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Thursday, 14 March 2013

Movie Review: The Call (Halle Berry)

Hi Hi Hi! Actually I really miss my blog. Really. Yea I know my last update was only 3 days ago. But I already feel like something's missing when I didn't up with any entry during this period. I'm busy with my first job right now. That's why. Hurm. :( Forget bout that, let's go forward with my blog title!

So, thanks to Nuffnang again! And also Nusantara Edaran Film for giving me a pair of free tix for The Call special screening at GSC Tropicana CIty Mall. I brought my older brother along to the screening yesterday (13 March) as he was like "woww, I wanna watch this movie!" after he take a look at the trailer beforehand. Heh. :p
Genre: Thriller
Language: English
Classification: 18 (R rated)
Running time: 93 minutes
Release date: 15 March 2013
Director: Brad Anderson
Cast: Halle Berry, Abigail Breslin, Michael Eklund (Watchmen), Morris Chestnut (Ladder 49), David Otunga (WWF Raw)

This new movie of Halle Berry's is actually scores mixed reviews among American medias. But who cares, this is my review! Okay, let's move on to the synopsis of the story first. ;)

A veteran 911 operator, Jordan (Halle Berry) takes a life-altering call from a teenage girl Casey (Abigail Breslin) who has just been abducted and is in the boot of an unfamiliar car. With no tracking device on her prepaid phone she must work with Jordan to find effective ways to save her own life on their own.

My review
Oh my god, I'm sorry I couldn't provide a detailed review on this movie right now because I'm mentally and physically exhausted. But I can tell you that, this story provides a really good story line. I was completely immersed in that film, straightly for 90 minutes. It started with a strong-nerve-wracking situation, the story whereby Jordan received an emergency call from a girl saying that a stranger is trying to break into her house. The girl end up with a sad and tragic death which make Jordan felt shocked and guilty.

The story then jump into 6 months later where Jordan suddenly had to deal with the same situation *once again*. What more? The kidnapper is the same person! This is where the real story begins between Casey, Jordan, and the kidnapper. While watching the movie, I was like "damn youuu! psycho, lunatic kidnapper, go to hell!!" *hah*  The interesting part is how Jordan control the intense-crazy situation and need to deal with a teenage girl who absolutely will get a panic attack in such situation. *not to mention, Jordan herself was damn panic at that time* o_O

Another interesting part is when the police found the kidnapper's house. He actually has a wife with 2 children and having a normal life with his family. The wife was absolutely clueless about her husband's "activity". Small scenes like this colorized the content of the story. Even though the movie is running for 90 minutes only, it feels so packed. *in a good way*

However, everything is not perfect, isn't it? I don't really like the ending btw. But don't get me wrong, the ending is still good because of the 'twist'. But for me, they still need to add something after the 'twist'. Hehe. I won't tell you exactly what it is. You need to watch it yourself. :p

My opinion
I love this movie. Like I said, I was really immersed in that film for the whole screening time. So did everyone else in that theater yesterday *i believe* This movie gives a tense, extreme thriller and works damn well. The two main character, Halle Berry and Abigail Breslin gave an excellent acting in this movie. *clapclap* Suddenly I adore Halle Berry. Hehe.

Ouh, btw, you will hear this line a lot in this movie, "911 What is your emergency" *hehe* and my favorite line is when Jordan said "We are Capricorns, we are fighters!" *because I'm a Capricorn too. LOL*

Lastly, I give The Call a recommendation. It's worth to watch in the cinema. I think you won't waste your money buying a tix if you choose this movie. Hehe. Take a look at the trailer below, basically the trailer already gives the full idea of the story ;)

I would rate this movie with 4.5/5

Till then.. chow~



    1. Hehe.. tengok, jangan tak tengok..kalau bukan sebab ending tu, dah bagi 5 stars terus dah..tapi still, ending ok and ada org totally suka ending mcm tu.. ;)