Assalamualaikum n elo...
Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa...
an ancient Malay literature (that i first heard about it during my school years)...
and now,in 2011..the KRU Studio make this epic story into a movie...and i already eagerly waiting for it since the 1st time i heard about it...
i'm late too post about it~but i gonna share my point of view about this movie here~~
so i'm going to start from the very beginning~
the first time i heard about "Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa" movie...from newspaper i think, last month...when i read about it - "wow~it's a big budget movie from Malaysia...and it's KRU's...to be screened in 72 countries?"
a week or so after that, i watched the thriller in a cinema (while waiting for the movie...watching Shaolin at that time)..."WHOA~i really have to watch this movie~~~"
i'd waiting for it eagerly actually~hahaa~this is the 1st time ever i acting like this,waiting a Malaysian's movie excitedly...i never act like this before because i'm not a fan of local movie...dunno why,may be i can safely said here...i'm not a cinema person ^^
then...this month~on the last Friday~it's movie time~
yup2~it's great (far more better than typical Malaysian's movie)~and love the actions showed in this movie,the fighting scenes~^^
the acting is a bit...dunno seems odd to me but i like the languages so much~^^
i like the story, the screenplay, the plots (eventhough it's looked like being fast foward), the music~~
overall...personally, i'll give this movie 3.5 stars...
i know, some of the rating give this movie a really low rating...but all about personal view (i think)...but as Malaysian, i'm proud with this movie~
hope that there will be more film like this from Malaysia~
this is really one of "Malaysia Boleh"
this is my favorite lines in the movie,a pantun...found it in one of the article in Utusan Malaysia...
Sampai masa tibanya waktu,
Redup hati kaum berdua,
Bila dua jasad menjadi satu,
the synopsis [from TheBestFilm.net]:
"Based loosely on the 16th century historical document entitled ‘The Malay Annals’, ‘The Chronicles of Merong Mahawangsa’ is an action-packed epic feature film, with mythical characters, magical moments and dazzling visual-effects sequences. Merong Mahawangsa was a descendant of Alexander the Great, a renowned naval captain and traveler who came to Asia several hundred years ago.
The year is 120 AD… a time when the Roman Empire is at the height of its power, during the reign of Hadrian – one of the Five Good Emperors. Meanwhile in China, the Han Dynasty is firmly cemented as the ruling empire and is expanding into Central Asia… one hundred years before the period of the Three Kingdoms. As the Roman fleet did their repairs and traded in Goa, they asked Merong Mahawangsa to escort a Roman prince to Southeast Asia, to wed a beautiful Chinese princess from the Han Dynasty. The Chinese princess and the Roman prince are supposed to meet halfway and be married on neutral grounds.
However, the pirate nation of Geruda had other plans. They decided to kidnap the Chinese princess and use her as ransom. En route to the Straits of Melaka, Merong Mahawangsa’s fleet was attacked by Geruda’s forces while stopping at a small island to replenish supplies.
Will Merong Mahawangsa be able to rescue the Princess and re-unite her with her betrothed in a marriage that is set to bring together two great civilizations from the East and West ?"what will happen next?
i recommended you to watch this movie yourselves~
XOXO - hmm...i'm more into this kind of movie~