Amidst a fair amount of controversy over Matt Damon’s starring role in The Great Wall, it’s another movie that that is making China sick to their stomachs.
Matt Damon’s starring role in The Great Wall is stirring up a bit of controversy. Matt Damon, who is noticably white, plays the hero in a movie about the Great Wall of China, set in China. Some people wonder why China needs a white hero? Perhaps Matt’s friend Ben could answer that if he wasn’t too busy being the hero that Gotham needs.
It’s not The Great Wall that is making Chinese viewers ill though. It is Matt Damon’s other movie “Jason Bourne” that is doing that all on it’s own. Surprisingly though, it’s not the acting, the story, or even Matt’s hair that is having this effect on viewers. Instead it is the 3D.
Here’s an interesting fact about China. In China, 80% of the theaters built in the last decade have been built with 3D projectors. Apparently 3D is quite popular there. Many western movies that are never released in 3D here in the western world, have special 3D releases exclusively for the Chinese market. This can be a lucrative business as tickets for 3D movies can go for as much as two times a regular 2D showing. It sounds like a good deal. Viewers get to see movies in 3D that we’ll never get to see here. Theaters and studios make more money. Everyone can be happy. That is until Matt Damon get’s involved.
Ok, it’s not really Matt Damon. It’s just watching him. It’s probably more Paul Greengrass’ fault. At least that’s what Matt probably wants us to think. “Jason Bourne” as we know from prior movies is a fast paced action movie. Add to that, the director’s decision to film this fast paced action with fast paced handheld cameras, and the sum of the whole are dizzy and nauseous patrons.
Come on Matt. Don’t you think it’s time you left China alone?