Reply: Time Journey
The iconic sci-fi comedy movie Back to the Future is banned in China for causes that Western readers might discover puzzling. It isn’t banned as a result of Chinese language censors have one thing in opposition to director Robert Zemeckis nor a specific vendetta in opposition to any of the precept actors within the movie like Michael J. Fox or Christopher Lloyd. Truthfully, we will’t actually make certain they’ve something in opposition to Back to the Future normally, to be honest. You see, the movie (and the 2 sequels within the franchise) weren’t particularly focused, however as a substitute, by default, banned due to their therapy of time journey.
In 2011, the State Administration of Radio, Film, and Tv issued a blanket ban on all media portraying time journey on the grounds that it was disrespectful to historical past. This announcement hinged not a lot on a sudden many years late hatred for Back to the Future, however for modern Chinese language TV reveals and movies depicting time journey in China that altered timelines and allowed for a way of escapism and perception within the potential for change.
Whereas Western movies banned in China are usually banned primarily based on political reasoning (as you’ll be able to simply think about, Seven Years in Tibet was banned immediately), there’s a protracted checklist of strange rulings. The Babe movies are banned as a result of they depict live-action speaking animals. Pirates of the Caribbean: Useless Man’s Chest and Ghostbusters each obtained the ban hammer due to ghosts (portrayal of spirits is in opposition to the principles).