Aloha the Movie More like A-NO-haLMNOLA
We've seen the movie posters around town. And maybe some of you have even made it as far as watching the trailer. But c'mon. We all know that hard truth: There's no way this movie can be good.
Actually yes-Asian people. We're not sure how you film a movie in Hawaii, set in Hawaii without including Asian Americans or actual Pacific Islanders in the cast, but director Cameron Crowe sure did. And people are pissed, particularly Guy Aoki, the head and co-founder of the Media Action Network for Asian Americans. He told KHON2, a Fox-affiliate network in Honolulu, about the cast credits, “Indian pedestrian, upscale Japanese tourist, upscale restaurant guest. I mean these are people who don’t even have names so you know that their parts are not gonna be very big."
If that's enough to ruffle some feathers, Native Hawaiians aren't happy with the movie either. Apparently when you take a meaningful word like "Aloha" and use it to name a shitty military rom-com, people get offended.
But all politics aside, this trailer was all the bad press it needed.