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The Boxtrolls (2014)
Personally, i love this movie.
I just watched this movie after having it on the watch list for a couple of months. Been wanting to know what interests me in the first place ever since I watched the trailer.
Was it the quirky idea of cute little trolls hiding in a box? Or was it the idea of trolls afraid of humans and only came out during the evening? Or simply because the animation, and because the movie-trailer editing was fascinating? Ah, I'm quite certain that mostly because the casts are those bunch of creative artists whose previous works I deeply adored.
The first thing that I found extremely different was the dialog. Then the characters. I am smitten with the Winnifred character, so ironically adorable. Then the comedy. (Oh how I love the idea of a "wealthy girl in danger" -- such cynical dark humor. Not everybody's cup of tea, obviously, but it definitely suits mine.) Lastly, the moral of this story. (This is actually the most significant part of this movie that made me infatuated. So much reminders delivered by the movie makers to adults and teenagers with a flair of hilarity and flawless depth -- actually, scratch that, there's a lot of flaws in this movie but the flaws what made this movie having so much to enjoy about.) And lastly, it has a touch of philosophical end. (with an exquisite mention of the meta- related worlds).
Not a BOOMbastic twist
Watched the movie a coupla hours ago, was dissatisfied due to the end of credits scene (after the twin scene) was totally not worth the wait. Just watch it on youtube.
The Captain was as handsome as usual. Chris Evans is such a purrfect cast. The whole story though, a bit of a drag. No surprise factor except a spectacular action-vaganza.
Expect to be very entertained for the fast moving vehicles, fighting moves whether on the ground or in the sky, and waiting for the bomb to not explode.
The characters who made me interested are the Winter Soldier and Falcon. Other characters, are simply garnishes. Not really meaningful, especially that female Shield agent played by Colbie Smoulder. Why is she so underused? Her appearance is never as funny as Coulson, and yet she portrays an important position. Only made an appearance not as much as the total of my fingers.
The twist was ... a big spoiler if I say it here, but it was not a BOOMbastic twist. Not a breeze of fresh air at all. As a matter of fact, it was an old story made into the play. And this made the story goes stale.
But my crappy critic is nothing compared to the entertaining visual effects, acting, and flow of the movie that I am willing to give it an 8/10.
I must say I am glad I never read or heard various stories about Noah in various religion. Only one version: Noah is a prophet of God, who got the task to build an ark, rescued the animals, with his family, and let the rest of the world drowned. That's it.
So far it doesn't conflicted with this movie version of Noah. The other bonus characters are pure entertainment. Why the fuss to compare it with any story that various religion has about Noah? Every religion claims that their version is always right.
Well, I'm glad I'm not stuck with any version, which is why I give this movie a solid 8/10. The directing was good, the actors especially the oldies were great, I wasn't really impressed by Ila and Shem's performances. But they were better than Ham.
And I love the imagination, how Aronofsky depicted every single aspect of this movie. Felt really touched with the romantic longing the fallen angels had with their Creator.
I might want to watch this movie again. So yeah, I recommend it for people with no chain to the stories that they were taught in their religion.
This is just a movie (inspired by various stories from various religion) about a man named Noah and his Creator.
The After (2014)
Maybe some plot for each character not very bright and unique, but the overall flow of the episode didn't make me feel bored at once. Grabbed my attention better than other new TV serial currently on air (*cough Resurrection *cough).
So we are going to be entertained by a group of Piscean who some are a bit more than a mere dumbass.
Like most audience who felt compelled to note how idiotic of the French woman to insist on going back to the house just to grab her mobile phone, I did think that kind of a turn should have been replaced by another better twist. But well, looks like the director was in a hurry to stun us with his blue-skinned-red-eyed-alien being.
Anyway, a plot of apocalypse, and the aftermath, and the survivor's character growth during all those times... in addition, the mysterious cause and blue-skinned alien. That is a lot to offer.
I can't wait.
This might be as good as Believe.
It was an OK movie
I think Brolin's act was good. And Olsen's was not bad. Samuel Jackson was entertaining enough, as well as old Moltisanti.
Then because it was a remake, I think the director wanted to make it a bit different from the original. So some main factors were changed. Like the reason the antagonist prisoned Ducett for 20 years.
And some little factors were erased. To make the length of the movie more compact. Like how obnoxious Ducett's younger version was. And how bad the treatment that the antagonist's sister had when she still lives.
Then again, there was a big cultural difference between Korea and US, and that perhaps what made the changes in the movie necessary? I dunno.
What I do know is that this movie, is not bad. So to the haters who can not be objective, they shouldn't be heard.
Alfonso Cuaron directed this pilot episode
I bet he was having so much fun he didn't really take the fighting scenes seriously. He did wonder with the character development, because I can feel I'm falling in like with this serial characters.
But the fight scene between Tate and the female assassin in the hospital, that was funny.. Just watch and see the moment where Bo injected her behind.
And then when Tate again fight the assassin in the warehouse, while Bo was screaming to Winter & Channing to help him, she paused a bit for Tate to seriously faced the punches of the assassin, and then, as if she was cued by the director to start yelling, we heard Bo's voice screaming again, until she finally released her banshee-like shriek.
The pause moment was focused for Tate to fight the female assassin.
It felt like watching an unfinished edited-TV show.
Even if it was directed by Cuaron.
That certain moment was not good.
But overall the story and episode and character development showed promise.
I hope this will be another good TV show.
House M.D.: Everybody Dies (2012)
A nice twist for the ending
I think the whole episode was almost dead boring, especially the many talks House had with various past characters (I squeed when Jennifer Morrison/Cameron showed up), but after the funeral speech Wilson had, it turned to the better ending.
So I liked it, although I'm gonna rate this episode 2/10.
House is a great serial, much much better written and executed than most other TV serials (by this, yes, I mean especially you, Dexter!)
For the last season, I really enjoyed the performance from Chase and Park, they both were ridiculously funny, I also liked how being with House several years, Chase finally rise up to his position.
A good leader creates another leader, not a follower! (Except for Taub)
Thor: The Dark World (2013)
spoiler abound peeps!
Story plot was nothing original. The twists though were very interesting.
The CGI was exceptional, great new idea for an intergalactic elvish bomb. The one that would suck you out of thin air and crushed you into a small ball into hell. Some sort of a black hole kinda thing, which disappear after erasing someone from the world.
The acting was great, though the human team looked like they were acting for TV shows instead for a movie. But maybe that was what the director intended. Light and entertaining. Especially Darcy and the new intern's interaction, also the newly-turned-crazy Sweden scientist.
Portman was as beautiful as ever, but that was all from her performance.
Rene Russo was more impressive, an eloquent fighter queen, one that was too fine to watch.
The directing though, with the connection between worlds idea, showed how oh-so-Godly the director was.
Totally unpredictable. That was how Alan Taylor's imagination was not making sense as ever, yeah, the good guys shall win in the end. How ever too-lucky-to-be-real the process was.
The Asgardian team was not exploited as much as in the first Thor, for which I exhaled in relief. I didn't like them being the centre of the story too much. Those characters as a group weren't as interesting as Odin versus Malekith dialogues.
The tricks and treats, that was how good I felt the directing and editing was. I felt tricked yet as good as getting a treat. Some of your predictions weren't always turned out right.
Go watch it! They said the 3D was showing a great effect as well!
One of the best movie in 2013
This is a beautifully made movie. Great casts, great images, great scoring, directing, editing. Practically, everything. Why I only gave it an 8?
Because I didn't really feel Hemsworth's playboy-ness convincing enough. "He's like a good church-boy going all Don Juan," said my husband. And I agreed.
Apart of that, I also don't really like the ending, where Lauda summarised the epic life story of Hunt ended up simply by him enjoying the life.
Anyway, I like the way the 2 main casts presented their characters. Especially Niki Lauda, great choice of actor for the cast.
.....still not enough words or enough now?
Apparently it is.
I only voted 6 stars -- and many spoilers abound
...as much as I like Riddick. As much as I missed seeing Vin playing this character for 9 years.
Riddick is a brilliant potential character with a fantasy world that could be expanded more than just a story stuck in one unknown planet full of greasy aliens.
But, that's the story that Diesel and Twohy came up with, and thus that's the movie I must watched to relinquish my thirst of waiting too long for a sequel of my most favorite anti-hero.
Vin's physically still the best man to play an action movie, yet he looked... larger than expected.
I like the picture, the beautiful imagination, and the dingo-alien dog. But the mercs.. hmm
Not a single interesting character within those hunters. Not even the female.
Dark gory bloody humor maybe.
But no real good line compared to the chronicle's script.
And Riddick healing his wound by himself: Oh-So-Rambo-Like!!!
I know Vin really love his fans, and he tried his best performing in this movie, and all... but my feedback would be:
Please make the sequel a BETTER WRITTEN SCRIPT.
PLEASEEE UNIVERSAL PICS SUPPORT VIN DIESEL MAKING THIS RIDDICK SEQUEL BY GIVING A BETTER FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO BUY AND MAKE A BETTER MOVIE?
YES, YES, I KNOW YOU HEARD ME, THANK YOU FOR THE ATTENTION.
WILL WAIT FOR THE 4TH INSTALLMENT NEXT YEAR?