China worships Marvel superheroes in Churches!

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    Hunter2021

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    I think that's the stark contrast between East and West. When the end credits roll on a Marvel superhero movie, it's really the end, that character is just a fictional character on the screen.

    In Chinese movies characters are often more than their limited appearance on the silver screen. This character Nezha (from the recent Creation of the Gods movie trilogy) is actually a deity worshiped in Chinese churches (temples).

    https://www.youtube.com/shorts/OBx6g3nldwQ
    (Open above link to see Nezha in all his glorious Marvel superhero-like live-action screen times in the recent movie release...)

    I'm reminded of the Chariot of Fire in Greek mythology:

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    In the Chinese version (Nezha), there is no chariot, just wheels of fire on the bottom of a young boy's soles:

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    Here, you see Nezha (religious deity) making his appearance at a place of worship in China:

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    And finally, the Creation of the Gods Part I movie trilogy trailer:

     
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    Hunter2021, Oct 16, 2023
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    tekkaman

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    I was under the impression that Chinese were not so religious
     
    tekkaman, Oct 19, 2023
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    Imagine, Spider-man was worshiped as a God figure in Sunday church. That's the stark difference between East and West. The Chinese Marvel superheroes often live beyond the screen!
     
    Hunter2021, Oct 19, 2023
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    nezha got that princess leia hair do too...
     
    Samir, Nov 17, 2023
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