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Tuesday, 17 March 2015

MOVIE REVIEW: CINDERELLA

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 Posted by Kevan Lee , , No comments

Everyone knows about the fairytale story of a poor girl marrying a prince. All she needs to do was to believe and to be kind always even to her step mother who treats her like the house maid. This story was no different rendition from the fairytale that we all come to love/hate while we were growing up. 

Master IMBD, summarise for us - When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her daughters. Never one to give up hope, Ella's fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger. Which basically means Ella or Cinderella later (Lily James) fall in love with a prince, (Richard Madden) and hopes to marry him but was stop by the almighty bitchy stepmother, (Cate Blanchett) and her two daughter, Drisella and Anastasia who I won't even bother mentioning the actresses. 

THE GOOD

Everything about the fairytale was in the movie, from the super glassy heels/slippers, the almighty golden pumpkin carriage and whatever which in the fairytale are all present in this very movie. The acting of step mother was something to applaud for, now only does she gives you an eerie vibe, Cate Blanchett manage to make you hate her so much in the movie and wish she had not step in the household of Ella and ruined it. Her two snobbish daughters make it even easier to hate them all. The settings are beautifully decorated like those in a fairytale, and the costume wore by Cinderella was to die for. Blue and as it if is glowing, paired with her glass shoes. 

THE BAD 

Like all other fairytale, the ending is expected - happy ending. A korean drama nowadays can be categorized as fairytale also. There won't be any sad ending. It is bad for me because I was expecting some twisted rendition of Cinderella, but meh, expected. Besides the stepmother, most of the characters are forgettable. They don't possess any background or history, it was merely there to fit in. I guess reading the fairytale won't help you much either. It was written as a book when the story ends, you fall asleep, not staying up asking questions.

CONCLUSION

If you are a die hard fan of Cinderella, and only if you really really really really love this fairytale. Please do me a favour and still watch it at home. Movies like these are made to rip out parents and those who still living in land of fairytale. You take your freaking money and watch Chappie instead, much more feeling than this fairytale. 

TL;DR: Happy ending guaranteed. 

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

MOVIE REVIEW: CHAPPIE

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 Posted by Kevan Lee , , , No comments


Based on IMDB: In the near future, crime is patrolled by a mechanized police force. When one police droid, Chappie, is stolen and given new programming, he becomes the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself, or we can say that 2 genius programmer created  2 types of different robot to help the police force. One is scout which goes by the name Chappie, created by Deon Wilson (Dev Patel) and the other Moose which is created by Vincent Moore (Hugh Jackman). 

THE GOOD

Robot with a feeling? This show portrays it nicely and at times I felt like there are ninjas cutting the onions at some scene. I was thought lots bout morale and manners strangely not by the main character but instead but the so-called thugs which was names are not even in the poster. Dev Patel played his character really well, showing how much flexibility and how much have he grown from his previous movie but sadly, his acting was overshadowed by Hugh Jackman's desperation in the movie, as Jackman trying to go all out to prove that his robot is much superior to Patel's. 

THE BAD

The problem with all these robot movie, we are never presented with the process of building them. Once we come in, everything was there for us to view. We never seem to be able to see how the process of building it happens. Other than that, certain part of the movie like how they were trying to educate Chappie should be shown longer. Certain scene feels like how I was taught last time well minus the shooting of course, and I wasn't that tall when I was young. 

CONCLUSION

Watch this movie if you like something different. It is a superb emotional rollercoaster ride and I am more than confident you will all like it. 

TL;DR: One soul, one robot, lots of drama

Monday, 2 March 2015

MOVIE REVIEW: KINGSMAN - THE SECRET SERVICE

Monday, March 02, 2015 Posted by Kevan Lee , , , , , No comments


Like the title, the show is about a spy organization recruits an unrefined, but promising street kid into the agency's ultra-competitive training program, just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius. The street kid, Eggsy (Taron Egerton) whose dad died in the final Kingsman examination takes on the training under recommendation by Harry Hart, or better know as Galahad (Colin Firth


THE GOOD

Lots and lots of gadgets which will put James Bond to shame. The show here such sophisticated but gentleman technology that we all came across but never wondered if it could become something more, I mean a bulletproof suit. That's just plain gentleman cool. The fighting scene was quick, intense and plain brutal. It just felt so stylish, cool and a bit weird seeing people with full suits move so swiftly and agile. They also impress me with their gun play in the movie. I meant come on, english movie, there aren't so much action or close quarters using gun but this show tops it all (Church scene, still searing in my mind)

THE BAD
Mr Valentine,played by (Samuel L. Jackson) and Gazelle (Sofia Boutella), a villain with legs from 2 blades both just came into the picture and became the bad guys. No such introduction, we only know that Mr Valentine is multi millionaire which I presume a businessman but I have no idea what he is selling or how Gazelle gotten her super adamantium like legs. Thank god, they mention how Kingsman gotten their funding or what is the organization is all about. 

CONCLUSION

You should actually watch it. If you are a fan of action, adventure and comedy all mashed into one gentleman genre, then by all means go for it. It is after all, the best movie you can watch over here. Then again, it is kinda violent so if you don't have the stomach for it, you might want to go easy on your food intake. 

TL;DR: Suit is everything.