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Old 06-17-17, 06:06 AM
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China Salesman (2017) -- S: Steven Seagal, Mike Tyson



Trailer:

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/tjwvj-AJdtk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>


This is apparently a mainland China movie. No plot details. Looks like Tyson and Seagal aren't even really the stars. Just using them in promotional material to sell the movie. This was released yesterday in Asia. No U.S. date, but I'm sure it will come here via VOD/BD.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6015706/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_4
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Re: China Salesman (2017) -- S: Steven Seagal, Mike Tyson

I think at this point Steven Seagal's fight scenes are all choreographed so that he doesn't actually have to move his lower body in any way whatsoever.
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Re: China Salesman (2017) -- S: Steven Seagal, Mike Tyson

I'm trying to decide if I even want to view the trailer.
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Re: China Salesman (2017) -- S: Steven Seagal, Mike Tyson

Looks like the second best movie ever.
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Re: China Salesman (2017) -- S: Steven Seagal, Mike Tyson

I've seen many Asian movies that use Western actors, but this looks really bad. Mike Tyson as some kind of terrorist? Also looks like pure Chinese propaganda.
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Re: China Salesman (2017) -- S: Steven Seagal, Mike Tyson

Steven Seagal finally has a co-star who can match his acting abilities.
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Re: China Salesman (2017) -- S: Steven Seagal, Mike Tyson

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Steven Seagal finally has a co-star who can match his acting abilities.
Old 06-19-17, 09:32 AM
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Re: China Salesman (2017) -- S: Steven Seagal, Mike Tyson

Did they use the same merkin on Seagal's head as they did his face?
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Re: China Salesman (2017) -- S: Steven Seagal, Mike Tyson

Thanks to the restrictions placed on the kinds of stories they can tell by their silly government, Chinese filmmakers seem limited to about four kinds of films:

1. CGI-bloated warring states and/or mythological costume epics that aren't even hits in China anymore
2. Revisionist, conveniently pre-1949-set "espionage" movies
3. Ruthlessly consumerist, glamour-obsessed rom-coms
4. Outward-facing propaganda like China Salesman that makes them look obvious and inept

And with these they think they'll become a global powerhouse of cinema? I'm sure they'll become the biggest market soon enough, but that's about all having the world's largest population will net them, along with the hollow bragging rights, because it's certainly not resulting in any movies with the kind of international appeal they keep aiming for.

I feel bad for the Chinese actors in this. None of them have really proven themselves yet in their own country's films, and now they're forced to phonetically spew this Party drivel in English with straight faces, which I'm sure will then be dubbed back into Mandarin for the Mainland release, making them look even sillier.

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Re: China Salesman (2017) -- S: Steven Seagal, Mike Tyson

Whoever cut that trailer and decided to use all that boardroom squabbling is a fucking idiot.

I feel sorry for the people that made that movie, but I also feel bad as an American because that thing looks like all of our worst cinema tendencies put into a blender. Rambo 3, Samurai Cop, Olympus Has Fallen, directed by Michael Bay's understudy.

China, you're watching the wrong movies.
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Re: China Salesman (2017) -- S: Steven Seagal, Mike Tyson

Originally Posted by Mabuse
Whoever cut that trailer and decided to use all that boardroom squabbling is a fucking idiot.
But how else would we learn that China never had a single slave?

From Africa, anyway.

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