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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful:

Better in term of everything from 'Merah Putih'

7/10
Author: denny_ajah from Jakarta, Indonesia
10 September 2010

Amir, Thomas, Dayan, and Marius return in the most expensive movie project Indonesia's ever seen.

After the successful raid on Dutch Army's Supply Convoy, Amir, Thomas, Dayan, and Marius immediately found the General Soedirman's Headquarter deep in the forest. And with the experienced the got, they've been recruited into the elite unit under command of the explosive yet wise soldier, Sergeant Yanto (Ario Bayu). Captain Amir then replace Yanto's position as the unit leader. Their first mission, to crippled the the dutch army's airfield construction. Whatever the cost, whatever the risk. sounds pretty Hollywood to me.

and indeed the dialogue are still the same, still influenced by 'hollywood', and therefore, failed to impressed me. acting aren't so good either, only Rudy Wowor acted so good as Major Van Gaartner, other actor/actress seems not doing their best.

the plot in this movie are much better than the prequel. so does the character development. in term of story, the film are good enough. looks like every character has its own problem, its own story, and they have to work it out together to solved their problem. but it doesn't mean the story are good though, its not. still looks like a B class storywrite for me.

the action scene are perform well and better than the first film, we can see a larger portion of action scene here, building blew up, bullets flying arround, blood splattering all over, people shot over, guns fire endlessly, knives stabbing into the body, the action are much BETTER than the first one. I can say that in this movie, the budget threw in a good hands. it is an expensive movies.

well it has rejuvenated my excitement to the trilogy, with still many flaws, i find this movie entertained enough. i'm not satisfied, but i'm looking forward for the finale.

7 out of 10 is an adequate score.

sorry for my English.

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful:

finally, a decent Indonesian movie

8/10
Author: Scarlattino Jacob from Sydney
11 September 2010

The movie started out a little bit boring, but then as the story builds up, it gets much better. Darah Garuda was an explosion war feast with things that really does blow up (yes it's hard to believe that it actually does blow up), Cause all u see other than movies like these are all of those crappy pornish movies out there on the cinemas. Fellow Indonesian, I'm sure you know what I'm talking about.

This movie really made a breakthrough for Indonesian leveled movies. The plot was acceptable, effects are great just like all of those western made war movies. However, there are a few flaws. Like how the atmosphere is too clear. it's really colorful for a war film. Should be a little bit more granish and low saturated. I mean sure Indonesian archipelago is beautiful, but this movie is about war, not the Discovery channel. Gunfights seems to be a little bit unrealistic in here. Gun flares are too small, but I wouldn't worry too much about that. That's nothing compared to what this movie has to offer.

Sound was a total pleasure for your ears. The explosion sounds are...EXPLOSIVE! that's one thing I like the most from this film, and also, cause it's Dolby digital. unlike any of those crappy Indonesian movies out there, this one really paid Dolby to arrange their sounds. Now that's what I call professionalism! Overall, This movie is an epic greatness to the Indonesian film industry, thus, I give Darah Garuda an eight out of 10, for mind thrilling action! Looking forward to the ending sequel to the trilogy.

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