Chinese movie about military victory over America – commissioned by Beijing – trounces new Bond film

Chinese movie about military victory over America – commissioned by Beijing – trounces new Bond film. By Jack Newman.

The Battle at Lake Changjin has raked in a whopping $203 million, far eclipsing No Time To Die’s $119 million and Marvel’s Venom: Let There Be Carnage which took receipts of $90.1 million.

The three-hour epic revels in a rare Chinese victory over the US-led United Nations forces during the Korean War. …

The Chinese juggernaut … is the country’s most expensive film ever made with a budget of $200million and was commissioned by the government’s powerful central propaganda department. …

The blockbuster depicts the killing of Americans and was timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the founding of the ruling Communist Party.

It tells the story of the Battle of Chosin Reservoir in 1950, which China claims as the most important victory of the Korean War and forced a US retreat. …

It glorifies Chinese heroism and is in line with the cultural crackdown imposed by Beijing in recent months to promote traditional values and eschew celebrities, pornography and effeminacy, which the government deems to be Western vices. …

The newspaper quoted an anonymous viewer who said they were left with the ‘feeling that Chinese people are not, and have never been, afraid of the US’.