Modus Anomali film review

Modus Anomali film review
What is it with Indonesian filmmakers and their inability to come up with even a remotely plausible plot?

Modus Anomali, the new film by Joko Anwar, merely continues this tradition of incredulity:

“A man is on a holiday in the woods with his wife and two kids when they are surprised by the arrival of an uninvited guest...”

Yep, the woods is such a great place for a holiday. Why would anyone want to go to Bali eh?

“Suddenly, he experiences a time lapse. Before he understands what’s going on, he finds himself separated from his family. And when he starts finding several alarm clocks that seem to have been planted throughout the woods, he knows he has to race with time if he wants to see his family alive.”

Alarm clocks in the woods? Race against time? Now who would have thought of a cliché like that?

‘Not one for the children’, this film is a proverbial ‘gore fest of gratuitous killings’ - so expect to see MANY happy families in the cinema to see this one. The film, however, does have its redeeming features it must be said, especially in the form of Hannah Al Rashid, Izzi Isman (what sort of a name is that?!) and the delectable Marsha Timothy….
 Marsha Timothy and standing akimbo