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Friday, January 22, 2010

Here we go again


You know that new movie Extraordinary Measures with Harrison Ford and Brendan Frasier? Looks pretty crappy. How could it be crappier? How about they take the real-life story of Dr. Yuan-Tsong Chen, call him Dr. Robert Stonehill, get Harrison Ford to play him and crank it out through Hollywood's rotting movie hole? But to be honest, this movie looks so bad that I'm kinda glad they didn't get an Asian actor for it.

It just gets tiring dealing with this Hollywood white-washing over and over and over and over again. Yes, I know, your marketing department tells you that big name white actors will sell more tickets. I get that and you're probably right. But do you have any idea how disappointing it is to your fellow Americans who happen to be of Asian descent? You all suck.

3 comments:

  1. It could have been worse. He could have taped his eyes and put on yellow face.

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  2. This reminds me of the movie "White on Rice" where the director Dave Boyle at first wanted to incorporate himself but realized that the story could not be told if it was not told through an Asian protagonist. When I say that it reminds me, it's exactly opposite of "Extraordinary Measures", "21", "The Last Airbender", and countless others where Asian people can't even play themselves. While Dave Boyle is commendable for taking a chance, he is the exception to the rule.

    UGH. I'm getting SIMON angry over here.

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  3. Isn't Harrison Ford kind of going on autopilot with his acting now anyway? Just saying...

    My husband is Asian American, and we are always looking to support AM actors. I think there is a large, under served demographic of viewers out there. Not just Asian Americans, but the people that love them. (As in their spouses and friends. I didn't mean that in a weird way.)

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