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Valentine: The Dark Avenger (2019) Indonesian super-heroine action movie

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Valentine: The Dark Avenger is a 2019 Indonesia action film based on Sarjono Sutrisno, Aswin NC Siregar, and Ian Waryanto's character Valentine, from Skylar Comics.  The movie is directed by Ubay Fox and Agus Pestol.  Cast includes Estelle Linden, Arie Dagienkz, Matthew Settle (Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders), Ahmad Affandy, Indra Birowo, and Mega Carefansa.  Synopsis - "Batavia City is a metropolitan jewel... but one increasingly tarnished in the face of rising crime.  Amidst the chaotic onslaught of robbery and violence, Srimaya, a waitress at a cafe, dreams of a glamorous life as an actress.  A chance meeting with a film director and his assistant leads to a life-changing series of events for Srimaya, as they take her on a thrilling adventure that finds the waitress-turned-actress transforming into the person Batavia City needs and deserves most: the consummate kick-ass superhero!  Taking to the streets as 'Valentine,' she becomes a role model to the people of Batavia, and a foil to the city's lowlifes and ne'er-do-wells.  But when a sinister masked villain emerges from the shadows of the night, Srimaya realizes that all of her vigilante exploits were a mere dress rehearsal for the ultimate showdown!"  From https://www.shoutfactory.com/product/valentine-the-dark-avenger?product_id=7070  

Valentine: The Dark Avenger will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on May 14, 2019, in English and Indonesian, from Shout Factory - https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Valentine-Blu-ray/233579/  

Valentine promo in English (mostly) - 

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I picked this up at Walmart & watched it last night. I don't know. It's very comic bookish (which I like), and the story isn't bad (thought I figured out the plot without a lot of prompting). It looks good and is fun to watch in a campy way. However, the action doesn't hold up very well. The editing really jacks everything up. The impacts are good and the technique on display isn't bad. Granted, choreography isn't real original. The problem is that the fight scenes are a nightmare of quick cuts that aren't spliced together all that well at times. And it is a constant distraction. They set the movie up for a continuation. The creators really need to work on their fight staging and how to properly capture it. It's not without its moments, but as a whole it could have been way better. It's still a step up from Maria though. 

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23 hours ago, ShaOW!linDude said:

I picked this up at Walmart & watched it last night. I don't know. It's very comic bookish (which I like), and the story isn't bad (thought I figured out the plot without a lot of prompting). It looks good and is fun to watch in a campy way. However, the action doesn't hold up very well. The editing really jacks everything up. The impacts are good and the technique on display isn't bad. Granted, choreography isn't real original. The problem is that the fight scenes are a nightmare of quick cuts that aren't spliced together all that well at times. And it is a constant distraction. They set the movie up for a continuation. The creators really need to work on their fight staging and how to properly capture it. It's not without its moments, but as a whole it could have been way better. It's still a step up from Maria though. 

I was about to pick it up at Walmart also, but passed on it for "The Head Hunter". Seems like I defiantly made the right choice. I hate badly edited fight scenes. 

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I have been trying to watch it but have yet to make it thru, maybe I will make it all the way thru on the 3rd attempt.

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