January 19, 2010
[efoods]Avatar has become China’s most successful movie after making nearly £47 million, but that hasn’t stopped the country’s government pulling the film from some of its cinemas over fears that it could cause political unrest.
The China Film Group, which is run by the state, believes the plot of human colonists attempting to demolish an alien village for its resources steers too close to a very sensitive issue in China at the moment.
Millions of Chinese people have been evicted from their homes to make room for high rises and government infrastructure projects, reports The LA Times. Avatar’s success has also angered some Chinese officials, who fear the film’s popularity takes too much market share from their domestic films.