Even the worldwide popularity of Keanu Reeves couldn’t prevent The Matrix Resurrections from bombing in China, despite the fact that he is unquestionably one of the most universally-respected stars in show business.
Despite the fact that the fourth installment in the sci-fi action franchise topped the local box office during its opening weekend, poor results were still enough to bury any chance of profitability.
Keanu Reeves, China, & Tibet
What we now know is that China may have been actively boycotting Resurrections, according to Taiwan’s Central News Agency. According to agency, Keanu Reeves was just confirmed for the Tibet House U.S. Benefit Concert on March 3, which has prompted Chinese nationalists to boycott the latest chapter in The Matrix saga in protest.
Tibet has become a sizzling political topic in recent years, with the People’s Republic of China going to great lengths to ensure that sensitive geopolitical issues surrounding Tibet’s provincial status don’t generate any unwanted attention. Indeed, if films contain references to Tibet, its people, or its culture, they are banned from Chinese theaters.
We didn’t expect to hear that Keanu Reeves may be responsible for his own blockbuster flop by agreeing to appear at a virtual fundraiser, but we live in a world where everything seems to be possible, so it isn’t much of a shock.
About Keanu Reeves
Keanu Reeves was born on September 2, 1964 in Beirut, Lebanon. His father was a geologist and his mother was a costume designer. Reeves’ family moved around a great deal when he was young, and he spent time in Australia and New York before finally settling in Toronto, Canada. He began acting in high school and continued his studies at the Toronto School of the Arts.
Reeves has starred in a number of blockbuster films, including “The Matrix” series, “The Devil’s Advocate”, and “John Wick”. In recent years, he has also become known for his work in independent films. He is a passionate advocate for human rights and supports various charities, including the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation and Stand Up To Cancer.
About Tibet and China Relations
The Chinese government and the Tibetan people have had a difficult relationship for centuries. Tibet is an autonomous region of China, but it has its own language, culture and customs that distinguishes it from other regions in China. The Tibetan plateau in Western China is one of the most mountainous regions in the world and home to many sacred sites. In 1950, when Mao Zedong established communist rule over mainland China, he set out to bring Tibet under his control too. He sent troops into Tibet who killed many monks and destroyed religious buildings such as temples and monasteries with dynamite.
The Dalai Lama fled to India where he was given asylum by Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. Ever since then tensions between the two countries have been high because Beijing’s communist party has been trying to kill any kind of Tibetan nationalism and resistance to Chinese rule. Tibetans have always wanted independence from China, but the majority of them have no military power or recognition from any other country.
Recently China’s government has been successful in quelling many pro-independence protests due to their crackdown on the internet. Beijing has made it difficult for people in Tibet to know what is going on in their own country by blocking many websites and mobile text messages. Even if the internet was not blocked, most Chinese students living in Tibet are tracked by school officials so they can’t join or organize protests with other classmates.
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