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Sunday, 26 March 2017

MOVIE REVIEW: POWER RANGERS

Sunday, March 26, 2017 Posted by Kevan Lee , , 2 comments


So I have no idea where to start this, all I know is I watched Power Rangers when I was young and they announcing the remake is something that I was partially looking forward to because I am sure the childhood me will be entertained but at the same time, pretty sure it will be downright cringe-fest, and I was right. I find it hard to rate this movie, but overall I would give it a 6 out of 10, I will try to list down why as much as I can
THE GOOD

The reboot takes lots of the original series and modernises it into something which is not truly bad. The new armor ensure that it something which makes sense as it is alien-coating armor which they should bring it out from within because its much cooler that way than a piece of cloth. Other than that, they did the new Dinozords much well deserve polishing. Fight scenes was good albeit too short, both in Dinozords and in their armored form.


THE BAD

They tried putting the whole series into a movie and that made it much of a disconnected disaster. The rangers found their power in the first 10 minute into the movie and everything happened in a blink of an eye. They train, they tried to get their armors, they talk about their personal relationship over BBQ, and suddenly they are fighting Rita. The movie was 2 hours 4 minute but there are still parts which made it feel so draggy, and I personally wished it will end. Fight scenes should not be boring, but sadly Power Rangers manage to do it.

CONCLUSION

My only reason for watching this is because it reminded me of my childhood lots and that being said, this movie brought back all my childhood especially when they morph, and the original score from the series was played as the Dinozords ran out. Watch only if you want to feel nostalgia, regarding feelings, I rated this movie a solid 10 out of 10. Thanks for at least trying to bring my childhood not utterly destroying it.




Sunday, 19 March 2017

MOVIE REVIEW: LOGAN

Sunday, March 19, 2017 Posted by Kevan Lee , , , , , 2 comments


Logan was such a good movie to watch, the clearly used the R rating in this case and also the storyline takes a slow and depressing method to the very end. I shall go straight to the good and bad of the movie which I personally feel this movie score an easy 8 out of 10 stars for me. 

THE GOOD

Brutal and lots of limbs flying in this movie. The reason they rated this movie R is that lots of the fight scene involve people losing their limbs, half of their face and many other very graphic fighting scene. This is in sync with most of the comic about Wolverine where his fight is brutal, fast-paced and full of people losing their limbs. Aside from that, the storyline took a drastic turn to be very slow and character focus which is really good. The action and story played a vital role to ensure that you pay attention to what is to come. Somewhat, you are curious when will there be a next fighting scene and also what will happen in that particular scene. The introduction of X-23 although she barely said anything in the movie brings a good character twist on Logan as we see the different side of him. 

THE BAD 

The storyline for Logan can be quite confusing for most of the people. That being said, if you have been following all the X-Men series actively then you will not feel that lost in the movie. If not, I shall recommend you to watch the earlier X-Men (First Class and Days of Future Past at least). Other than that, I personally wanted the mutant kids to showcase more power but then again, they are not the main cast of the movie. 

CONCLUSION

Such a fitting end to the most iconic character of X-Men. Throughout the movie, I truly enjoyed watching scene after scene of action and also the deep but depressing storyline. I wish more X-Men movie was made like this. 

Sunday, 5 March 2017

MOVIE REVIEW: LEGO BATMAN

Sunday, March 05, 2017 Posted by Kevan Lee , , No comments


I actually enjoyed watching the first Lego movie, and when they announced the next franchise was Lego Batman, I was looking forward to it. I guess I will not rate this movie because of its personal preferences. You either like it or hate it because most of the jokes are sometimes lame but also sometimes on point. They used quite some references to old Batman movies and aside from that, some of DC other characters too, mainly villains. 

THE GOOD

If you like the first Lego movie, you will love it. They kept the same style and also added the Batman element into it. You will see how Batman uses his building skills with the Lego pieces to create a functioning vehicle while free falling. Aside from that, the storyline is pretty straightforward and easy to understand. I feel the characters voice acting this time is much better that is mainly because of the much better cast and also their joke this time are pretty dark. Since it is Batman's movie after all. 

THE BAD

Like all cartoon movie, there is some part which seems pretty long and draggy. Halfway throughout feels like forever when the characters have a short dialog about feelings and emotions. I know it is to invoke that Batman is a loner but I still couldn't get pass the fact that they used it way too many times.  From the beginning till almost the end of the movie, the mood seems to be the same. While I appreciate the director trying to remind us Batman is alone, I am more interested in the focus on the current storyline. 



CONCLUSION


Still, a pretty good movie to watch. I went it without any expectation, and I came out feeling that money is not wasted. The voice acting, and the different variations of Batman's gadget still make the movie pretty much entertaining. Still a much better love story than Twilight. If you are fan of the first Lego movie, this will not disappoint you.