[Review] Java Heat: Culture Display in Modern Way
The first time when my mate as Publicist invited me to attend pre-screening Java Heat, i didn’t really know about this movie. I just ever read Java Heat via twitter at a glance. Then, i read synopsis from 21cineplex and also watched the trailer.
|Pre-screening Java Heat|
This movie is about Malik (Mickey Rourke) who want to get classic and valuable jewel of Princess Sultana (Atiqah Hasiholan). Jake (Kellan Lutz), ex-navy from USA came to Yogyakarta to arrest Malik. But, he had been investigated by Letnan Hashim (Ario Bayu). Since, he is the man who have last conversation with Princess Sultana before the bomb accident happened. In the mean time, Jake and Letnan Hashim collaborate to arrest Malik, because Letnan Hashim’s family is catched by Malik.
The first reason why I love this action movie, because it was produced by Indonesian. Both of crew or cast. Some people said “It is Hollywood movie which only take shots in Indonesia. Director, producer and core crew from Hollywood”. But, according to Verdi Solaiman, “It also Indonesian movie. All crew and cast is mixed between Hollywood and Indonesia. Many of top Indonesian Filmmaker have a role in this movie production”. Really proud to Indonesian filmmaker who always try to produce high quality movie.
I recommend all of you to watch this movie in cinema. Why? Because this movie has great sound that you have to enjoy clearly. And also, Yogyakarta beauty scenery such as Borobudur, Taman Sari, etc is one of the reason why I enjoy Java Heat. You won’t feel bored in Cinema, since the action was awesome. The way the car crushing, the way the gun shooting, the way blood dripping will stimulate your eye to focus on the screen.
I personally think, this movie also great to be watched for foreigner who want to know about Indonesian Cultures. Conor Allyn as Director succeeded to show many cultures in this movie. Such as the way bathing the dead person, the way children kiss parent’s hand when gonna go to school, call “Mas” as brother’s calling, Pencak Silat as one of Indonesian martial, etc.
Java Heat isn’t movie which only stick to action, but also it has great storyline. Even ending of this movie is not high as i expected, but it still one of the movie that you have watch in Cinema. You can enjoy this movie since April 18th, 2013.
|With Director and Cast Java Heat|
It’s your chance to enjoy movie which Indonesian cast have great acting with Top Hollywood Actor such as Kellan Lutz (Twillight) and Mickey Rourke (Iron Man 2). For whoever thought “Indonesian movie is so so. Just horror movie with some sex scene, etc”. Please watch this movie. You won’t underestimate Indonesian movie after watch this movie. Even it’s collaborated by Hollywood.
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