Vampires don’t belong here
ONCE upon a time in a land not too far away, a certain famous book gave birth to a certain movie about glittering vampires that became the trending topic among the more feminine of the human race.
That movie showed the world that so long as half naked men wearing glitter in daylight get enough face time on screen, you compensate for sub-par acting, a plot of parallel quality, and lacklustre fight scenes. That movie was Twilight (or the sequels, whatever!).
Now, once upon a much more recent time in a land hardly foreign, a certain local producer thought of injecting Malaysia’s brand of exaggerated comedy into a motion picture about non-glittering vampires.
That just-released movie, in time, will likely show the few thousands of people who watch it, that its retarded comedy and scary vampires do not trump the success by depicting Edward Cullen in all his shimmering glory. That local production is Tolong! Awek Aku Pontianak (TAAP)
Both movies shouldn’t be compared, admittedly; the only similarity is that both highlight vampires, albeit different kinds. Oh, and that they’re mediocre, albeit in different aspects.