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While Phoenix was amazing from the first scene, I think DC tried a little bit too hard to live up to the amazing standards Late Ledger has left us.
Infact I see this movie as an allegory of DC in this decade of movie. Joker is the personification of DC itself. DC movies has been mocked heavily in the past decade through it's films Man of Steel, Suicide Squad (and Leto), Batman vs Superman, and Justice League. Being mocked so hard DC turns into madness and makes this sadistic movie (to kill "Marvel", who is Marvel in the movie? you'll probably get it when you see it).
I admit, Joker is sadistic, Joker is crazy, but has he been portraited doing graphic violance before? I remember him in the 60s series, in the 90s cartoons, in Jack Nicholson. I remember Heath Ledger Joker breaking a pool stick in half for tryouts but I can'r remember him really butchering anybody. The lengths DC took to relive the Joker went just too far, this is not comic book movie anymore. I mean, Deadpool is an R rated movie but still has a comical sense. Joker has just thrown them away to adapt this kind of movie. The kind of movie that even if I like, I like them better being a scorcese movie, a gangster movie, a courtroom movie, a noir movie, or a biopic.
Well as I see, the Joke is still on you DC. But Phoenix, I hope you get your Oscar!
Ready or Not (2019)
Something Quite Rare Nowadays
How long have you seen a new low budget movie? This movie was made out of a budget of 6 million dollars. The set is only around the house, it has only 20-ish casts, most of them probably for the early wedding scene. Yet so gripping, yet so eerie, top notch CGI only when needed, nothing un-necessary.
This movie checks the box for a top low budget movie. This movie checks the box for a top home invasion movie. This movie checks the box for a top limitied cast movie. This movie checks the box for a top enclosed space movie. Something quite rare to find nowadays.
And finally a Margot Robbie that I can root for (I seriously spent the whole movie thinking Samara Weaving was another actress)
This time we join the review
So many people here fighting to sound the real values vs the godzilla sized bad reviews about the movie so here I am joining the fight: Godzilla-KotM is all about Giant Kaiju to Kaiju action, so unforgetable that people can't stop telling tails about Godzilla, King Ghidora, Rodan, or Queen Mothra.
So theres a part in the beginning of the movie where Godzilla does a little "Top Gun Maverick" fly by in front of the "Kaiju Lover secret organisation" The Monarchs. The Monarchs were off their seats, stunned and terrified and so were the audience. That scene was probably a representation of the reaction of the audience throughout the whole movie.
Cool fight scenes. Rodan's introduction in Mexico was probably the most intense part of the movie. From cool jet manuvers, giant futuristic flying motherships, city chaos, even a david stathairn cameo. The bomb probably struck the audience because we were all holding our breathe until ghidora made his awesome mountain stance.
The king vs king rivalry starts far before that so what we're having here is a fast burner movie, compared to the mellow first movie staring quick silver and scarlet witch.
So many characters involved but none of them wasted. Interesting dialog (not at all stupid, if you want to know what stupid dialog sounds like, watch a transformer movie).
Charles Dance making deep voice Tywin speciality speeches. Vera Farmiga touching as always. Kyle Chandler helming the action. We all missed Ziyi Zhang, and here she is now (speaking english).
Milly Bobby Brown, I never heard of her before but now I'm all aware. Sally Hawkins and Ken Watanabe re-introduced to welcome new characters. Thomas Middleditch from Silicon Valley, throwing worthless comic relief we probably needed more than we knew. Bradley Whitford delivering scientific speech from all kinds of departement (I can't imagine all the degrees his character has).
Aisha Hinds from 9-1-1 and Oshea Jackson Jr. (a.k.a. Ice Cube Jr.) Also introducing Elizabeth ludlow in the mayhem and artilary section.
So many aspects. I appreciate Director Michael Dougherty (Krampus) at least blending all these together with right balance without any of them disrupting the other. Mothra was probably the loose canon here, but you can judge by yourself.
Can't wait for another giant monster showdown. King Kong? Gamera? Bathra? Mechagodzilla? Ultraman? Bring them on and let them fight!!!
Good memory vs Bad Reality
No it's not my first time watching it in 2019. Godzilla King of monsters is out in theatres and HBO decided to capitalize and show us this on their channel. So considering it will be a long time until I watch the new version (I'm broke after Endgame, John Wick, and Aladdin hit the theatre, I don't even have a penny to watch Detective Pikachu) I'll do an update review of this movie.
When you are a grown up and watch something that was so hyped in the past you get a chance to have two points of view, the old one, and the new one. On before, I watched MIB like this and was amazed that the new point of view of MIB was even better than the last time I watched it. In fact, I remember having a really good time seeing it when I was a kid, so it's pretty brilliant to top that. And now it's time for 1998 Godzilla. Well, I'm giving it to you straight, Godzilla did the exact opposite effect of MIB.
So I was wondering, what would 1998 top notch visual effect look like in 2019. I have to admit, very very bad! I would like to elaborate two sides of that very very bad aspect: 1. the good side: 120 million dollars as to be said of the budget of Godzilla (that would be a Godzilla size budget for 1998) shows its worth. I was amazed how all the cars in a new york street jumped simultanously each time godzilla thumped a step, neatly done 2. the bad side: Every godzilla moment in the city from CGI aspect is awfull, so you can say, god-awfull. It's like your not even trying to become an all time legendary movie with this effort. Whereas I can remember, the soundtrack of this movie was super, and every movie trying to be the best must have a super list of soundtrack, so why the bad cgi? as for the animatronix were basically awesome, so I think it should've done better. and probably that's my one most problem with this movie.
I don't really care about the silly cast every body is talking about, they work on their own way as far as I'm concerned. The plot is also not that bad. Worm scientist? French Agents? Bad old girlfriend journalist stealing tape? None of them is a problem for me, it's actually quite a good twist. Jean Reno was a powerhouse in that time, so putting in the french country intervension plot was probably the best Idea.
As for every aspects needed for a Godzilla movie? I think the movie checks out all the important points: 1. wrecking cities: check (the most important city in this case) 2. emerging from the ocean: check (with great memorable visual effects). 3. great footprints in the earth: check. And then, one more: spitting fire, It took so long for godzilla to spit some fire so I'm quite disappointed in that too.
Also, baby godzillas pretending to be raptors? bad jurassic park rip-off! Steven Spielberg and all his fans and crew should be mad! and also they move silly so there's not much tension in that part of the movie either.
I'm starting to wonder what Roland Emmerich is doing these days because He's probably surprised how rich he is from repeatingly tricking everyone into watching all his movies.
1998 Godzilla you are not more than a good memory with a bad taste, now I should probably fill in the bad parts with, what, the good dinosaur?
My Family Enjoyed It and That's what Matters
So it's no citizen kane, but does it matter? No. Because my whole family had a really quality moment through out and even weeks after the movie.
So i think rotten tomatoes got it a little bit wrong this time.
My mom who sleeps through almost any movie watched this movie with joy.
My four year old daughter cheered and cried through the movie. She still sings Speechless untill now. A song that if until this time of the year no serious competition arrives soon I think will be a serious contender for Oscars.
You have never seen anything like this
At the end of john wick 2 you would probably be sceptic by asking yourself "what else can they put on the table".
But then in john wick three the creators simply answer "a lot, like really a lot, you aint seen squat"
This chapter of john wick does't only expand the universe but also our experience, not only in watching the series, but also watching movies.
There are many to see here, from over the top typical every minute bloody john wick action, to fancy dialogue. My wife screaming "Thank god we didn't bring our kid" in the first five minutes would probably give you an imagination of what to expect.
My only complaint is probably the loose ending, but I hope time gives me a better perspective.
Also it ends with a cheer for an even more exciting and broad universe of chapter 4.
Game of Thrones: The Bells (2019)
I like how the creators gave us 4 episodes of honeymoon to give us this.
The one thing we've been missing from the show: terror, horror, and no mercy!
Cinta Laki-Laki Biasa (2016)
I was searching for a Islamic themed Indonesian movie and I came across this movie. Although it doesn't have the signature "hijab in X foreign country" attribute it still checks several important marks.
The movie tries to preach a lot about Islam and Islamic marriage and islamic husband character, islamic wife character, in a good fashion, but still bargains for a sub-par "sinetron" (soap opera in Indonesia) like ending.
It could have gone for the high notes by adding messages of "tawakal", a part of three strong Islamic characters to carry the main characters through the movie but didn't so. So I couldn't give more praise.
I do give a lot of credit for the two main characters (even for the supporting characters in this case) for their acting, especially for Velove Vexia who looks so drawn deep into her main Islamic woman character. The story also brings the audience to some high point emotions although like I said before did not go for the kill to end the movie with a great bang.
I appreciate the development of Indonesia's movie making. Character developments aren't as narrow as before, more three dimensional characters are introduced in each movie.
Captain Marvel (2019)
Everything that could happen, happened, but you wouldn't mind, because it's an everybody's favorite good old marvel movie
I saw this movie the second day it was released in my country just because two things: I couldn't wait for End Game and I don't want to get spoilered about the movie. So there I was, persuading my family to a not-so-family movie, luckily we all had a good time.
It was all we hoped for from a Captain Marvel + Fase 4 introduction. It's a showcase of the great powers of Captain Marvel. In this movie Captain Marvel shows her true powers and will get you wondering, how the hell can she do all that. But a little research will help you complete the puzzly pieces. It worked for me. While it made us raise questions about new things it also answers some old questions to get us prepared for the long (well it feels long) awaited End Game movie. The movie had fast pace in the beginning to show us strong relationship between Carol and Fury in the middle and a bombastic ending.
As for other elements. First, Goose the Cat will actually steal the show, but you wouldn't mind. Second, it is a feminist agenda movie, but a little subtle, so you wouldn't mind either. Third, it is set in the 90s, but viewers hoping for heavy nostalgia won't get it because they aren't that heavy (not as heavy as what 80s did to the bumblebee movie), and you wouldn't mind either.
For a bonus, I did get some "french connection" nostalgia in the car + train chase scene, but that's probably just a coincidence, noting that there are no nessecities the two of the movies should be connected. But being connected does mind either. There is also a bonus twist, just to entertain the fans.
Don't forget to wait for the two end credit scenes, because that's probably why you watched the movie anyway.
Dirty Grandpa (2016)
A Rip Off of a Not So Great Movie Either
The first time I watched this movie, it was bad. Even the charisma of Zoey Deutch and Robert De Niro can't help the mediocracy breathing through each vain of the movie. The ending was so "straight to video" level, I can't help but to wonder "Why can a movie like this get produced into a full lengthed feature film?"
Then after, I happened to rewatch an 80's movie "Who's That Girl" starring Madonna and suddenly it strucked me: "Dirty Grandpa is a rip off of Who's That Girl". At first I didn't want to call it a "rip off", I would prefer "a reference" or "a homage" but Google did not back me up with any evidence connecting the two.
So both of them have different stories but the same elements. Both of them are about marriages, the two stories are about a man doing errands before his big day. The difference here is that in Dirty Grandpa, the main character picks up his Grandpa, in Who's That Girl, the main character picks up a mysterious woman. Both the grandpa and the woman have "crazy" characters. Both the main character are laywers but want to be something else. Both marriages are canceled in the end of the story. Both main characters get attached to another girl. The Bride in both stories are annoying.
If I have to choose wich is better, I would choose Who's that Girl. At lease that movie made me have several rewatches when I was little. Even now I think Who's That Girl is backed up with a more grown up script.
So the mystery is solved. If you are wondering "Who the hell gave an Idea to a such frivolous movie" you have an answer. It's a rip off of a not so great movie from the past
Viewers Will Appreciate it in Time
I watched this movie late (as a true star wars fan, three weeks is pretty late) and it wasn't the kind of movie I was hoping for, in a good way.
For me this is the most philosophical "Jedi" movie of all in the franchise. So the title "The Last Jedi" is right on place. The writer-director Rian Johnson is also a director with reputation (I liked brick, and well, looper has its geeky fans).
Yes, it was quite a sharp turn from Star Wars 7, but I don't really like that movie. It's like a remake of Star Wars 4 made for fans of the harry potter generation. This Star Wars is the most thinkable star wars, it really gets you involved with all the philosophy of Jedi.
Where IV to VI was the introduction to Jedi, I to III was the ideals of the Jedi (and a bit naive about it), this looks like an adult concept to the Jedi, a worn Jedi philosophy, the Jedi philosophy that has went through the hardness of life, the tested Jedi philosophy. It also shows in the fighting scenes, where as in I to III, Jedi fighting scenes were more like dancing, here we see emotion, power, mundane nature in rei's movement.
The war scenes were a bit of a blow, but it's ok because it gives more of the Jedi story a place to shine.
The only problem I got with the movie is probably the length of the movie. It looked like it was gonna reach its peak at the Snoke scene but turned out to have another lengthy scene with the gorilla walkers. (I have a little girl waiting at home, so yes, length is a bit sensitive)
I'm sad about the reception and score of the movie here at IMDb, at rotten tomatoes it is more well accepted. I hope that it becomes a cult movie in the future. Time does shape the quality of a movie.
As a part of the new star wars movies, I rate this between Rogue One and Episode 7. Its 10 as a Star Wars Movie, but 8 as a movie in my collection (8 is the biggest score I'm going to give to a franchise movie). Star Wars is still a big part of my heart.
This is not it
If you think this is Indonesia's TV Show wake up call, then you're wrong. This is not it! I wrote this review just so people would not hope so much from the series.
I watched most of the first season just because I hoped things will get better the next second, but it never happened, well it was sometimes "it's gonna happen", but it did not. The development was so slow, when the finale came it was like the story was still trying to start and then it was end time. Probably my cruel judgment was because Halfworlds had the same schedule as Game of Thrones so I'm unconsciously comparing this serial to one of the greatest serial ever made.
In my opinion the acting (of some of the characters) were bad. This goes to Coki, Sarah, and Pinun. Acting is not the same as being a snobbish socialite. You can't blame Ario Bayu for all the experience he has, but his acting was too theatrical. One sentence per minute will not bring us anywhere. It is the time of fast development stories. If the audience can't catch up they can re-watch. I give extra credit to Adinia Wirasti and Arifin Putra for outstanding acts.
The fighting choreography were sub-pare. They weren't bad but if you want a movie to be half mostly about fighting you should make the fighting scenes something to wait for, right?
The kissing and nudity are out of place. If you want to put nudity in art it must mean something. All the kissing and swearing were like they are telling the audience "Hey, we're Indonesians but we're kissing and swearing, ain't that cool?". No it's not cool, it's a pity, and it's ironic.
At the end, this serial just looked like a rude mess. Please comeback with a full cooked plot and casts with serious intentions.
Sweet enough for family time
I catched this on satellite before trying to watch a video from my watchlist collection.
Because of it's charm I couldn't get my self to stop watching it. Aware and knowing that it has a sequel-B movie vibe on it.
That being said I think this movie is pretty decent for it's level. Though not being the ambitious "I want to be a big franchise" type of movie. It still has a well thought plot. And I think those are enough for a good family moment.
For size, you can see how the camera works to find the emotion of Willy the whale. Making it live enough to enjoy.
Lars and the Real Girl (2007)
When a Crazy Guy Has To Go Social, The Society Goes Crazy
Ryan Gosling is depicted as an anti-social guy, even to his neighbor, his own brother and sister-in-law. As an answer to the society's demands, he shows up one day with a doll girl friend. What does society do? Do they judge him? alienate him? No, they accept that doll as a part of their own.
This movie is awesome, starting as a funny themed movie. It goes further in side as a complete touching drama. As I see it, it is Ryan Gosling's character, being so seriously anti-social, affects his surrounding by his struggle to be normal, to be a part of his society.
The society answers to this struggle with care. The doll becomes a real part of the society.
How about the ending? As I guess how people would feel. The endings must be completely predictable. It's the fashion towards the ending that is amazingly touching. Bringing this comedy themed movie through a serious drama.
Realizing how I feel towards this film. Not only did Lars (Ryan Gosling) make his society crazy, he made the audience crazy too by accepting that doll more than it should be.
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
The Trailer gave a Rising Eyebrow but The Movie was Everything I Hoped For
So I watched the trailer of Guardian of the Galaxy on IMDb and at other movies several times. Besides being so-so funny, the film isn't intriguing enough. But then the high score came out at the same time as the release. Still also not proving anything good. Why?
Because previous released film in this summer are all fishy. First, The Winter Soldier had a huge hype with a huge score but didn't prove to be an 8/10 movie (IMDb scale). Godzilla had a huge hype with a huge score but fell fast, this movie is actually a high 7/10 Movie (probably 7.9), but viewers dropped it to a low 7. Time will prove the quality of this film. Dawn of the Planet of The Apes is the same as The Winter Soldier, disappointing. So I didn't give any high hopes with Guardians of the Galaxy.
Guardians of the Galaxy got lucky because in my country, it looked like all summer blockbuster release got hold with no reason. In my opinion it was probably due to local holiday events, so the cinema company chose to fill the cinemas with local films, and put the Hollywood films on hold.
The release of Guardians of the Galaxy as the first Hollywood Blockbuster (probably second after Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) gave me no reason to not watch it because I was so thirsty for a popcorn flick.
The Result! Guardians of the Galaxy turned out to be anything that I hoped it should be. Full action and high paced, every second through this movie you will never get bored, there is a wow factor in every segment. A sci-fi dream! This is probably the most satisfying space movie after Star Wars. I'm sorry Trekkie's, the Star Trek Reboot can step aside because this one gave a jaw drop to the just told genre fans. Rocket by Bradley Cooper did not fail. At first I thought Bradley Cooper as the voice of rocket was just a marketing strategy. But through out the movie you just can forget the good looking guy behind that (racoon?).
The Movie was a screamer, the audience clapped their hands once a while at some jokes. O yeah did I mention? the movie was hilariously funny, every jab worked, Age of Extension and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle can crawl in a cave for humiliation of unfunninness (is that a word?).
One other thing, the CGI is amazing, you can just sit and admire every still moment. Every scene looks great, every scene works. This is probably the cinematography and the direction.
This movie is like watching a Disney musical cartoon classic but in a form of superheroes and space suits. You just can't expect were the magic is coming from.
So is this your movie? I think every 9 out of 10 people would love this movie, fan or not fan, willingly to come to the cinemas or not. Teenager or no teenager. 10/10 from me right now.
Kaze tachinu (2013)
Not Your Ordinary Ghibli Movie, but Still Gives You a Hell Lot of Lessons for Life
I am a Ghibli Studio fan. Despite being a Ghibli fan, I've just watched a few. That is, Grave of the fireflies, Howl's moving castle, My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki's Delivery Service, and Ponyo.
From what I have watched, what I've learned from ghibli movies is that they sell fantasies. When saying fantasies, is that they don't give you anything else in their movies. Just a full enjoyment of bounces and colors and funny events and funny characters. But this is the first ghibli movie that gave me a different experience.
When they told me it was about airplanes, I expected a dreamy kind of film about planes. But this was a serious type of movie. With a rather realistic story. Does it disappoint? It does not.
So it gives you a couple of ghibli-ish scenes where you can sit back and relax and love what you see. My couple of favorite scenes were Jiro's first dream and the paper plane scene at the hotel.
But when Jiro is not dreaming it gives you a serious story. And this is the most important part about this film: A life lesson about dreaming and pursuing your dream.
What I learned about this film is if your not as serious as Jiro when you pursue your dream, your not doing your life right. This gave me humongous slaps of reflection. Let's all be the Jiro in what we do.
Ocean's Thirteen (2007)
I liked ocean's eleven and I loved ocean's twelve for being so uncommon but I really thought that ocean's thirteen was unnecessary. This is really unfortunate remembering that it brought Al Pacino into the already all star cast.
There are some points why it became so redundant to the sequel. First, inconsistency. It really bothered me that Don Chaedel had a thick British accent in the first two movies but had a real American accent in the third. Also, François Toulour (Fincent Cassel) had really small role, despite remembering he was the arc nemesis of Ocean's Twelve.
Second Point, bad story. They were back at las Vegas that really gives the audience a "nothing new?" feeling. and there weren't any special plot twists, that made me feel like I wanted the film to end really quick.
I really regret it, with a cast like this they should'v made it really count, probably we should wait for the next generation to make the remake remake of ocean's eleven and then make it right about the third sequel.
Hachimitsu to kurôbâ (2006)
A Little Piece of The Story that Makes You Curious
The film Hachimitsu to Clover is based on a manga/anime with the same title (meaning Honey and Clover). I wanted to watch the anime so badly but ran into the movie first, so I gave it a try.
The story focuses on the five main characters that play together in an art school. First, the leader, a guy with glasses and a clumsy attitude. Then a young student, a naive guy with a strong attitude, wanting so badly to become a complete adult man. Third is a girl, while being a quite elegant woman, but is strongly attached to the leader, trying to get his attention as the guy unlikely realizes anything. Fourth, a second girl, small, childish like behavior, but very talented. And the last is a guy with a slacking attitude, tends to give a sloppy image, but gives a mysterious hidden talent.
So briefly, the leader doesn't realize the girls attention, the naive guy so deeply fixated with the little girl, and the little girl holds a mysterious attention to the slacking guy, whilst the slacking guy giving a mutual feeling.
The story goes by as they try to accomplish each of their trials of life. Being a Japan movie, the pace of the story is low, but while you go slowly you are entertained by the nature, the music, the beautiful conversation, et cetera.
So if you enjoy Japanese films, you would enjoy this one. For me, it was enough to make me more wanting to watch the anime. Moreover make me gloom about my life and my own trials of life. And made a strong memory on its catchy soundtrack. 8/10
10 Years (2011)
It goes exponential to the end
At first I recognized some famous male cast and I thought, ow, it's another crappy film assembling famous stars together to get some money out of brainless viewers. Let me name some, I found Justin long immediately, then came Channing Tatum with some long hair (longer than usual, but not so long) and unrecognizable, then it was the "5 year engagement" guy and Hatty Hatterberg from moneyball, Chris Pratt, and last but absolutely not least, Anthony Mackie, an actor that I put some little respect. In conclusion, the beginning of the film seamed pretty mindless. It didn't look like it will get any better
After a view minutes trying to leave the film and find other activities, I ended up idle. So I got stuck to the film. Deeper in the story, the girls took over. There were Rosario Dawson (bringing along Ron Livingston as his acting husband), Lynn Collins, and Kate Mara. Remarkably the story got better. The film developed in a good manner as each actor interacted with each actress, bringing their own piece of story to the movie. At the end it got even better it went to a different level of film.
If some people say that this is any usual 10 year high school reunion well that doesn't count for everyone. For example me myself. I missed my ten year reunion for not having such awesome life back then or in the present time. So watching this film gives me some good reflection.
I was gonna give it a 7 but ended up giving it an 8 for an exponential increase in the quality of the story.
Win Win (2011)
The Kind of Film that Makes You a Better Person
This is the film that gives you many reasons to like. First of all, the base color of the setting of the film matches the film cover so well. It makes you feel that you are buying something you really hoped for.
As the movie starts, I observe that Paul Giammatti acts as someone he knows best, a depressed person. And I don't like it. Not that it's a negative thing. It's maybe because of how good he acts like that. Seeing Giammatti depressed reminds you of his other films, American Splendor and Sideways. Films that I didn't like because of depressed feelings that feel so real.
But as the movie goes by, the film gets more exciting and exciting. I give some positive points for the film for various things. First, is for the wrestle matches that look so cool. Second, for the plot that feels so spontaneous. It feels like there's no trying to make the film complicated. What should happens just happens.
Besides being spontaneous, the plot is so good. I mean, it can be a normal teenage wrestling story but instead with adding various things it becomes an interesting story line, not just general sport story lines like Moneyball, Remember the Titans, or even Air Bud.
Some values from the story really get to me and remind me how to be a better person. At the end, you will know, if the main character gets a Win Win, a Lose Win, or a Lose Lose.
The Bucket List (2007)
The Bucket List should be in anyone's bucket list
It's hard to review something that is wiser and older than you. But that is what you call this movie. Brought to you by two of the most senior actors in Hollywood. Each of them with their distinctive character.
Morgan Freeman is known to be wise. The frequent times he has been narrating documentary films is one of the proofs. In the other hand, Jack Nicholson is known to be notorious, bad, evil, naughty. This film crosses them both. And that how the movie works.
It blends these two both character in a plot and see how it comes out. It comes out perfect. And emotional. The perfect blend, just like the Coffee Luwak that this film has been bragging about.
As they cross each things in this list, the movie gets better and better. Like I said earlier, you can't beet the wise-ness in this film because it is brought to you by that much seniority.
An additional note to the film. As I lose control to my emotions to the end of the film, I get smacked down by John Mayer's song "Say What You Need to Say". Well thank you, now I just had to write this review to fill in my emotions. 10/10, you read how much I said perfect already in my review.
The Wolverine (2013)
Becomes worth watching because of the two Japanese dolls
I didn't quite like the story line. Hiroyuki Sanada whom I hoped to have an important role becomes quite futile. A big portion of the story plot goes into the sink because the story decides it wants to be more "super hero" like than Yakuza like.
Viper decides to make an appearance. But her (Svetlana Khodchenkova) hair is not green, it's blonde. I don't known if the marvel hardcore fans would make a fuss about that. In addition she has a mutant power, that I didn't know, I thought she was more like a H.Y.D.R.A. super soldier.
I want to discuss about the silver samurai, but let's not slip to spoilers.
Putting all of that aside, there are two main reasons to like this film, that is Yukio and Mariko. Yukio (Rila Fukushima) is a red head Japanese body guard with spear and sword fighting skills and dresses like a Harajuku girl. Mariko (Tao Okamoto) is the princess in the story that besides being very pretty, has quite good fighting skills. Her weapon is a knife.
And there you have it. Wolverine fighting his way through japan between two delightful girls, slashing countless samurais.
I give it 8/10 for being a film that is liked for a particular reason.
Forrest Gump (1994)
The Perfect Movie
I don't know how to describe how a perfect movie is. But Forrest Gump sure can. It gives you all the feelings a film can. It delivers everything you ever wanted from a film. The perfect heroine, the perfect main character, the perfect ending, the perfect punch line. And Forrest Gump himself is a character drawn as to be a man with the most integration you will ever meet. Inspiring. If I could shed a tear, I would happily give it to this film.
As you know the film is about the life of Forrest Gump. He starts his story as a story teller (telling his own life) to random people at a bench in somewhere we are yet to know. The film doesn't waste it's time in his past as I would fear to make me bored. Quickly we go through the many live story a man can get. Entertaining as well as thrilling (in a way). As we go through all that, the set goes through the present time of Forrest Gump where it becomes so touchy, you wouldn't expect so.
A brilliant performance from Tom Hanks. Too a great performance from the actor of Lieutenant Dan (Gary Sinise), as I have not seen him in many, but all favorites, but this tops them all. Sinise gains my respect.
Easily comes to the top of my favorite movie of all time. Brilliant. 10/10
A beautiful way to be deadly
If you want to get obsessed about the seven deadly sins this is the movie you've been waiting for. Have I never would imagine, Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman to produce a fine team work in acting. As well as Kevin Spacey for his role as the villain.
It's a film about a maniac serial killer that uses seven deadly sins as its reference. As you can imagine, seven deadly sins brings seven deaths and that's just about the amount of victims in this movie. Brought to the eyes of the viewers perfectly till the end.
The movie starts with gluttony, and then greed, sloth. lust, pride, envy, wrath comes to follow quickly as the films pace increases to the end. Every death/kill is brought beautifully. The set is as representative as it can get to describe you the sin.
A film that gave me a real hype about what it wants to deliver. Surely must watched movie. This is one of the best film I have ever watched. 10/10