What should China’s moviemakers do to move into the global market? “International topics, state-of-theart movie production and efficient global promotion are among the prerequisites,” said Zhang Miao, General Manager of the movie arm of Beijing Culture, another distributor of Wolf Warrior II. “First of all, we need to find topics that can be widely accepted by the international audience,” Zhang said.
Chen Siqin believes that only a movie resonating with a common emotional message can be accepted by most audiences. “Wolf Warrior II highlights a salute to the hero, love for the nation and a call for peace,” Chen said.
The climactic moment in Wolf Warrior II, when the protagonist flying the Chinese flag and leading wounded Chinese nationals and locals forward through the safe passage in an African war zone, resembles Eugène Delacroix’s painting, Liberty Leading the People, which commemorated the July Revolution of 1830 in France. “Both images personify the concept of a call for peace,” Chen said. But in Wolf Warrior II, in director Wu Jing’s opinion, what is unique to China may also wow the rest of the world. “We need to figure out a way to project our indigenous culture onto the international screen,” he said.
Moreover, a worldwide popular movie requires quality production. He complained that many Chinese movie practitioners served in several crews at the same time, which led to not only a financial loss to investors,