Ahok "Daniel Mananta" was born into a family with a father "Chew Kin Wah" a mining businessman. But the business is not smooth because of corrupt people. These problems make their ... See full summary »
In a bandit raid that killed both his parents, 4-year-old WIRO SABLENG "Crazy Wiro" is rescued and raised by an eccentric old female warrior, SINTO GENDENG "Screwy Sinto". The perpetrator of the raid turns out to be Sinto's former disciple, MAHESA BIRAWA, who turns his back on her and uses her ultimate fighting technique for his own vicious purposes. Stung by betrayal and worried that Mahesa will grow even more dangerous, she teaches Wiro a secretive, legendary martial art called Silat and grooms him to be the next 212 Dragon Axe Warrior. After 17 years of training, Wiro inherits the mighty 212 Axe and fighting style from his master, leaving the mountains he has called home to put an end to Mahesa's evil plans. On his journey to find Mahesa, Wiro meets fellow travelers BUJANG GILA TAPAK SAKTI "Mad Mighty Fist" and ANGGINI. Wiro then comes to understand the teachings of 212, the balance of contrary forces and the thin line between good and evil. He becomes determined to improve himself...Written by
To be honest, I never read the novel, and I'm not a fan of silat. So we're fairly talking about the movie itself without any nostalgic feelings.
This movie is trying too hard to be a Hollywood-like movie. The scoring is quite good, but it's annoyingly exaggerating. Most of the times I need to read the English subtitles instead of listening to the dialogue because of the loud score.
Well, it has quite interesting characters, but the dialogue is so poor that I cringed too much while watching it. The joke is fine, but it's overused.
There's nothing special about the plot. I yawned most of the times in the cinema.
Maybe the only good thing about this movie is the choreography they gave in the action scenes. Yayan Ruhian is quiet cool too. And that's all.
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