As more Asian faces star in American entertainment projects, they communicate an important message to everyone watching: Asian Americans are capable of playing any role -- not just on camera, but also in life.
Anger is a complex emotion. It can help us survive (the infant fought off the assailant with her bare baby hands!); it can lead us towards justice (no justice, no peace!); it can make us sick (after years of incarceration, now cancer). So it's only fitting that a play titled Twelve Angry Men.
One of the cornerstones of comedy is watching stupid people doing stupid things. However, watching supposedly smart people doing stupid things can be exasperating, which is what we find in the feature films of director Seth Gordon.
The stereotype of the socially inept, meek Asian-American is one that needs changing. That ultimately requires Asian-Americans to challenge themselves --- and society at large -- to rethink the place of Asian-Americans in our society.
What we're seeing is a Dreamworks cartoon that had one of the lower opening weekends in recent history but had among the bigger second weekends ever for the studio. That, ladies and gentlemen, is what legs are.