The Malay Chronicles : Bloodlines Review – Review Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa
I must admit that I cannot wait to see this brand new film made in my homecountry, Malaysia. Since watching the Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa trailer in the TV yesterday, I was so amazed with the cinematography and quality of the movie. I don’t feel like watching the typical local made movies. This movie, which also has the English version in the name of “The Malay Chronicle” looks just like the Hollywood movies. It’s so good, so professionally crafted and directed.
Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa, as I remembered vividly from the history lesson in early secondary school is a royal leader, if I’m not mistaken from Kedah… the rest about it, mmmm I forgot. I might be wrong on this. But, the story line of the movie says that Merong Mahawangsa is a young lad who is the decendent of Alexander the Great. He is the hero in the battle between Rome Empire and China Dynasty which saw a heavy sadistic battle at the Malacca Straights. More review will come after I watch the movie myself soon.
The Malay Chronicles which cost RM8 million, is directed by Yusri KRU and produced by KRU, a very successful enterprising company (which I really admire!). I’m so impressed with their creativity and courage to produce such fantastic movie. I must be honest that I was not attracted to watch Magika and Cicak Man, both produced by KRU, but this one is a MUST see for me. I already informed my wife that we should see the opening movie this coming 10th March…
What about you? What do you think of this new movie…?