Do you even notice this movie is shown in cinema?
Yes, it was shown since 21 Jan BUT most cinemas took it off 2 weeks later.
Just because this movie isn't a blockbuster.
Just because there wasn't a great publicity for it.
Just because it's Chinese New Year, it has to make way for the CNY flicks.
But nevertheless, thanks to the few remaining cinemas (including GSC 1 Utama), my sister &I managed to watch it.
At the start of the movie, you might be startled to see one of its production co. is National Geographic Films but as the movie goes, you really could feel how they captured the beauty & cruelty of our mother nature.
Claimed to be based on a true-story, you feel even more the strength of human will power & the extend it brings forth. WALKING through cruel winter of Siberia, Mongolian desserts, and Himalayan mountains! The humanity, love & encouragement among each other that supported their spirit...
The Way Back" is an epic story of survival, solidarity and indomitable human will. Few prisoners of a Soviet Union labour camp flee their Siberian Gulag in 1940 and begin their life-affirming journey over thousands of miles across five hostile countries.Seriously, if you like SURVIVAL, DRAMA, ADVENTURE, this movie is something NOT TO BE MISSED! I dare say it's NOTHING NEAR to boredom.
With names such as Jim Sturgess, Ed Harris and Colin Farrell, what is there to lose? There's even Saoirse Ronan (from the Lovely Bones) in it!
*psst... You might even learn some basic human survival skills*
Quick! If you want to catch a movie this weekend, watch it in the available cinemas! *rather than pondering hard on which HK CNY movies to spend your time*