World War Z

Sunday, June 30, 2013

The moment I laid eyes on the poster, I thought the movie is a spin-off sequel to War of the Worlds. Upon reading the synopsis, it was clear to me that World War Z is a zombie movie.

Just to give you a gist of the movie before you head off to watch in the cinema. The protagonist, Gerry Lane starring Brad Pitt who is a former United Nations investigator was tasked to find out the cause & solution to stop the zombie-like pandemic. Or he risk losing his family.

Time is crucial as the global population is rampantly turning into zombies. The plot is pretty similar to Resident Evil, so there is nothing to shout about. I'd have to give credits to the movie for its entertainment factor because it can be pretty tensed & teeth-gritting witnessing Gerry's character going through a close escape from zombies in order to find out the solution. But beneath all that excitement, the movie is nothing more than that. Don't expect to find your questions answered.

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Man of Steel

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Another Superman movie? The thought of seeing the superhero with his red underpants in action makes you barf out yesterday's dinner? Fret not. This Superman movie is unlike any other you have seen; that's if you watched previous portrayal by Christopher Reeve & Brandon Routh. This movie started off at Krypton & how planet came to an end while Kal-El, son of Jor-El was sent to Earth.

The plot adopts a non-chronological storytelling - switching present time with the past when Kal-El aka Clark Kent was a kid who grew up under the care of the Kent family. The first hour of the movie is a little slow as it build the story at its own pace. It was more of portraying Clark Kent's emotional journey of growing up while keeping his powers in silence. What's different here is that he met his love interest, Lois Lane way before he joined the Daily Planet as a reporter.

The movie starts to pick up a little towards the last hour when the battle began between Clark Kent/Superman & General Zod's team. It may seem exciting at first but eventually the fight scenes got boring because it was dragged longer than necessary. That 10-15 minutes battle scenes almost felt like fillers, giving hints that the director didn't have anymore compelling scenes to include in the movie.

In conclusion, the movie was not fantastic but it's not bad either. Just not really my cup of tea. There is still some entertaining value in it though, as Henry Cahill is indeed an eye candy with his yummylicious bod. What are you waiting for, gals? XD

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Fast & Furious 6

Sunday, June 02, 2013

OMG?! Not another Fast & Furious franchise, you said? Well, it is & probably not the last. This 6th instalment has one of the most interesting plot but for some reason, some scenes were more ridiculous than before. In this latest instalment, agent Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) seeks for Dominic Toretto & his team's assistance to crack down the Owen Shaw's crew who are out to cause destruction & unrest. Michelle Rodriguez returns as Letty, whom everyone thought dead but lost her memory instead.

Personally, I appreciate that the plot matures from being purely young & dangerous (racing, hot chicks, stealing etc.) to family & friendship themes. At least, the progression conveys a stronger & meaningful message instead of jam-packing the movie with action scenes sans substance. However, one can never run away from the film's true essence - nail-biting action stunts. Just imagine Vin Diesel flying across the bridge to save his damsel in distress... o.O

The rest of the plot is predictable hence I will not waste time writing a spoiler here. As usual, just enjoy the movie for entertainment purpose. If you can't get enough of this franchise, fret not as the 7th instalment is in progress! :D

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