Potret Mistik

Tonight while doing some coding work, I turned on the TV and the satellite decoder was tuned to Astro Kirana. Since it is an old movie that I have never watched before, I decided to go along just to see what it is all about. As a matter of fact, I started writing this post at the last moment of the movie.

The movie is titled “Potret Mistik”, a production by Metrowealth Movies production and directed by A. Razak Mohaideen.

It is one of the dumbest movie that I have ever watched, and I am thankful I didn’t go watch it at the cinemas when it was released in 2005. The movie is filled with dumb and repetitive dialogs, and the chasing scenes are really dull and not exciting. What I am looking for is the thrill and suspense on what will appear in the next screen, not an old schizophrenic maid who chases people with a butcher knife. I mean, come on… the artist who were chased is a strong guy and he can at any time run faster than the old lady. It’s a different thing if you can really feel his fear, though. Most of the time in the movie, I was laughing and didn’t really see the point. I didn’t know what the director wanted me to feel – sorry? scared? amused?

I am one of the supporters of the Malaysian movie industry but these type of movie really make me think twice before booking another ticket for a Malaysian movie. Of course, I like all of the movies made by Yasmin Ahmad. I am starting to feel that my better half is right for not wanting to go along with me when I wanted to watch a Malaysian movie.

Among other movies that I still haven’t watch:

  • Waris Jari Hantu
  • Jangan Pandang Belakang

What about you? What do you think of Malaysian movies in general?


4 thoughts on “Potret Mistik”

  1. I don’t go to the movies very often so I take care to watch only the good ones. I took a risk and bought tickets to see Mukhsein by Yasmin Ahmad. I didn’t regret it for a moment. I think the movie is brilliant in the sense that it was able to touch, but not manipulate, my emotions. Yasmin Ahmad has shown us that able direction and the correct casting of genuine actors is more important than roping in the big-name actor or actress of the year and having a big budget.

  2. Indeed. She managed to touch many minds with her movies with her undeniable straightforward and brave story lines. Her movies is not about glamor, not about fame, but mostly about the truth and about life. Even my European friends love the movie and said they had a feeling inside after watching them especially Gubra. I am looking forward for the next movie – Muallaf.

    By the way the same morning I caught a glimpse at Mistik – a totally unrelated story also by the same director, production house, and lead actor. Unsurprisingly it’s the same garbage.

  3. Dude, I even surprised you’ve watched up to “an old schizophrenic maid who chases people with a butcher knife” scene. I wouldn’t last up to the opening credits for that movie.
    BTW, this is the first time I leave a comment on your blog. Woot!!

  4. Haha Mahzan. Well I was coding on the bed, and was too lazy to go downstairs to go change the channel (my Astro decoder is downstairs and the TV in my room is tuned to Astro).

    Thanks for visiting dude, come again. Everyone is welcome here 😉

Comments are closed.