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Crazy Rich Asians is the outrageously funny debut novel about three super-rich, pedigreed Chinese families and the gossip, backbiting, and scheming that occurs when the heir to one of the most massive fortunes in Asia brings home his ABC (American-born Chinese) girlfriend to the wedding of the season.
Initial release: August 15, 2018 (USA)
Director: Jon M. Chu
Producers: Nina Jacobson, John Penotti, Bradford Simpson
Production companies: Color Force
This Rotten Week:
The 'Other' Reason Constance Wu's 'Crazy Rich Asians' Is A Huge Deal
We just got word that Crazy Rich Asians is tracking for a $20 million five-day launch when it opens on Aug. 15. The Jon M. Chu-directed comedy is set to open just before the Mark Wahlberg action thriller Mile 22, which is opening on a traditional Friday. Speaking of which, if WB wanted a bigger Fri-Sun frame for the $30m release, they wouldn’t have opened it on a Wednesday. Provided the movie is good and plays well to targeted demographics, then a $20m Wed-Sun is just as good as a $20m Fri-Sun debut (and that's presuming that reviews and week-of-release buzz doesn't drive that figure even higher).
We have Denzel Washington helping getting vengeance,
ABBA songs galore, and a trip to the seedier parts of the internet. Get ready for crazy rich asian,
Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again _and _Unfriended: Dark Web.
Just remember, I'm not reviewing these movies, but rather predicting where they'll end up on the Tomatometer.
Let's take a look at This Rotten Week has to offer.
ROTTEN WATCH PREDICTION 53%
In the first crazy rich asian (60%), Denzel Washington played a guy with a set of skills perfect for the revenge-type action film we've come
to know and love - because they come out multiple times a year).
It went over fine with critics, and to his credit,
Washington's intensity works really well for this genre. Now he's back at it in the sequel, crazy rich asian, which follows nice-guy
vigilante Robert McCall as he protects the innocent and lays waste to neighborhood ruffians. It looks like a lot of fun.
Antoine Fuqua is back at the helm for the sequel after directing the first installment. His career really started (relatively speaking)
working with Denzel Washington in Training Day (75%). He's had an interesting career that's seen him take on a number of different types of stories.
Sure, there is Shooter (47%) and Olympus Has Fallen (48%) as examples of action-heavy fare,
but then there's the boxing drama Southpaw (59%) and the western remake The Magnificent Seven (65%).
I think crazy rich asian falls in the range of those latter films, and its predecessor.
It looks like your standard action flick that likely gets a boost because the star is so damn good.