The Jakarta Post
The sequel to blockbuster movie Ayat Ayat Cinta (Verses of Love) hit the big screen on Dec. 21 as one of the most highly anticipated films of the year. The first installment of the franchise reportedly brought in 3.6 million viewers.
Ayat Ayat Cinta 2 follows the love life of Fahri (Fedi Nuril) in Edinburgh, Scotland and, despite the beautiful setting, some netizens have expressed disappointment over the sequel on social media.
I am sorry, but i just really hate Ayat Ayat Cinta 2. The cast was great but not with that weird story line and bad plot#ayatayatcinta2— Gianuhlihi Arfansyah (@gifan_arfansyah) December 21, 2017
Lifestyle blogger Stephany Josephine was among the netizens that shared her two cents online.
On her blog, she said she was disappointed with the plot.
However, she told The Jakarta Post that the cast, cinematography and soundtrack were the production's stronger points.
Her review had been viewed around 50,000 times within six to seven hours after it was first published, she revealed.
“This was a record in 10 years of blogging,” she said.
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Meanwhile, celebrity Indra Bekti praised the movie. In a post on his Instagram account, he said that it made his wife Aldila Jelita cry.
semalam nonton @filmaac2 membuat bunda nangis nangis niiih hehe , bagus film nyaaaa , alurnya juga gak bosenin , cinematografinya enak dipandang mata , menegangkan , smart dialogue , semuanya bermain dgn bagus , sukses ya @manojpunjabimd , @guntur_soeharjanto , @fedinuril , @dewisandra , @ariekuntung , panji , @tatjanasaphira , @chelseaislan dan para pemain pendukung lainnya , sooo proud of you guys #indrabekti #ayatayatcinta2 #supportfilmindonesia #mdentertainment
One netizen, @rufcmeo, shared a similar anecdote, saying that he almost cried while watching the movie.
nonton Ayat-ayat cinta 2 hampir mewek-_-" recomended yg blm nonton!!!— byan (@rufcmeo) December 22, 2017
Despite the mixed reviews, the film has managed to attract over 1 million viewers within six days.
Terima kasih 1.223.157 orang yang sudah jadi saksi cinta Fahri! 🙏— Manoj Punjabi (@ManojPunjabiMD) December 27, 2017
Jangan lupa ajak teman dan keluarga lainnya untuk tonton @filmAAC2 di bioskop sekarang juga ❤️#AAC2#TheGreatestLoveStory pic.twitter.com/D9yBt3Vv8M
According to a photo uploaded on Twitter by film producer Manoj Punjabi, Ayat Ayat Cinta 2 has recorded 1,223,157 in viewers. (kes)