Crazy Rich Malaysians

Opinion  |  Thor Kah Hoong
Published:  |  Modified:

COMMENT | Malaysians are unpredictable.

First, they go to social media war with Singaporeans over which country started and made hawker centres a culinary institution, over who had the better noodles, whatever.

Then they turn round and bask in reflected glory from the success of “Crazy Rich Asians,” with its portrayal of Singaporean decadent excess.

Malaysians, including the leading man, are in the cast. Locations were used all over the country, including standing in for a swanky hotel and restaurant in London and New York.


What about our national pride, all that warm puppy feeling on Aug 31, together we can achieve anything?

I say our Crazy Rich Malaysians beat them hands down.

As of Aug 28, “Crazy Rich Asians” had grossed US$90.9 million.

Big deal. Make another US$300 million to equal the box-office take of the top-grossing Malaysian film, then talk.

I drop names, oops, like Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio, and the fact that “The Wolf of Wall Street” grossed over US$392 million. Made with Malaysian money....

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