Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by Garioch, Jan 1, 2018.
Filming Commences on "Crazy Rich Asians"
Promotional shoot for Entertainment Weekly:
I'll skip this.
Jesus...this looks like the worst film ever...
It looks like a My Big Fat Greek Wedding or Mama Mia meets Bollywood kind of film - with Asians.
Still, it has Michelle Yeoh, and a photogenic leading lady - maybe worth a look on Netflix type of film.
CRAZY RICH ASIANS - Official Trailer 1 -...Watch this video on YouTube
A sequel in development at WB
Loved this, found it really enjoyable and funny. Quite a bit of a rollercoaster for me throughout the film where I kept saying to myself "If this was a horror film" lol.
One thing I really, REALLY loved was
The wedding scene, good lord that was absolutely beautiful.
The ending was great with the new ring he gave her and I am REALLY surprised we didn't get any interaction between her and his mother before it ended besides them seeing each other.
What an absolute delight, loved it from the very beginning till the end.
Charming characters, relatable situations (I’m Indian but some of the family culture is very similar) just wish I was as crazy rich.
Gorgeous film & nice pallet cleanser after watching the dreck that was The Predator.
Can’t wait to watch it with the rest of my family, they’ll love it.
The look was enough
Indeed, maybe if they do do a second one we will have a follow up.
Going to be really hard to top the scene I mentioned above in spoiler if they do do a follow up.
I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed Crazy Rich Asians and it is not the film that I was expecting, judging by the flamboyant, MTV Cribs style marketing.
On the one hand, it follows the trail set by the rom-com heavyweights of the past. Have a look at Mark Kermode's Secret of Cinema (currently on iPlayer), which dissects the tropes and qualities of the genre and why it strikes a chord with mainstream audiences. However, at its heart, the film is about acceptance into a bigger family. Whereas Meet the Parents visited a similar topic by caricaturing the difficult father-in-law, Crazy Rich Asians adopts a more a subdued approach by commenting on culture and social compatibility. Young couples meeting their other halves' families for the first time can be a daunting experience, which is a matter that is sensitively handled by filmmaker Jon Chu.
The film features an ensemble cast with some remarkably powerful female characters. There is an exploration of masculinity amidst the presence of confident self-made women, where the confidence is depicted as both wealth and one's self-worth.
It appears that the production team is predominantly of Asian background and it shows, particularly in showcasing what it means to be a modern and successful Chinese family. I am an absolute sucker for the gorgeous Singapore location shots and the Chinese pop renditions, which bridge the various chapters.
Crazy Rich Asians is one of this year's surprises for me. It attaches itself closely to a tried and tested genre but has some standout performances and offers a contemporary and multi-cultural spin on the rom-com formula.
Great review @Garioch :thumbs: One of the most remarkable things about this is the director - which I didn’t realise - is Jon M. Chu of GI Joe: Retaliaition ‘fame.’ I must admit that I thought that this movie might not be very appealing, so I’m rather intrigued in the light of the positive feedback from you “fellas” on here.
One of my favs this year.
I really enjoyed this too. Didn’t think the two leads were entirely convincing if I’m honest (didn’t think the fella was particularly good in A Simple Favour either) but that didn’t stop the film winning me over. Reminded me a bit of Pretty Woman minus.. erm...the prostitution of course. Check it out, even if like me this sort of film wouldn’t normally be your regular port of call.
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