Thursday, April 19, 2007

Exam Season!

Yes, how fast time has been going. It's that time of the semester again. EXAM! The first paper, Material and Building Technology II was on last Monday morning (April 17th) and hmm... pretty okay. And of course some bantai2 for sure. And after that...

Farah wanted to go to the digital mall to get her laptop repaired. So I took the chance to change my notebook's adapter because Farah bought the wrong one when I ordered from her a couple of weeks ago. Also on board were Faeez, Shafiz and Ainul.

After Digital Mall, we decided to go... watching movie! Okay okay, I know it's the exam week, but the next paper is on Wednesday, so we have another day left to do our revision. Or so we thought. So we drove to One Utama and watch... Jangan Pandang Belakang, which u know, the latest in the string of local horror+thriller flicks this year, after Syaitan, Chermin and Puaka Tebing Biru. And before the movie starts, there's trailers for Waris Jari Hantu and Zombi Kampung Pisang (which is not really horror, but rather stupidish). Well, about the movie... I hate to admit that it's pretty scary. Or maybe more than "pretty". I mean, I got my hands on my face for like 60% of the runtime. Sometimes it's not really scary, but rather "torturing" because it plays with suspense and a WHOLE LOT of sound effects. The whole cinema was VIBRATING because of the extremely loud sound effects.



For the story itself, I have to say it's just mediocre. It's not complicated like those Shuhaimi's Pontianak series (thank God), the plot is direct without any big mystery, twist and turns. I think if not for the camera techniques, sound effects and stellar performance by some of the cast (Intan Ladyana sucks hard by the way), Jangan Pandang Belakang will be nothing more than just a Prof. Madya Razak cliche ridden type of horror movie. Another thing, this production looks REALLY cheap. I mean, the picture quality, props and stuff, can you please do some colour grading next time? It can turn a very ordinary scene looks outstanding in the movie. Look at how beautiful those kampung houses in Cinta turned out.

11 comments:

ChikaDior said...

color grading tu kan..
ko cakap cam buat scene filem ni leh edit2 pakai photoshop lak.
muahaha
and by the way..
aku tgh gila wat vector art ni.
yehuuuuuuu
:p

Adian said...

eh, memang colour grading tu wujud la. tu la yg watkan banyak citer2 hantu jepun jadi kebiru-biruan, barula ade feel. cantik pun cantik gak.

wah! vector art! nk tgk!

Anonymous said...

ahak!!adian cover muka ngan kotak popcorn!!! tahniah.....akhirnya anda berjaya buktikan anda tuh manusia biasa!!ngiahaha!!

~fara d

Adian said...

abih tu hang ingat aku ni alien ke ape?

Anonymous said...

owh...bkn alien yer?!ngeh ngeh ngeh
~fara d

ChikaDior said...

aku ingatkan adian bai roti yang gagah lagi kental. MUAHAHAHA!! tak gitu fara?

fara-D said...

eh? a'ah la...BAI ROOOOTIIII!!!! XP

fara-D said...

DAH ABES DAH ABES DAH ABES!!!XM DAH ABES!!!!

ChikaDior said...

exam abes, tp keje tak abes2...
woit adian..! cepat bangun! tdo tergolek kat 'CLUBBING'.

Anonymous said...

pretty scary lah dat movie but u can expect what happened next when I'm watching dat movie. I think Intan Ladyana is jux another pretty face, her acting so wooden. Ain't she gain anything from Tipah Tertipu? Neway, best gak baca ur blog.

Adian said...

Tipah Tertipu where she acted for like the last 5 minute of it? I doubt if she ever learn something. Hehe. I don't know, feel like she really wasted the golden opportunity she had in the movie. Jangan Pandang Belakang is such a hit, should be a breakout for her. I know it's hard to act, but lots of other actress make it look so easy. It's either she don't really try, or like u said, just another pretty face without talent.

Hey, thx for reading anyway.

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