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Posted on 6/18/11 07:31 AM
I hate it. Don't get me wrong. I hate it because I ended up with my eyes bulging. Damn, I really had a hard time stopping the tears from streaming down my face. And yes, shame on me for having watched this film just recently.
I've had already watched the preceding chapters but it was pretty hard to remember because I was just a child who wasn't too critical with movies way back then. But it didn't really matter, I still enjoyed it. I suddenly became nostalgic. This may sound silly, but the thought of rummaging our attic to look for my toys hit me. It paved a way for me to reminisce and realize that I was once a child who saw the world as a big playground. Why did many people liked and cried over this movie? A rational reason would be because we've been "Andys" for once in our lives. Though it was painful to watch; this movie has unraveled once again the child in the hearts of its viewers.
Age doesn't matter in this film. The story was splendid and the makers of the movie sure know how to touch people's hearts. The ending was great though I wish they added a few more scenes. It's a fantastic animation and it deserved all the praises it got. The story was relatable. I will re-watch Toy Story and Toy Story 2 soon.
Each of the characters was memorable and the strong friendship the toy characters had established and portrayed was enviable. For those who haven't watched it yet who maybe as fragile as me and are planning to watch it, here's a friendly advice: Go get a tissue before you watch.
Posted on 5/27/11 06:01 AM
Dancing hates me as much as I hate it. But oh boy, after watching the Black Swan, I can't help but pity myself for failing to recognize, after all this years that dancing or ballet to be more specific is such a precious art. It has transcended my expectations. Very seldom do I watch films related to this area because I always try to shun it. The trailer, the praises and awards of this film made me curious enough to give it a try.
What I liked most about it is that it messes up with your mind and is thought-provoking. Ironic that I find it on the plus side huh? Through this, I see the story and the scenes were well-thought. It's good to have mental exercises sometimes. It gives you a peek on the mind of a person who has herself as her biggest enemy. It can get really scary and creepy. There were a couple of moments where I winced and and felt the urge to hold on to my seat because of horror. The sequence showed coherence though I must say that it was pretty difficult to follow.
The movie showed gracefulness and DARKNESS. The perfect delivery of the characters in their roles made it all better. Aside from the fact that Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis are incredibly hot and the lesbo action made some go "Woohoo!", their performances were top-notch. Natalie Portman deserved the Oscar. She didn't just act, she "lived" the role. For Darren Aronofsky, he may have just proven that it's not just the larger-than-life visual effects that can demonstrate a film's greatness. This movie was pure genius. And if I could tell Nina Sayers one thing, that would be, "I also felt it."
Posted on 5/25/11 08:14 AM
The first thought that hit me mind when I saw the trailer of the movie was, "Damn, is that Triple H?!"
The image of the Norse God portrayed in the movie sure looks like the wrestler but don't be deceived. Chris Hemsworth played the role, not Triple H. His leading lady was the recently awarded best actress for the movie Black Swan, Natalie Portman. Adding up to the star-studded cast is another award-winning actor, Anthony Hopkins who played as Odin. The casting was superb. Chris Hemsworth did an impeccable job as Thor. The story has a brand new feel. Unlike other Marvel movies where the heroes get their powers through a medical experiment or an insect biting them, this movie shows a different perspective. It is good to learn literature while being entertained. Aside from this, there were also moral lessons contained in this movie. It has actually reminded me of the prodigal son. The plot wasn't cheesy at all. There were scenes that really cracked me up especially when.... okay I'll stop here. (I might go too far. haha). They did it effortlessly. It was actually funnier than some other comedy films that I have watched that failed to even make me smile. The effects were great and the fight scenes were thrilling enough to keep you watching. I love how it connected with the "Avengers" team building.
There were just a couple of things that came short for me. The pacing was drastic. I think it would have been better if they have further elaborated the events before Thor was casted out. The romance between Thor and Jane was too fast for my liking. Correct me if I'm wrong, but did they fall in love with each other in just a day or two? As I have said before, the effects were great but I think it would still be okay if you watch it in a 2d theater. My father and I watched it in 3d and felt that watching it in a 2d theater wouldn't hurt. I also think that the trailer wasn't so catchy. Anyway, it doesn't matter since it has topped the box office, leaving Fast Five in the number two spot.
If you are fond of watching an action-packed ride and want to be entertained, then Thor is definitely a must-watch for you. It's not as good as The Dark Knight but it is definitely better than the Incredible Hulk. I think that this movie will soar high for a couple of weeks. By the way, before I end this, I must warn you about the scene after the credits. Don't leave. It was one mistake that we made when we watched. I told my dad that we should stay since all the members of the Avengers always has this teaser in the end. You will be quite surprised.
Posted on 5/24/11 10:11 PM
I wasn't expecting so much from a Nicolas Cage film. If he will keep on making movies like this, well, his career might be on the racks. Nicolas Cage, in fact, is a good actor. The movies he is making is where all things go wrong. I wouldn't say that the story was cliche, but I also wouldn't say that it was original. What it lacked the most was substance. There were a few interesting twists, but that's all. A couple of whores won't buy my two thumbs up. I found this movie so "loud".
Why did I give it a low rating? I have watched a lot of films like this which are better. For me to say that it is good, it should stand out or be as good as the others which I liked. Yes, there are couple of scenes that will get you to watch it, but there were also scenes that seemed almost ludicrous. It's absolutely not good for children. Naked ladies and broken bodies were all over the place. But for grindhouse fans, you'll probably enjoy it somehow.
Posted on 5/21/11 06:21 PM
I don't even know if I am worthy to translate into words how great this movie is. It has set the bar so high that I don't think there will be any other movie better than this (Well, in my case it is the best movie ever). It's amazing how this movie has turned a very gloomy and horrifying event in history into something that has touched so many lives.
Every scene was breathtaking. What made it even more exemplary is that you can feel the emotions seeping through you. Even though it was just a reenactment of what happened during World War II, I felt like I was living in that moment, witnessing the terrifying scene and reality of what was going on that time. It scared the hell out of me but at the same time, it made me defiant on the harsh treatment of the Nazis with the Jews. Hands down to the actors, especially to Liam Neeson. They did a "more than excellent" job in portraying their roles. And who would forget the eminent director, Steven Spielberg. I've been a big fan of Steven Spielberg ever since I was a child but this movie has catapulted him to becoming one of the best directors of all time or if I may say, the best director of all time. The cinematography was infallible. When I watched the movie, it was my first time to see a black-and-white film and I actually thought it would be "boring". A thought of Charlie Chaplin crossed my mind which was not-so-good for me. But the truth is, it really worked well and went along with the message the movie was trying to convey.
The film wasn't just about Oskar Schindler. It was about people who struggled to live amidst all the adversaries that wanted to crush them. It is a story of a race that faced near extinction. It is a story of a man who proved that in times of despondency, there could still be hope. I tried my best not to cry, but a movie like this was worth every drop of my tear. Some may say that my review was exaggerated, but actually, I even think I must apologize to the readers for limiting into words the awesomeness of Schindler's List. Believe me, I wouldn't be writing like this if it wasn't so good. I've watched it for so many times, and let me tell you, it never gets old.