Thursday, February 08, 2007

Puaka punya review...literally!

Arini nak review sikit Puaka Tebing Biru.

It was long, it was draggy, they didn't seem to have a clue how to edit it, and the horrific thing yang Umie Aida becomes, resembles Jim Carrey from The Mask, except with a fteish for toes.

Eeeeewww!!!

Entahlah...seriously I did put a lot of expectation in Osman Ali's work sebab aku tau hasil kerja dia. But I suppose sebab ni first full length feature film dia so ok ler....aku nak kriitik pepanjang...rasa tak adil lak.

Sebab walaupun aku rasa lemau sikit (banyak actually kecuali cinematography jer ok), tapi ada colleague aku si Aqidah kata dia tiga ari tiga malam mengigil takut nak berak kencing dan sebagainya sebab teringat pilem tu (of course she is alos prone to exaggeration)

So instead of a direct review as promised, aku akan go on my famous lists of why you should watch and why you shouldnt watch the movie.

Remember this is not a comprehensive list. Pepandai ler korang tengok sendiri dan nilaikan.

10 Why you SHOULDN'T watch Puaka Tebing Biru
1. Kalau ko pernah tonton Nang Nak - too many resemblances, except Nang Nak was good. In other words... no originality. Even hantu dia pun ala ala Ju On meets Nang Nak and a touch of The Ring.
2. Plot banyak lobang - cam si Umie punya character. Nama kawan baik tapi scare Nasha punya character half to death...pastu bila jumpa hanya bagitau Nasha minta restu ibu dia....er....wasn't she going to do that before you scared the shit out of her. Korang tengok paham ler.
3. Character development zero. Ko tak rasa persahabatan antara Umi dan Nasha (art imitates life ke?) Character Fahrin lak cam beriyaelak kawin tetiba love sampai mati katanya. Keji....suka ati jer tuko jalan cita
4. Continuity dan realism takde langsung. Dok apartment mewah ala penthouse gitu, tapi ada loteng beratap zink, Jalan nak balik ke rumah Nasha yang ala ala KL Sentral lak ikut jalan utan ala Kenny Hills (memang Kenny Hills pun kata Gaya). And shall we mention laptop sponsor yang di pakai Nasha hanya nak taip se ayat dua yang takyah caj berapa lama pun leh tahan battery dia?
5. Costume direction cam $%^&*. Rumah usang nak mampos bertahun tinggalkan tapi perkakas semua lengkap ok! Amik ko...make up effects failed big time sebab nampak cam Halloween lak. And I mean Toys R' Us punya Halloween ok.
6. Apa watak si Corinne Adrienne tuh? No character developement tapi nak banyakkan watak nak complicate kan lak. In that vein...there were unnecessary characters that took too much space, and could have been used for more development. By the way, she is the worst in the movie, as her acting is as good as watching a stationary object. About the same quotient of emotion.
7. Trying to be too artsy at the wrong time. Most of the scenes were well shot and would have made for a nice coffee table book...but they didn't contribute to the movie.
8. Someone forgot to edit it! Filem tu bertahan selama 2 jam dan 7 minit. Itupun aku dengar meka da potong 40 minit. Keji ok....ko ingat epik??? Then treat it like one ler...
9. Pretencious. Makes you think kononnya, but in more ways than one, it was a n-brainer. In fact if you actually thought about it, you would have laughed your head off.
10. If you're looking for a horror...this is not it. Hardly in fact. Too much drama...too little horror.


10 reasons why you SHOULD watch Puaka Tebing Biru
1. If you like watching Fahrin topless and bathing in what almost seems like slow motion but isn't. A tad too cheesy and semi-porno for me. (in other words, if you like men)
2. If you like watching women hug and tough each other in what seems seriously lesbian (rasanya tu ler tujuan meka wujudkan watak Corinne yang muncul tetiba) (in other words if you like women)
3. If you like watching Fahrin getting jiggy with Umie Aida (if you like straight relationships)
4. If you have a fetish for toes (yuck! though I know some wouldn't mind biting at Fahrin's toes)
5. If you don't really care about logic.
6. Small dirty kids terrify you, as do dirty unashed and unkempt women who seem to place a lot of emphasis on hair care. (your money's worth la masa tuh)
7. If you like Jim Carrey masa dia berlakon The Mask. She looks more or less like that....except I think The Mask was more scary.
8. Kalau selama ni ko ingin bercuti ke Pulau Pangkor dan tak kesempatan tapi sanggup bergembira ngan pemandangan yang ditunjukkan.
9. If you love Nasha Aziz and Sharifah Amani (and a little bit of Fahrin) like I do. By the way, tuk aku, Nasha dan Wan Maimunah paling meletop dalam filem ni. Yang lain average to bloody papan.
10. If you have RM10 to spare, and you really want to do something to support the Malaysian film industry.

Ok so the reasons weren't all that great...but then again neither was the movie overall. I would say it's a waste of money to even watch....and yes, kalau ada sapa nak carut "but you don't pay", I do, because kalau aku suka movie tuh, aku akan tengok sekali lagik or more depending on how much I like it where Iwill pay for the ticket to support it.

But don't take my word for it...tengok la kalao nak gamble korang on whether you guys will like it or not.

Apapun...poster lebih menakutkan daripada the actual film...pada meka yang kecut sikit tengok fiem horror...dan cepat pengsan dan melatah....this is the movie for you. Too mild for me.
Just a little bit of extra info pada yang nak tau, here's the credit and cast list untuk Puaka Tebing Biru.

TENAGA PRODUKSI PENERBIT : Tayangan Unggul Sdn Bhd
PENERBIT EKSEKUTIF KANAN : Gayatri Su-Lin Pillai
PENERBIT PENYELARAS : Haznil Izham Ismail
PENGURUS PRODUKSI : Zulkifli Ibrahim
PENGARAH / CERITA ASAL / LAKON LAYAR : Osman Ali
PENOLONG PENGARAH : Nor Zahirah Abd. Rahman, Pauline Tay Siew Lian
PENGARAH FOTOGRAFI : Khalid Zakaria
PENATA RIAS : Mohd. Zaini Abd. Rahman
PENGARAH SENI : Nazrul Asraff

Nasha Aziz - Ratna
Umie Aida - Ayu
Fahrin Ahmad - Mohsin
Sharifah Amani - Atilia
Wan Maimunah - Mak Esah
Mislina Mustaffa - Ara
Alisa - Ika
Corinne Adrienne - Anita

Apapun, I'd like to thank Gaya (ampun mencarut), Anita (love you babe...) and the rest of the Tayangan Unggul family for the invitation and the opportunity to blog.

Walaupun mencarut, aku harap ni diterima sebagai kritikan yang honest as honest can be ya.

Apapun, am looking forward to Osman's next movie hoping it'll be better. Apapun sebelum kita end entry ni, aku ada a little trivia untuk korang.

Tengok gambar kat bawah. Yang mana satu Umie Aida dalam Puaka Tebing Biru. That's easy isn't it...the one wearing poster colour and a bad wig....sheesh! I think Jim Carrey seriously lebih menakutkan.

Note : Untuk gambar-gambar babak dari Puaka Tebing Biru dan juga di sebalik tabir pembikinan Puaka Tebing Biru, click HERE!

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