Glamovie.com – Alibaba Group is suddenly in the spotlight in Indonesia. Because, Jack Ma, who was the founder of the company, appeared on the stage of the 2018 Asian Games Indonesia Closing Ceremony.
At that moment, the man who served as executive chairman of the Alibaba Group invited the world community, especially Asia, to watch the 2022 Asian Games that will be held in his country, China.
Alibaba Group has several platforms as a branch of its business, including films.
On the platform, they use the name Alibaba Pictures. So it’s natural that we see Jack Ma performing with Hong Kong or Chinese action actors such as Sammo Hung, Donnie Yen, and Jet Li. In fact, Alibaba Pictures has also been an investor several times for various Hollywood action film projects. Some films have even become a favorite of the world community.
1. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation
Alibaba became an investor for the film Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation which was released in 2015. At that time, Alibaba and Paramount worked together to connect tickets online with the sale of the action movie merchandise made by actor Tom Cruise.
Movie ticket buyers can purchase the Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation product owned by Paramount through Taobao Movie and other platforms on the Alibaba circle.
2. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
Continuing the collaboration with Paramount through Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Alibaba Pictures co-funded and marketed the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie: Out of the Shadows, as stated by The Hollywood Reporter.
The film, which was released in 2016, is a sequel to the recycling of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles which was released two years earlier.
The story is still about the struggle of four tortoise humans, aka ninja turtles against an unexpected alien invasion.
3. Star Trek Beyond
In 2016, Alibaba Pictures not only became a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows investor. Star Trek Beyond’s science fiction action film which is also owned by Paramount also received support from Alibaba.
The film about space travel, starring Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto, also involved an Indonesian actor, Joe Taslim as one of the antagonistic characters.
4. Mission: Impossible – Fallout
Mission: Impossible – Fallout is the latest Hollywood film that is also supported by Alibaba Pictures. The name of this company reappeared at the beginning of the film as it had before.
Amazingly, the sequel to Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation managed to dominate the box office on the first weekend in China for three days. The film managed to make billions of dollars in the country’s cinema because of massive support from Alibaba Pictures, Variety said. (Glamovie).