Thursday, June 13, 2024

The Tiger's Apprentice takes you on a complex yet simple journey of finding one self #entertainment #spon

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For us Asians, the zodiac animals are a big part of our lives. The year and month we were born dictates which zodiac animal we're aligned with. Our year's fortune or misfortune also depends on the year and our animals. So when I saw the trailer for The Tiger's Apprentice, I thought, OMG, this is so us. It has our culture, our beliefs, and the same feelings we sometimes have as Asians living in America. The Tiger's Apprentice is now available on DVD.

Check out the trailer:

THE TIGER’S APPRENTICE follows Chinese-American teenager Tom Lee (Brandon Soo Hoo), whose life changes forever when he discovers he is part of a long lineage of magical protectors known as the Guardians. With guidance from a mythical tiger named Hu (Henry Golding) and the other Zodiac animal warriors, Tom trains to take on an evil force (Michelle Yeoh) that threatens humanity.

Based on the popular children’s book series by Laurence Yep, THE TIGER’S APPRENTICE is packed full of talented Asian and half-Asian stars (Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, Lucy Liu, Sandra Oh, Bowen Yang, Greta Lee, Brandon Soo Hoo, and more) as voice actors. The story also artfully depicts the already awkward teenage years of trying to fit in, plus the added uniqueness of our Asian heritage which obviously, sometimes embarasses us as well. In our youth, it's all embarassing, however, as we get older, we do appreciate the uniqueness of our culture. I admit, I love how the movie portrays such authentic emotions and situations in an imaginative and mystical way.
The Tiger's Apprentice spoiler free review
Bonus features on digital or DVD:
- The Power of the 12
- The Tiger’s Troupe: The Epic Cast
- From Apprentice to Hero
- The Magic of Chinatown

I don't know...there's just something about The Tiger's Apprentice that I love. I think part of it is because it resonates with my heritage and the zodiac signs. The other part is that it totally mirrors how as Asian Americans, we do try to fit in and sometimes, we are embarassed of parts of our culture as youth. The Tiger's Apprentice really does well depicting these conflicting feelings. The storyline itself though, of course, also has loss and the development of character, selflessness and the makings of a hero. These are all factors that help one to fall in love with a movie.

The Tiger's Apprentice is a really fabulous family movie and in fact, our family watched it together and we had a lot of fun with the swag box that came along. My son LOVED the movie so much that, LOL, he literally wore his The Tiger's Apprentice hoodie on our travel day to guess where... (Overseas to Hong Kong). So I have to admit, The Tiger's Apprentice came out on DVD in perfect timing to introduce my children more to the Chinese culture. The Tiger's Apprentice is a fun watch with the family and I would recommend it if you enjoy funny, action-packed movies that teach great lessons.

Run Time: 84 minutes

Rating: PG

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Kimberley Asante said...[Reply]

I loved this movie. I am not Asian but have always been very interested in animal zodiac signs. I am happy to see the representation in this movie. And I am also a big fan of Michelle Yeoh. Thank you for sharing.

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