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Erik Matti was not impressed by Crazy Rich Asians & # 39;

Crazy Rich Asians

Henry Golding and Constance Wu on the poster for "Crazy Rich Asians." Image: Crazy Rich Asians via AFP

Erik Matti is not crazy about "Crazy Rich Asians."

The award-winning director of "BuyBust" and "On the Job" took Instagram yesterday, November 11th, to express their feelings about the movie that was released in the Philippines last August. The post has been deleted.

    Erik Matti, Crazy Rich Asians

Image: Screengrab via Instagram / @ erikmatti

"It does not matter how successful this is #CrazyRichAsian The movie is, it's still just a piece of an old-style television movie of 90 years, "he said.

"Caricature that acts, the vision of the white man on the Asians, the ideas of the cliché enveloped in shining modern parties, tita sensitivity, bad direction".

"This is not" Pretty Woman "Far from it. But who can argue successfully? That's why everyone here thinks I want to make a version here."

Actor John Clay, known for his performance in "General Luna," said he had not seen him, but the trailer's base felt it was "cliché." He also mentioned that they will work on a project in Baguio and that is excited about it.

Meanwhile, singer Janno Gibbs said: "Nagandahan naman ako @erikmatti sori [smiling emoji] (I really liked it) ".

Image: Screengrab via Instagram / @ erikmatti

Previously, Gibbs said he expected local rom-com to be better known abroad and not local movies about poverty and murder.

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"Crazy Rich Asians" is the first great 25-year-old Hollywood movie to feature an Asian and Asian-American majority cast. The romantic comedy is based on the Korean singer-songwriter Kevin Kwan's novel and directed by Jon Chu, who was born and raised in America to Chinese and Taiwanese parents.

Filipino actors have appeared in the film, particularly Nico Santos as a supporting character and Kris Aquino with a cameo role.

The film surpassed the box office on its opening weekend in the Philippines and North America, earning a worldwide total of $ 235 million (P12.5 billion) according to Box Office Mojo.

While Asian-Americans were delighted to be represented in a Hollywood movie, in some parts of Asia, the reception was warmer, as it competed with home theater industries. JB


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