Finally got to see Better Luck Tomorrow. Pretty entertaining movie, but I definitely got the sense that it would be more entertaining for Asian-Americans than for non-asian viewers. Justin Lin really got the characters right on. The four principal characters all reminded me of Asian guys I knew back in High School. Funny that even though they all got in trouble and used drugs, they all still managed to get like 4.0 GPAs and get into their first choice colleges. It was refreshing to see that Justin didn't overemphasize and overdramatize the racism angle. I'll probably check out Annapolis and Tokyo Drift next.
Tokyo Drift will be hard, but I'll stomach it.
Talked with my Asian friend's younger brother and sister the other day (8 & 10 years old respectively), asked them if they knew who Bruce Lee was. They had no clue. Sad.
Bruce Lee has already become a fading memory. Another decade or so, no kids will know who he was.
Considering how much of a superstar Bruce Lee was, I can't help but think that Asian-American actors like John Lone, Russell Wong, Garret Wang, B.D. Wong, Phillip Rhee and DDK got no shot at immortality and will fade from peoples memories even faster.