Thursday, February 16, 2023

THE LEGEND OF GATOTKACA (2023) hits Yi-Ha! 2/17 before hitting home video March 21

Yuda is a college student who doesn't believe in the old legends. When a masked assassin begins killing people he discovers that he has superhero like powers and must use them confront an ancient evil looking to take over the world.

That's a simple retelling of the plot, but it is enough to get you started with this insane film from Indonesia.

Wild and crazy superhero action film is exactly the sort of thing that Marvel would never do, namely leaning into the darkness (they kill kids) while going big with the crazy action sequences. Basically this a balls to wall crazy ass action film that is going to delight those with a love Asian style action.  Seriously no American studio would try to do something like this, or if they did they wouldn't succeed.

Or more simply put I had an absolute blast watching this film. It pretty much goes from the first frame to the last. Sure the film is probably a bit over long at 130 minutes, but it's not because the film isn't trying. There is a lot going on here  and it takes time to spell it all out. The film also manages to mix the serious with humor in a perfect balance that manages to keep things on an even keel.

If you are tired of the same old same old superhero nonsense from places like Marvel and DC , or just need to fill time until the next Hollywood release then THE LEGEND OF GATOTKACA will keep you happy.

Actually if you just want a good action film this is for you

Recommended with a big bowl of popcorn.

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