Why so serious, Jintao? The Dark Knight unreleased in China

source: slashfilm.com

Warner Brothers has decided to forego a theatrical release of The Dark Knight in China after months of fighting with censors.

It is assumed the censors disliked the sequence in which Batman illegally kidnaps a Chinese businessman, completely disregarding extradition laws and international jurisdiction.

I’m sure at this point Warner Brothers aren’t really worried about the potential profits from Chinese theaters (although it could have pushed the film over the billion dollar mark).

As for the poor souls in China who won’t get to enjoy seeing A SEMI-TRAILER FLIPPED UPSIDE DOWN on the big screen, well, my thoughts and prayers are with them.

2 Responses to “Why so serious, Jintao? The Dark Knight unreleased in China”

  1. You know, it’s not quite a semi-trailer, but Terminator 3 had a much more impressive “big truck-like vehicle gets tripped in wired and flips over” moment. But, I guess, because it’s not The Dark Knight it doesn’t count?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKWNZItoGW4

  2. Terminator 3 doesn’t compare because it’s CGI. TDK did it FO’ REALZ YO!

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