I had pegged Crazy Rich Asians as Hollywood cashing in on stale plots and tropes that Hong Kong drama series had long wrung dry. Then I watched the movie and could not stop thinking about *that* scene.
The future of an animation showrunning prodigy is now clear.
Some movies are important in a big way. Like Crazy Rich Asians, a movie with the ambition and nuance to be culturally important just as it is lavish and bombastic. Then there are movies that feel important in a smaller scale. These movies are like To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, a movie that delivers its importance in simple and subtle ways.
This Chinese-made animated feature is a pretty big investment for Netflix. You have to wonder why.
“It’s just a matter of how you look at it,” said one character in Disney’s Christopher Robin. In a way, it feels as though the movie is imploring viewers to tilt their heads, perhaps turn the movie this way and that, for a better picture of its fillings and finish.
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