When it comes to what’s showing in Malaysian theaters, I’m still surprised that it took me a few weeks to pick up enough movies to write about, with new movies continuing to enter our theaters very slowly, usually with just one new movie. every week, unlike the big three or four new movies we had to pick during the pre-pandemic days.
It will likely take another six months or so, if not longer, to get back to the days when there was a lot to choose from in local theaters, but starting in December we’ll see some exciting new movies coming out, such as Spider-Man: No Way Home. , The King’s Man, The Matrix Resurrections, West Side Story, and Preset Sapu, which is Malaysia’s Oscar nomination next year.
But until that heap of excitement arrives, let’s take a look at what’s already here in Malaysian theaters right now. It took me a while to see them all, but finally, I did!
The latest film to hit local theaters is this second attempt at a Ghostbusters reboot (following the universal and dismal failure of 2016’s Ghostbusters: Answer The Call), which takes the form of a full-fledged sequel to the first two films. by Ghostbusters. the 80s.
Directed by Jason Reitman, son of Ivan Reitman (who directed both 1980s films), the film is like a transition from the old generation to the new, with the story literally reflecting this fact involving the grandchildren of ‘Egon. in the original) reprising the role of Grandpa and becoming a new Ghostbusters team in it, but this time not in New York City, but in a small town in the middle of nowhere.
Playing much like an Amblin movie set in the Ghostbusters universe, the three guys here are what will keep you glued to your seat and have you laughing on this delicious, nostalgic journey, with Logan Kim as the podcast flying without. effortlessly star every time. and Mckenna Grace as the film’s main character, Phoebe, just as easily carry the whole movie with her affable presence and charisma, and certainly converting plenty of new guys into the world of Ghostbusters, making this one a successful reboot.
No Time To Die
If you, like me, are just a casual fan of the Bond franchise, with only vague memories of recent films like Casino Royale, Skyfall, and Specter, all of which are tied together in a way that’s reminiscent of the MCU, don’t worry, because your fun of No Time To Die will not be hampered by these faint memories.
The final chapter in Daniel Craig’s era as Bond is, despite being utterly epic 163 minutes long, a highly entertaining action spy thread that encompasses everything you would expect from a movie. Bond, including unthinkable things like real feelings. !
Summing up the plot of a three-hour movie is obviously a futile exercise, so let’s just say it picks up exactly where Specter left off, following Bond and Dr. Madeleine Swann as they ride towards sunset and try to live happily ever after, with them trying to pick up the pieces after all that optimism is torn apart in the film’s second major action game.
When it comes to Bond films, I’d say it makes a lot of money (and huge sustainability) very fairly, thanks to director Cory Fukunaga’s skill in balancing the action of the story with the emotional demands and the very serious interpretations of the main actors.
Venom: Let There Be Carnage
It’s a bit trickier to write because while I was reasonably amused watching this big-budget superhero sequel, thanks to the lines between Eddie Brock and Venom (both played/voiced by Tom Hardy, in a strange and delicious performance). acting) and the amorous alchemy that eventually develops between the two (seriously, this follows the exact formula of your classic, typical romantic comedy in its narrative structure, right down to the rhythms of ‘breaking up’ and ‘catching up “), there are too many messy bits and pieces surrounding these two good things for me to even call it a good movie.
In short, the superhero parts here are never quite as good as the comedy parts, with much of the action still hampered by the sleazy CGI and plot mechanics surrounding the two sloppy movie villains in the game. best and at worst unconvincing, which makes this viewing a similar experience to watching your favorite actor have fun and immerse them in a shitty show, that’s all you need to know if this would be your cup. of tea or not.