Tiny Times making big waves


Was it the best of times or the worst of times? Despite sharply divided opinions on its quality, movie Tiny Times 1.0,  with its controversial author/writer/director Guo Jingming and leads Yang Mi, Kai Ko, Amber Kuo, etc., was a commercial success.  Most recently, Part 2 was moved up to air on the Qixi holiday on August 7th, while plans to adapt Tiny Times 2.0 has been approved by SARFT’s reviewing comittee.

As the film that broke the single day screening share rate (almost 50%)  and opening day record for a 2D film, breaking 300 million RMB in four days, Tiny Times was viewed as an opening commercial success.   Yet its viewers ratings varied from 8.6 on Gewara  to  4.9 on Mtime  on opening day.   People Daily wrote three articles on Tiny Times.  Meanwhile China Daily film critic Raymond Zhao  smashed it and its readers, comparing it…

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