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Movie spin-offs, remakes keep trending despite mixed results

  • A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, January 12 2019   /  03:05 am

Ada Apa Dengan Cinta? (Courtesy of Miles Productions)Indonesian film studios are trying to charm moviegoers through nostalgia, with movie spin-offs and remakes. In the end, however, most people will judge films based solely on quality.Ferry Yawanata remembered the first time he watched the highly acclaimed drama Ada Apa Dengan Cinta? (AADC?, What’s up with Cinta?) in 2002. He was still single and had just graduated from college.

In 2016, Ferry went to the cinema with his wife to watch the sequel AADC2?, and just recently he watched Milly & Mamet, a movie spin-off centering on the supporting characters in AADC? with Sissy Precillia and Dennis Adishwara in the respective title roles.

Just like Ferry, the characters of Milly and Mamet have grown up. The nerdy student Mamet is now married to his high school sweetheart, Milly, and has a toddler named Sakti. The movie fol...