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« on: August 31, 2016, 07:00:34 pm »
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In the upcoming movie, The Great Wall, Matt Damon stars as a Chinese general.

What's next? Steven Seagal as Genghis Khan? Jennifer Lawrence as Rosa Parks?
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« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2016, 07:41:45 pm »
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In the upcoming movie, The Great Wall, Matt Damon stars as a Chinese general.

What's next? Steven Seagal as Genghis Khan? Jennifer Lawrence as Rosa Parks?

John Wayne already played Genghis Khan in 1956's The Conqueror.
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« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2016, 11:41:38 pm »
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In the upcoming movie, The Great Wall, Matt Damon stars as a Chinese general.

What's next? Steven Seagal as Genghis Khan? Jennifer Lawrence as Rosa Parks?

John Wayne already played Genghis Khan in 1956's The Conqueror.

Highly recommended, Wayne didn't even try to change his accent.
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« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2016, 12:23:32 am »
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« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2016, 12:47:34 am »
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You're acting like Hollywood whitewashing is something new.
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« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2016, 01:33:20 am »
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You're acting like Hollywood whitewashing is something new.

I'll admit it's amusing to me to see this particular poster reacting with...--confusion?--outrage?--whatever it is...to this.
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« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2016, 02:45:39 am »
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In the upcoming movie, The Great Wall, Matt Damon stars as a Chinese general.

What's next? Steven Seagal as Genghis Khan? Jennifer Lawrence as Rosa Parks?

John Wayne already played Genghis Khan in 1956's The Conqueror.
Ah yes, the movie that gave him cancer.
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« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2016, 04:10:57 am »
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In the upcoming movie, The Great Wall, Matt Damon stars as a Chinese general.

What's next? Steven Seagal as Genghis Khan? Jennifer Lawrence as Rosa Parks?

John Wayne already played Genghis Khan in 1956's The Conqueror.
Ah yes, the movie that gave him cancer.
indeed, and a lot of other people.  "funny" story, which I'm sure you know, but I'll share with the rest of the class.  From one of The Straight Dope books.
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Of the 220 persons who worked on The Conqueror on location in Utah in 1955, 91 had contracted cancer as of the early 1980s and 46 died of it, including stars John Wayne, Susan Hayward, and Agnes Moorehead, and director Dick Powell. Experts say under ordinary circumstances only 30 people out of a group of that size should have gotten cancer. The cause? No one can say for sure, but many attribute the cancers to radioactive fallout from U.S. atom bomb tests in nearby Nevada. The whole ghastly story is told in The Hollywood Hall of Shame by Harry and Michael Medved.

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The movie was shot in the canyonlands around the Utah town of St. George. Filming was chaotic. The actors suffered in 120 degree heat, a black panther attempted to take a bite out of Susan Hayward, and a flash flood at one point just missed wiping out everybody. But the worst didn't become apparent until long afterward. In 1953, the military had tested 11 atomic bombs at Yucca Flats, Nevada, which resulted in immense clouds of fallout floating downwind. Much of the deadly dust funneled into Snow Canyon, Utah, where a lot of The Conqueror was shot. The actors and crew were exposed to the stuff for 13 weeks, no doubt inhaling a fair amount of it in the process, and Hughes later shipped 60 tons of hot dirt back to Hollywood to use on a set for retakes, thus making things even worse.

Many people involved in the production knew about the radiation (there's a picture of Wayne himself operating a Geiger counter during the filming), but no one took the threat seriously at the time. Thirty years later, however, half the residents of St. George had contracted cancer, and veterans of the production began to realize they were in trouble. Actor Pedro Armendariz developed cancer of the kidney only four years after the movie was completed, and later shot himself when he learned his condition was terminal.

Howard Hughes was said to have felt "guilty as hell" about the whole affair, although as far as I can tell it never occurred to anyone to sue him. For various reasons he withdrew The Conqueror from circulation, and for years thereafter the only person who saw it was Hughes himself, who screened it night after night during his paranoid last years.
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« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2016, 07:14:15 am »
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Isn't the movie entirely funded by a Chinese group?
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« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2016, 08:43:42 am »
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Isn't the movie entirely funded by a Chinese group?

Yes, and it's directed by legendary Chinese director Zhang Yimou, best known for Raise the Red Lantern, House of Flying Daggers, Hero, and the Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony.
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« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2016, 10:10:03 am »
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Yep, this has nothing to do with Hollywood whitewashing.
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« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2016, 05:25:42 pm »
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You're acting like Hollywood whitewashing is something new.

I'll admit it's amusing to me to see this particular poster reacting with...--confusion?--outrage?--whatever it is...to this.

Hollywood needs to put this kind of crap to rest.
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« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2016, 06:11:19 pm »
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Well, they released another trailer for the movie. It is about an incredible wall built to keep out dragons that are apparently from Mexico.
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« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2016, 10:14:30 am »
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I saw the preview last night before Doctor Strange, and while it was hilarious that there is a random White guy in China (Matt Damon), apparently there to save them from invading dragons ... I didn't get the impression at all that Matt Damon was *supposed to be* a Chinese guy, haha.  His character is clearly a White man who is, during the events of the movie, located in China...
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« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2016, 10:05:54 pm »
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I saw the preview last night before Doctor Strange, and while it was hilarious that there is a random White guy in China (Matt Damon), apparently there to save them from invading dragons ... I didn't get the impression at all that Matt Damon was *supposed to be* a Chinese guy, haha.  His character is clearly a White man who is, during the events of the movie, located in China...

I got that too.
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« Reply #15 on: November 17, 2016, 11:01:52 pm »
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I saw the preview last night before Doctor Strange, and while it was hilarious that there is a random White guy in China (Matt Damon), apparently there to save them from invading dragons ... I didn't get the impression at all that Matt Damon was *supposed to be* a Chinese guy, haha.  His character is clearly a White man who is, during the events of the movie, located in China...

So in other words, he has a role like Raymond Burr in Godzilla, King of the Monsters?
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« Reply #16 on: November 18, 2016, 11:33:20 am »
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I saw the preview last night before Doctor Strange, and while it was hilarious that there is a random White guy in China (Matt Damon), apparently there to save them from invading dragons ... I didn't get the impression at all that Matt Damon was *supposed to be* a Chinese guy, haha.  His character is clearly a White man who is, during the events of the movie, located in China...

So in other words, he has a role like Raymond Burr in Godzilla, King of the Monsters?

Haha, haven't seen that masterpiece, but I would compare it to The Last Samurai.
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« Reply #17 on: March 19, 2017, 10:49:01 pm »
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Recently I saw this movie and it was fun to watch if you don't mind watching crap from Hollywood.

To summarize the movie's plot, Matt Damon's character and his buddy are looking for black powder (gunpowder) and they run into a bunch of soldiers fighting for the Song Dynasty. They are captured and they learn that the Great Wall of China was built to keep the Tao Tei, a race of feral reptiles of alien origin (not Mexico), at bay. The Tao Tei came to earth via a meteorite and are out to feed on humans. The soldiers of the Song Dynasty are barely successfully at fending them off, but couldn't make them pay for the wall. The Tao Tei are led by a queen that must be killed in order to ensure humanity's survival.

Matt Damon's character also meets the daughter of a military commander and sticks around in order to impress her and help defeat the Tao Tei. In an ending that is not a surprise to anyone who has seen a Hollywood film or most people in general, they kill the Tao Tei queen and save humanity.

The only thing that is surprising about the movie is that Matt Damon's character doesn't even kiss the love interest.
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« Reply #18 on: March 20, 2017, 05:42:56 am »
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Update: After getting Serbian citizenship, Steven Seagal has also obtained the Russian citizenship last November.

Apparently, Seagal is a big friend of Comrade Putin.
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« Reply #19 on: March 20, 2017, 11:46:27 am »
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Fun fact: Seagal is a recognized tulku and, as of the beginning of this year, a Serbian citizen.

Update: After getting Serbian citizenship, Steven Seagal has also obtained the Russian citizenship last November.

Apparently, Seagal is a big friend of Comrade Putin.

So Steven Seagal hacked the DNC? *snickering*

Hollywood should make a Steven Seagal movie about hacking and the Russian Federation called "On the Line".
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« Reply #20 on: March 20, 2017, 01:41:28 pm »
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The taotie are also part of Chinese mythology as well. But I guess a bunch of SJWs were made there were two white guys in a movie that was full of Chinese people. Don't understand how this could be seen as "whitewashing".
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« Reply #21 on: March 20, 2017, 02:05:41 pm »
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Fun fact: Seagal is a recognized tulku and, as of the beginning of this year, a Serbian citizen.

Update: After getting Serbian citizenship, Steven Seagal has also obtained the Russian citizenship last November.

Apparently, Seagal is a big friend of Comrade Putin.

So Steven Seagal hacked the DNC? *snickering*

Hollywood should make a Steven Seagal movie about hacking and the Russian Federation called "On the Line".

Seagal looks more like Putin's bodyguard and/or henchman:



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« Reply #22 on: March 20, 2017, 07:08:32 pm »
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The taotie are also part of Chinese mythology as well. But I guess a bunch of SJWs were made there were two white guys in a movie that was full of Chinese people. Don't understand how this could be seen as "whitewashing".

The Forbidden Kingdom basically had the same situation. I'd consider either whitewashing if the protagonist we're meant to see the world of the story (assuming that the story is supposed to be rooted in some "exotic" non-Western culture) through is white.
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