Michelle Yeoh and Nico Santos in a still from Crazy Rich Asians. Her scheming matriarch character pales in comparison to the cloak-and-dagger, life-and-death intrigues of Chinese imperial palace dramas.

Crazy Rich Asians flops in China on its belated debut, with film fans calling it bland

  • Romantic comedy that was a worldwide summer hit took less than US$1 million on its opening weekend in Chinese cinemas
  • Cinderella-style stories are a Chinese TV cliché, and the machinations of Michelle Yeoh’s matriarch character have nothing on intrigues of Story of Yanxi Palace
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Michelle Yeoh and Nico Santos in a still from Crazy Rich Asians. Her scheming matriarch character pales in comparison to the cloak-and-dagger, life-and-death intrigues of Chinese imperial palace dramas.
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