China Is Not Feeling ‘Black Panther’ Like Everyone Hoped4 months ago by Hadiya Cambridge in Heroes, Movie News, REVIEWS
It’s no surprise that Marvel’s Black Panther has quickly became a phenomenon and tackled the box office full speed as it earned a little over a billion dollars. However, many critics hoped the movie would do just as good overseas as it did in the states.
This, however, was not the case when the movie debuted in China, one of the world’s most profitable countries. On a Chinese movie review site similar to Rotten Tomatoes called Douban rated the movie 6.8/10 although the movie brought home $66.5 million dollars during it’s first three days in China.
Chinese critics reviewed the film stating:
“Still too routine, but the protagonist changed to black. Another piece of work that expands the layout is limited, and the action scenes and story highlights are limited. Some political ambitions have been inserted in the middle. Actually, it is boring.”
Another critic suggested:
“People may not be accustomed to black movies… They also set a lot of scenes at night.”
China, being limited in diversity may not understand the cultural variations Black Panther offered by casting Marvel’s first predominately all-black cast. The film may have been to unapologetically African for some, but for others, this is just what Hollywood lacked.