Friday, March 4, 2011

Movie Review - "Merantau"

Straight away, I'll say the the martial-arts in this flick, called Silat, is an absolute joy to watch. The narrative in this movie, however, has a lot more soul than the average movie in its genre. The premise is quite simple, but moment to moment the story actually feels quite poetic. Things happen that one would be unlikely to predict, and the photography is much more than the traditional wide-angle coverage of the action. For martial-arts fans especially, but also just for movie lovers in general, Merantau really has something new and special to share with you. I would highly recommend it, and it is currently available on Netflix Instant.

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