Another shallow east-meet-west collaboration. Which equals fun loving time with your family. Action, CGI creatures, situational comedy, and forces of evil that wants to rule the world get slain by the forces of good, oh yeah, good formula.
Umm.. yeah that is all. No more Rachel Weisz means no good.
Another awestruck from Mr. Nolan. It's not just a superhero movie, and Batman is not even a superhero, but i can assure you that this is a supermovie. To watch this, prepare to be on a state of insecurity. All is twisted, and all is gray. We called it "like eating simalakama situation" in here.
The Joker says, "why so serious?" but this is extremely serious. Say it out loud with the deep exhaling voice of Batman and you'll experienced it. This is a crime epic. You could not say everything's to be won. You'll get that funny incomplete feeling until the end of the movie. It's kind of disturbing, yet full of amusement.
And with this film, Heath Ledger could laugh on his grave and be one of the most remarkable actor on film history.
Ah this is great. Just great. See it. Now! Now! Now!!!
Just two words: pure satirical.
This is for you smokers out there who are bored hearing many many cliche warnings about smoking because we already know all about it; and actually wants to quit smoking, but feels that you have quite a dignity to keep on smoking that butt (cigarette butt that is). But that is not the bottom line.
Just remember this, everything you've done will have its own consequences. Maybe you're just doing what it takes, but eventually you'll know what is the proper way.
Oh no, have I become preachy? Well, thank you for smoking. (It is not much of a review either).
Iron Man is Marvel Comic's answer to Batman. Whilst everybody have been bored by Bruce Wayne's secretive behaviour (if not, hypocrisy) on being a happy billionaire while he is truly a dark hero; now presenting, Tony Stark, a man all boys want to be when they are becoming a grown up. A billionaire, chick magnet, being in a cover of lots of magazine, and the best of all, a superhero with cool costumes and cool gadgets; with no secret identity at all.
This is your ideal version of superhero, and fortunately, your ideal version of superhero movie. Action packed explosions, bone-crunching fights, high-speed jet fight, and lots of flying bullets. And it is complemented with in-your-dream lifestyle (with all the money, cars, and women) and of course, an evil villain so evil that you want to kick his butt so much.
This movie is for you, superhero daydreamers out there. With all those things and a well-paced long duration movie, what more can you want? Just see it.
Speaking of horror films, this is where cultural differences lies upon. Whilst us on the eastern side of the Earth are being a scaredy-cat for ghosts and ghouls in form of long-haired women or shrouded ones, they on the western side of the Earth are really scared of themselves (a.k.a free will).
And this is what happens here. It is not so successful to me as an easterner. This is more of a thrilling drama than a bone-chilling scream-on-the edge-of-your-seat-horror. Aw what the hey, the stars are for the good performance of John Cusack here. Nice monologue and yet sympathizing.
And the last word speak for itself.
Ahh feels like I am being sent back to late 80's to early 90's era, where my first memories were made, and most of all, where eastern martial arts ruled the world. And this movie is where they are all revisited.
Another cliche list:
a. Zero to hero (must have)
b. Quest to bring divine stuff to a divine place
d. Clumsy master with real good fighting technique
e. Form a band of highly skilled Kung Fu fighters to finish the quest
f. Form a love connection within the hero and the only female member of the band
g. etc etc
This is only entertaining. The fighting moves are actually good, but if you have seen other movies with fighting choreography milestones (e.g. Once Upon A Time In China, Drunken Master, The Matrix, etc), then you have seen it all.
See it when you have time to spare.
This is why we should never underestimate an old geriatric Japanese rich man that have a crush with your wife and equipped with sexual hormones as high as your hopes. Say goodbye to your lucky handcuffs and whip; and please welcome boyscout ropes, candle burns, body painting, and everything else more useful on a normal daylight.
No this is not porn. Neither an artsy sex-related-art house-movie or anything. This is what fantasies like. Surely nerdy and seems a little bit eerie, but when you've got your eyes and healthy mind for the second time of it, you think you'll want more. Watching more, and doing it more. Yikes.
"Revenge is a best dish served cold." And really nothing better than cold. If it gets a little warmer, it will not be as saucy at it can be. A warmer version of the classic family-got-in-grave-danger-uh oh-here-i-come-to-save-the-day-by-taking a-revenge time-plot (well I think it is the first twisted plot that has ever created in the history of action packed thriller drama etc etc).
It got a bit melancholy drama at first (nice soundtrack, by the way), and it gets more and more action-packed decent-quiet-man-to-antihero style. Nothing new and unusual here. Oh except for Kevin Bacon's hairstyle towards the end of the movie. It feels a little right-winged and Kraut-y. Nice and wild.
I suppose there are many other ways to spend a Saturday midnight.
(trivia: Kevin Bacon is actually translated as 'babi ngepet' in Bahasa Indonesia.
Bacon = babi
Kevin = ngepet. HAHAHAHAHA.. sorry internal joke..)
One of the best animated movie, I'll say. The CGI is wonderful, and I mean, really really wonderful. You should see the animation of one of the character called Vlad here. Great as a hot cake on a breezy afternoon.
Enough about the animation. The story can fit to everybody of all ages. Kids can learn about the value of life, and older people can learn about ummm.. i don't know. Yeah, they will all learn at the end.
But I must say this is one hell of a fun ride. It is a little bit boring and cliche (again) at first, but it goes more fun towards the epic end of this film. Well recommended.
Another absurdity take from Michel Gondry, yet it is beautiful. Gondry well-delivered this movie on a proportional sense, not too strange, not too flat, and yet it is not too heavy. A bit of popcorn with a few friends could not harm you in seeing this movie. The stop-motion technique was cool too, a reminiscence of an indie-artsyboy-band video clip kind of thing.
This film feels somewhat romantic in a way. And this is for the one in doubts about their relationship. A delicate movie, I say. This is recommended.
Not just an ordinary "schools-out" movie. Well it first had a stench of it, but apparently it's not. This will make you consider of having a birthday party at your own home. Uh.. and consider of having a spliff with your enemy. Well this is wicked..
Beside the well-made CGI and one hot blue-eyed prehistoric lady, this is a climax of all cliche in the world (i think this last sentence is a cliche after all). Let me list some of the cliches:
a. The chosen one is always a zero.
b. The chosen one is always an orphan (or any of the relatives is going away/die of some kind/traitor/etc).
c. The chosen one always gets enough allies to build an army.
d. The chosen one always gets the chick.
e. The chosen on is always lucky.
Yeah you will get more of the cliches in this film. Enough said. Utter cliche.
Try to stay and read this sentence at approximately two and a half hours time; with the back sound of the glorious Also Sprach Zarathustra and the silent Blue Danube. Add a couple shots of hallucinogens with your naked spouse beside you. Yeah you'll get the feeling.