Gundala ★★★

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Joko Anwar could do better than this. I don't know what happened, but this one is not good enough.

Lack of plot building during the half way to the end, too many preachy dialogues (please, we know this country is rotting but learn to use better wording in the dialogues from Batman Begins), boring repetitions, predictable action scenes, all-of-sudden-rains-and-thunders cliche (is this a romantic movie?) and too fast movement between scenes (whilst I believe the story of young Sancaka was too long). I found myself really bored and wished this movie to end immediately.

For an introductory movie for a superhero universe, this is bad. Too many characters to be presented in one movie and I don't even know where this movie would go in the future (except when Pevita Pearce appearance and the post-credit scene).

Despite all flaws above, it's great that we finally have our own superhero movie with nice cinematography (really, the colors are so good), brilliant casts (Abimana's six-pack is clearly fans service. Lukman Sardi, tho looked really trying too hard to be Jim Gordon, deliver the characters pretty well), and ear-gasm scoring.