I have just been back from a Q&A session with the director and actors of "Mercury Man The Movie," the first ever full-length film featuring an original Thai superhero. First of all, I have to say thank to Thai Film Director Association (TFDA) for always organizing such an insightful and interesting activity, this is actually the 33rd Q&A session.
Well, I dare say that, comparing with Hollywood or Japanese superhero, Mercury Man is just another kind of superhero with some Thai-related stuffs. The plot is predictable and when the script tries to explain some reasons, there come loop-holes that need to be fixed. The CG is average or even below-average in some shots. The actors, especially those whose mother-tongue is not English but have to speak English, seem to be uncomfortable in their roles. It seems to me that there were a lot of trouble in pronunciation, both in Thai and English, for several characters. To tell the truth, I could continue complaining in every detail of the movie.
However, after attending the Q&A session, I felt a strong goodwill intention from the director, Mr. Bhandit Thongdee. After spending 3 years in production of the movie, it is no doubt that the director puts all his effort into "Mercury Man," it’s his first movie as a director and also featuring the first Thai superhero on the big screen. Being such a pioneer is by no means a difficult and challenging task. Technically, the director could use all the above complaints as guidelines for making a better film. I am sure there would be a sequel to this movie if it get a lot of support from the audiences. And, why not? It deserves a good support from Thai movie-goers.
3 Stars out of 5 – recommend to those who love superhero and could let your imagination run wild.
P.S. Check out the official web site (in Thai) at http://www.mercurymanmovie.com/
Poster and synopsis (below) are taken from Twitch.