Where Human stands in the eyes of the animals on The Jungle Book

The recent adaptation of the Disney’s classic animation “The Jungle Book” by director Jon Favreau is not going to get a better timing than now for the remake. Other than the facts that the CGI technologies today are going to make the animals look awesome and alive, it’s also because of the increasing awareness in environmental sustainability among the society.

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When the animation came out in 1967, the songs became instant hits. Almost every child at home knew about the little boy in red pants, and the grey sloth bear who sings “The Bare Necessities”. But that was the time when the world’s economy was starting to grow, and people were more keen on exploiting than sustaining the nature. The idea of a little boy communicating with animals and living among them was fun, but only served as an entertainment back then.  Continue reading “Where Human stands in the eyes of the animals on The Jungle Book”

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Is Predestination a lousy stunt or just bizarrely brilliant?

The movie “Predestination” hit the theaters since December 2014 and has been receiving contradicting comments from the public. Some people say it’s the best mind-twisting movie of all time; and some say it’s utterly silly. Who can blame them? The movie tells a story that literally challenges the boundary of our imagination, and with something as crazy as that, not everyone can come around with it. It’s clever, stunning, outrageous, dark, twisted…it’s everything unusual, which makes it a very hard story to tell.

Written and directed by the Spierig brothers, “Predestination” is an adaptation of the well-known time travel short story written by Robert A. Heinlein – “All You Zombies”. The story revolves around a center character who was a temporal agent under a secret organisation that aimed to “correct wrongdoings” with their time travelling technology. In the time of the movie, the character was about to embark on his last mission, which was to ensure his own existence by keeping his life loop going. Continue reading “Is Predestination a lousy stunt or just bizarrely brilliant?”

Queen is one sweet foreign movie you’ll love

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Photo credit: aayamaza.com

Remember when Russell Peters told us how Indian movies are so sinfully long and ridiculous? Laugh and face-palm all you want at their dances and melodramatic moves, it’s actually true that Indians have their own way of storytelling, and they are sometimes ingeniously unique and addictive.

Queen is a movie you will fall in love with, but can barely tell what’s so good about it. The story is simple and ordinary, almost without a point to remember, but it’s small enough to portray every detail in life that touches your heart. The comedy-drama film tells the story of a conservative Indian girl who was jarred by the news of being cancelled on marriage. When she decided to grieve over her misfortune overseas, she was surprised to find something more rewarding in life during the journey that she has missed since young.

An Indian, dancing, in a film. Psstt, typical. Wait a second, this looks awesome. Photo credit: indiannerve.com
An Indian, dancing, in a film. Psstt, typical. Wait a second, this looks awesome. Photo credit: indiannerve.com

The story mainly took place in Paris and Amsterdam, where the girl Rani travelled to. Continue reading “Queen is one sweet foreign movie you’ll love”

The Amazing Spiderman 2 Is Not Better Than The First One

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Photo credit: collider.com

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”

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”

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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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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Photo credit: collider.com

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”