20 December 2017 | ikhwan_arif
Not Good Enough
I'm certain that fans of Yasmin Ahmad upvoted this movie simply because it's Yasmin Ahmad. But frankly, other than her commercials for Petronas, Yasmin Ahmad's film are an overrated mediocre entertainment at best.
This film is prime example. Being preachy is one thing but having it shoved to your faced is asphyxiating. The acting in this movie is so horrendous it is beyond embarrassing. Not one player does a suitable believable job. Harith Iskandar is as annoying as f#&k, and the rest is subpar.
And the script and dialogue? Cringeworthy at it's finest. Manglish is neither melodious nor sexy but just plain retarded and humiliating. You don't see other South East Asian countries doing this, with the exception of Singapore and even they find it embarrassing.
The editing is a mess. Scenes jump from one moment to another without a proper segue or anything to lead up to it. You're just suppose to accept that "things just happen suddenly" without rhyme or reason. The pacing is unbearably slow that you'd give up watching it 1/3 of the way, simply out of boredom.
So no, if this is the pinnacle of Malaysian film making, than I am glad that it is dying. I don't wish to inflict pain on others simply because "we have to support local industries."
Of the industry wants support, then they must provide a compelling reason for said support.
Must. Do. Better.