Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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: ★★★★
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: ★★★