Thursday, January 03, 2013

Upside Down

Okay last night we watched this movie at e@curve. The poster kinda dragged us to the cinema. The idea seems different and interesting.

Well after almost 2 hours watching it, we felt the movie is a bit..hmm how to say...boring? We love the idea and the theme of the movie. But i think it doesn't reach the purpose.

in this movie, our planet is divided into 2 different where the people hidup senang and maju called Up Top. and the other one where the people hidup susah and macam lepas perang called Down Below. 

The people from Down Below mcm sort of diperah tenaga whereby mereka jual all the minyak in a cheap price to Up Top and sbg tukaran Up Top akan jual electricity dgn harga tinggi to Down Below.

Both world have different gravity force which resulting no one from either world can enter the other world. got me? 

kalau pegi jugak, that person will face a different gravity force and jd upside down lah. The only way to connect both world is through Transworld. Bangunan/office/ organisasi yg run the world. And it's actually a crime jugak to trespass to the other world or communicate without going through Transworld

Somehow these 2 youngster tjumpe and felt in love. The guy (Adam) from Down Below and the girl (Eden) from Up Top. Dari kecik smpai besar dok bjumpa senyap2 dekat puncak gunung. Part ni actually supposed to be interesting whereby kne pakai tali ikat dkat the Eden so that Adam can pull her down to his world. Tp scene tu nmpak cam bodoh sket. donno why.

One day ade polis try kjar and the girl jatuh trus lupe ingatan. yang lelaki kene tangkap, rumah dibakar dan makciknye (Aunt Becky) dibawa pergi. After 10 years he still tries to cari Eden until one day dalam TV die ternampak Eden bekerja di Transworld and Adam nekad nk pg cari kat situ. 

Adam actually is working on one formula to create krim anti penuaan wanita. One of the important ingredient is the pink bees that can bee found near the mountain where he used to date Eden. So with the formula he used it to penetrate and work at Transworld.

While working he was given certain substance from the Up Top yg blh digunakan untuk bawa dirinya ke dunia Up Top. Im not sure ape bende tuh but it seems like macam magnet. And knp die dpt bende tuh tu pun im not sure. Bile die letak banyak2 magnet tu kat badan those things can hold him from falling bile dkat dunia Up Top. With that he used it to find Eden tp bila dh jmpe Eden plak dah hilang ingatan. So it took him a awhile to make her remember. So Adam tpaksa la menyamar dpn Eden gune nama Bob.

Dalam ofis tu Adam makes friend with one guy (Bob)  from Up Top but  he got fired so Bob mmg berdendam ngn Transworld. After Adam bjmpe dgn Eden few times skali kantoi Adam masuk dunia Up Top. Adam lari dalam dunia Up Top and mintak perlindungan dari Bob. Adam also showed him the formula lebah pink yang actually fungsinye utk seimbangkan tarikan gravity both world so that he and Eden can be together  Then the police found him and warned him not to keep in touch with Eden and forced him to hand over all the ingredients of the krim anti penuaan tu. At that time, Eden dah start ingat.

So again, Adam terpisah dari Eden. But Bob berjaya crack the kebuntuan yg tentang lebah pink tu. Formula tu krie mcm dh berjaya la kononnya.. Dont ask me how as i myself x phm sgt plot tuh. Last2 Bob tu sndiri try bende tu and bjaya pg Down Under and sampaikan mesej dari Eden yg nk sgt jmpe si Adam ni kat cafe yg mereka slalu pg dulu. Finally when they met she told him she's pregnant. so happy ending.

again, the idea is there tp cara pengembangan x best sgtlah. and fakta x cukup kuat or cukup terang. Banyak gak tergantung dan menimbulkan tanda tanya cthnya:

1) Aunt Becky  masa kne tangkap trus x cakap whether die kne pnjara or kene bunuh. watak trus hilang

2) masa Adam dpt keje kt Transworld, x tunjuk pun cmne die dpt alih2 trus je keje skitu

3) Everytime die abis keje die sneaked out pakai magnet pg Up Top jmpe Eden tp mcm security die langsung x nmpak ke?

4) tak diterangkan dgn lebih lanjut cmne formula lebha pink tu bfungsi. makan ke?sapu ke? hujung2 crite director mcm nk cepat abis je so layankan jela..

So overall biase jelah cite ni..x tgk pun xpe.kalau tgk  dont expect too much.

Rating: * * 1/2* (2.5 stars)



Phil Collins said...

Your absolutely right. What a good looking, but ultimately boring film. A missed opportunity.