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I just watched the film, I have to say, it suits its purpose perfectly. I will try to analyze it as I can but I have to say, people who criticize it here, really are bad at it. Either they don't understand CEM YILMAZ and they don't know his style or they are just so bad at reviewing films, this is just one of them. This review will not have any spoilers.
It started slowly at the beginning, I think it was just for preparing the audience for the story behind it. It's not a movie that you will continue watching after the first 10 min, but it builds up afterward. The story is normally, in my opinion, would be boring if someone else did it. It had so much good referring and pointings, only the people who know about them would notice. So, It's not for everyone in that sense. In some scenes, I laughed pretty hard. Not because of the jokes but because of the way the film is moving and because of the abnormalities that are shown in the film. It was processed so well that it would give an expression as if a "Turkish" guy would do this, this would be the way he would do it. It crashes the cliches of Holywood with cliches in Turkish Culture. So, people who don't see this or find this funny might seem this is another cliche. It was actually entertaining.
Most of the people should understand, CEM YILMAZ uses his stories to make people laugh in his stand-ups and in the film industry he uses his imagination and creativity and blending it with Turkish Culture. So, ofcourse expecting it to be like in stand up shows, you will end up not understanding him and his movies. Eventually, you would think that they are not funny, therefore. My suggestion, just let it go all of your expectations and wishes and enjoy a different perspective. I think people can't enjoy because they forgot their own cultures or they are ashamed of it.
About the fight scenes and their qualities, the graphics etc. : It's perfectly normal that they are not that good. It's not a holywood film and we have seen too much before that we are not realizing, in the Turkish film industry, this is better than gold.
I have seen some people saying the speech on the last scene was meh... It is his style. It's not the first time he did it and I don't think it will be the last time. In my personal opinion, it shows where he comes from. It shows how sincere he is when he does his thing. I enjoyed every minute of the movie. Congratz...
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