Edensor The Movie, Edensor yang Hilang

Edensor, sekuel dari tetralogi laskar pelagi yang menjadi my most awaited movie setelah dibuat standing applause untuk film Laskar Pelangi dan Sang Pemimpi. Dulunya sempat pesimis kalau sekuel kedua laskar pelangi ini akan difilmkan karena bisa dibilang 80% setting tempat diceritanya adalah di Eropa. Bertahun setelah banyak kasak kusuk kabar akan difilmkannya novel Edensor ini barulah akhir tahun 2013 saya mendengar kabar yang kabarnya Mizan Production sudah memulai shooting film ini. Aah, I thought It would be great as its preceding.

24 Desember 2013 film Edensor ini pun premiere, namun karena disibukkan dengan beberapa event saya jadi tak langsung cus ke bioskop untuk nonton. Alasan lain juga karena di bioskop Kediri baru premiere 1 minggu kemudian. Alhamdulillah-nya, sist @silvianapple menang kuis yang diselenggarakan oleh #Mbatitis dari @detikforum yang hadiahnya dua tiket nonton film Edensor di @cinema21, jadilah saya menjadwalkan untuk melihatnya bersama sist karena ketika menjawab pertanyaan kuis nomor dua tentang siapa yang akan diajak nonton, sist mengajak saya. Terima kasih sissy!

Edensor di Cinema 21 Matos, Malang

Edensor di Cinema 21 Matos, Malang

Setelah menunggu kedatangan tiket dari Jakarta semingguan, akhirnya kemarin tanggal 12 Januari saya dan @silvianapple bertolak ke Malang untuk Edensor. Rencana awalnya sih mau nonton di cinema 21 Surabaya, namun karena terbatasnya waktu karena sist juga sudah mulai masuk kuliah jadilah kami nonton di Cinema 21 Matos.
Espektasi awal, setelah melihat trailernya tentu saja, saya akan sangat-sangat-sangat dibuat impress dengan film Edensor seperti dua sekuel laskar pelangi sebelumnya. Namun entah kenapa saat pulang saya malah rada kecewa karena banyak hal yang missing dari apa yang saya pernah baca dari novelnya.

Pemeran ikal masihlah sama yaitu Lukman Sardi, dan untuk Arai yang sebelumnya Ariel diganti oleh Abimana yang menurut saya wajahnya terlalu tampan dan kurang udik untuk seorang anak pedalaman Belitong. Tapi semua itu ditutup dengan kemampuan acting mereka berdua yang baik dengan penguasaan logat melayu dan bahasa perancis yang keren. Istilahnya chemistry-nya dapat.

Mungkin menjadi kesalahan yaa jika menonton film adaptasi novel yang sebelumnya sudah khatam membaca novelnya. Jadilah saat menonton filmnya sering komentar ini itu, lah loh koq gitu sih, dan kadang ndak terima karena di novel ceritanya tidak seperti itu. Namun ada juga koq film adaptasi dari novel yang transformasinya sangat sempurna dari novel ke film. Dan untuk Edensor kali ini, saya pribadi, menurut saya sangat melenceng dari apa yang baca. Yup, walaupun ada satu, dua, tiga adegan yang sama namun esensi dari judulnya sendiri tidak ditampilkan secara real, Edensor. Jadinya, aah, seperti mendengar orang bercerita sebuah cerita dengan ngawur padahal kita sudah tau keseluruan cerita itu dengan baik.

Cerita Edensor versi film yang saya saksikan kemarin adalah berawal dari sebuah perjalanan hidup Ikal dan Arai di tanah rantau dalam mereka menempuh study master di Universitas Sorbone, Perancis dengan segala kesulitan dan keterbatasan yang mereka hadapi. Ikal menempuh study tentang Ekonomi dan Arai Biologi. Dalam kelasnya, Ikal berteman dengan Gonzales dari Mexico, Manooj dari India dan Ninochka dari Russia.

Tak juga berpaling dari bayang cinta pertamanya Aling, Ikal pun tak bisa berpaling dari pesona mahasiswi cantik bernama Katya dari Jerman. Katya yang menjadi dambaan semua lelaki di Sorbonne malah jatuh cinta padanya. Mereka pun dekat akhirnya memutuskan untuk pacaran walau hati Ikal merasa tak pantas dengan gaya pacaran Katya yang hedonis. Akhirnya Ikal dan Katya pun memutuskan untuk putus setelah Arai sadar ada beberapa hal yang berubah termasuk niat awal mereka menggembara sejauh ini meninggalkan belitong. Semangat mereka pun kembali lagi seperti diawal mereka datang.

Ikal pun tetap pada niatnya untuk mencari Aling yang ternyata, atas surat-surat dari Aling, Ikal tau bahwa ia berada di Perancis dan masih mencintainya. Ikal pun mencarinya dan ternyata Aling sudah pergi untuk berkeliling Eropa.

Edensor The Movie

Edensor The Movie

Sebatas itu, hanya sebatas itu.
Padahal seharusnya dalam film Edensor ini saya akan bisa merasakan bagaimana suasana desa Edensor yang digambarkan baik oleh Andrea Hirata dalam novelnya. Saya akan tau bagaimana pertemuan mereka dengan tua-nya Pak Toha sang pengusir kecoa di Serbia yang sudah sangat lama meninggalkan tanah kelahirannya di Jawa. Dan juga merasakan amazingnya perjalanan backpacker mereka keliling Eropa untuk mencari Aling hingga ke Benua Afrika.

Aah, berharap sekali jika film ini dibuat ulang dan menuangkan secara lengkap awal hingga akhir cerita di novel Edensor seperti film Laskar Pelangi dan Sang Pemimpi sebelumnya.

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UP – a great love for a great adventure to the Paradise Falls

I just wonder why all of the Disney Pixar’s animation movies always mesmerizing to watch. Toys story 1 and 2, Finding Nemo, Cars, Bugs life, Wall-E, and UP. Although they are animation movie which is most of children like it, but they are also good for adults. and here I want to give my review of a touching animation movie, UP.

young Carl and young Ellie

young Carl and young Ellie

The story began when young Carl Fredrickson amazed to be an explorer just like Charles Muntz who explored Paradise Falls to find a giant bird, that was made Carl met with Ellie, a tomboy girl who also passionate in adventure to the Paradise Falls. They became close friend and Ellie asked Carl to promise her in overlooking the Paradise Falls together someday. Ellie asked Carl to cross his heart as his solemnly in his promise to her, as a quite boy and began to admire her, Carl could not reject it.

Carl and Ellie got married

Carl and Ellie got married

Carl and Ellie made their mailbox

Carl and Ellie made their mailbox

how sweet this screen shoot picture of UP Movie.. :')

how sweet this screen shoot picture of UP Movie.. :’)

Carl and Ellie eventually got married and grew old together. They made a lovely life in their restored house which was the first time they met there. Carl working as a toy balloon vendor and Ellie as a zookeeper respectively. They were love each other and they have a wonderful life. When they have decided to have children, and they also have decorated a baby room already, unfortunately, Ellie were unable for giving a birth. Ellie was really in sadness, but Carl was always support her and gave her much love.

Carl and Ellie unable having children

Carl and Ellie unable having children

Carl and Ellie started to save their money to their trip to Paradise Falls

Carl and Ellie started to save their money to their trip to Paradise Falls

Carl and Ellie made a decision to begin saving their money for a trip to the Paradise Falls, but there were always something urgent that made them should spend their money on it. Day by day they spent together with more love and affections. Aaa, I do really love their long last love!!

Ellie became ill and finally passed away

Ellie became ill and finally passed away

Recognizing their becoming old, Carl finally decided to arrange the trip to Paradise Falls by bought two tickets trip. But, Ellie suddenly got ill. When they were in hospital, Carl flied a blue balloon to Ellie, as Ellie ever did it to him when a young Carl sick. They looked each other with big affection then Ellie gave Carl a book, Mon Livre D’Adventure, Ellie’s children scrapbook. Then, Ellie passed away and leaved him alone.

Mr. Fredrickson met Russell

Mr. Fredrickson met Russell

Carl lived alone in their house which was surrounded by urban development, and he actually forced to leave his house, but he insisted to live there. Someday, there was a man who broke his mailbox which he built with Ellie. Carl was really angry by what he did to his mailbox and he hit him with his stick holder. That was made him should move to the retirement house as a court ordered to him.

Carl found Ellie’s scrapbook. He looked some photos of their happy marriage added into it, along with a note from Ellie thanking him for the “adventure” and encouraging him to go on a new one. Carl have promised Ellie. He began to cross his heart and made a plan to go Paradise Island with his way.

Carl's House was lifted and flied to Paradise Falls

Carl’s House was lifted and flied to Paradise Falls

On the next day, people from retirement house picked him up but to their surprise, thousands helium balloon came up from chimney smoke. Carl’s house began to lift off its foundation and went up and up. “we are on our way Ellie.” Said old Carl while kissing Ellie’s photograph.

Yeah, actually I just give my more intentions to this movie on Carl keep his promise to Ellie even Ellie did not exist anymore. Over all this movie is really good to watch. There are so many lessons we can get from it, and I think, all of Disney Pixar’s animation movies always present many lessons of life. In the end of this story, Carl and Ellie’s house finally can settle on Paradise Falls which was Ellie has dreaming of.

Paradise Falls

Paradise Falls

I always love to see an old couple, and by seeing this movie, I believe that in somewhere there are some great story of love and live made by two peoples. UP is about how you keep your promise you made to someone, although he/she does not exist anymore.