Tuesday, July 5

Death of the elusive malay movie

Really sorry excuse for a movie
So I was planning to watch The Apprentice Sunday night. Sat in front of the tv, took the remote and switched to TV3. And what do I see? A bunch of teens screaming and crying and hugging one another. What tha? Oh, then I remembered that it was the channel’s anniversary so they were showing some movies during the week. But what horrible movie could this be? After five minutes, I was pissed. All they were doing were screaming and crying and crying and screaming and more and more of the same high-pitched, hiccuped-with-crying screaming. If this is all it takes to be a director, heck, even I can come up with a movie.

So I thought, ok, maybe The Apprentice is gonna be delayed a bit. It’s okay. We can watch Friends on the other channel. After Friends ended, I switched back to TV3 and guess what? More screaming and crying and crying and screaming. Let’s watch how this movie ends, was my great suggestion to hubby. He (un)willingly(?) agreed. So we watched. And in the next few minutes I had a clearer picture of what was going on.

They were lost in the jungle.
Screaming and crying and crying and screaming.
They split up.
Screaming and crying and crying and screaming.
One group lost a member.
Screaming and crying and crying and screaming.
They re-group.
Screaming and crying and crying and screaming.
They look for lost member.
Screaming and crying and crying and screaming.
They find lost member only to lose another one.
Screaming and crying and crying and screaming.
They split up.
Screaming and crying and crying and screaming.
They find lost member.
Screaming and crying and crying and screaming.
The decide to split up (again!)
Screaming and crying and crying and screaming.
They meet up at old haunted house.
Screaming and crying and crying and screaming.
They decide to stay the night!
Screaming and crying and crying and screaming.
They decide it’s a bad idea after all.
Screaming and crying and crying and screaming.
They run for help.
Screaming and crying and crying and screaming.
Its all a stupid dream and the girl wakes up.
Everything is fine.
They go on with their camping trip.
Girl who had dream realises her bad dream is actually happening.
Screaming and crying and crying and screaming.
Movie ends with a fizzle.

We were both screaming and crying and crying and screaming at the pitiful death of Malay movies.

2 comments:

Metria said...

Hahaha I know what movie you mean! It drove me nuts after 5 minutes. I think Malay movies from the 80s were much better. For some reason Mekanik and Azura come to mind. And of course, the "Tiada Esok Bagimu" kind of movies!

mudslinger said...

i know. i remember watching the 'esok' movies when i was a kid. and i watched them umpteen times too.
shows how times have changed.
;)