Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Misteri Jalan Lama

Watched Misteri Jalan Lama at Sunway Pyramid yesterday. What i can say about the movie experience is that the popcorn in TGV is awesome! Heheh.

So I went with very careful expectations. (Note : Careful, not low). Because it is an Afdlin Shauki movie. Correct me if i am wrong, but this is his first horror/mystery movie. Hence, the nervous energy. 

What i thought didn't work in the acting was the awkward BM. This might be the director's choice, because i have seen Que and Hans Isaac act before with natural conversational BM. 

The slow pacing didn't work either. It was established that Que's character has some sort of special power and we could guess right from the first 10 minutes of the movie who he was (trying not to spoil the ending for you guys).  Also, after establishing that the brothers are not close, the plot just didn't move much from there onwards until later on. 

Some quirky jokes worked, but most didn't. For me at least.

Some issues were unresolved. What happened to Hans at the end? Did he solve the money issue he has with the Bookie? (Namron) How did he get back to KL? Did he get back his car?. I thought that these issue could've been resolved by including the bad guys more in the chase in the forest with all the monsters. At least that would provide an oppoturnity to resolve the plot.

The choice of costume did not work for me either. Some of the audience laughed when they saw the King wearing medieval King Richardesque armour. It just does not fit with the Nian (short for Bunian) image that the audience had in mind, i think. It feels very alien and out of place. Also, Vanida Imran is already pretty. She did not have to put the make up on.

CGI was tacky. To me, good CGI is like acting. You don't get caught doing it.

Having said that, there were very positive things about the movie. I liked the fact that Namron played a straight bad guy. That character could've easily been played like a retard by some other actor. That is plain good acting. Non-obvious choices.

Also, the choice of locations were great and i can see so much effort being put in the set. The props were very detailed. If you haven't seen it yet, notice the scrap book that Hans was flipping through and how the newspaper cutting was properly organized for good news, and as he flip through, he finds unhappy news which were not as organized. Attention to details.

Although i mentioned earlier that there were unresolved plot issues, i still think that at least, Afdlin and Christina had the intention to have a plot and move it. Unlike some other movie who did not even bother to have a decent plot line.

I walked out not feeling angry. but rather i felt that it was a rather good effort, production wise.

Nice try, Adflin. 


oakleyses said...

nike outlet, polo ralph lauren outlet online, tory burch outlet, nike air max, uggs on sale, air max, longchamp pas cher, burberry pas cher, nike free, gucci handbags, prada handbags, ray ban sunglasses, oakley sunglasses wholesale, louis vuitton outlet, jordan pas cher, louboutin pas cher, ray ban sunglasses, nike air max, longchamp outlet, ugg boots, nike free run, sac longchamp pas cher, replica watches, christian louboutin outlet, christian louboutin shoes, replica watches, chanel handbags, ugg boots, louis vuitton, oakley sunglasses, longchamp outlet, polo outlet, tiffany and co, jordan shoes, louis vuitton outlet, christian louboutin, oakley sunglasses, louis vuitton, louis vuitton outlet, ray ban sunglasses, oakley sunglasses, michael kors pas cher, christian louboutin uk, kate spade outlet, tiffany jewelry, cheap oakley sunglasses, longchamp outlet, prada outlet, nike roshe

oakleyses said...

abercrombie and fitch uk, michael kors, guess pas cher, sac vanessa bruno, michael kors outlet, polo lacoste, true religion outlet, hogan outlet, ray ban uk, michael kors outlet, mulberry uk, ralph lauren uk, coach purses, north face, hollister uk, nike air max uk, michael kors, ray ban pas cher, coach outlet, kate spade, converse pas cher, michael kors outlet, hollister pas cher, true religion outlet, true religion jeans, michael kors outlet online, replica handbags, north face uk, nike blazer pas cher, true religion outlet, nike air force, lululemon canada, sac hermes, nike air max uk, uggs outlet, michael kors outlet online, coach outlet store online, uggs outlet, nike free uk, michael kors outlet online, nike tn, nike air max, burberry handbags, michael kors outlet online, new balance, nike roshe run uk, burberry outlet, oakley pas cher

oakleyses said...

chi flat iron, p90x workout, wedding dresses, oakley, herve leger, mac cosmetics, timberland boots, gucci, reebok outlet, hollister, hollister clothing, north face outlet, valentino shoes, north face outlet, babyliss, abercrombie and fitch, nike trainers uk, lululemon, vans outlet, nike roshe run, nike huaraches, ray ban, giuseppe zanotti outlet, mont blanc pens, ralph lauren, longchamp uk, baseball bats, bottega veneta, insanity workout, beats by dre, nike air max, nfl jerseys, mcm handbags, converse, hollister, ghd hair, iphone cases, hermes belt, soccer jerseys, jimmy choo outlet, new balance shoes, louboutin, nike air max, vans, celine handbags, instyler, asics running shoes, ferragamo shoes, soccer shoes, converse outlet

oakleyses said...

supra shoes, louis vuitton, doudoune moncler, hollister, links of london, moncler outlet, pandora jewelry, canada goose, pandora uk, ugg uk, canada goose outlet, pandora jewelry, swarovski crystal, ugg, canada goose, thomas sabo, toms shoes, ugg,uggs,uggs canada, moncler uk, pandora charms, moncler, moncler outlet, marc jacobs, louis vuitton, wedding dresses, coach outlet, ugg pas cher, canada goose outlet, lancel, canada goose jackets, moncler, canada goose outlet, juicy couture outlet, moncler, moncler, louis vuitton, barbour uk, canada goose uk, replica watches, juicy couture outlet, canada goose, louis vuitton, karen millen uk, montre pas cher, swarovski, louis vuitton, ugg,ugg australia,ugg italia, barbour