and more Hollywood is becoming so isolated from actual Americans that it is getting hard to find anything I feel comfortable supporting with my entertainment dollars. With Hollywood putting subtle propaganda in virtually every movie they produce, not to mention the obvious anti-American movies, it is a wonder we have any patriots left.

  1. Brittany says:

    I read about “World War Z” in another article tonight, too: http://vigilantcitizen.com/latestnews/world-war-z-official-movie-traile/

    • truestorey says:

      That’s the other side of the story. That type of desensitization is in just about everything. It’s an attempt to devalue human life. These actors put all this stuff out there then blame the second amendment for a kids lack of human compassion when he snaps.

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