In this terrifying sequel of Indonesia's haunting Jelangkung, the story begins when the gothic-looking Rea asked her boyfriend Zacky to play an oujja-board type of spirit-calling game called Jelangkung together with the other friends. Rea's friends named Visi, Dudung and Unay is totally against Rea's idea. They remind her about the risk of calling a spirit. However, Rea does not care at all. In fact, when Zacky's older brother, Zul criticize badly about playing Jelangkung, Rea does not even react at all. So, up she goes with her big ambitions to play Jelangkung in order to break her curiosity. Her game turns out to be a nightmare. Since the night when Rea played Jelangkung witnessed by her other friends, five of them became harmed by "bad spirits", each in different ways. Knowing that, Rea tried to find a way to break the curse. Zacky's brother, Zul, heard of their fear of being harmed by the spirits and decided to help them along with his friend, Marcel. He brought them to a shaman ... Written by
Certainly better than the original, but I still don't impressed
"Tusuk Jelangkung" (TJ) is a sequel of the 2001's sensational horror hit "Jelangkung". Actually, Jelangkung is a "bad movie", if only I could said so, but the luck is on it , when it unintentionally became a box office.
Now, two years later, comes "TJ", the so-called most-anticipating-sequel-in-Indonesia. The product design is well made, so it doesn't surprise that "TJ" is also gain a phenomenal success. "TJ" is certainly a better movie than the original one. It's has more intense action, more scary ambience and definitely more well-packaged.
But I have a mandatory complaint here. Dimas Djayadiningrat may be an excellent music-video director, but he should learn more about directing a movies. Even though "TJ" seems as a good movies, but Dimas has this certain untrim feel to blend this his pictorial debut. The movie to me runs in a non-smooth direction. Everything still fell so rough and unwell. Sometimes we even think that we are watching a music video.
Despite of that, other department of TJ's crew is deserve a thumbs up. The act for the most cast is good, especially the lead female, Marcella Zaliyanti. As a popular TV actress, she definitely knows how to act good in the screen. The sound track placement is a little bit dull, but it's okay. The visualization is superb and so eye candy.
In general, TJ is well-made movies, but I certainly still don't impressed, because of that flaw of the directional aspect. I don't highly recommendations this to watch, but it's a okay movie if you choose it.
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