Laskar Pelangi: Reading Practice 3 (movie review)

By | July 11, 2015

I believe there is a huge responsibility in adapting the number 1 best selling novel. The book was certainly popular and everybody worships this work of Andrea Hirata. To be honest, I didn’t expect anything too spectacular from the movie.

Laskar Pelangi is no doubt one of the best Indonesian movies. It beats the Denias: Senandung di Atas Awan, and Ayat-Ayat Cinta. It’s a 5 star masterpiece in Indonesia, but still deserves a 4.5 – 5 star in Hollywood stage. The movie contains social and educational issues and strongly declares that everyone needs education and every one needs to be educated. We can learn many life lessons from it.

I can’t stop saying that Laskar Pelangi is a marvelous movie. As a matter of fact, I can’t even name a flaw! The casts are perfect, as many of the stars are Indonesian leading and popular actors. Credits to Cut Mini Theo since she brought such a strong performance as a determined teacher. Author Andrea Hirata is a genius since he successfully built a storyline which  is beautiful, touching, and engaging at the same time.  So get yourself boxes of Kleenex to watch the movie. Thanks to director Riri Riza and producer Mira Lesmana for making the movie. Even the author is amazed with the crew’s job and states that the movie is better than his original writing. In addition, the movie exposes beautiful scenery of Belitung Island.

1. We can conclude that the reviewer … before he watched the movie.
A. was skeptical about the movie
B. believed the movie would be good
C. had no idea when the movie would be released
D. thought there would be something about the movie
E. didn’t know who produced the movie

2. Andrea Hirata was happy and satisfied because … .
A. the movie introduces the predetermined teacher of Belitung
B. the movie is much better than his original writing
C. the movie was directed by a woman filmmaker
D. Mira Lesmana is a well-known producer
E. the movie is starred by a famous actress

3. Why was Laskar Pelangi considered one of the best Indonesian movies?
A. It was played by Hollywood stars
B. Its book was a huge hit
C. It was adapted from a novel
D. It focused on social and educational issues
E. It was starred by well-known actresses and actors

4. The writer remarked that the movie is very … .
A. disappointing
B. unsatisfying
C. astonishing
D. revealing
E. inspiring

5. In what paragraph(s) does the reviewer state that the movie is flawless?
A. 1
B. 2
C. 3
D. 1 & 2
E. 2 & 3

6. What does the word worship in the first paragraph mean?
A. like
B. adore
C. care
D. respect
E. look up

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