Weibo Wednesday: April 3-10

Welcome to Weibo Wednesday! With this new feature, we’re hoping to expose readers to some of the cuteness, funniness, and downright weirdness that sometimes pops up on Sina Weibo. Even if you don’t have a Weibo or don’t understand Chinese, you can still follow along. And if you have your own favorite Weibo posts from this past week, feel free to share them in the comments!

This week:

于波: 二郎有情!三郎有意!今朝有酒今朝醉,今朝没酒喝"白开水",有时候有时候,宁愿选择不放手,等到风景都看透,也许你会陪我看细水长流。晚一天的愚人节快乐!于波敬上。

Period war movie Saving General Yang (忠烈杨家将) opened in theaters this past Thursday to much general excitement, due to all the hot guys in it. All of the Yang family sons got along very well on set, but Vic Chou (third son) and Yu Bo (second son) get bonus points for fanservice.

Erlang [second son] and Sanlang [third son] are good friends!* If there is wine right now, then right now is when we’ll get drunk. If there is no wine right now, then we’ll drink plain water. Sometimes, sometimes, I would rather choose not to let go, and wait until I see beyond the scenery. Maybe you will keep me company as I go about this little by little. A belated Happy April Fool’s Day! Sincerely, Yu Bo.

* Can also be interpreted to mean they’re interested in each other.

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“Iron Man 3” releases Chinese trailer, glimpses of Wang Xueqi,Fan Bingbing

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Fan Bingbing wondering why she’s even in this trailer.

A Chinese trailer for “Iron Man” was released with a few shots of Wang Xueqi,Fan Bingbing. Watch it here.

On the one hand, I’m always happy to see more Chinese actors in mainstream media, but it’s frustrating to see a trailer where the Chinese characters are randomly inserted and obviously do not belong.   In recent year, it seems like it’s become quite popular for movie to include Chinese actresses as minor roles in Hollywood films so as to use that person for extensive marketing in China. It would be nice if the degree to which those actresses are used as advertisement are actually proportionate to their relevance in the film.