Sunday, July 13, 2008
It's a relatively early Sunday morning, there's a full length animated Ironman movie on Star Movies. After sipping a cup of hot tea, I realized the central story had Ironman fighting the hordes of some resurrected bad spirit, a chinese mandarin whose last descendent, Li Mei, is the paramour of Tony Stark. As I watched the fight between Ironman and stone warriors reminiscent of the Qing Dynasty warriors discovered in Xian, I thought that it must be some kind of coincidence that the upcoming Mummy movie (the third installment starring Brendan Fraser et al) is also centered around a resurrected "Dragon Emperor" and his stone warriors come to life, whose only ambition lies in world conquest! Using my movie esp, I foresee scenes where all the stone warriors are shot and beaten to mortar and dust in the action flick, just as they are blown up by Ironman's laser beams. Methinks this is not so subtle China bashing from the entertainment sector during a potentially controversial Beijing Olympic year.