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'Crazy Rich Asians' Debuts To Rave Reviews

I wrote about my excitement over the "Crazy Rich Asians" movie a few months back when the movie's trailer first dropped. I love the series the movie is based on, and the star-studded cast (Constance Wu from "Fresh Off The Boat", Awkwafina of "Ocean's 8" fame, the list goes on) promised a stellar movie in the making. Now that the movie finally came out this week, it looks like the critics agree with me.

Rotten Tomatoes is reporting that "Crazy Rich Asians" is Certified Fresh, with a high score of 94% from critics (this balances out as 98 so-called "fresh" scores, and 7 so-called "rotten" scores) and a whopping 93% score from over two thousand armchair viewers such as you and me. This is a really solid opening score for the film, especially because it is the first movie cast since "The Joy Luck Club" to feature only Asian actors, a true win for diversity in Hollywood. The success of this movie will encourage more diverse casting in the future, which can open doors to more interesting, nuanced, and entertaining productions due to a larger influx of possible talent.

The movie may have only released two trailers in anticipation of the film's release, but their social media campaign has been expertly executed; you may have noticed the many Instagram ads they put out, as well as a number of fun cast interviews with Buzzfeed and Vanity Fair. The movie has also received positive news coverage from The Cut, Vulture, and The New York Times. Overall, the media response to the movie has been overwhelmingly congratulatory, and not without reason: the movie is very, very good, and that's coming from someone who usually prefers the original book to the movie adaption. In this case, both story platforms are fabulous, and should not be missed this August.

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