If you guys follow me on Twitter, you’ll already know that I went to see The Internship, starring Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson, last night. It was a sweet movie, with messages about not giving up when the going gets tough. Groups of interns battled it out to win full time positions at Google, and I think it’s pretty obvious who’ll win the jobs. Vaughn, who played Billy, and Wilson, who played Nick, were teamed with the other rejects at the beginning. One of these rejects was Yo-Yo, a stereotypical Asian-American kid who had been home-schooled by his stereotypically oppressive Asian mother. I felt like Yo-Yo was just there to provide the laughs, with his eyebrow-plucking as self-punishment for little things that went wrong. It seems that in movies, Asians are often portrayed as nerds, like in Mean Girls, where one of the cliques is the Asian nerds. Mr Chetty, the head of the internship program, was shown at the beginning to be a man with no sense of humour, and seemed to hate Billy and Nick. His character 180 at the end didn’t seem realistic, and his change in character was too abrupt.
Favourite line: Yo-Yo: Did you guys just see me grow some balls? They were down to my ankles.
Favourite scene: I think it would have to be the Muggle Quidditch game. The guy who played the Golden Snitch was hilarious.