Monday, February 21, 2011

Movies Movies Movies = Tax Tax Tax!

If Indonesia can produce qualified movies, I think we don't need too many foreign movies. In fact, the local movies are not qualified yet.
Actually there are some quite good local movies, such as  "Ada Apa Dengan Cinta?", "Petualangan Sherina", "Tanah Air Beta", "Laskar Pelangi", and the newest one is "Rindu Purnama".
However, local movies tend to be "horror" movies. Why did I put the quotation mark there? The question for the movielovers is "Are those horror movies are a real horror?"
Take some examples, "Goyang Karawang" or "Rintihan Kuntilanak Perawan" or "Suster Keramas". Watch that!

Recently, we know that the gvt implemented the tax for foreign movies, such as from Hollywood, China, and India. The effect is we're lack of good movies now.

After tax, no new foreign movies in theaters

The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Sun, 02/20/2011 4:19 PM | Entertainment
Ten foreign movies are being shown on the screens of Indonesia’s largest film exhibitor, 21Cineplex, after the US’ Motion Picture Association (MPA) nixed future exhibition of its member’s films in Indonesia.
The foreign films screened at Cinema 21 and Cinema XXI theaters as of Sunday were The King's Speech, The Fighter, 22 Bullets, No Strings Attached, The Green Hornet, The Mechanic, Shaolin, The Hole, Altitude and Centurion.
No foreign titles were listed under the upcoming releases section of 21Cineplex’s official website, www.21cineplex.com.
The American movie cartel’s move came after the Indonesian government implemented a new tax on foreign film exhibition.

The question is what is the background of implementing the tax for import movies? Until today, I don't know the exact background of it.

Are we afraid of lacking local movies?
Well, if that's the reason I can say that I don't agree with the tax. Instead, we can improve the quality of local movies. Change the porn horror movies to the educating movies.

Are we afraid of the vulgar scenes from the import movies?
Let's see ourselves. Let's look at local movies. It's more vulgar than the import movies!
Even, some porn stars played in Indonesian movies.n Take for example Tera Patrick in Rintihan Kuntilanak Perawan, Maria Ozawa in Rayuan Arwah Penasaran, and Rin Sakuragi in Suster Keramas.

Well, movielovers need a clear explanation from the gvt!

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