Should You Watch ‘Crazy Rich Asians’?

I’ve actually had my eye out for this movie for a while now. Like, since January. It’s only been this past month that the movie has been getting heavily promoted. And I’ve gotta say, the trailer looked pretty good to me. It wasn’t too corny-just the right amount for a contemporary romantic comedy.

Now I know a running joke of mine is how I never write about romance movies and only ever talk about romance anime and tv shows-but I’ve been improving! This is the fifth romance movie I’ve covered this year! (oh god that’s actually terrible).

I probably won’t be able to watch this movie until three weeks from now as I have a full work schedule this week and school for me is starting the week after that but I do intend to watch this in theaters.

Okay, so what is the premise to Crazy Rich Asians? From what it looks like, it’s about a girl who’s been dating this guy for a while- who happens to be crazy rich, but she didn’t know he was crazy rich and now she’ll have to deal with his crazy rich parents, who naturally don’t approve of her dating their rich son.

So yeah, the premise for Crazy Rich Asians isn’t anything new. What makes it unique is it’s (what seems to be) all Asian cast and that the movie was filmed entirely in Singapore and Malaysia.

I have to say though, despite the cliche premise, the movie looks endearing-possibly even charming. If done right, the cliche premise shouldn’t matter.

Something interesting I found while looking into this movie were the past professions of some of the actors and actresses that star in this film. Jimmy O. Yang previously worked in finance, Gemma Chan went to law school in pursuit of becoming a lawyer- in fact, three actors in Crazy Rich Asians went to law school before their career in acting out of parental pressure. So I think it’s reasonable to assume if anything, the movie will at least feel genuine.

The movie will first premiere on August 15th. As I said, I may not be able to see until a few weeks from now, but you guys can comment or message me your thoughts on it!

Anyways these are really fun to write: these little preview-like blog posts where I write how I think a movie will play out. I think I might do more of these? Maybe just be a personal notifier to you guys for whatever romance movies are about to come to the theater, look into them, and tell you if I think it’s worth your time?

These are really easy to write so I think I’ll start doing that lol- but then I’ll probably have to actually go and watch these too. I wrote a similar post to this about Love, Simon that you can read here if you’d like.

I wrote this completely on a whim lol. I went to watch the full trailer and I felt like I had to write a post about this movie.