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For The Chinese, ‘Star Wars’ Actors Are Not Handsome And Beautiful; Mixed Reactions Over Trilogy Filmed In China For The First Time

Jun 18, 2015 11:51 AM EDT | By Jon Lindley Agustin
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'Star Wars' trilogy shown in China for the first time
(Photo : Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images Entertainment)

When viewers reportedly saw a "Star Wars" movie filmed in China for the first time, the Chinese viewers criticized the character design - and the physical attributes of the actors.

According to a TIME report, the "Star Wars" trilogy movie was shown to viewers and China, and got mixed reactions from watching the film, evaluating the characters and the looks of the actors. For some of the viewers of the "Star Wars" trilogy in China, actors such as Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill did not look physically attractive.

"The visual effects are amazing for 1977," moviegoer Xiaosi Buxiang reportedly wrote on Chinese website Douban. "But the character design is weak, the leading actress is not beautiful, the leading actor is not handsome and action scenes are like children fighting."

The Guardian also said the "Star Wars" trilogy was shown to the China moviegoers for the first time since 40 years ago. It premiered with an official Shanghai international film festival, and reactions were different among the audiences.

Another user also said in the report by The Guardian, "In 1977, the United States already had such stunning imaginative creativity and movie special effects, while China had just ended the cultural revolution period and its people had just emerged from a dark era."

The "Star Wars" trilogy movies, "A New Hope," "The Empire Strikes Back," and "Return of the Jedi" screened in mainland China for the first time, Business Insider reported.

The Business Insider report pointed out China is seen by the movie creators as the largest film market outside of the US, and getting them review the previous films reportedly give them an opportunity to get properly caught up on the complete saga before "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in December 18.

Among the cast members in the trilogy are Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia, Harrison Ford as Han Solo, and more. 

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