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Thursday, 29 January 2015

MOVIE REVIEW: TRACERS

Thursday, January 29, 2015 Posted by Kevan Lee , , , , , , No comments



So Mr Taylor Lautner is back, this time not on all fours but he is real human instead. He is a York City bike messenger who is wanted by the mafia escapes into the world of parkour after meeting a beautiful stranger. Then it spiral off into romance as usual, so read up and do support me if you like it. (maybe share or comment will do :P) 

THE GOOD

Lots of running and more running! I personally feel it is good because this is kind of pacing is rare in a movie, started of with cycling and then parkour which is good for different change in the usual run and gun action movie. It also shows the versatility of Taylor Lautner as he grow from his role of being a blardy dog (no, not a wolf, it's a dog). The pacing of the movie and the storyline feels just nice not being too fast or way too slow. The storyline was also something believable not blown over the top. 

THE BAD 

While it is a parkour movie, it shows how easy for you to learn parkour. All you need to do is watch a video and train for a day or two and walla! Parkour EXPERT! Other than that, I feel the story could have not included that much romance as the parkour action in the movie was really something fun to watch. Other than that, there is not much background from the main character, all we know his mum was sick, his dad left or dead and that's about it. All he was left with is a CAR. The over the top action on parkour was really not needed as I believe the aim for a movie like this is to make it believable enough that I want to go out and do the very same thing. 

CONCLUSION

Show like this I assume it is best just watching at home. You might get the DVD but there is always a better way to get such movie. It is good for weekend time-killing if you have it. If not, you can entirely skip this movie seems like Taylor Lautner is trying hard to be the next Liam Neeson or Channing Tatum trying out more diverse and macho role. 

TL;DR: Run, run and romance. 

Monday, 26 January 2015

GAME REVIEW: CALL OF DUTY ADVANCED WARFARE

That's right, it is this EPIC.
Yeah game has been out since November 2014 and I am only writing about it now. That is because I recently just gotten the urge to play the single player and throughout the whole game, no regrets. I actually finished the game two weeks back and totally forgotten about it because it was the New Year and after that I went to Krabi (going to blog about it this real soon, I promise!). This is a SINGLE PLAYER review only. 

The story takes place in 2054, where the world is currently being controlled by the largest private military corporation called ATLAS. Over here, you play one of the military soldier which is under ATLAS after some mishap that leads you to lose the ability to fight as a soldier. So, ATLAS approached you to grant you that SECOND chance. 

The main fun for Single Player is the grappling hook. Watch the video below and you will see the grappling action which will provide you more than enough fun throughout the campaign. 





THE GOOD

The single player finally took a major revamp from the previous Call of Duty franchise after it was done by Infinity Ward and also Treyarch which was just a bold-ly copied and fucking paste for years. Now the story features all new jetpack moves together with exoskeleton and also a gripping story, good enough for me to finish it in less than 3 days. The new exoskeleton enables you to move freely with lots of ways to approach your objectives either by boosting your ass upfront or you can just roll from the top and throw a SMART grenade down to blind people or detection mode to see all surrounding enemies. All the different fights and places that takes you brings a whole different angle to how you fight. The dialogue is nothing to shout about and also there are tons of QTE (Quick Time Event) in the game which part of it feels like a movie. 

THE BAD

The gameplay is pretty short, like all FPS game, if you are good in shooting, Normal mode can be done in less than 6 hours if you are not interested in finding any Intel in the game. Based on objective based, it is very linear. The plot although tight it is still much predictable for anyone who has just a little investing knowledge. Certain guns feel short as in the sound and also damage. The sound lack of bass and it is sad, future guns with no bass, I am sad. It was suppose to pack a punch! 

CONCLUSION

For whatever you are getting this game for, please do not get the limited edition or whatever edition it is out there. Keep those for a game which truly worth that Limited or Special edition. All the Downloadable Content (DLC) in the game as of now, I am pretty sad that the industry has come to this. EA has been notorious for this, so as Ubisoft in the same fucking boat. 

Saturday, 17 January 2015

TOP 5 EPIC STATEMENTS FROM MY MUM

Saturday, January 17, 2015 Posted by Kevan Lee , , , , , , No comments

Edisi Jangan Persoal for this blogpost because it is my mum, one does not question a mum. (not all the time)

When I was much younger, my mum always say things which makes you either afraid or guilty (most of the time both). Thinking back, some of them make almost close to no sense. As much as I love her, the statement that comes out from her mouth, scare or scar the hell out of me. You know what they say about mothers right, don't question them (or in the word of wise Malaysia: JANGAN PERSOAL or TAK SUKA KELUAR)

1. The Food Lies
Back in the days, my mum always mention a certain food mainly vegetables and fishes which I dearly hate. If you don't eat vegetable, later your body won't be strong, you must drink this soup, it is good for your body you know. Other than that, my mum always mention these exact word when I refuse to eat fish: eating fish makes you smart, you want to be stupid issit! This is for you to grow your brain. 

2. The Disciplinary Excuse
If mummy don't cane you today then someone else would, if I don't chilli your mouth now then someone will bring the heat to you. I love you mum but if you are gonna hit me, I guess I deserve it. I take it that I was rude and also playing between the border to being discipline therefore no excuses is needed.

3. The Nobody Bothers To Help 
My mum is a loveable person but this is a classic she always pull off. It is not that we did not help her, but we work too slow thus resulting to her kicking us out. Then she will complain that nobody cares or wants to help her. Well played mum! I am just trying my best!

4. The You Tak Suka, You Jangan Makan
So being the fatty that I am, I always ask my mum what she will be cooking for dinner mostly. I have no idea why it is always dinner maybe because she is behind my room (that is where the kitchen is placed) while she was busy creating tunes with her wok, I will be curious to know what will be the food for the day. She will say, if you don't like what I cook, GTFO  don't you eat! Go outside and eat instead. So like how my ministers say and my country favourite tagline goes: JANGAN PERSOAL (don't question my mum)

5. The I Can Read You Like An Open Book
This is the ultimate ASIAN problem when your mum looks at you and say, I KNOW WHAT YOU ARE THINKING! 9 months mummy carried you so mummy knows all your tips and tricks! (doesn't matter, I still get to troll my mum occasionally). This usually happens when you do something bad and she will mention it, I knew it was coming, I knew it was in you.

That is basically top 5 statements from my mum. I am pretty sure your mum will have her own version of epic statements too but it will be roughly the same as mine, or does my mum have that Asian parents disease. Lol. Anyway, if you have read till this line I would like to thank you and also have a happy 2015, hopefully it is not too late!