Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Merantau Warrior (2008)


A potent blend of full-throttle, adrenaline rush of action with Indonesian martial arts, Merantau tells the tale of Yuda, who follows his family tradition of transitioning from adolescence to manhood through experience & success, only to find himself being chased in the underworld of human trafficking after he saved a girl from her abusive boss. Featuring a decent story & fair performances yet stylishly directed, effectively paced & wonderfully choreographedHe play better than Tony Jaa. He can fight and amazingly can act. Very well. He make a debut acting with great charisma and camera just loves him so much. The technical side is great. The lighting was good, sound effect and music score was great, editing was quite good. Slow for drama and really fast for fighting scene. But, i really like the cinematography. It's just, GREAT.

All the fighting scheme, supporting casts, location, technicalities...this movie is surely one helluva fresh breeze into Indonesian Cinema. I was literally stunned and amazed by especially the actions and plot this movie had brought. The spirit of Nationalism, Humanism and Martial Artistry is carried out at its best!! Can't believe my own two hands when I clapped them together with the whole theater last night...

Surely, one step toward a better cinema for Indonesia..

Merantau Warrior (2008)


§  Movie: Merantau Warrior / Merantau
§  Director: Gareth Evans
§  Cast: Iko Uwais, Christine Hakim, Alex Abbad & Donny Alamsyah
§  Release Date: October 6, 2008 (Indonesia)
§  Runtime: 106 min.
§  Language: Indonesian
§  Country: Indonesia
§  IMDb Ratings: 6.7/10


In Minangkabau, West Sumatera, Yuda a skilled practitioner of Silat Harimau is in the final preparations to begin his "Merantau," a century's old rites-of-passage to be carried out by the community's young men that will see him leave the comforts of his idyllic farming village and make a name for himself in the bustling city of Jakarta. After a series of setbacks leave Yuda homeless and uncertain about his new future, a chance encounter results in him defending the orphaned Astri from becoming the latest victim of a European human trafficking ring led by the wildly psychotic Ratger and his right-hand man Lars. With Ratger injured in the melee and seeking both his "merchandise" and bloody retribution, Yuda's introduction to this bustling city is a baptism of fire as he is forced to go on the run with Astri and her younger brother Adit. With escape seemingly beyond their grasp, Yuda has no choice but to face his attackers in an adrenaline charged, jaw-dropping finale.


Merantau Warrior (2008)

Merantau Warrior (2008)

Merantau Warrior (2008)



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