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Film criticism not justified

(China Daily) Updated: 2013-01-10 07:15

Professor Xiao Su, of Central China Normal University, criticized the blockbuster movie, Lost in Thailand, for being a bad example of low-brow, negative entertainment. But he didn't justify why every film must carry a message, says an article on Excerpts:

Lost in Thailand has created a string of national records: the most profitable domestic film ever, the highest audience in a single day and the first domestic film to rake in more than 1 billion yuan ($160.6 million).

Though Xiao Su argued that the cultural industry carries the mission of raising Chinese people's cultural taste, the film's audience thought otherwise.

People went to watch the movie for entertainment. And going by the film's box office returns, they did seem to enjoy it.

The professor should understand that by saying that Lost in Thailand is philistine, vulgar and caters to low taste is not helpful for the development of China's film industry.

(China Daily 01/10/2013 page9)

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