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  • NR
  • 2020
  • 2 hr
  • 6.1  (5,687)

Gundala is a 2019 superhero film directed by Joko Anwar and starring Abimana Aryasatya, Tara Basro, and Bront Palarae. The movie is based on a popular Indonesian comic book character of the same name and is the first installment of what is planned to be a shared universe of superhero movies. The film opens with a young Sancaka (played by Muzakki Ramdhan) witnessing a violent act that ultimately leads to the death of his father. From that point on, Sancaka grows up in poverty, learning how to defend himself and becoming a skilled fighter. As an adult, Sancaka (now played by Abimana Aryasatya) works as a security guard and spends most of his free time getting into bar fights.

One evening, while on his way home from work, Sancaka witnesses a group of gang members attacking a woman. He intervenes and fights off the attackers, but is severely injured and left for dead. As he lies in a coma, he is visited by an old man named Yayan (played by Cecep Arif Rahman) who reveals that Sancaka is not just an ordinary man, but the chosen one who is destined to become Gundala, a powerful superhero with lightning-based powers.

After recovering from his injuries, Sancaka begins to embrace his new identity as Gundala and uses his powers to fight crime and corruption in the city. Along the way, he meets a journalist named Wulan (played by Tara Basro) who becomes his ally and romantic interest. Together, they uncover a conspiracy involving a powerful businessman named Pengkor (played by Bront Palarae) who is using his wealth and influence to manipulate the government and exploit the lower class.

As Gundala battles Pengkor and his minions, he must also confront his own personal demons and come to terms with his past. Meanwhile, Pengkor begins to realize the threat that Gundala poses to his plans and sets out to destroy him once and for all.

Gundala is a visually stunning film with impressive action sequences and a compelling storyline. The film effectively balances the superhero and crime drama genres, while also exploring themes of corruption, social inequality, and personal redemption. The performances from the cast are all strong, with Abimana Aryasatya in particular delivering a powerful performance as the conflicted protagonist.

Aside from its entertainment value, Gundala is also significant in that it marks a major step forward for Indonesian cinema. The film has been praised for its portrayal of Indonesian culture and its use of local talent both in front of and behind the camera. Additionally, the movie's success has helped to elevate the profile of Indonesian filmmakers and actors on the international stage.

In conclusion, Gundala is an engaging and well-crafted superhero film that transcends cultural boundaries to deliver a universal message of hope and justice. Fans of the genre and international cinema aficionados alike will find much to enjoy in this thrilling and dynamic production.

Gundala is a 2020 action movie with a runtime of 2 hours. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.1.

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    6.1  (5,687)