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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Movie Review: Pitch Perfect 2

Ever since the trailer came out, it have totally excite me for this movie because I was totally in love with Pitch Perfect (≧▽≦) It is one of the movie that I actually watch more than once. It is an honor for a person that don't really consider watching a same thing twice, like me. To further prove my excitement, I went to watch it on the first day of the premiere, May 15. It was a weekday, but the cinema was a full house.

I had to mention that it seems like this movie attract more girl fans than boys. But I did notice that, compared to the first movie, Pitch Perfect 2 is more on the Barden Bellas. There was a lack of appearence from my favorite group, Treblemakers. I mean I do like Barden Bellas but I can count with one hand the amount of times Jesse appear on the screen and he is supposedly Beca's boyfriend so hello..? Let me enjoy his handsomeness a bit more. Besides that, I find it interesting how the push-and-pull relationship between Fat Amy and Bumper continued in this movie. That is one sweet pair.

I didn't really enjoy it compared to the first movie because in my opinion, this one was more on the serious sides of the girls and that is good. It showed that they have matured for these past years but how do I say it? The humor and fun was lacking? And when they are performing, it didn't sound like it was 100% acapella, or I am wrong since a few groups that appeared in this movie was actual and existing acapella groups. But maybe they add a few things a little bit to make it more exciting for the audiences of the movie? I don't know. I was actually scared whenever Das Sound Machine is performing because their concept was always like robotics, thick eyeliners and hardcore dances. Especially the tall heights compared to Barden Bellas, that would totally intimidate people. But they are good, no lie.

I won't say much about this movie especially if you watched the first movie so you would totally know what to expect and because it is an awesome movie where you have to watch it with your own eyes and listen to with your own ears. Oh, I am so grateful they came up with an original song from the movie. Now I have a song that would remind me the awesomeness of Pitch Perfect ヽ( ´ー`)ノ

My rating: ★★★★

Movie Review: Helios / 赤道

My friend and I didn't plan to watch any specific movie this one time. We decided to just go with our luck and we ended up only with a few choices which are (as far as I remember) Age of Ultron, which I already watched and few horror movies. Let me state here I don't favor horror movies, especially when watching in public because I have no idea what would happen to those who sit beside me. Guess I just have a lot of fears. So, ended up we chose this Hong Kong movie called Helios because to me, a 18+ rated action thriller movie is much better than horror.

I am a huge fan of Korean dramas so I know a lot of Korean actors. Coincidentally, this movie was actually a collab between Hong Kong and South Korea so I saw three very familiar faces and that just add up another point to like this movie.

Honestly, the progress of the movie was quite confusing (especially when they throw politics in) but from what I am able to grasp, a very dangerous nuclear weapon had gone missing from South Korea and it was said to be in Hong Kong, so they send their team to retrieve back the weapon. But since it is a deadly weapon we are talking about, the process to get back the weapon from the villains was hard enough and when they did, the Minister didn't easily allow the South Korea team to leave with the weapon or so. So, in short, the movie was about the whole process. They did have a twist in the end which I'm not going to mention here but that just made the movie more interesting. Unfortunately, the movie does not end there. The last scene definitely just show that there are going to be a sequel and this time, it will be with Japan.

Since it is a movie which we didn't really plan to watch, I didn't have a high expectation but we ended up being really satisfied and can't stop talking about it on the way home. I would recommend it to you if you guys are a fan of Hong Kong thriller movies or just simply an E.L.F because Choi Siwon was in the movie ( ̄ー ̄)

My rating: ★★★

Friday, April 24, 2015

Movie Review: Avengers: Age of Ultron

As far as I remembered, the last Avengers movie ended on such a happy note with the heros part ways and go on with their life. The suddenly this movie started off with a war, was I not surprised. But then, Avengers was about neverending wars, the evils keep coming one after another.

The thing that keeps me being loyal to Avengers movies besides the usual awesome action scenes is the humor. I love how they always managed to slip in several funny parts despite the seriousness. I find that interesting because a too heavy movie could keep the peoples away because a movie was supposed to be, besides sending a message, in my opinion, a stress-reliever. Because that what people say, when they are stressed, they want to watch a movie and in my opinion, Avengers succeed in that part. Eventhough it is categorized as an action film, I actually enjoyed and had fun watching it.

Back to the movie, it is not the first time where a crisis happened to the teamwork within the Avengers but I am actually quite frustrated with Iron Man in this movie. I mean, could a man ever be this stubborn? (ーー;) I am no scientist nor a genius but really, is he for real think that robots could keep peace in this humankind world? But then, it just shows that Avengers are, after all, humans (except for Thor, that is) where they are not perfect. And the fact that Hawkeye have such a perfect family in secret all this time. I am just glad that Captain America always balance out everything at the end. Oh, and the new Avengers! Totally digging the twins since they appeared eventhough too bad one of them didn't last that long.

My rating: ★★★★

Movie Review: Fast & Furious 7

To be honest, I have never watched the earlier series of Fast & Furious, therefore I am not familiar with the story and the characters but there was many people around me that had say this is a must-watch and an amazing movie so I decided to give it a go. I had to say, my friends were not lying.

It was not hard to grasp the role of each characters even for a first-timer like me as they make it quite easy to understand the situation. The action scenes in this movie was among the most amazing scenes I have ever seen in my whole life \(T∇T)/ The drama parts was not be underestimate too as it managed to made me cry a few times (and I hate to do it in a cinema, really (。-_-。)) The scene where Letty got her memories back, when Brian talked in the phone with Mia, and not too forget, the flashback at the end of the movie (this part really gets me like T_T) The director have done such a good job that I need to give him a pat in the back.

I remember we took quite a time to came back to reality after it ended and stayed in our seats. It also made me think that I really need to watch it again from the first series because I thought this was the last one. But then, they just announced that there would be Fast & Furious 8 in 2017. Oh well, need to get prepared for it /goes and downloading all FF series/

My rating: ★★★★★

Movie Review: The Maze Runner

Nowadays, there was too many movies where the plot involved Earth destructions, so I was quite happy when this movie doesn't have the same obvious plot. I never read the novel so I did watch without nothing a thing, and I like it that way because, well, who love spoilers? ( ̄ー ̄) To describe in in simple words, it was about a group of boys who was trapped in some kind of place surrounded with tall walls around them. It reminds me to the the first Hunger Game movie, if you know what I mean. Trapped in a place where they have to find ways to survive, except without the killing each other part. Then, a part of the wall open in certain period but it was full of maze that needed to be solved, and that explained the movie's title. One thing that I really love about this movie is the handsome and hot characters (bless the casting director (´∀`)♡). Recognized Will Poulter from The Millers, then there is Dylan, Thomas Sangster, Kihong Lee, Chris Sheffield and more. This really deserved the movie bunch of fangirls, I had to say. In terms of action, it was okay on some parts but it was quite lacking as the creatures(?) died quite easily. I mean, the old Gladers have spent years on running away from it then the male lead arrived, accidentally went into the maze and bom! he managed to killed one. Well, isn't that not so interesting. Either way, with the arrival of the last and the only female Glader, I'm looking forward to what the sequel movie will prepare for us.

My rating: ★★★