"Remember Red, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies."
I cannot understand why a self-respected middle class Asian would want to see a movie with a title like that.
Apparently, it's a massive hit among overseas Chinese across the world. Guess everyone is different.
Don't completely disagree with you either. A few thoughts:
- As a notable INSEAD professor once taught: catchy, visceral titles are needed in our short attention spanned, Ctrl+Alt+Del generation. For better or worse.
- All classes of society may seek out wealth, fascinated by glitz & glamour, yet despises the type of wealthy as prototypically portrayed. 矛盾 dual draw.
- Cinderella story explores world of exaggerated superficiality that awaits our protagonist. Satirizing the "crazy rich" may appeal to the mass audience.
- Disparity of the wealthy & poor has no color lines, preexisting across all nationalities/ethnicity. This theme isn't isolated to just Asians. Predominately non-Asians watched the film in North America.
- Box office hit doesn't necessary equate to film quality, nor cinematic enjoyment by Mainland or overseas Chinese....
- whom, with curiosity, came out to support "the first all Asian cast" Hollywood film.