movie trailer screen cap madness

Well, with Spider-Man 3 and Shrek 3 making a bajillion dollars at the box office, I guess the summer movie season is upon us. Here's a look at some Asian folks who have popped up in recent movie trailers...

That's Chow Yun Fat looking extra mean and badass as Captain Sao Feng in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. Probably the next movie in line to make a bajillion dollars.

Here we have Ken Jeong getting an eyeful as the doctor delivering Katherine Heigl's baby in the comedy Knocked Up.

Maggie Q, looking pretty and villanous in in the trailer for Live Free or Die Hard.

This one's a doozy. That's Rob Schneider playing some kind of weird Asian rabbi in I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry. Now, as much as we don't want to admit it, Schneider is actually Asian American. His mother is Filipino, and he was a presenter last week at the Asian Excellence Awards. But here, he is clearly made to look more Asian. So, does it count as yellowface if Rob Schneider is doing the yellowfacing?

That's super-gigantic Chinese basketball player Sun Ming Ming kicking Chris Tucker's ass in the trailer for Rush Hour 3. This movie looks baaad. There's a short video clip of the scene here.

Veteran actor James Hong in the ping pong comedy Balls of Fury. This one looks like a disaster, a crazy diarrhea explosion of cinmeatic Asian kitsch. It also features a bunch of Asian folks like Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Jason Scott Lee, and Masi Oka. Maggie Q's in this one too. I am not looking forward to this movie.

Caught a brief glimpse of T.V. Carpio in the trailer for Across the Universe, a musical featuring songs by the Beatles.

Here we've got Francois Chau (Dr. Martin Candle on Lost) holding Christian Bale captive in a Vietnamese POW camp in the drama Rescue Dawn, directed by Werner Herzog.

Finally, we've got Apu in the The Simpsons Movie. (Sorry, couldn't help myself.)

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