The smash romcom could have pushed racial boundaries. Instead it’s safe, generic and never more than skin-deep
Since watching Crazy Rich Asians two weeks ago, I’ve been trying to understand why the Hollywood-backed, first “all-Asian cast” blockbuster for two decades is considered by many to be quite so groundbreaking.
The film, an adaptation of the first in a trilogy of novels by Kevin Kwan, has been hugely successful in the US, where “Asian” effectively means east Asian or ethnically Chinese. It’s now the highest-earning romantic comedy since The Proposal in 2009.
Link : Crazy Rich Asians is a missed opportunity for Hollywood | Yuan Ren