It is very rare for a movie riding on such a massive hype machine to actually deliver.
Asia is a broad region that has many nationalities, long-honored traditions, and a myriad of cultures and ethnicities.
In popular culture there are many stereotypes of what an Asian Bride should be.
Many men profess their love of the supposed purity and soft-spoken obedience of Asian women, not to mention the Asian bride’s storied beauty and grace, but this can be limiting and often not entirely accurate.
What does strike him as a little disconcerting are the two black servants, Walter (Marcus Henderson) and Georgina (Betty Gabriel). His understanding of horror tropes is bang-on, and he knows exactly how to ply them within his own take on the “everything seems right, but there’s something horribly wrong” scenario.
Right from the pre-opening credits scene when a black man is viciously abducted off a well-heeled suburban street, and into the ominous plantation lullaby being sung (which returns again over the movie’s end credits) as country trees blur by, then into a montage of Chris’s striking monochrome street images, you know you’re in the hands of a director oozing talent.