By: Guk Sueb
The current phenomenon is that the euphoria of the community towards spectacle art is very high. The art of spectacle can be in the form of music through concerts, to the world of cinema. As a spectacle art, film is a spectacle art that is growing very rapidly in the entertainment world. Along with its development, film is also broader in terms of function and essence. When films were originally used (only) as an art of spectacle and entertainment, Today, film has developed into an art medium capable of transforming human values, religion, education and nationalism.
In relation to the values of nationalism, films are able to provide a stimulus to the public regarding the importance of a sense of nationalism and love for the country. The stimulus is conveyed through the moral values contained therein, either explicitly or implicitly.
Nationalism values can be in the form of how we love this country in the aspects of education, respect for heroes, socio-culture, to politics. With messages conveyed from various aspects, it is hoped that we will have the inspiration to love this country more in a way that we understand and understand in various aspects.
Nagabonar becomes 2
An epic film that is able to accommodate all aspects needed by an individual or a group of people. The film Nagabonar so 2 contains high values of nationalism. These high values can be conveyed very lightly with humorous spices to family life.
For example, the phenomenon of how Bonaga is so sure of thwarting its cooperation with foreign nations in developing its natural resources. Or when Nagabonar insinuated that our football achievements were not good because there was no land to play football due to the development of property businesses such as housing, or the like. Scenes like this are a light message and are very easy to accept with very deep value when we are able to interpret them further.
At its peak, the sense of nationalism towards heroes is shown by how Nagabonar bravely climbed the statue of General Soedirman to lower his respect - because what should respect is us, not General Soedirman. Even if we deserve that respect if and only if we are able to contribute to our nation, it is at least equal to how General Sudirman's struggle at that time was in the war for independence.
There are still many messages conveyed in this film that are able to grow our sense of nationalism. We can also get similar messages in the recent Denias to Laskar Pelangi films. In these films, we can find how the nation's generation struggles to become a good nation by continuing to strive hard to achieve education.
Ironically, the currently developing national films are dominated by themes of juvenile delinquency, horror, and even humor. If there are films with the themes of science fiction, patriotism, social issues, and so on come from the West, that will in fact make our national arts unable to host in their own country.
Again, it is emphasized that nationalism is an absolute necessity of a society in a country to create solid unity and unity. It seems that films with the theme of nationalism like this should continue to be developed. Thus, it is our obligation as a civilized and cultured society to continue to create works of art that are able to foster a sense of nationalism.
? The author is a student of the Department of English Literature, State University of Malang