The Amazing Spiderman 2 Is Not Better Than The First One

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We all love hero movies. Who isn’t thrilled to see poor, helpless citizens saved by a cool, good looking hero in his tight outfit? The Amazing Spiderman sequel continues to showcase its heroic quality, starting off with spidey swinging around in New York city and fighting crimes, while he was late to his own graduation. To be honest, the opening is a bit old. This is the fifth Spiderman movie (including the Raimi’s trilogy), we’re still seeing the same car chasing scene, criminals who are so arrogant and badass that even the entire NYPD couldn’t do anything to stop him, and finally how Spiderman swings his way to saving the day. Fortunately, the performance of Andrew Garfield has certainly made it very pleasing to watch. Continue reading “The Amazing Spiderman 2 Is Not Better Than The First One”

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Transcendence – Great Actions for a Small Cause

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When I saw the ‘digitized’ face of Johnny Depp on the movie poster, I was instantly persuaded that this movie shall be a unique one. I still thought so when the movie began with a fancy and mysterious opening. But as the story progressed, it hit me that the tale was merely an old vintage human-computer sci-fi movie. The story logic is actually simple, straightforward and at some point implausible even, despite the advance-looking introduction at the beginning of the story. Cinematography wise, the movie is remarkable. Directed by Christopher Nolan’s long time partner and cinematographer – Wally Pfister, this is certainly expected of the movie and no doubt, has immediately brought the movie above the audience’s eye-level. Nonetheless, the quality of the story doesn’t quite make justice to the excellent visual. Continue reading “Transcendence – Great Actions for a Small Cause”

12 Years a Slave – An Honest View to the History

I watched this movie after I’ve seen it won the best picture at the Oscars. The winning wasn’t surprising to me at all, it’s not new that the Academy favours this kind of genre. What’s better than a historical piece that highlights the good old value of humanity to win the best movie? You can’t be wrong to pick that one, so folks just went ahead picking that. Don’t misunderstand me there, I absolutely adore the story. The real life experience of Soloman Northup was heartbreaking. But unfortunately, the movie was not as engaging as I thought it would.

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Perhaps it’s because of the ‘drama cell’ in my brain, I always seek for something bigger on screen. This is not a good thing I would say, so I’m not gonna blame it all on the movie. It’s just that the cell’s appetite grows every time you had something nice, and then you can never please it again unless you have something better. Throughout the movie, I’ve been bugged by the same feeling that sounds: “if only it could go a little further..”. I failed to feel wholeheartedly for the character, and that makes me feel awkwardly unsatisfying when I left the theater. Continue reading “12 Years a Slave – An Honest View to the History”

The Wolf of Wall Street – When Madness Reaches Its Max

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The latest Martin Scorsese’s film staring Leonardo Dicaprio and Jonah Hill didn’t bring home any Oscars. Some say that the movie is just a porn; some say it lacks some depth, some say it’s too long, some even say that Leo doesn’t deserve an Oscar with this movie.

Despite how some people are perceiving the movie as a pure comedic, low-class hollywood movie, I personally find it very inspiring in a peculiar way. Similar to many audience out there (especially male), I enjoyed every bit of the movie. The dramatic expressions, the interesting dialogues, the nudity and sex, and etc. For the entire 180 minutes, I sat still on the chair barely blinking my eyes. The whole thing was like a wonder, a collection of insane acts that our parents and teachers never dare talking about at school. It was just so entertaining and fresh new (to me, at least) Continue reading “The Wolf of Wall Street – When Madness Reaches Its Max”

Is it just me or the Lego Movie is exaggeratingly overrated?

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The Lego Movie! Of course it’s a huge one. People go screaming about it just by listening to its name. Sure, lego is everyone’s (almost) childhood, including me. I did have a great time with my legos, including stepping on it and leaving a deep painful mark on my foot (ouch!).

I went to the theater for this movie on the first day it was released in where I live. Honestly I didn’t know what to expect. I knew it is a comedy from its trailer, and it features many famous characters, but I was hoping that the movie doesn’t solely depend on making jokes out of other movies (like what scary movie did). I was expecting a great story, but I gotta say, it disappointed me.

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Dallas Buyers Club – True story of a tough man with a soft heart

Heyyaa people! Sorry it’s been a really long time since I posted something here. I was on vacation!! Good to be back though, I’ve watched plenty of huge movies during my holidays and now it’s time to tell you what I think. Let’s start with this one which I’ve watched like 3 weeks ago (oops). It was an early movie preview in a premium cinema so I reckon what I have to say might still be valuable for someone out there (ehem).

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The story of this movie is about Ron Woodroof (played by Matthew McConaughey), a drug-taking, rude, homophobic man. In fact, he is the kind of man I can never get to know, the kind that I never like (the arrogance, the filthy vocabs), who knew one day I would learn about his story and tear up over it (seriously)?
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Hercules – A great story wasted

So I went to watch this movie today. The director and actors are all pretty new to me but I’ve been a fan of Hercules story so I have to see what this one can offer. Sadly though, I’m quite disappointed.

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The movie started with scenes of war when King Amphitryon stormed the neighboring country Argos. He was so badass that he won the battle by defeating the enemy’s king on a 1-on-1 fight. His queen though, didn’t like his badassness that much. She prayed to her Goddess Hera for help, to stop her husband from shedding more blood to the land, and you know what Hera responded? She said, the almighty father of Gods Zeus had had a crush on the queen for a while and he would like to put a son in her belly Continue reading “Hercules – A great story wasted”