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Monster Hunter Withdrawn from Chinese Theatres: Domestic Release Pre-poned

The action monster movie that has just been released in China and Netherlands has received a lot of criticism during the last few days, and because of this, the movie has been forced to be pulled away from the movie theaters. The movie debuted in Netherlands on December 3, 2020, and on the very next day, that is December 4, 2020, it premiered in China as well. The movie received adverse response from the Chinese spectators owing to the presence of a racist comment inside it. The comment was mentioned by the character played by Jin Au-Yeung, the Asian-American rapper, mostly known by his stage name, MC Jin, who says:

“Look at my knees! What kind of knees are these? Chi-knees!”

Although the joke doesn’t make much sense and it is too much to consider it offending, the translations in Chinese has somehow managed to make it sound as an insult, upsetting the Chinese spectators. However, both the director of the movie, Paul W.S. Anderson as well as actor Jin Au-Yeung have apologized on their behalf regarding the comment stating that they did not intent to cause any offence towards anyone, and it was featured for entertainment purpose only. They have respectfully eliminated the comment from the movie in order not to spread anymore disrespect if it did earlier.

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A Still from Monster Hunter

Owing to the circumstances, the movie makers have pre-poned the release of the movie in the domestic theatres and now, instead of Christmas, it will be out in the United States on December 18, 2020. Initially, Monsters Hunters was scheduled to premiere in September of 2020, however, it was postponed to April 2021, only to face some changes in release again. After a few more changes, the movie is now set to release on December 18, in the theatres and on IMAX. The movie has been scheduled to premiere on January 29, 2021 in the United Kingdom. Inspired by the video game series bearing the same name and developed by Capcom, the movie was announced in October 2018, with the principal photography commencing in the same month in Cape Town, South Africa.

The movie casts Milla Jovovich in lead, playing the character of Captain Natalie Artemis, who is portrayed as a US Army Ranger member from the military team of the United Nations. Other important actors from the movie include Tony Jaa playing The Hunter; Clifford Joseph Harris Jr. as Link; Meagan Good, Jin Au-Yeung, Diego Boneta, Ron Perlman as Admiral, Josh Helman and Hirona Yamazaki. Produced by Jeremy Bolt, Dennis Berardi, Paul W. S. Anderson, Martin Moszkowicz, and Robert Kulzer, under the production house of Screen Gems, Constantin Film, Toho, Tencent Pictures and Impact Pictures, the movie will be released across Canada, China, Japan, Germany, United States, and United Kingdom.

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The movie revolves around an elite military force, with Captain Artemis serving as the leader, that falls into a world resided by the giant monsters, through a portal, where they come across a hunter who aids them in pulling through the mysterious world and confront the monsters in their way back home. Here is the official official trailer of the movie. You can take a look at it in order to get a better view on the plotline.

If there will be more changes in the schedule of the upcoming movie, we will update it here. Till then, stay tuned with us.

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