Northwest Horizons

“Crazy Rich Asians” wows audiences, dominates at the box office

%22Crazy+Rich+Asians%22+is+the+first+movie+featuring+an+all-Asian+cast+in+25+years.+Many+Asian+American+students+have+felt+a+sense+of+pride+after+watching+this+movie.

"Crazy Rich Asians" is the first movie featuring an all-Asian cast in 25 years. Many Asian American students have felt a sense of pride after watching this movie.

"Crazy Rich Asians" is the first movie featuring an all-Asian cast in 25 years. Many Asian American students have felt a sense of pride after watching this movie.

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






“Crazy Rich Asians” is the first film in 25 years to have an all-Asian cast by a major film studio. Based on the novel by Kevin Kwan, the movie follows the story of Rachel Chu who accompanies her boyfriend, Nick, to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. She soon finds out that Nick’s family is extremely wealthy and has to confront his disapproving mother.

This movie is changing Hollywood. The movie currently has a rating of 93 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and has become the most successful studio rom-com in nine years.

With a worldwide gross of $190 million, there is no wonder that representation in Hollywood is important and a movie with an Asian lead does not have to be a martial arts movie.

The entire movie was beautiful. Everything was so colorful, the visuals were amazing and the character’s outfits were jaw-dropping.

It was so refreshing to see a movie on the big scene with a full Asian cast, and not just a movie where the sole Asian character is put in there for diversity points. The entire time I was watching the movie, I had to keep convincing myself that it was real and not just a Korean drama.

“This is the first movie I have seen since living in America that had an Asian American main character,” junior Amy Kim said. “It felt nice to watch a movie that had an Asian cast just like me.”

There has been criticism about “Crazy Rich Asians” not truly representing the culture of Singapore or focusing on only East Asians even though the title says the Asians as a whole. However, this film is only the start. Asians must continue to ask for stronger representation in Hollywood, and “Crazy Rich Asians” is just the beginning.

“Not a lot of Asians are hired in general and the majority of actors in movies are white,” Kim said. “This movie was great and helped show how different Asians are being treated [in Hollywood].”

Although most of us are not crazy rich and can’t afford earrings that cost over a million dollars, there were still relatable aspects in it like being called a banana (yellow on the outside, white on the inside) and being forced by your mom to walk in the pouring rain instead of riding a taxi because the hotel is only a five-minute walk away.

The representation of Asian society and the incredible story line is what makes the film so attractive to people of all backgrounds.

“I really want to watch ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ because people said it’s really good, and the trailer seems like it’s reflecting something about the Asian society that not a lot of Westerners know about,” junior Teresa Pan said.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Comment

Discuss the story here; your name and email are not required. All comments will be strictly moderated.




Northwest Horizons School News
“Crazy Rich Asians” wows audiences, dominates at the box office