While its success has been cheered on by CPC officials, Wolf Warrior 2 does not stick to the traditional formula of featuring a flawless and moralizing party hero.
August 16, 2017
‘China’s new favorite action hero single-handedly routs pirates off the African coast in undersea combat.
He wakes up fit to fight after nearly dying from a flesh-eating plague. He wields guns galore, poison arrows and a tank
to wipe out the mercenaries led by the villainous Big Daddy, a swaggering, sneering American soldier of fortune.
But in the end, what saves the hero of “Wolf Warrior 2,” China’s most popular movie ever, is a Chinese flag
wrapped around his arm.
The success of the two-hour film, featuring a red-tinged Rambo named Leng Feng, is being seen in China as a
pointer to the national mood after almost five years under Xi Jinping, the president.’