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Hollywood movie? Long time ago, we would bow if we heard about Hollywood movie. No one can defeat the Americans in making a sci-fi movie. They are the most superior in this industry.

Years past. I’m in front of Cinemax Ticket counter in Centre Point Kota Kinabalu. The place where all the teenagers, kids, adults would have fun during weekends. Place for shopping, entertainment, food, and friends. Place to spend money. Lots of money. I’m on the line. Looking at the movie show schedule pasted on the wall. About six or 8 movie are now showing but I need not to think hard to make a choice on which movie that I will watch later.

When I reach the counter, easily and smoothly without a long time to think I say, “ 3 tickets for Sinking Japan.” 3 tickets for me and the other 2 friends of mine.

Among the six movie showing in that cinema, 5 of them are Hollywood movie. But most people buying the tickets for that one Japanese made movie. Why?

Now, Asia is not like what western people think about. Hollywood movie are only filled with bombs, girls, sex, and sex, and sex again. That’s what they are selling to the people. But Asia’s movie, they sell movie with explosion, action, story, excitement, unique, and more unique and more excitement. A very different things are sold by this two continent.

For me, I prefer a great movie, with great graphic, and a unique story rather than sex, sexy and extremely sexy movie. That is why now, I’ve changed. I did not watch most of the Hollywood movie anymore. I only watch the Hollywood movie that is released by Walt Disney such as Pirate of Carribean but not that movie such as Casino Royale or anything like it. Telling the same story again and again about super hero, spy, secret agent, dragon, magic. 20 years watching something like this would made me puke.

So what is interesting about this Asia’s movie? I’m talking here more on Korean and Japanese movie, and Indonesia, Malaysia ( I don’t know about this one), and Thailand, and Chinese movie. All this country in Asia are booming with sci-fi movie. Except for Malaysia ( can I say it’s the worse), but after watching Cicak Man, I give some credits to Malaysia’s film industry. Movie in Asia mostly did not contain that sex part. This is the most important thing. They are attracting people with their unique movie that make us feel that we must watch this movie even there is no sex scene on it.

Maybe westerner need the Sex scene in their movie but for me, I don’t like it. Better to put the story straight and twist it a little bit. For now, lots of movie from asia such as Death Note ( This the most creditable one), The Host, some from Thailand such as Arang, colic, many more movie I can’t think now. But the latest one I watched is death Note, The host, and just now Sinking of Japan.

Computer Graphic Effect in this movie was unbelievable. After watching sinking of Japan, I was pretty amazed on their graphic. Better than Armageddon or deep Impact or Day after Tomorrow. They can really make a situation that is too much to be imagine.

And talking about unique movie, death note was really unique. Based on the comic with the same title, we can really enjoy how a movie looks so different in the story line. A story line that we cannot think about before.

The Host from Korea really amazed me when they can make a mutated monster looks really alive. Same level as the monster in Hollywood.

And finally, it is really enjoyable watching Asia’s movie. Every time I walk into a cinema, I will search whether there is a new film from Asia or not. If there is none, then I will watched Hollywood movie. This is revolution and changes in the film industry.


  1. betul2....

    boring betul di sini tiada movie asia.....

    kau kena tgk cerita the shutter dari thailand.

    itu ialah cerita asia paling best aku pernah tengok.

    semua kecoh pasal cicakman..... harap2 ada org bawa cd ke sini


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