CINEPHILE: GHOST HOUSE, BAD GENIUS, THE BATTLESHIP ISLAND, ABANG LONG FADIL 2

September 14, 2017

Assalammualaikum..

I tried my best to enjoy my life before my school practicum ends by catching up the movies lined in the cinema and even few hours before I'm back to Seremban, I manage to steal some time to watch one of the movies below with my students.. So, these 4 was the latest movies that I had watched but I think some of them are not available in cinemas anymore.. Yeah, I'm always late on this matter but it's okay and let's just proceed to the review..  ๐Ÿ˜™


Note: I would only provide synopsis for the first and the third ones, as the other two could be considered as current hot-picks.
๐Ÿ“บ  Ghost House
                 Rotten Tomatoes (29%)        IMDb (4.6/10)
Synopsis: A couple from America came to Thailand for a vacation, and as they're making friends with another tourist, not realizing a trap was laid in front of them.. The girl was then possessed by a spirit named "watabe", whom was actually a Japanese woman whom died in a burning house, after watching his husband cheated on her.. 

Review: The rating given by the rotten tomatoes and IMDb might be low but would you believe me if I say, this is the only horror movie that manage to make me close the eyes throughout the screening hours..? Yes, the're flaws in the storyline, the ending was a bit in rush, but the ghost itself, "watabe", was da bomb..! Unlike the common ghost movies which practice loud background music to show the suspense element without the ghost and most of these movies would only reveal the ghost once, or twice, this movie reveals it's ghost in every night hours and yet it could scare me each time it appears, simply because they look so real, and if I could describe it in a word for you, it looks exactly to the malay common ghost that's known as "saka".. So yes, they manage to scare me with that realistic ghost.. ๐Ÿ˜ฐ

Self-Rating: ★★★★☆ 
I wanted to give it as 3 and a half but I couldn't find the half star .. I only wish that the ending / the storyline is expanded in a better way.. 
๐Ÿ“บBad Genius
Well, I know almost everyone had been talking about this movie, how lit it was till it manage to seduce me to gather the courage to enter the cinema by myself, without any companion..! Well, I tried to find a friend to watch this but oh well, I got left out in the end due to the hectic week.. 

Review: Thankfully, it's obviously one of the best 2017 movie as people had been talking about..! I love how they came out with such unexpected ways in cheating the test and as the matter of fact, they made money out of it..! Almost everything in the movie was a lit, except for the part where Lynn and Bank went to Autralia to take SAT and somehow, I think it's a bit slow and draggy.. They focused too much on the slow-mo till I got bored with it, wondering when would it end.. ๐Ÿ˜

Self-Rating: ★★★★☆
I would give solid 5 if the SAT part was not as draggy as I expected..
๐Ÿ“บThe Battleship Island
Synopis: Based on real life occasion of Japanese Colonial era, hundreds of Korean citizen were  forced to become the labour in an island.. The women were forced to become prostitute, serving the island lord and the workers, meanwhile the men were forced in mining, and some even dead due to the dangerous gaseous mining activities.. 

Review: For someone whom loves historical stories, this is one of the best movie I could suggest to you.. I'm not a fan of Korean historical drama, but for a movie, this is one of the amazing story.. However, you would have to give your total focus in it, or else, you might missed out some highlights of the story.. Oh, if you're a fan of So Ji-sub or Song Joong-ki, you could give this movie a chance.. They're part of the main character although the main focus was on how they release themselves from the island.. Well, a bit of history won't give you a harm, right..? ๐Ÿ˜‹

Self-Rating: ★★★★
๐Ÿ“บAbang Long Fadil 2
Review: This is the only Malay movie that manage to grab my attention to enter the cinema so far, as people had been so hyped out about this movie.. To be honest, I had quite a high expectation on this, but maybe it's just not meant for me.. Well, I do enjoy some of the jokes but somehow, some of the characters and jokes were too exaggerating, making it seems lame and it cause me to lose my interest in it.. So yeah, it's just not a lit movie for me..๐Ÿ˜ฌ

Self-Rating: ★★★
Again, I would love to add another half, simply because it's not that bad... ๐Ÿ˜„

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10 comments:

  1. Empat2 tak tgk lagi.. Huhuhu.. Tapi setakat nie bad genius memang dapat review yang best.. Movie korea tu pun sama..

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    1. Hee.. Both memang the best so far...

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  2. I have only watch Bad Genius. 5 stars for the Battleship Island, i think I should watch it too. Thanks for the reviews!

    ☆ Atheera ☆

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    1. Battleship Island is really a good movie... :D
      You're most welcome..! :D

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  3. I didn't get to watch any of the movie in your list yet. I really want to watch both Bad Genius and Battleship Island but since both aren't my kind of movie, I'm waiting for the download link to be available, haha.
    p/s : Long time no see Anis hee, as I've been away for quite some time now. I see that you've changed your theme, and honestly it suit your blog, the colour is rare and cute :)

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    1. I think bad genius is already available on the websites.. It's good to see you, Lya.. heheh.. And thank you..! <3

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  4. Nak tengok bad genius. Ada lagi ke eh kat cinema? Hahahahaha

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    1. Ade lagi rasanya kalau tak salah Anis.. hehe

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  5. As expected, all of the four im sure you'll rate The Battleship 5 stars! Oh my it was a very dramatic movie and the plot was also there, just nice to bring the thrill and satisfactions. Every second worth the penny :')

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    1. I know me well, Eyqa..! hahaha.. Agreed..! The film itself was da'bomb..

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