A Chinese action film that depicts the country's soldiers saving war-ravaged Africans from Western baddies soared to become China's all-time top box-office earner this week, headlining a summer of patriotic cinematic fare.
The wildly popular "Wolf Warriors 2" boasts the ominous tagline "whoever offends China will be hunted down no matter how far away they are", and millions of Chinese cinema-goers have lapped it up since the movie's release less than two weeks ago.
The blockbuster has raked in more than 3.4 billion yuan ($500 million) since debuting on July 27, according to unofficial China box-office trackers Maoyan, a leading ticket merchant, and other industry tallies.Update: Don't say that I don't put in effort for my reader[s] - here's the trailer from Youtube. And yes, it does involve Chinese Rambo rescuing poor Africans from bad guy Caucasians. Which, given China's recent inroads into African development, makes obvious propaganda sense. I look forward to future Chinese attempts to right the dysfunctional governments of that continent. They should have a crack at Afghanistan and the entire Middle East (save for Israel), too.
Update 2: I'm a bit annoyed that the Youtube is stuck on the flipping the finger scene. This blog usually has higher standards. On the other hand, it is of interest, I suppose, that it would seem that this is universally used insult across nearly all nations now.