Dear I Hate Everything, You need to see this.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Before the review:
Roughly 3 years before it comes out, the movie caused a bit of an uproar in China for two reasons: the lead selections and Shang-Chi's past connection with Fu Manchu. Firstly, the Chinese-speaking audience found the lead Simu Liu (who was born and raised in the Northern Chinese city of Harbin before he immigrated and settled in Canada when he was 5 years old) as too "plain-looking" and "unappealing" and labelled Awkwafina as “ugly” compare to other…
I must not hype. Hype is the mind killer.
Hype is the little-death that brings total disappointment.
I will face my hype, I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past, I will turn the inner eye to see its merit.
Where the hype has gone there will be nothing. Only the film will remain.
I appreciate the fact that this movie gives a glimpse to the life of Asian Americans who move to distant places that doesn’t resemble American Metropolises and carve a life out of their own. It feels like a canva of immigrant life slowly and sprawlingly displayed. Steven Yeun as the lead is down to earth and in his element, and the child actor who played the younger son absolutely shines in most if not every scene he is in. The…