Midsommar

Perasaan baru pertama aku nonton film dengan genre thriller kayak Midsommar. Film ini berkisah tentang sekelompok anak muda yang mengunjungi sebuah masyarakat yang menganut adat tertentu bernama Harga di Swedia. Mereka ini berjumlah 6 orang, 4 orang Amerika (Dani, Christian, Josh, Mark) dan 2 orang dari Inggris (Simon dan Connie). Satu dari mereka yaitu Josh mengambil topik penelitian PhD terkait masyarakat Harga dengan pendekatan  antropologis di mana mensyaratkan berinteraksi langsung dengan objek (live-in). Dalam proses penelitian ini, Josh dibimbing oleh temannya yang asli daerah sini bernama Pelle.

Film ini diawali dengan pengalaman aneh yang dialami Dani di mana dia seolah dapat melihat dunia lain sebelum sampai di desa Harga ini. Sampai-sampai pacar Christian ini pingsan. Setibanya di desa Harga, mereka seolah tidak mendapati keanehan. Namun hal ganjil muncul pas mereka ikuti ritual tertentu (lupa saya namanya) di mana sesepuh desa setelah makan bersama diarak ke sebah tebing. Mereka berdua (seorang Bapak dan Ibu tua) terjun dari tebing yang tinggi. Ibu ini mati seketika sementara namun tidak dengan Bapak. Melihat lelaki tua ini sekarat, para pemuka adat membawa palu kayu besar dan ‘mengepruk’ kepala Bapak tua ini sampai mati. Pada anak muda yang ikut upacara ini seketika berteriak. Simon bahkan memaki-maki orang-orang Harga.

Pasca ritual ini, kejadian horor lebih muncul lagi. Setelah hilang secara misterius Simon, kemudian disusul dengan Mark yang mengencingi pohon leluhur warga sini dan disusul Josh. Sementara Connie pasca ritual horor ini meninggalkan lokasi dan setelah itu gak ada kabar lagi. Matinya Josh terjadi ketika dia memfoto kitab suci orang sini. Jenazah Josh dan Mark didapati Christian di sebuah kandang setelah Christian dipaksa menyetubuhi seorang perempuan muda Harga yang menyukainya. Singkat cerita Dani diangkat sebagai Ratu setelah memang kompetisi dengan para perempuan di sini dan Christian pacarnya dibakar sebagai tumbal beserta 8 orang lainnya.

Seperti genre, film ini meskipun bukan film hantu tapi gila serem banget. Oh ya, suku Harga seperti diangkat di film ini apakah betul-betul ada layak untuk dicari.

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That is a title of the playing movie. I watched last hours in CGV BEC. I give 9 of 10 rating for that film. As it’s title, it is about how to get something. The “thing” refers to someone. Then how interesting is it? Someone is daughter of a single parent, a father. She was lost contact misteriously. Her father then asked for help to the corp by phone. A detective namely Vick then run the job. She tracked it’s chronology detailly and professionally gave to Mr. Kim, Morgot’s father (a wanted girl), good service in handling the problem. Evidently the detective is suspected of this case. She designed this drama in order to her son not to be jailed after pushing Morgot to some cliff. Vick assumed that Morgot was died so only thing she could do was to make sure that everyone think that the girl was really dead.

A Puzzle

The good thing of the film is it’s puzzle is not easy to answer. Those were several suspect candidates : Morgot’s friend (more than one), detective Vick, Kim’s brother, and admitted old guy (then known as Vick’s conspiracy). This film is worth to watch.

Si Doel The Movie

Saturday night (4/8) after eating durian, my two friends and I watched a movie in Ciwalk. This movie began at 11 pm, so we waited for a half hour. We knew that this film would tell about love journey between Doel and his behalf : Zainab and Sarah before. As you know, all of us are men, no there was no romantic anymore :p

The beginning of this movie talking about Doel and Mandra that will goto the Netherlands attending Sarah’s causin, Hans. This guy said to Doel that he would be promised with a job, but it turns out a trap to make Doel and Sarah met. Doel knew his son after 12 years didn’t meet. As you know,  when Sarah leaved Doel, she was pregnant. Doel could’nt do anything because of his poverty. Finally, Doel married Zainab but he never divorce with Sarah.

Doel is a kind man, showing of a ideal betawinesse, but he has complex problem in life that make him strong. This film is worth to watch.

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Mission Impossible : Fallout

This movie is interesting with many thrilling actions. Ethan, Benji and Elsa still being main actors in this film. The mission is to get plutonium from the syndicate whose leader namely Lane. Plutonium is fuel to generate nuclear. The syndicate want to make create the new word by encouraging damages. “Peace rises after big destruction”, their idealism.

Walker a new agency sent to this mission obviously is in Lane side. He is the key whose remote to activate the bombs. After Ethan can stop him, bombs finally can be deactivated. The story is designed looks like intelligence missions with many secrets.

I give rating 8 of 10 for this film. The presence of Walker to be member of IMF agency rises strong presumption that he will broke Ethan’s mission, so finally knowing him in Lane’s is not surprising.

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How perfect Fahri is. I think there is no man in the world has a life like him. He is handsome, smart (lecturer of Edinburg then Oxford University), rich (boss of a minimart), and (very) kind. He is surrounded by many beautiful girls and incredibly they like him a lot. When he lost Aisha because of Gaza attack, there is Hulya subtitute her even just temporary because she is death after giving birth. Fahri and Aisha then reunite after long time Aisha spying him by being Fahri’s housemaid. I think it will be fool imagination if you want to be Fahri.

Luke Skywalker and The Last Jedi

Last afternoon I watched “The Last Jedi” in Senayan City XXI in the waiting to ticket to Bandung at 18 pm. The movie showed quite late because of many advertisements displayed before. In this brief note, I want to tell what I remember from the movie.

The main actors are Rey, Finn, Ben Solo, and Luke Skywalker. In the beginning, Rey comes to master Jedi, Luke Skywalker, to learn something from him. Luke refuses firstly but he then allow Rey to be his student. Luke looks some darkness from Rey and this close to what happen in Kylo Ren (Ben Solo). Luke uses old way in method and this makes Master Yoda dislike. Rey then meet gently to Ben and she is carried in throne of suprime leader of the darkness, Snoke. Incredibly, Snoke is murdered in light siber of Ben and then both (Rey and Ben) finish all of Snoke’s guards. In the end, they have no agreement about the future of the order.

Ben and Rey are head to head in a war. Without suprime leader, the dark side is in inbalance. Ben and another top chair (I forget with the name) are in competition leading their troops to attack Leia’s  where Rey is on her side. Because of Leia ship will be attacked by Ben’s troops and based on calculation it will be crash, one way Leia and his teammate must find the suitable solution. The solution found by Leia herself after spending long rest after first attack even one of the best driver (I forget with the name) recommend another way — finding a hidden place with small ship (it is difficult to be detected by the enemy).

Leia’s then hide in some cave but Ben not long find them. Suddently, Luke Skywalker is on Leia’s side. He fight Ben but it is not the real Luke, but just his shadow. The real Luke still in his residence, in some small island. The shadow shows Luke’s power that come from his contemplation (pertapaan). Luke then dies after the Leia’s meet Rey and then they go away to another place.