Saturday, January 16

Day: August 31, 2019

Review: Gundala (2019)
Focus: Indonesia, Movie Review

Review: Gundala (2019)

Gundala, based on a comic book series by Hasmi, is set to kick-start the ambitious Indonesian superheroes' shared universe projected as 'Jagad Sinematik BumiLangit' or 'BumiLangit Cinematic Universe' (mainly inspired by the renowned Marvel Cinematic Universe and the now-defunct DC Extended Universe). To set the grand plan—which includes 8 movies for its first phase with, at least, 19 known characters announced—in motion, Gundala must translate the comic book story into a grounded, do-able and entertaining cinematic experience that can distance itself from the million-dollar Hollywood influence. To helm this showpiece, Joko Anwar (A Copy of My Mind, Satan's Slave) is the most obvious choice to have the integrity and vision to decipher all the codes. Anwar treats the movie as an origin ...

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