This morning, I finished writing a review on The Legend of the Red Curse, which screened its first show on the 3rd Oct in the gala premiere at Star Cineplex.
It wasn’t easy to write for two reasons:
(1) I’ve been less kind to better movies than this. However, curse my inside knowledge on things that happened behind-the-scenes, which resulted in a great number of flaws in the movie, which resulted in me being unable to criticise much. I believe that the cast and crew are well too aware of this too, but they also know that they can’t stop now and and are making the best of it.
(2) Somebody had to have the balls to stick his neck out where a kicking off a Sarawakian feature film is concerned. There’s been plenty of nice little short films from our local film makers that will never see the big screen, but nobody’s made a big film for a rather obvious reason: lack of funds. Hock Star has money to burn, so why not? I do know that they aren’t stopping here and if anything, this has taught them how to make a movie better next time. Their “this is our first time” excuse has expired.
Anyway, the feedback is just starting to trickle in. You can see what people are saying at the following forums, which I’ll update as I find: