Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Bizarre ban on The Back to the Future

From Flavorwire comes a list of bizarre reasons countries ban movies. Among the list was China's ban on "Back to the Future"

Any movie featuring time travel, banned in China (2011)

We could probably fill up this whole list with weird things that China has forbidden in cinema, but what really takes the cake is their ban on “fantasy, time-travel, random compilations of mythical stories, bizarre plots, absurd techniques, even propagating feudal superstitions, fatalism and reincarnation, ambiguous moral lessons, and even a lack of positive thinking.” According to The Daily Mail, the Chinese government is concerned about the idea of film characters going back and rewriting history.

On the plus side, at least no one in China is forced to entertain the thought of what might happen if their future parents tried to seduce them. That tends to mess a person up.

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