Have you ever wait for something to happen so long that when you actually get it, you almost cried when it became true? Yes! I almost cried watching HMM, the only Malay movie that I ever waited for so long though I reserved some doubts that its just CGI more than the movie itself. A standing ovation if I must say for I hereby am touched by the quality of our own movie that finally reach the par of its own.
No I am not going to say its like Hollywood movie, because then it will be just another Hollywood movie. Its a mixture of Hollywood (reminds me of 300BC/Troy) with a blend of Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon but a whole chunk of Thai effect that will be a splitting image of Queen Of Langkasuka (If you haven’t seen it, you should!!)
Every character played its part well, even Jehan Miskin whom usually not my fave actor expressed their emotion well even without dialog (that pretty much saves the day knowing how he’d usually act if there is oops….!!) Though I hoped that the character could well be explored its character more rather than full of fights only. Some of the scene were too little dialog to actually develop their own story well.
I salute the way it ends, and how it was represented that compliments everyone as the descendants of Merong after his death throughout the Nusantara. Though i wish that they could have preserved a little bit of Malay-ness and not just the Keris only as the remainings of Malay culture for Nusantara would not have been known as Malay Archipelago if it wasn’t because of it.
Thank you KRU for the dream once a 3 brothers rapper of the famously known Oh La La are now known as the brothers who made Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa a movie worth waiting & watching for! Tahniah!!