Why “Turning Red” is seen to be unrelatable?
Oscar-winning director’s movie tagged as “movie for a narrow audience“!
Disney Pixar’s new movie “Turning Red” was premiered at the El Captain Theatre in Hollywood on March 1.
Film director Domee Shi, an Oscar-winning Asian Director, has brought to the world the story of Meilin( performed by Rosalie Chiang), who is a 13-year-old Chinese- Canadian girl. She turns into a red panda whenever she gets too excited. This makes her life upside down.
The film is getting many reviews around the world but the most striking of all is the review by CinemaBlend’s managing director, Sean O’Connell, in which he says that he was not able to connect with the film.
Sean writes in his review” By rooting “Turning Red” very specifically in the Asian community of Toronto, the film legitimately feels like it was made for Domee Shi’s friends and family members. Which is fine but also, a tad limiting in its scope”.
He also wrote in one of his tweets” Some Pixar films are made for universal audiences. “Turning Red” is not. The target audience for this one feels very specific and very narrow. If you are in it, this might work very well for you. I am not in it. This was exhausting.”
Soon after, the tweet was called offline and an apology was made for the same.
The cast of the film also came forward to defend the film saying it is “universal“.
Domee Shi too was not agreed with the review and said this film is a love letter to puberty and a love letter to Toronto.
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