With Hollywood championing diversity and inclusion in 2018 and
the years building up to it, Crazy Rich Asians was probably released at the perfect time for optimum box office success.
Adapted from the novel by Kevin Kwan, it's pretty much the
same plot you've seen in umpteen rom-coms before, though this has the novelty of having an all-oriental cast.
The plot follows a Chinese-American woman who travels to the
Far East to meet her boyfriend's family and discovers that they are amongst the wealthiest people in Singapore.
Though I can appreciate seeing a familiar story from a
different cultural perspective, stories like this really bore me. The characters are just too superficial and materialistic and there's no real lesson to be learned.
It might be appreciated by those who think the best things in
life are whatever you post on your Instagram page, but for me, it just wasn't catered for my taste at all.