Monday, November 12, 2018

Insta Scoop: Erik Matti Thinks 'Crazy Rich Asians' is Nothing New


Images courtesy of Instagram: erikmatti

134 comments:

  1. nako true ka jan direk. pina-hype lang 'tong movie na 'to kala ko naman pagkaganda. sus nakakadismaya

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    1. yasss.. overhyped. milyong beses ng napanood yung ganyang theme. watch nyo na lang yubg a star is born, maganda pa.

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    2. Maganda panuorin yung mga japanese films talaga

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    3. Parang Darna paulet ulet lang!

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    4. Might be hyped, but do not discredit naman the hard work na for a change, (aside from Jackie Chan) wala sa sidelines yung Asian actors sa Hollywood. That in itself is a huge step para marecognize naman ang talent from the East. This is also a move for TRUE diversity in the industry. Not like just putting an Asian guy in a Marvels movie and call it diverse. Kaya importante din po.

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    5. 1:19 how ironic for you to mention na marami nang lumabas na ganyang kwento tapos biglang a star is born ang pang argue mo?

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    6. Si Direk Erik Matti din naman overhyped... it takes one to know one

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    7. I agree. Honestly hindi ako nagandahan sa movie at all. Yes it was funny at times pero the story was so cliche... sobrang taas lang ng ratings because its an all asian cast movie.

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    8. Agree ako jan 2:36. The nerve for him to make a statement like that, e over rated nmn sya. Imbes na mging msya nlng sya kc nbgyan ng opportunity ang mga asians to showcase their talent, kuda pa sya, as if relevant naman sya. Che!

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    9. Agree to 2:12. Hindi nila gets bakit big deal ung CRA. Or typical Filipino trait, crab mentality lang peg ni Matti.

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    10. Sabagay nga 2:36. He's not 'all that' like he projects himself to be. Soooo... hinay-hinay din sa pagcriticize ng bongga.

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    11. This is a nice movie pero the theme is not new to us.parangvmano po lang.But since it is Hollywood, minsan minsan lang ang gabito sa kanila

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    12. Ano ba problema ni Matti? Bakit minamaliit yung movie ng ibang tao? Dapat mag focus siya sa mga movies niya. Kumita yang movie na yan sa buong mundo wag niya memenusan ang achievement nila kasehodang simple lang ang plot ng kwento. Sa totoo lang mas maraming mga tao ang gusto ma entertain kapag nanood sila ng sine. Buti pa ayusin niya mga pelikula niya para panoorin ng marami at kumita rin ng milyon milyon. You wonder why sobra siyang affected sa mga naggo gross ng milyones na movies, parang secretly inggit siya, pero tinatago sa prinsipyo kuno.

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    13. andami nyong kuda nagsipanuod naman kayo. itong eric matti na to ano bang naproduce na tunay na maganda e ang bobokya ng films nya

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  2. Parang 50 shades Cinderella with a twist

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    1. So bago dahil 50shades na me twist pa me halong Cinderella lang.

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    2. Mano Po kumbaga sa Pilipinas kaya hindi na bago

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    3. THE CAST NEVER SAID NAMAN THE PLOT/STORY WAS "NEW." IT WAS A SUCCESS BECAUSE ALL OF THE ACTORS IN THE MOVIE WERE ASIANS OR HAVE ASIAN BLOOD AND THE MOVIE WAS PRODUCED BY A BIG PRODUCTION COMPANY IN HOLLYWOOD.

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    4. Dear Mr. Matti, may nagclaim po ba na may baho sa CRA? Wala naman di ba? Also, if it is nothing new, naisip mo po ba yung ganyan? Di ba para naman ikaw yung kumita. Di naman eh. Kasi inspite of it being a "nothing new", you were not able to think of the same. Shut up ka na lang po. Nagmumukha ka ka lang bitter sa kasikatan at sa kinita kg palabas na di iyo.

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    5. 2:58 malayo namang mas.original si erik matti magsulat. Mahiya ka naman. Naging all-asian cast lang, original na. Nauna na ang joy luck club sa all-asian cast and that movie had a lot of depth. Itong CRA, kababawan at gasgas na plot devices at story

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    6. 5:18 - WAS JOY LUCK FUNDED BY A BIG PRODUCTION HOUSE?

      KABABAWAN? WHAT THE MOVIE SHOWS IS VERY COMMON TO ASIAN CULTURE. IYONG MAYAYAMAN AYAW NAMAN TALAGA SA MAHIHIRAP MOST OF THE TIME. THAT'S NOT COMMON IN FIRST WORLD COUNTRIES WHERE SOCIAL STATUS DOESN'T REALLY MATTER.

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    7. 5:18 All I am sayin was, sana di aya condescending when it comes to questioning other movies... Not everyone is as "original" as he is. Lol. He isn't even original. Watch Hollywood B movies and you'll know what I am saying about him not being original.

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  3. Overhyped movie with an ordinary plot naman. Sakit sa eyes pa tignan ang lead female.

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    1. I like Constance Wu tho. She’s really genuine on her ig plus she has a pet bunny

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    2. Yung movie yata ang tinutukoy dito, hindi yung real life persona nung character.

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    3. 1:47 appearance nung actress yung tinutukoy ni 1:11 so it goes without saying they don’t like her physically. But she’s cute and funny IRL

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    4. Actually for most people, its not abt the story or the movie itself, but the wish that films with non-american actors, asians or asian-americans specifically, can compete in hollywood in terms of blockbuster, is now a reality

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    5. Exactly 219am. Baka yung character and her styling in the movie ang hindi bet ng iba. Ganyan din kasi yung nakita ko when I saw her. Lahat na lang kasi may hidden negative meaning.

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    6. The movie is funny and entertaining. What’s your point? Blockbuster pa.

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  4. kahit yung book nito so-so din. hype lang talaga ang nagdala

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    1. True. I am a bookworm kaya I really read all parts of the book. Pero this one, magandahan ako sa umpisa but halfway through it nabore na ako sa paulit ulit na details about their uber rich liestyle. Too much details na paulit ulit nalang. I skipped some parts but finished the book pa rin.

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    2. Wow you people are actually expecting the book to have depth when it has always been intended to be a light, summer chic-lit. It’s on the same league as devil wears prada and not trying to win the man booker or anything

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    3. 2:37 im not expecting much but there are light books na you can read all chapters kasi hindi paulit ulit ang details. This one my boring parts talaga

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    4. 2:42 you just missed the point of the book, that's all. Probably not your cup of tea.

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    5. Overhyped nga yung book. It's the sort you take on vacation pero kebs na lang kung matapos mo o hindi. At least yung movie tapos na in around 2 hours.

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    6. 1:49 u read all parts of the book... then inamin mo din that u skipped some parts.. ano ba talaga teng bookworm

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    7. 242 korek. Like Sophie Kinsella books na light ang pero ang sarap basahin :)

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    8. totoo, overhyped yung book. very common ang plot sa mga tele novela. sa simula very entertaining kaso nakakaoverwhelming na ang super rich lifestyle. i’m currently reading the third book at ilang buwan na di ko pa matapos tapos kasi nakakaumay na masyado yung lifestyle at yung kwento.

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  5. Maganda kaya ang movie.

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    1. mediocre actually.

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    2. I beg to disagree. It’s a typical rich family that doesnt like the middle class woman na yun pala mayaman yung girl etc etc... ilang palabas na nakita nating ganyan? Wala pa ngang twist ito eh! Mas magaganda pa mga korean romcom movies kasi may depth and twist stories nila... I’m really sorry but this movie was not great at all. Ive been waiting for someone to comment on this. All hype because of the all asian cast.

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    3. Mediocre plot and bad acting pa.

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  6. Truth naman. Perfectly put if i must say

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  7. Okay ang book kc detalyado pro ang movie,hindi

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  8. It wasn’t anything special, really. A lot of weird unnecessary party scenes and yes, caricature characters like Jimmy Yang and Araminta

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    1. If you people had any sense, the books are supposed to be satirical to the point of mockery, hence the stereotypes and caricatures. Told by an author who actually belonged to that world.

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    2. 2:16 am, the author failed to make it satirical by painting very perfect protagonists and have everyone else revolve around them. Wala man lang naggrow as a character. Tapos sina rachel at nick, perfect example ng mary sue characters. The satire is a failure. Bumenta lang sa hypebeasts of US kasi feeling ng readers enlightended at woke na sila dahil lang asian ang author.

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    3. 5:24 thank you, that's also my impression of the book. If it's trying to be a commentary on the Asian upper class, then it's a shallow one.

      Pero to be fair, may market talaga for readers who like that sort of thing, yung mababaw lang.

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  9. Hater lang ang dating. Lol

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    1. I was never impressed w/ that movie..parang B movie lang and the lead actors and the rest of the cast are mediocre in,looks and acting!

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    2. Hater ang dating pero true ang sinabi

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  10. Agreed! It had nothing fresh to offer. Buti na lang nakakaaliw si Awkwafina.

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  11. overhyped nga. tas oa sa kuda na kahit nalalagay sa magazine cover ung mga bida 1st time daw na may asians sa cover. hello?? andami na kyang sumikat na Asians dati pa. bruce lee jackie chan ang Lee, even our tita lea. oa lng sa hype yang CRA

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    1. But not an all asian cast.

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    2. @1:48, try to watch Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. All asian cast un. Maganda pa yung story ;)

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    3. 2:04 jusko literally decades ago pa yan. Kaya nga big deal regardless kung sa tingin nyo eh mediocre yang movie because it actually took decades for a mainstream company to produce another with an all asian cast

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    4. 2:31 the point is ndi first time na nagdodominate ang asians as some CRA cast or fans are/were claiming. ignorante lng?

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    5. But crouching tiger was not a hollywood movie lol asian made po yun

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    6. First time kong nakapanood ng All-Asian english languange na galing hollywood. Yung Crouchng Tiger, Hidden Dragon, yes mainstream movie din pero hindi english language film.

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    7. Ewan ko sa inyo, all star asian cast in a hollywood produced movie, OBVIOUSLY sa asian produced movies panay asian ang cast. Crouching Tiger is an Asian made movie na kumita sa US.

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    8. I think people have forgotten this all-asian cast Hollywood film "Joy Luck Club". Absolutely an eye-opening film.

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    9. 2:56 mas ignorante ka ata. Not one of the cast claimed that they’re the first. Lagi nga nila inaacknowledge joy luck club. Big deal sa knila because it took decades after joy luck club to have another us-produced, all-asin cast movie

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  12. It is a big deal because it’s an All-Asian cast in a Hollywood produced movie. Something that hasn’t been done in a long time after The Joy Luck Club.

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  13. Kaya siya pinanood ng mga tao is because of the all-asian casts! The movie is about showing the culture of asians, both the good and the bad side of it. We think it’s cliché kasi alam na natin yan, but showing it to Hollywood viewers is different and they liked it!

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    1. True. Pag sinabing asian movie, martial arts kyeme kyeme na lang lagi. At least this time, hindi exoticized ang asians

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    2. Point is, if you are going to make a movie or anything that will represent all asians, make it good. This movie really isn't something to brag about.

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    3. This. Ito talaga yung dahilan why some people watched it. Wala namang nagsabi na the movie deserve an Oscar. Medyo may pagka-insecure lang dating ni Direk.

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    4. It was just an ordinary asian movie..nothing special really!

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    5. 3:52 they never claimed that the movie represents ALL asians

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  14. Halata tong director na toh walang alam. The story might be a cliche but for Asians who lives in the US like us it’s such an honor. Finally a movie in Hollywood with all Asian cast. Kaya tumahimik sya. Halata tuloy.

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    1. MISMO 1:44. Galing-galingan sya masyado, hindi naman marunong tumingin sa pang-kabuuang konteksto.

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  15. Ang bitter naman. Bat hindi yung mga basurang movie ni vice ang icritic nya.

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    1. Trots. At nageffort pa to post on ig eh nung august pa yan. What’s his intention? Isa pa itong arcilla na to akala mo naman artistic genius

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    2. Nagcomment na sya sa movies na yan nung mmff. Duh.

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  16. Naku Direk baka masaktan si kristeta. Super proud pa naman sya sa role nya dyan. Mamaya magpost na naman ng mala novelang hugot

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    1. Not extraordinary about her role!

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  17. misguided pov nila. it's a huge breakthrough sa hollywood for all asian cast. its competently made, well-acted, and thoroughly entertaining. and i think could be be nominated sa oscars in some categories.

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    1. Inggit kasi siya na hindi siya mabigyan ng bonggang recognition sa Hollywood. Kaloka.

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    2. Casually entertaining yeah, pero OA naman yung Oscar nominations.

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    3. Yuck. Saan banda dun oscar-worthy? Sure ako not the script or the acting

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  18. Uy direk matti tingin tingin sa bakuran ung mga ginawa mong films wala din bago. Practice what you preach.

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    1. True ka jan! Kung makapag comment kala mo ang perfect niya! Kung magaling siya talaga, dapat narealize niya na ang chaka ng acting ni Ronnie Alonte sa Seklusyon! Alipin din siya ng komersiyalismo!

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    2. Akala naman nya nag ganda ng tiktik movie nya lol

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    3. Aynako 2:35 sobrang tumpak ka dyan. Normal lang kwento, yung story parang lumagpas lang ng onte sa MMK/MGB levels tapos palalaan yung cast. Natawa ako sayo haha

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    4. Agree, hindi rin kagandahan mga movies ni Matti kaya hwag magmataas. Tapos yung mga actors nya mga so-so lang acting di nya mapiga.

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  19. I watched the movie thinking na baka typical asianovela ang plot at style ng storytelling, pero it was surprisingly better than what I expected. Sure, hindi groundbreaking ang concept, pero it was nice to see a movie na hindi tungkol sa martial arts, second world war, poverty porn, or story na kailangan ng asians ng “white savior”, which is common sa hollywood pag asian characters ang usapan.

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    1. Well said 2:23! True na true!

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  20. Ano bang art hinahanap nya dyan, kaloka to si direk, kahit yung direk mismo ng Crazy Rich Asians aminado na normal na romcom yung pelikula nya. Ang magic nung pelikula e na hindi sidekick, ninja o geisha yung mga Asians, kundi sila mismo yung lahat ng characters mapa-main o support. Di lang yung masabi lang na representation.

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  21. Direk Matt, watch ulit pero this time pay attention to guy’s angst-mahal nya nanay nya pero mahal nya yung girl and malaki responsibilty nya as next gen; examine mo ulit yung nanay and her sacrifices, expectations .... kaya kumita CRA kasi sa Westerner di nila alam nor mainyindihan ang responsibility ng anak sa pamilya and this movie captured it. Go beyond the rich and excess portion and take a look how they got there.

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    1. True. The movie also shows how asians value their family.

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  22. This director is completely CLUELESS. He would never grasp and understand the true major impact of the movie to the millions of Asians including Filipinos in the US and all over the world especially those who live in Western countries!!!

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  23. Yes this is a typical Asian story but it's something refreshing to Western culture. I actually had to explain to my coworkers that's how rich Asians are.

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  24. True..prang filipino movie nga..rich boy meet poor girl..rich boy mother d like si poor girl..

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  25. It's not overhyped, talagang proud lng talaga ang Asians na may representation na, as in Asian representations. Hindi lng basta2x support role, pero lead role and the story itself is Asian. Yes, parang luma sa atin kasi ganyan naman talaga ang theme halos lahat ng mga stories sa Asia pero sa US seldom lng ganyan noh, yong rugs to riches or, rich guy falls in love with a maid or anyone beyond their circle.

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    1. Common din naman yung ganyang stories in the US but usually those plots are found in their soap operas or straight-to-video B movies. Ang bago sa CRA isnt really the story but the all-Asian lead cast.

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  26. He’s right. The only difference with this romcom is that it’s an all Asian cast.

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  27. in my opinion lang naman.Sa Pilipinas, this theme is not new pero sa konteksto ng Hollywood,minsan lang nagpapalabas ng ganitong films na bida ang Asians.

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  28. Si Direk naman oo, naghahanap ng substance, tingnan mo muna mga films mo. Pedro penduko? Hello?

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  29. Hay direk ayusin mo muna yung buy bust bago ka mang okray ng movie ng iba na wala naman masamang ginawa. Yung buy bust po walang na achieve, wala rin story umabot pa ng 2 hours.

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    1. yes kaloka yung Buybust, ang haba haba tapos yun lang pala ang story

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  30. Come to think of it..oo nga naman. Na entertain lang ako sa movie coz magaling ung mga characters na nag portray, benta sakin ang humor

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  31. just because its an all asian cast..

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  32. Nabasa nya ba at napanood nya ba ito?

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  33. Matti knows nothing about how difficult it is for asians and asian movies to be taken seriously in Hollywood. Madaldal lang pero ignorante naman.

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    1. Ikr? Daming kuda try niya nga gumawa ng film na mag aangat ng asians sa Hollywood! Imbes na maging masaya sa outcome na di naman siya apektado anong sense na siraan niya ng ganyan. Para que? Movie review? Lol ilang months late ka na koya

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  34. they didnt claim that the story is extraordinary. and yes, the difference is that, its an all Asian cast. okay na yan, blockbuster naman.

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  35. hiyang hiya ako sa gagamboy at pedro penduko mo erik matti.

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  36. Sa atin oo kasi yung ganyang plot eh gasgas na gasgas na sa mga palabas natin lalo na sa TV.

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  37. I dunno if I should agree with him cz di naman cguro basta2x yung production nila. And for them to click cguro dapat talaga magpa uber hype sila sa promotion.

    Ito lang masabi ko with my experience. Yes, I've read the book prior to watching it (I collected all 3 books) pero naantok talaga ako sa movie. Maybe becoz I already know the plot(?) or becoz I'm not totally convinced of the lead role's acting (?). Si Michelle Yeoh lang ang interesting for me.

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  38. Sipsip naman tong si John Arcilla. D naman nya napanood pero kumuda pa. Araykupo

    Erik Matti linis linis muna sa sariling bakuran okay?

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  39. Blockbuster sya dito sa Canada & US...i rest my case. They never claimed that it's a super duper movie.

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  40. I agree i was bored watching it. I was not impressed at all

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    1. It was a funny, entertaining good movie. A lot of people enjoyed watching it that's why it was a box office hit.

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  41. Minsan na nga lang bumida ang mga Asians sa Hollywood eh minaliit pa ni direk... another Filipino crab mentality.

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  42. Sana mabasa ni matti mga comments dito para malaman nya ignorante sya. Napaka feeling entitled.

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  43. I just hope that when Erik Matti makes films they'd come out to be exceptional and worth-watching and they'd turn out to be iconic and make a mark in Philippine movie history. I am ignorant about his films so please enlighten me.

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  44. We live now in a world na hype is everything.kahit basura nagiging ginto basta tama at maingay ang pag hype.sa mga artista,movies,pagkain,make up and the list goes on lahat basta may strong social media presence nabebebenta sa mga tao.kaya kahit gasgas na linya tong sasabihin ko how i wish to go back 20 to 30 years ago na lahat simple lang.or kahit nung time na wala pang social media.where things get the credit they deserve.real talent and real gems not just pure hype

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  45. wala na yung post nya to sa IG? was looking for it!

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  46. Kakadownload lang at kakapanood lang ni direk :D

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  47. So what if it's a "hype"? That's what producers target naman, hype! Granted that all are artistically done in their own rights (it's all gonna boil down to which among them gets the hype!) and Direk Erik Matti shouldn't have said something of bad taste kasi it will make him seem bitter in all angles. Kahit sabihin pang opinion nya lang yun. Should have kept it to yourself because you're not just undermining something that involves a Filipina, but worse, you trivialized the work of your fellow Asian!

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  48. ang panget din ng buy bust mo. super hype, e ang bano umarte nina anne at nung mma fighter. magaling ung supports though except joross.

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  49. I hope we can learn to be just happy and supportive to fellow Asian filmakers. Enough of this crab mentality. While I understand that film as a form of art is subject to scrutiny ,I find it unethical for a filmmaker to make such statements against another filmmaker.

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  50. ah yes typical story plot.. uhmm parang ung mga pelikula mo lang din direk LOL

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  51. Just echoing everyone’s sentiments. I don’t get the logic/purpose of his post. Super tagal nang na-release yung movie. It’s a romcom, formula naman talaga yung rich guy + unconventional girl + disapproving family = true love / happy ending. Also, it’s based on 2013 novel, so hindi naman talaga bago yan. If you want to promote na may project ka in the works, you don’t have to bash someone else’s hardwork. At least even if old storyline, may achieve naman yung film in terms of elevating Asian actors in Hollywood. Let you work speak for itself direk, try mo din mag-hollywood sama mo na si john arcilla.

    Yung totoo, nag-audition ka din ba for a cameo kaso fail? Ask kris for tips next time.

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  52. While I agree that the movie was a cliche romcom movie, Kaya sya celebrated and successful is dahil sa all-Asian cast which dapat happy si Direk kasi sinisimulang iembrace ng Hollywood ang mga asians. Isa sya sa makikinabang if ever, kaya wag sanang magbitter-bitteran.

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  53. Nag try nga ang netflix na bilin ang movie pero naniwala ang producer at director na it should be shown in cinemas kasi once in a lifetime sya, tong si Matti masyadong technical.

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  54. He deleted his post about Crazy Rich Asians on IG, mukhang pinutakte si Direk ng hate comments

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