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Saturday, 21 February 2015

MOVIE REVIEW: THE IMITATION GAME

Saturday, February 21, 2015 Posted by Kevan Lee , , , , , No comments


I never really like a movie which is solely based on a person's biography, that is because I always think of it as less interesting comparing to other movie. The Imitation Game proves me wrong with their excellent actors and also superb storyline. 


During World War II, mathematician Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) tries to crack the enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians.

THE GOOD

Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing really takes you on an emotional roller coaster. He is assisted by Keira Knightley, who plays Joan Clarke, the love of his life. Both of them showed so much on screen chemistry and such convincing acting in their roles that we forgotten that this is actually a movie. Benedict Cumberbatch nail his role as a cryptography genius and also a weirdo almost so convincingly that I somewhat think that Alan Turing was him or his ancestors. 

THE BAD

The ending was badly rushed. That is because I guess most of the movie focuses on the earlier part of Alan Turing's life. Other than that, it might have left a big gap also in the middle of the movie as they fast forward how he got the answer to crack the enigma. 

CONCLUSION

Give this show a go if you like those thriller type of movie and also emotional roller coaster. Certain part of the movie, I could feel the weight that they hold and also the emotions that they are trying to invoke and I must said that it did perfectly well to deliver those emotions.

TL;DR: Crack the code, WIN the war. 

Saturday, 14 February 2015

MOVIE REVIEW: JUPITER ASCENDING

Saturday, February 14, 2015 Posted by Kevan Lee , , , , , , , , No comments


The Wachowskis is back this time with a bigger much more science fiction kinda world compared to Matrix, but the big question remains is this better than the Matrix? It certainly is not, I can tell you that. This movie brings out a different feel from the usual Wachowskis aside from their absolute perfect graphics, the storyline has it flaws, lots of it.

Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis) was born under a night sky, with signs predicting that she was destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning toilets and an endless run of bad breaks. Only when Caine (Channing Tatum), a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along - her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos.


THE GOOD

The whole idea of different civilisation in other planets are absolutely stunning.  We get to see the lots of different kind of jaw dropping technologies in the movie. For example, the anti-gravity boots and the shield that Caine Wess holds in his hand is something really nice to admire. Not forgetting, the action sequences in the movie is fast and also action pack. I am truly impressed with Caine performance as he carries his roll as an ex-military hunter convincingly without any doubts or trouble. Jupiter Jones such glamorous name but Mila Kunis carried the roll as a normal peasant to princess without any issues. 


THE BAD

I was really disappointed with the storyline, it had so much more to offer. The Matrix had such good storyline and also the progression of the movie was spectacular. This storyline falls short as we are taken to every planet, up and down a space ship, romance and shits like that we no connecting storyline. Everything felt like it was cut and insert forcefully into another frame of the movie and nothing seems to make sense. Please also get a better villian, half of the time I felt asleep after he started speaking. 


CONCLUSION

Will I recommend to watch this movie at the cinema? Nope. Keep it for something better like The Imitation Game and trust me you will not miss a single thing. This particular movie was well thought of but bad execution. If only the Wachowski took another year to develop the movie THEN maybe we will get something much more polished. 

TL;DR: Lots of action and technologies, but fall short in other department. Princess is a toilet cleaner by day, and own earth by night. So respect your toilet cleaners please. 

Monday, 2 February 2015

MOVIE REVIEW: THE WEDDING RINGER


This is a show for the foreveralone, Doug Harris (Josh Gad) will be marrying the lady of his dreams, Gretchen Palmer (Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting). 2 weeks before his marriage, he has no best man or friends. So he hired Jimmy Callahan (Kevin Hart) CEO of Best Man Inc, a company which provides flattering best man for socially challenged guys in need. 

THE GOOD

The show is for the light hearted, lots of humours and also much bromance moments. The storyline sync perfectly with the havoc that is created by Kevin Hart and Josh Gad. These two clowns seems like they have been friend even before the show started filming. You can see lots of bromance and natural moments as we progress through the show. Kevin Hart single handedly carried the movie as his characteristic is simply natural for the movie. 

THE BAD

Like every other romance comedy, the end are much predictable. Besides that, they are some loopholes in the movie especially with Kevin Hart disguising to the be their best friend without getting caught was somehow questionable. The grandma who got burned and live through it with lots of make up sometimes make this movie cheaper than it seems. Suddenly, it feels like a parody of another movie. Besides that, I am somehow disappointed with the acting of Kaley Cuoco in here, feels less natural together with Josh Gad. 

CONCLUSION

If you are looking for something to watch in the cinemas, I will highly recommend this instead of TRACERS or Vice. If you are willing to wait just a little bit more, maybe something like Jupiter Ascending or Kingsman: The Secret Service is worth waiting this month. 

TL;DR: Bromance, racist jokes, a wedding to crash.