The Academy for International Communication of Chinese Culture released a survey yesterday in Beijing on the Most Influential Powers of the Chinese Film Industry Worldwide for 2012, Beijing Times reports.
The survey shows that Chinese comedies are popular with those under age 18. Kung fu and action movies also scored well with all ages. Jackie Chan, Bruce Lee and Jet Li respectively took the first three spots of the most popular Chinese actors and Zhang Ziyi, Gong Li and Fan Bingbing are the top three actresses. As for directors, Zhang Yimou, Ang Lee and Chen Kaige are the most influential figures.
According to Huang Huilin, the director of the institution, the survey received 1,117 answers from respondents of 107 countries. Fifty one percent of the respondents thought the factor that needs to be improved most is the movies' story lines and 50 percent of them thought Chinese movies are "illogical."
Except the drawbacks of cultural difference and language barriers, the scripts are apparently the soft spot that slow the progress of Chinese movies going global. And most of those surveyed said the translation of subtitles confuse them a lot when they watch a Chinese movie.