Remember the Guy In The Elevator?

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  1. JohnRedcorn

    JohnRedcorn Well-Known Member

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    For some of us, the guy in the elevator may be some unknown stunt actor, but to Chinese audiences, he's a gold medalist boxer.

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    The movie doesn't make a very big deal of this basically insane moment, and since this is a film about robots from space who can transform into trucks and helicopters but whose true forms all seem to track crude ethnic stereotypes, there's no reason for the audience to think about it for very — HOLY SHIT DID YOU SEE THAT THING EXPLODE? But the moment means more to Chinese audiences: the elevator rider is Zou Shiming, China's first Olympic gold medalist boxer, and he beats the hell out of a black-ops CIA operative. Go, China!


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  2. Starscreamownz

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    Can I safely assume that was him playing himself in that elevator scene then?
     
  3. Ring3r

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    That's pretty damn cool. I bet it played REALLY well for the Chinese audience, who would have recognized him right off and known what was about to happen lol
     
  4. rodster6

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    Yes I do remember him.
     
  5. Chopperface

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    The badass was playing the drums on that fucker.
     
  6. hup2thepenguin

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    Apparently elevator woman and guitar man are also big names in China.
     
  7. Omega Charge

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    I knew there had to be more to that scene. That must have been an AWESOME moment for Chinese audiences.

    Hats off to the team for setting things up for major success in the world's 2nd largest box office market. They played it like masters, and it's absolutely paying off going by the out-of-this-world ticket sales.

    Heard about the guy with the guitar (a famous musician), but not yet about the girl. Who was she?
     
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  8. robvega214

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    got the feeling he was somewhat of a celeb in china....
    what about the dude with the motorcycle?
    and the dude playin the geetar
     
  9. HoneyPrime

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    That is really cool.
     
  10. MV95

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    I know she was one of those contest winners. Not sure if she's done anything else though.
     
  11. MasterZero

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    Haha! What a badass.

    I liked that guy, and I am in full support of him playing himself.
     
  12. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    I read he's like the Chinese Justin Timberlake...
    Haven't seen anything about the elevator girl, though...
     
  13. Autovolt 127

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    Wow so their was actually a purpose to the elevator scene.
     
  14. Chris James

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    Easily the worst scene in the movie.
     
  15. Dragonzzilla

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    That's pretty cool, and that's coming from a rather incurious US boy.
     
  16. LegendAntihero

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    I like that scene. Random Asian boy in elevator does a better job of beating CIA agent than a female bodyguard in a black jumpsuit