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Nasi Lemak 2.0

22 Sep

I decided to watch this movie after James (@warbaby) said that it’s a ‘must-watch movie’.

Nasi Lemak 2.0 movie poster

After the first 10 minutes, my thoughts were ‘This is a movie that people gave rave reviews for? Are you for real?’

Then after the initial letdown, the good stuff came ;)

The movie is about a Chinese cook, Hero Huang, who is a bit of a racist. He finds Malay cuisine unhygienic and that Chinese people must support other Chinese people. Of course, a chain of events turn him into a better man when the movie concludes but his journey was definitely entertaining.

The movie was hilarious throughout, with a lot of scenarios which carry hidden meanings. (Well, I believe so anyways) For example, there was a scene where all the students were wearing bright yellow jackets and then there was also a Han Tu Ya (Hang Tuah) character with dark skin (Reshmonu) who saved Hero Huang and that sparked off a conversation where Hero Huang wondered why didn’t he wear sunblock. (If you didn’t already know, there are speculations that Hang Tuah is actually Chinese)

The thing that I find the movie could do without, is the surreal/magical element. There were flying vegetables, flying to locations, etc. I suppose it makes the movie entertaining, but I’ve never been one who likes elements like these in a modern present day setting. If it’s a fantasy movie like Harry Potter or Narnia, then yes, by all means fly away. But present day Star Trek teleporting don’t cut it for me.

Verdict: 9/10. It was perfect, expect for the flying part ;p

The cast was good, script was excellent and innuendoes were well placed.

If you haven’t watched it, please do!

PS: For the next few weeks, or maybe even months, I would be saying ‘Muak Muak’ as greetings and as farewells. You’ll get the joke after you watch the movie. And trust me, you’ll most likely cringe during the scenes >.<