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Here’s what Malaysian viewers loved the most in 2019!
Adrenaline-pumping action and heart-twisting drama top the list with a DC superhero movie JUSTICE LEAGUE taking the no 1 position, followed closely by everyone’s favorite megalodon, THE MEG, and SKYSCRAPER which soared into the top five. On a more serious note, the HBO Original CHERNOBYL, based on the real-life 1986 Russian nuclear disaster, was the most popular series, proving without a doubt that its many awards for direction, writing, cinematography, production design and music composition are well-deserved.
Malaysian viewers also revealed their interest in the timeless “good guys vs bad guys” theme, starting with MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT, the sixth instalment starring the ever-youthful and incredibly daring Tom Cruise over the span of 23 years; and rooting for ESCAPE PLAN 2: HADES which takes fans into the dark and ominous underworld of high-value abductions and black sites. Meanwhile, fans of The Transformers took a short ride back to the 1980s with BUMBLEBEE, getting a glimpse of events that took place prior to the quest for the Allspark. Meanwhile, the dystopian yet super-cool HBO Original WATCHMEN delves into an ominous future where the police are forced to wear masks to prevent criminals from threatening their families, and a complicated mix of heroes, vigilantes and villains struggle to gain the upper hand as the balance of power constantly shifts.
Last but not least, it seems few can resist the allure of magical worlds populated with dragons, demons, and dark histories. The twisted plots and mystical aspects of GAME OF THRONES still wield considerable influence among its fandom, and the critically-acclaimed fantasy drama from HBO, HIS DARK MATERIALS, draws new fans to an epic tale based on the award-winning, best-selling novels by Philip Pullman. On a similar note, the popularity of FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD clearly shows that Potterheads of all ages still can’t get enough of wands and wizards.