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  •  READER COMMENTS

    Reader comments on Better Luck Tomorrow

    Subject: Re: A travesty of social perspective
    Date: Mar 10, 2005
    Sender: justinPrevious | Next

    you are not like most people we appreciate it, not for its representation of a teen drug attics life. but for the director/writer/bibliographers experience in these kind of things. you are not welcome in the world of peace, experience, and appreciation. we would appreciate it to never insult the life and the mind of a teens horrible stages of decision, confusion, and representations of life.

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    Response to this comment:
    A travesty of social perspective

    Right, so I thought this movie would tell me something revealing/insightful about Asian Americans. The film rides on its Asian American moniker as a label to gain media momentum but does absolutely nothing with it. This was a movie about overachievers gone awry; in this case, they simply happened to be Asian. This was *not* ABOUT Asians. Power trips, violence as a response to repression and pressure, adolescent delusions of grandeur, rookie fascination with sex and just about every other theme explored in the movie are universal to humanity as a whole, particularly Western society. Asians are no different in this regard. What an insult. Yada yada yada, that was pretty clear. From a cinematographic perspective, one can highlight the photography, colors, camera angles, retro 90's sequencing, and just about everything else that Kevin Smith/Quentin Tarantino wannabes try to accomplish. Maybe it's just me, but I found every single character painfully boring and one-dimensional except for the caricaturesque Virgil, which tells you just how facile the remaining characterizations were. Furthermore, the wooden acting did nothing to salvage the trite plotline. If this movie had not pretended to be a flagship of Asian American identity, I might not have been so disappointed; then again, I might not even have watched it at all. Besides, what kind of a fucking name is Manibag? Virgil? Han? Daric? Come on, watching this movie is to just ASK for someone to shit on your face and call it chocolate pudding.






    Comment index:

  • free me   from Niki Yan, Apr 30, 2003
  • thought-provoking   from Amanda Shen, Jun 9, 2003
  • Disappointing   from jj, Jun 26, 2003
  • A travesty of social perspective   from Julian Gil-Chang, Oct 19, 2003
  • The trouble with BLT   from ethan, Mar 4, 2004
  • » Re: A travesty of social perspective «   from justin, Mar 10, 2005
  • [no subject]   from , Dec 5, 2003
  • I loved BLT ,It was awesome.   from Erin, Dec 24, 2003
  • What About Today.   from Dianne Song, Jan 4, 2004
  • Better Luck Tomorrow?   from Xavier, Dec 30, 2003
  • the critic doesnt kno wut he's talkin about   from jason lee, Jul 21, 2004
  • ITS THE BEST   from souL, Jan 13, 2004
  • A brilliant piece of cinematography.   from Viktor, Jan 18, 2004
  • Great movie   from Baker, May 17, 2004
  • John Cho   from , Jul 29, 2004
  • john cho   from lily, Aug 22, 2004
  • Better luck tommorrow   from J Jay, Dec 3, 2004
  • true meaning   from melissa, Dec 15, 2004
  • [no subject]   from Unknown, Jan 6, 2005
  • BLT please   from Ham, Jan 6, 2005
  • John Cho   from Joanna, Jan 7, 2005
  • better luck tomorrow   from justin, Mar 10, 2005
  • free me   from Niki Yan, Apr 30, 2003
  • thought-provoking   from Amanda Shen, Jun 9, 2003
  • Disappointing   from jj, Jun 26, 2003
  • A travesty of social perspective   from Julian Gil-Chang, Oct 19, 2003
  • The trouble with BLT   from ethan, Mar 4, 2004
  • » Re: A travesty of social perspective «   from justin, Mar 10, 2005
  • [no subject]   from , Dec 5, 2003
  • I loved BLT ,It was awesome.   from Erin, Dec 24, 2003
  • What About Today.   from Dianne Song, Jan 4, 2004
  • Better Luck Tomorrow?   from Xavier, Dec 30, 2003
  • the critic doesnt kno wut he's talkin about   from jason lee, Jul 21, 2004
  • ITS THE BEST   from souL, Jan 13, 2004
  • A brilliant piece of cinematography.   from Viktor, Jan 18, 2004
  • Great movie   from Baker, May 17, 2004
  • John Cho   from , Jul 29, 2004
  • john cho   from lily, Aug 22, 2004
  • Better luck tommorrow   from J Jay, Dec 3, 2004
  • true meaning   from melissa, Dec 15, 2004
  • [no subject]   from Unknown, Jan 6, 2005
  • BLT please   from Ham, Jan 6, 2005
  • John Cho   from Joanna, Jan 7, 2005
  • better luck tomorrow   from justin, Mar 10, 2005