Crazy Rich Asians was obviously a huge step for Asian representation in the film industry. Rarely, if ever, has there been a cast of Asian actors leading the way in a Hollywood film. It’s sad, but this movie takes the same steps that something like Black Panther did to lead the way for an underserved demographic. But a movie can’t just be good for representation to be ACTUALLY good. Fortunately, Crazy Rich Asians, also like Black Panther, was an excellent movie regardless!
This was a surprisingly good romantic comedy. It hit a lot of the same notes as other rom coms, but that’s not a bad thing. There was so much else going on with the setting and how beautiful the film was, that having a familiar story kept it easy to follow. And boy was Crazy Rich Asians gorgeous. From the sets, to the cities, to the actors themselves, everything was just beautiful.
Suffice it to say we LOVED Crazy Rich Asians! So much so that we saw it twice before recording our podcast. So if you want to know why we loved it so much, tune in for today’s episode of So…I’m Watching This Show!
CRAZY RICH ASIANS SHOWNOTES!
Ep 71 Crazy Rich Asians . . Listen now at soimwatching.com (or wherever you listen to podcasts) . . . 1. Crazy Rich Asians 2. The wedding of the century 3. Michelle Yeoh 4. Astrid and Michael 5. Crazy Sexy Asians 6. Awkwafina 7. Material Girl 8. The dumpling scene with Ah Ma 9. Peik Lin, Oliver, and Rachel 10. BTS with Awkwafina and Jon M. Chu . . . #SoImWatchingThisShow #SIWTS #Podcast #CrazyRichAsians #ConstanceWu #HenryGolding #MichelleYeoh #GemmaChan #Awkwafina #SonoyaMizuno #ChrisPang #NicoSantos #MovieWedding #Wedding #WeddingDress #AstridYoungTeo
Here’s the article which lays out the Mahjong scene: http://blog.angryasianman.com/2018/08/what-was-really-happening-in-crazy-rich.html