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Chinese audience criticize Kris for his awkward acting in 'Never Gone'

By jubilantj   Thursday, July 14, 2016   62,208   10,189   85



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Chinese media outlets are claiming that Kris's newest movie 'Never Gone,' in which he stars as the male lead opposite Liu Yifei, is being bombarded with negative reviews mostly due to Kris's awkward acting and not living up to the original novel. 

The media stated that moviegoers have snarkily dubbed Kris as 'Emperor Bellow' as the film contains many scenes of Kris's character yelling in a manner that is seemingly unnatural and awkward. 

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When theses criticisms grew louder and more insistent, the director himself stepped up to defend Kris in an interview. The director admitted that there is more negative than positive feedback on the movie, saying, "I saw the scene of Kris yelling while returning money circulating [online]. People seem to be judging based on small part [of the movie]. Kris never received formal training for acting but his typically bright and charming self is very different from his character in the movie." 

However, people remain unconvinced. Chinese netizens wrote, "I realized the director's low standard when Kris was casted," "Nowadays directors only care about the face and fans. What kind of philosophy is that?" "He can't act, got no personality, and he is seriously ruining the morality of youth," and more.  

What do you think of Kris's acting in 'Never Gone'? Is it truly as bad as Chinese netizens claim? 

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miockingbird Friday, July 15, 2016

These audiences tend to forget that many Asian celebrities that they "oh so love" have stiff face problems. Sure Kris' acting was not perfect but it was his first movie!!!! Like DAMN!!! Just because he didn't perfect or meet their standards they start to bash him and blame the director.. It's like those criticizers are living in a bubble where they are given the right to throw hate at anyone they want...

RSMRonda Friday, July 15, 2016

Haters be hatin' Kris. Meanwhile, he takes all that money to the bank and gains first-hand experience acting in movies... something I doubt many of them can say.

cococcchanel Friday, July 15, 2016

He might not have been good in the eyes of many. However, "ruining the morality of youth" is taking it one step too far and overreacting.

Fairytailloverr Friday, July 15, 2016

Idk why the Chinese public are surprised. Kris has always been awkward af. I don't know why they thought it would change through his acting... He needs to improve.

Sceenshot Friday, July 15, 2016

If he was bad like most of y'all are saying in the comment section then why was he cast in a Hollywood movie with Vin Diesel? I'm pretty sure american directors dont know exo so I'm pretty sure his suppose exo fame didnt get him that role

Xiao_Xiao Friday, July 15, 2016

Kris can't emote - all the drama parts were painful to watch. School parts were okay though, he did improve i admit. In sowk he was bad just standing still. But more than his acting (Yifei doesn't score much better tbh), the main problem is the story which is weak and basic. I can't believe they spent money on this.

i_belong_to_yg Friday, July 15, 2016

I think I saw Kris, CL and Kiko together in a fashion ad. video.

NinjaPandaChu Thursday, July 14, 2016

To be fair, he WAS following a script. Can't exactly have stellar acting if you have a poor script that tells you to yell and scream all the time. Add to that the fact that he's basically a rookie actor who wasn't particularly trained in acting, and that right there is a recipe for disaster. It's like blaming a group for singing suggestive/inappropriate lyrics or doing some weird stuff in their MVs. That had to have been approved by lyricists, probably some higher-ups in the company, PDs, every single evaluation along the way. Whatever they came out with was approved of by everyone who's supposedly experts in that. Similar to acting. If he acted poorly, then yeah, he needs practice and more training, but whoever let the scenes run and said "Ay, yeah, that's cool, we're putting it in," is just as much to blame, if not more so, than Kris.

sototallyrandom NinjaPandaChu Friday, July 15, 2016

Tbh I don't think it's the writers' fault, but the ones who casted him. The casting director (or whatever the title is) is at fault, cause they should've known if Kris would fit the yelling/screaming lines.

NinjaPandaChu sototallyrandom Friday, July 15, 2016

Alright, them too. But since I haven't seen the movies, I don't know if the movie itself is written all that well. Would Kris' awkward acting have ruined it? I doubt it.

bollwoodvskpop Thursday, July 14, 2016

Most idols who transition from music to acting, are not usually trained and are brought in for sole purpose to bring in viewers because screaming teen fangirls are gonna be sold regardless of what the film is about and actors who have trained for years and want to act for the sake of acting, get pushed aside for more Idols with little acting experience, its unfair, the film industry is all about bringing in money and box office results.

chelda14 Thursday, July 14, 2016

his handsome and all. but i already know from the exo's day that his kinda stiff and awkward

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