Saturday, September 30

[Thailand Movie Review] Bad Genius 

Welcome to an exam-cheating business run by ‘Lynn’ (Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying), a straight-A student who gets the idea for her business after helping ‘Grace’ (Eisaya Hosuwan) and ‘Pat’, (Teeradon Supapunpinyo). Grace is a prominent school activist who can’t get the grades she needs and Pat is a filthy-rich boy who believes money can buy anything. Lynn’s business skyrockets as scores of students offer her cash in exchange for exam answers. One day, Pat and Grace offered Lynn an opportunity to make millions of Baht. They want Lynn to pre-take the STIC test, an international standardised test for students wanting to enrol in the world’s leading universities. The test is scheduled to take place on the same date and same time at locations all over the world. Their plan is for Lynn to fly to a country in a time zone that’s ahead of Thailand and then send the answers back to her customers. For that to happen, they need the help of another genius scholar and the only one suitable is ‘Bank’ (Chanon Santinatornkul), Lynn’s scholarship-student rival who detests cheating of any kind. What will Lynn do to convince Bank to overcome his moral dilemma and help them? How BAD will this GENIUS become?

Watched Bad Genius with Ting Feng at the GV Plaza.

Personally, I felt that this film had a smart plot with a focused story-line. Though the highlight were particularly on those few characters, the story itself was still engaging. The show would definitely trigger those good nostalgic memories in high school too. Those intense moment definitely kept me at the edge of my seat. Also, the humour and emotional scenes were nicely injected. It had an unexpected twist which heightened the show.

Through this film, it educated viewers about moral values and being ethical as a person. No doubt, you could be a top scholar but if you don't possess the right behaviour, the things you previously had would gradually fade. Money is also the root of evil which would turn a honest person to greed. The finale may leave you nowhere, but somewhat you would grasp what's going happen next.

This true event movie is still going rather strong in the theatres. Catch it before it goes off screen!

Ratings: 4 / 5