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Sunday, 21 August 2016

MOVIE REVIEW: SUICIDE SQUAD

Sunday, August 21, 2016 Posted by Kevan Lee , , , No comments


This review was drafted for a week now and still can't find my word around it. At one point, I was sure that I liked the movie and then everything went a little downhill and quickly manage to salvage itself one way or another. It is like you see a perfect slice of meat only to find out that it is fucking vegetarian. That is how I felt sitting in and watching the movie. I want to give it a rating, I want to tell myself I enjoyed it more than BvS but at the same time, I was comparing it to Marvel and realise how it does not even come close to Marvel. 

THE GOOD

The idea behind introducing the squad was perfect, heck I can go on to say that it was indeed perfect. The squad was introduced and everything seems to be fitting their role perfectly. I acknowledged the two best character in the movie who is Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) and Deadshot (Will Smith). Both gotten into their character convincingly enough for us to enjoy and feel what they are going through. Aside from that, I personally think the fight scene was not bad, to begin with, and have lots of fun with their dialogue and the short punch lines. There is some sweet scene in between where most of us either had our tongues out with saliva dripping or just purely mindblown.



THE BAD

It saddens me that so far almost all the DC movies that are on the big screen are nothing but disappointment. BvS was so badly done that it left tears on the edge of my eyes after I finish reading them but then there is the certain part of Suicide Squad that was equally leaving tears in my eyes because it was equally bad. The one prominent character, Joker, I guess it was too much of a different way of me looking at it. It felt like a Romeo&Juliet story, surely those girls that watched the movie wanted a relationship like that but I am also very sure that Joker does not give two fucks bout Harley Quinn, well not till this way.
CONCLUSION

I guess by this time the review is out, most of you must have watched it. I did not regret watching it but I felt like there is a part of me that was not fulfilled. Yes, Harley Quinn attire was hot af and Deadshot acting was good to convince me. But the lack of storyline and the villain was just somewhat too much for me to digest in this movie. Sadly, they could have done better and DC universe looks to be in a mess right now. Hopefully, Justice League will be much better than this, well at least their trailer looking good. Till then, I shall wait for Marvel's Doctor Strange who trailer already did not disappoint. 


Sunday, 7 August 2016

MOVIE REVIEW: JASON BOURNE

Sunday, August 07, 2016 Posted by Kevan Lee , , No comments


It has been 10 years since Jason Bourne disappeared from the agency and now he is back. So, I was always a fan of Jason Bourne especially the earlier Bourne film where he was fighting using a pencil and eventually killed the enemy. That scene still tucked in the back of my head till this very day. So, when they mentioned Jason Bourne is showing again in cinema, the hype is real. So here is my take on the movie, I will try to do it as much spoiler free as possible.


THE GOOD

Finally, you can actually piece together the storyline this time. This takes you back to almost all the Bourne that you ever watched. Lots about Bourne past will be mentioned in this movie and more importantly the agency and training that we have been waiting for. 



THE BAD

Well, previous Bourne movie was about how he is a deadly spy and did things for his country, this movie felt like a mess. The action sequence was all over the place, the script seems to be written at the back of a bar and other than that, I personally felt all presence of spy has left the movie. The fight scenes were disappointing and the dialogue seemed to be written half-heartedly



CONCLUSION

If you are up for more serious tone of Bourne, minus all the actions and also deadly fighting scene. Maybe this is the Bourne for you, but I honestly think this just deserve a stream on Netflix or maybe downloading it. I will not recommend watching it over in the cinema, you will be disappointed. 





Tuesday, 2 August 2016

MOVIE REVIEW: STAR TREK BEYOND

Tuesday, August 02, 2016 Posted by Kevan Lee , , , No comments


This continues after the first Star Trek but comes with more action and engaging storyline which will keep you satisfied by the end of the movie. Aside from that, the cast and crew are back together in U.S.S Enterprise and this time they are to bring their voyage to save people in the distant deep dark Nebula. I personally think this movie is much better for casual moviegoer than the casual hardcore Star Trek fan


THE GOOD

Action and more actions. The whole movie there are things blowing up and much more gadgets that are used in the movie. All the cool tech and also interplanetary traveling makes you in great awe as you see cities built in space with teleporters and also people travelling with such advanced vehicles. The battle on the outer space was intense and also fun to watch. The chemistry between Commander Spock and Doctor Bones creates a bromance and it brings much live to the screen. Aside from that, Captain James Kirk seems to be much more in control comparing to the first movie and that brings out a certain sense of responsibility and security when you are watching him sitting in the captain's chair.  

THE BAD

Well for most of the hardcore Star Trek fans, I am pretty sure this show does not appeal to them as it is much dense and lack of space explorations. Other than that, I am pretty sure the lack of strategy also hurt the understanding of audiences and characters did not have much building, therefore, you need to know the first movie really well. 


CONCLUSION

If you are up for some mindless space action and also adventure, Star Trek is something you will enjoy very much. If you are a hardcore Star Trek fan, I am sorry that this movie will kill all your hopes and dreams of space exploration.