Crazy Rich Asians Movie Review and why you should watch it

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This is my Crazy Rich Asians movie review.

I just finished watching the movie alone today, and the RomCom didn’t disappoint.

There has been a lot of hype over the movie worldwide and I just wanted to see if it was really up to the hype personally.

Crazy Rich Asians movie review

WHY IS CRAZY RICH ASIANS A HUGE FUSS

I’ve seen countless interviews and promotional videos about Crazy Rich Asians. I’ve also watched and read countless Crazy Rich Asians movie reviews.

They all dwell over a few key points which are:

  1. It’s an all Asian cast
  2. It highlights Singapore and Asia to the world
  3. It’s not a movie, it’s a movement

A summary of the three points above would be to say that Asian actors are trying to prove to the movie world particularly Hollywood that Asians shouldn’t be just extras, but can actually become great leads.

MY CRAZY RICH ASIANS MOVIE REVIEW AND WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH IT

I know I should justify the title of this post, so here’s the top reasons why you should watch Crazy Rich Asians.

HENRY GOLDING

Crazy Rich Asians movie review

A year ago, you can forgive people for asking who on the planet is Henry Golding, but now, he is a household name.  Personally, I just love how Henry speaks. He’s so articulate and so classy when he speaks that I do wish I could speak like him. He sounds so sincere in his acting and interviews it’s just impressive.  Also, while Hollywood seems to think Henry is good looking, I can’t help but feel that Henry looks like other typical Dayak guys, minus probably the six packs and the British accent.

ASIAN PRIDE

Crazy Rich Asians movie review

Probably it’s just me, but the movie moved me.  There were scenes that I could relate to, and there were moments I felt proud to be Asian.  In my opinion, the Mah Jong scene at the end was one of the best scenes of the entire movie. The use a traditional gambling game (Mah Jong) to bring a deep meaning to the whole story line was brilliant. It made the whole scene brilliant, and touching. This post by VOX tells you why the Mah Jong scene was just brilliant.

IT’S A LEGIT LOVE STORY

Crazy Rich Asians movie review

I couldn’t wrap my head around some of the ‘crazy’ scenes in the moview but the movie was good to enjoy. The build-up was good. The story line was clear.  I’ve read some friends saying Crazy Rich Asians is a cliche. Aren’t most RomComs made like that? It is my opinion that the best RomComs bring you on a journey. They play with your emotions while it does just that. However, eventually it lifts up your spirit and make you want to believe in love and fall in love. That’s what RomComs are supposed to be. I believe Crazy Rich Asians did just that with perfection.

CONCLUSION OF CRAZY RICH ASIANS MOVIE REVIEW

I personally wouldn’t mind watching Crazy Rich Asians again, and I am excited that there’s a sequel. I was rather disappointed that the Malaysian Censorship board cut a few scenes.

Anyway, currently I am reading the ebook, and from the first few chapters I’ve completed, the book seems so much better.

Reading the book after watching the movie allows me to put a face to every character. This meant I literally was imagining Astrid when Chapter 5 was talking just about her.

With that note, my Crazy Rich Asians movie review is done. Did you watch the movie? Thoughts?

Do check out the list of movies I’ve already watched and reviewed.

 

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