"Crazy Rich Asians" is an overrated glitzy mess of a movie.
Everyone's been going on for what seemed to feel like forever about this film, so we had to see what all the hype was about. Many reviewers (CSM included) have given this film an astounding 5 star rating, and Rotten Tomatoes have given it an advocate score of 92%, so it had to be excellent - Unfortunately it was not at all what I was expecting, because it actually seemed more like a Disney Channel Original Movie or Nickelodeon TV Special than a teen-geared romcom! I can honestly say that by looking at the trailer I was definitely getting some "Joy Luck Club" vibes in both senses that it was an all Asian cast and the style of the shooting. What we actually got was a totally Disney Channel Film from the clunky, cheesy script, the wooden and some of the time laughable and cringe-worthy acting, I can even say the music in the background sounded Disney-esque (my daughter and husband too agreed on that note!). Moving onto the actual cast performances, I have to say that Henry Golding very much disappointed me because he completely lacked his usual charm and general sort of nice feel about him. I can say that Constance Wu on the other hand was good, she portrayed the character really well and did very much seem to fit the character from her general looks to her personality, but she and Golding lacked any sort of chemistry which honestly made it harder to watch. The rapper, Awkwafina ("Ocean's 8") also delivered a funny, zesty performance, though I can say that there were moments where she seemed to be a bit too much in my opinion. Everyone else were honestly completely forgettable in the sense it seemed as though they had just been thrown in a blender and chucked onto the set, I mean what I say here, and I can't really say any more except I was really disappointed. We were expecting a new classic, but instead we got a Daytime TV Special For Young Girls. Please take note that this is just my personal opinion here, but if I could actually rate it out of 10, I would give it a 2.5/10. I guess that's all I have to say, thank you for reading my review.