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Tuesday, 27 October 2015

MOVIE REVIEW: POLIS EVO

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 Posted by Kevan Lee , , , , No comments


I am always a fan of Malaysian movie, albeit all the shitty Malaysian movie are made there are some gems for example Sepet and also KL Gangster. These two already helped to generate some hope for the Malaysian industry. So, when I found out that Polis Evo open big in just one week, I tell to myself that I need to be watching this movie to see what is the fuss is all about. So, I watched it over the weekend over in GSC Paradigm Mall.

The story follows these 2 cops, Shaheizy Sam (Khai) and Zizan Razak (Sani) who are paired unwillingly when they need to be solving a case of dragon meth (Walter White styled). We follow them throughout the whole of Terengganu for the hunt on dragon meth and they pairing reminds me lots about Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker in Rush Hour. I rate this movie easily 4 out of 5 stars among the other Malaysian movie which is out there just wasting cinema space for screening it

THE GOOD

The dialogue. Whoever wrote it clearly have a really good sense of humours. Then and combo with the likes of Zizan Razak ensure that everything get across really funny at the same time still witty. Sam's job in the movie as the action guy and the chemistry on screen can be seen as really good between the two main actors. Props to Nora Danish who acted as Sani's sister for her ever natural acting and also the Terengganu slang (makes me think that she is from there). Cinematography also seems much better in this movie, actions seems solid and also stunts is really good. I personally enjoy the shooting action in the movie and also the many car chase stunts that was in it. 

THE BAD

Predictable plot is okay but what seems to be like REALLY predictable plot is bad. I wish there was some twist. Good cop & bad cop combo always work but then we have other who did it better mainly Bad Boys. I personally wish there was more hand-to-hand combat because Shaheizy Sam looks like someone who can really fight, and they did not fully use his potential. A good hand-to-hand combat like KL Gangster will always make the movie much more interesting. 


CONCLUSION

Been a long time since I watched a good Malaysian movie and this is a GOOD Malaysia movie. Thanks for putting back the hope and dreams of seeing a blockbuster movie from Malaysia. I highly recommend you to watch this Malaysian movie and also it requires some basic understanding of Malay language to be funny. 

Monday, 26 October 2015

MOVIE REVIEW: THE WALK

Monday, October 26, 2015 Posted by Kevan Lee , , , , No comments


Thanks +ChurpChurp for the #Churpremiere of #TheWalkMovie in 3D which surprisingly was quite good to begin with. I will give it a solid 3.5 out of 5 stars for this movie. 

Joseph Gordon Levitt plays Philippe Petit who is obsess with hanging wires along two horizontally tall objects and walking from point A to B. Basically he is a wire walker and all he does is keep challenging himself. Eventually he found images of the upcoming World Trade Centre and decided that he will hang his wires there and walk on it thus the journey begins. 

THE GOOD

Lots of back story on why he wants to be wire walker. We are actually exposed to every step and trial that he faces while he tries to conquer the World Trade Centre. Other than that, I felt the cast personally was well selected for the movie. His right hand man, Jean-Louis played by Clement Sibony was a nobody but still manages to carry his character as the supporting actor well enough. The show is all about suspenses, every single time we are actually taken back with the actions and also figuring out the thoughts on why do something that absurd. 

THE BAD

Storyline while it is about the live of a person, seems like lacking in lot of things. Firstly, seems like the lack of backstory on his family was one part of it. Secondly, I can't seem to shake off the fact that he had nothing really well planned and still got off on walking on a rope from the tallest building in the world back then, the World Trade Centre. Lastly, there are still more to know about the main character, how bout his love life? Is he married? Is that his last wire walking or there is more? What was the item given to him by his mentor? WHAT IS THAT!?

CONCLUSION

It was an okay movie but considering the wide choice of movies we have this time around, I rather be watching something else. Movies which usually tells the live about someone are usually monotonous and also slow paced. I will only agree to watch this particular movie if u are a fan of wire walking or Joseph Gordon Levitt. If not, don't bother. Pretty sure the book will be 10 times better than the movie.

Saturday, 17 October 2015

MOVIE REVIEW: GOOSEBUMPS

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

Once again thanks to +ChurpChurp for their #Churpremiere of #GoosebumpsMY. 

Fans of R. L. Stine books should watch this movie, and also fans of Jack Black. This movie combine the perfect amount of fantasy and also actions. What happen when all the characters of your book comes to live when you unlocked it and all hell breaks loose. I will rate this movie 3 out of 5 stars and below you will know why: 

THE GOOD

All the famous characters in the book of R. L. Stine is out to play, therefore you will have most of their best sellers on the screen. Other than that, Jack Black plays his role quite well, been a long time since we see him on the screen but his acting still did not change and is still pretty much the same. I would like to also mention the Odeya Rush who played Hannah in the movie, her acting was top notch and I really enjoyed it. The storyline and build up was in the good pace right up till they find out what happen when they unlocked a book. Overall, the CG in this movie was relatively good also and there is nothing to complain about. 

THE BAD

Too many monsters! Yeah, I know it was suppose to be a horror/action/monsters movie but I was thinking why not focus only on those few who are really scary and also crazy. Slappy the dummy was one really good villain but sadly have not much of screen time as there were too damn many monsters in it. I felt the movie was a little bit too long, let's all just cut to the bullshit and straight to the point. Some romance scenes was not needed and could be easily be removed for much shorter and action packed movie. 

CONCLUSION

All in all, I felt personally only the fans of R. L. Stine will enjoy a movie like this. Maybe fans of Jack Black too. The movie was quite promising at first and then I felt like it felt short of the tempo and also the pacing and everything just went a little bit too messy and downhill from there. My friend even slept in the cinema so I guess, it was pretty boring in the middle and then tries their best to pick up pace towards the end but still fall short.

Sunday, 4 October 2015

MOVIE REVIEW: THE MARTIAN

Sunday, October 04, 2015 Posted by Kevan Lee , , , , No comments

Thanks +ChurpChurp once again for the invite to the #Churpremiere of #TheMartian.

Once awhile we are actually given a good movie about space exploration, back then it was the mind-fucking Interstellar, and then there were Prometheus, which I actually shat in my pants more times than I should, and now something much more REAL, the Martian. Mr Matt Damon is back and this time he is not that asshole which he was Interstellar, he was left behind by his crew when they decided to brave the storm to fly back to Earth after their exploration on Mars came to halt because of some weather issue. (no, it's not Indonesia this time). I rate this movie a good 4 out of 5 stars and you will find out why below, might have spoiler, might not, you decide. 

THE GOOD 

Matt Damon has been the spaceman for quite a number of movies, and this shows that he can play the role solo and also very comfortable living in Mars. Almost close to 80% of the movie was about him and it did not disappoint. You are actually being transported emotionally for every achievement he did while he is alone in Mars, you share his joys and his pains. That is what a good actor should deliver and Mr Damon did it right. Other than that, the progressive storyline is also in a good pacing and their plot while it was filled with a little loop holes,  I felt it was not such movie breaking. The subsequent actors and actress played their role well enough to make the movie more emotionally attached to us

THE BAD

Well when movies like this, we sometimes question is it possible to survive under such circumstances. Many times I felt that the conditions should tear him apart. The materials that was used to create the living space and also the rover must have been made out of Adamantium at times because I am pretty sure it should be already falling apart. Other than that, there are some scenes which could be cut to make the show much more exciting. I was falling asleep at one point of the time because of unnecessary scenes. 

CONCLUSION

Minus all the mindfucking from Interstellar, this show is a straight up spaceman movie which the mission as said, BRING HIM HOME. For me it is such a good movie because it gives you the feeling of survival. You should watch this if space exploration is something that excites you minus all the Interstellar and Prometheus bullshit.