China bans Movies about Time Travel

China mag die Darstellung historischer Figuren in Zeitreisefilmen nicht und will daher das komplette Genre verbieten lassen, das in China grade sehr populär geworden ist in Form von Alternate History TV-Filmen.

/Film hat zwar mittlerweile ein Update zur Story und meint, dass „the ‘time-travel’ aspect may not be correct; rather it is the representation of historical characters that is becoming unacceptable“, dennoch hat das chinesische Büro für Radio, Film und Fernsehen ein ziemliches Problem mit der Unterscheidung von Fakt und Fiktion, was mich nun aber auch nicht wirklich überrascht.

Hier die übersetzte Meldung von China Hush:

From the end of last year, the time-travel themed drama is becoming more and more popular. Most of these time-travel dramas are based on real historical stories but with many newly added, and usually exaggerated elements to make it funny and more attractive. Nothing is off limits in this television genre. While some find it hilarious, others think the exaggeration and even ridiculous elements added into the story is a real source of annoyance and is a disrespectful for history.

The authority’s decision was made on the Television Director Committee Meeting on April 1st. – but obviously it’s not a prank to fans of the drama genre. The authority has a good reason to go against the genre. "The time-travel drama is becoming a hot theme for TV and films. But its content and the exaggerated performance style are questionable. Many stories are totally made-up and are made to strain for an effect of novelty. The producers and writers are treating the serious history in a frivolous way, which should by no means be encouraged anymore."

"No more time-travel drama", authority says it disrespects history (via /Film)