|"Kill me. I cannot live with the shame of having starred in this movie."|
Just caught The Final Destination at Cathay Cineleisure and I thought about this derivative crap I watched a year or two ago. If you missed Helfi CH Kardit's previous Lantai 13 (2007), this is your chance to watch an Indon horror-thriller not directed by Rudi Soedjarwo and associates.
|Death by volleyball net.|
Don't get your hopes up - it ain't a good movie. Within 15 minutes, any self-respectin horror-thriller fan will scream "remake". Sadly, that's precisely what it is. Havin gotten that out of the way, the film becomes easier to enjoy. However the lack of any original content puts the film among one of the most inconsequential movies you'll ever see in your life. With its pop-rock feel, I would've expected some savin grace. It has a good openin sequence and its tech aspects aren't too embarrassin. There's the wonderful opportunity to invent the latest, most interestin ways for someone to die, as you would any Final Destination rip-off. Fat chance. The only non-generic gruesome death sequence involves a volleyball net; and even that wasn't very good.
Is it so difficult to film new ways of dyin horribly? I could think of a few. Chokin on taufufa with a syphilitic whore suckin on your knob. Bein impaled by a dildo-shaped USB pen drive. Or a USB pen drive-shaped dildo. How about the syphilitic whore forcin the USB drive through the eye of your knob, post-coitus? Fuck me I'm a genius. How do I send this to Spielberg?
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Lead actress Keira Shabira doesn't really impress me, Arabian-Sundanese blood or not (supposed to spawn very beautiful people). Some of the male cast in this movie are also quite terrible. Might even make you laugh out loud. If only the pretty Nadila Ernesta (Hantu Jembatan Ancol, Kereta Hantu Manggarai) was given a bigger role, this might have worked on sex appeal. I suppose the biggest letdown here is the cast. Most of them are new and can't really act, and only half of them look good for the screen.
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Wouldn't recommend this to anyone because it's a completely forgettable film with few advantages. At least Kereta Hantu Manggarai (2008) had girls in skimpy outfits!★