The racist comments in the upcoming “Monster Hunter” movie should frustrate Chinese audiences.
Monster hunter world Because of the controversial comments in this new film, it is facing the anger that frustrates the audience.
Monster Hunter movies have been cautious about franchise fans. The fusion of modern military elements and the image of the game is an absolute choice, and no diehard seems to be excited about it.
However, the film now seems to even start to damage the flagship film of the series “Monster Hunter World”. Chinese audiences who can watch the movie have been criticized for the game. Negative comments caused repercussions on Steam. It was a reaction to a controversial line in the movie, which seemed to be a discriminatory hymn.
A senior analyst at Niko Partners Daniel Ahmad (via Eurogamer) posted a clip on his Twitter. He went on to explain:
In any case, this situation is declining, as you would expect in China, because it has to do with the rhyming/phrase “Chinese, Japanese, dirty knees-look at these?”. This is considered offensive. pic.twitter.com/pQCFNQ86Je
-Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) December 4, 2020
It is also reported that the screening of the film in China has been cancelled, and plans to reproduce the film without a production line have been suspended, which may ban the film in the country.
Update: The theater exhibitor has just received a new notice, announcing that it has suspended plans to release a new copy of Monster Hunter (scene removed).
This almost means that it is banned here. https://t.co/ckqflJcu2w
-Gavin (@gavinfeng97) December 5, 2020
Capcom has taken it to the Chinese social media site Weibo to distance it from the movie. The company said it knew the situation, but was not the producer of the film. They said they had reported the situation to the “related film company.”
However, this may not be possible, especially because the company recently promoted the Milla Jovovich skin in Monster Hunter World.
It is not clear how the subtitles slide in China’s strict classification process, although it is noted that the subtitles do not match what is on the screen. Since yesterday, all of this has allowed the game to receive more than 1,700 negative reviews from Steam.
What happened next is not very clear, but it seems to be a catastrophic mess that is now spreading to the actual game franchise.