would be a Precious Milk Dad 2.
With all apologies to Toto and Shakespeare, we ain’t in Kansas anymore.
During my stay in China, I’ve seen American movies that I never knew even existed. Many of these are with no-name actors.
There are also many films with famous actors that went straight to dvd the second they came out. Or possibly VHS. Or even Betamax. They are that old and that bad.
Here are just a few with the American names first and the Chinese names after.
The Croods: Crazy Primitive.
Despicable Me 2: Precious Milk Dad 2.
Step Up with Channing Tatum: Dance Out Of My Life.
The Illusionist: Magician
King Kong: King of the Lost World
Shelter: To Cover Nongchao
Shanghai Nights: Royal Dragon
The Grey: Werewolf Wars
Transporter: Death Defying Track
Crazy For You: Bold Affair
Kickin’ It Old School: New Hip Hop Song
Killer Elite: Jagged Elite
Goldfinger: Bond’s World
Imagine Me and You: Quadrangle
Megasnake: Mad Python Scourge
And my personal favorite American movie ever:
2 Headed Shark Attack: Double Killer Shark
Here’s what I notice. Many of these movies, regardless of whether their names are in English or Chinese, are not a movie I’d want to watch. The Chinese are getting a steady stream of our worst movies, many extremely violent, and missing a lot of the more intelligent and worthwhile movies that will educate and enlighten. It is amazing that the Chinese have such a positive view of America being that if we only saw that worst of the worst of Chinese films (violent, degrading to women and people of color, and lots of drugs and alcohol) I would think we’d have a very negative view of China. Sort of like the propaganda we were sold about Russia back during the Cold War.