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“Fast and Furious 9”: John Cena apologizes for calling Taiwan a country; Understand!

On Monday (24), John Cena took a misstep by calling Taiwan a country during an interview with Taiwanese broadcaster TVBS, while broadcasting “Fast and Furious 9”.

As it turns out, the Chinese government views Taiwan as a rebellious province, not an independent nation … and Cena’s statement ended up annoying Chinese fans.

To reverse the situation, the star accessed his profile on Weibo (sort of Chinese Twitter) and apologized for the mistake.

“I love and respect China and the Chinese. I’m really, really sorry for my mistake. I apologize, I am so sorry. You have to understand that I really love and respect China and its people. So I apologize, ”he said, fluent in Mandarin.

The controversy is explained by the fact that Taiwan’s friction with China poses problems that are reflected in other countries, since China is one of the largest export markets for various raw materials.

In addition, the country is also a large consumer of television and film productions, representing the second largest film market in the world, after the United States.

With that in mind, any slippage could mean losing a good box office deal to “Fast and Furious 9”.

In 2019, China even suspended business with the National Basketball Association of the United States (NBA) because one of the leaders caused an international incident by showing support for pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.

Recalling that ‘Fast and Furious 9’ will be released in national theaters on July 22.

Discover the first reviews of the film:

“Those who are already steeped in the franchise’s lore will appreciate the care of ‘Fast and Furious 9’ with the supporting characters – including some whose return to the narrative will certainly bring applause in crowded cinemas. But some of that fan service ends up looking forced. Either way, the movie makes us feel like the franchise has already lost its creativity and uniqueness. – Daily screen.

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“Like in Lin’s last film, the disappointing ‘Star Trek: Without Borders’, the director takes a quantity over quality approach, has more action, more subplots, and lots of characters in the mix. More than any movie. Still, “Fast and Furious 9” leaves the feeling that something is missing. The maximalist strategy does not allow the plot to develop the relationship between Dom and his brother. – The Hollywood Reporter.

“Sometimes, when you least expect it, a successful franchise essentially turns into something different. Over time, “Mission Impossible” became similar to “007”, and “Fast and Furious” became “Mission Impossible”. But “Fast and Furious 9” is not built around an exciting mission. It’s built around Vin Diesel and John Cena experiencing the angst of the Toretto brothers’ past. The family storyline “works” (although you know how poorly written Cena’s character is), but it’s not enough to sustain the film; it’s more like an excuse. The truth is, this franchise didn’t need any more “excitement”. – Variety.

“This is, by far, the biggest, craziest and most exhilarating of the ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise (one scene at the end is sure to open your mouths with the silly daring of some characters) , the direction of [Justin] Lin and Daniel Casey’s storyline is able to take action to ridiculously satisfying levels and all of that is offset when we dive into the character of Dom, on a more personal level than the franchise has ever achieved before. – IndieWire

“For audiences who want to hit theaters in 2021 with a big, loud and exciting show, ‘Fast and Furious 9’ gets cars moving fast, jumping high and generally doing the impossible. It’s extremely whimsical, yes, but it’s also ridiculously stimulating if you need a hobby. – The Wrap.

Watch the trailer in a dubbed and subtitled version:

Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) has always lived at full speed. After the loss of his best friend and the discovery of his son, he reduced the pace of life, alongside Letty (Michelle Rodriguez). But it is not easy to live in the present when the past is accelerating towards you. And that’s what happens when Dom meets his brother Jacob Toretto (John Cena), who is encouraged by Cypher (Charlize Theron) and Magdalene Shaw (Helen Mirren) to execute a revenge plan. It’s time for Dom to reunite Sister Mia (Jordana Brewster) and the family of loyal friends, such as Roman (Tyrese Gibson), Tej (Ludacris) and Han (Sung Kang).

Directed by Justin Lin, the film also features Finn Cole, Anna Sawai, Vinnie Bennett and Michael Rooker.

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