'Crazy Rich Asians', a film starring an all Asian cast, becomes a huge success in the box office [Source: Warner Bros Pictures]
Erin Song, Grade 12
'Crazy Rich Asians' released in the USA on August 15th, scored number one in the box office with $76.8 million in North America. With only a six percent drop from the previous week, this movie has proved to be wildly successful. 'Crazy Rich Asians' star an all Asian cast and tells a story of a girl, Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) who travels to Singapore with her rich boyfriend Nick Young (Henry Golding) for his cousins wedding. She deals with a lot of family drama as she finds out his family is ridiculously rich. The film has received positive reviews and a 94% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
'To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before' is loved by many teens and young adults as it released on Netflix on August 17th. [Source: Netflix]
Angela Kim, a senior at Valencia High School talks about the impact of these movies starring Asian people. “I feel that these movies, by featuring minority races as the lead cast, have been able to break the barriers of the public’s otherwise narrow mindset of what is standard or conventional in a Hollywood production, and have also been able to open doors and pave ways for others who may be a part of the minority, but are still aspiring to pursue careers in the film industry.”
These movies have largely moved and impacted the public, and it is safe to say that more of these films should be made and films starring any minority group should be normalized and praised.