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I May Destroy You
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Um no. You can be artistic and a forward thinker without being douche. This movie was not impressive. It dragged on and romanticized a narcissistic man who literally ditched his friends and loved ones after completing his act...which they all helped him achieve. Nah, bruh.
Honestly, it was kind of disappointing. I loved how it depicted culture clashing identities that many Asian adolescents go through and that it discussed sexual identity. I appreciated that as an Asian who grew up in a small, conservative city. But I gotta be honest- I tried to like this movie and it was very difficult to. The dialogues were super weird, the plot dragged, and though it did well in adding complexity to the main character and romantic interest, literally everyone else was depicted as dumb and shallow (like in every other teenage movie). Like, even the blonde popular girls were all ditsy and wore the same exact outfits which just isn't a thing with girls- even the popular ones that we all encountered in high school. It seems like a lot of teen movies do this thing where they paint a divide between unpopular people and popular people...which is fine and accurate to the high school experience. But they always add to it by tacking on stupidity vs smartness, shallow vs deep, and herd-like vs lone wolf. And those depictions are toxic to teenage viewers on BOTH sides of the popularity spectrum because it conveys the message that there's no complexity to people. This movie didn't seem to help with that except with the main character. Not cool.