From Quentin Tarantino written, Nicholas Cage starrer to Jeremey Renner's multiple Oscar award winner, movies such as The Rock (1996), Transformers Revenger of the Fallen (2009) and The Hurt Locker (2008) became talk of the town after it was discovered that China's People Liberation Army (PLA) lifted clips from these said movies to put together a PR video showcasing their air-force prowess.
Naturally, it took no time for China to be mocked mercilessly by netizens since the PR video was aimed at threatening USA (video shows Chinese airmen attacking facilities resembling USA's Diego Garcia and Guam), the very country which is also the homeland to Hollywood, the biggest film industry in the world.
Someone discovered that certain scenes in the PLAAF H-6K propaganda video, released on Weibo, were lifted from Hollywood movies. 😂🤣— Byron Wan (@Byron_Wan) September 20, 2020
This speaks volumes about China’s respect for intellectual property as well as China’s creativity, or lack thereof. pic.twitter.com/qCkPiPTvUw
China's military loves Hollywood movies so much so that they edited some scenes for their own PLA progaganda. https://t.co/6k5aIy7Zfz— ChrisWapdy (@ChrisWapdy0305) September 21, 2020
China is the only country which copies scenes from Hollywood movies to show PLA's training.— Vijay Aleti (@vijay_aleti1) September 21, 2020
I remember when the PLA used parts of Top Gun to show off their prowess in a propaganda video back in 2011. This time China's air force used parts of The Hurt Locker and The Rock. Guess they admire America's Hollywood-military complex. From @InkstoneNews: https://t.co/fUoIWzhgrx— Melissa Chan (@melissakchan) September 21, 2020
All White people's movies look alike to them.— TheMad@er (@StevenBlide) September 21, 2020