KKN di Desa Penari – Movie Review
Expectations may prevent you from appreciating the KKN di Desa Penari, which has been airing after a two-year delay owing to the pandemic. This film, directed by Awi Suryadi, did not disappoint; however, it did not thrill me or make me cry like The Conjuring, which was also inspired by a true story.
SimpleMan’s adaptation of the Twitter thread narrative is, in fact, dominated by following the original tale, which may even be said to be too strict, resulting in this film being like each tweet composed of moments.
KKN di Desa Penari tale goes “as is.” I’m not sure why since the story of KKN in Penari Village was originally told from several perspectives, making a total film script very tough to complete. However, there were only a few modifications to accommodate the widescreen narrative structure. Also, spices were added for dramatic effect and as reminders in various parts of the film.
Unfortunately, despite being a complete narrative in and of itself, this brew is still not recognized as such. When the scene changes, most of whom must have read the tale, the audience may immediately connect even if it feels jagged. But I’m guessing that isn’t the case for anybody who hasn’t read or just glanced at or completely forgotten about the story from that Twitter thread.
For example, the poor character recognition in this film. Alternatively, there may be a disconnect between parts of the narrative that isn’t as smooth, so that the stories intended to be tense aren’t delivered effectively.
I’m also of the opinion that I haven’t done enough to grasp the terrors of the place and atmosphere, which is already on point. That’s aside from me, as well as any other viewers who may be drawing their own conclusions based on the tale on Twitter.
There were several events that could have been emphasized, but Awi neglected to do so. It’s possible that it was because of the choice to sell based on a viral news event or other reasons.
In reality, dramatization in a film based on a real event may actually help the audience become more involved in the plot since it immerses them in the narrative. Furthermore, Awi and Lele Laila performed with modified narrative structures at the conclusion, which I believe should have been utilized from the start.
However, for film projects based on well-known tales or text stories, this is a difficult problem. Harry Potter’s enormous sagas were also forced to confront it until the epic ended in 2011. Apart from the basic storyline of the KKN di Desa Penari movie, I applaud the whole team for their excellent cinematography, production design, make-up, sound, and property sets. Watch free now at CinemaHD.
Movie Name: KKN di Desa Penari
Cast Leads: Tissa Biani Azzahra, Adinda Thomas , Achmad Megantara, Aghniny Haque, Fajar Nugra
Director: Awi Suryadi
Producer: Manoj Punjabi
Written by: Gerald Mamahit, Lele Laila
Music: Ricky Lionardi
Director Of Photography: Angela Andreyanti Rikarastu, Rahmat Syaiful