Category Archives: movies

03 / 09 / 16

It’s called a hustle, sweetheart!

Zootopia-poster-2You know that feeling when you discover something amazing that you didn’t expect? That feeling when you left the cinema with satisfaction so high you can’t stop smiling and laughing? Yeah, that was my case with Zootopia. Another beautiful 3D-animation movie by Disney! Beyond the captivating art and entertaining story, lies a deeper message for all!  Continue Reading


06 / 02 / 15

Get Pitch-slapped for the Second Time!

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WARNING: CONTAINS MINOR SPOILERS OF THE FIRST MOVIE

Most of you might not know but I’m a HUGE fan of the first Pitch Perfect movie. The witty dialogues, sweet romance, some friendship bonding thingy and a capella thrown in the mix — I’m sold to this franchise, people. Anyhow, with a great movie comes a great expectation for its sequel. But Pitch Perfect 2 met my expectations and reminds me why I love this series in the first place.

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04 / 23 / 15

Age of Ultron: Another epic battle!

avengers_age_of_ultron_2015_movie-wideTo celebrate the end of my test week (which was also the reason why I seemed to have vanished from the internet), yesterday I went to see Marvel’s most anticipated movie this year, The Avengers: Age of Ultron. We Indonesian peeps are very lucky to have the privilege of seeing it earlier than almost half the world!

Just to be safe, this is no way an in-depth review of the movie but more like a random rambling by a crazy blogger who has nothing to post. Oh, and don’t worry, this is a completely spoiler-free post!

So what did I think of the movie? One word to describe: EPIC. The tension builds up to that one hell of an AMAZING battle scene — an all-out war against the Avengers’ new enemy, a tremendous threat for humanity. Needless to say, since this is Marvel, the visual effects are so far away from being a disappointment. I was also really happy to see these awesome heroes fighting together again, though facing some rocks in the process. Iron Man is still hilarious and oh. My. God. Did Chris Evans get hotter or what?? These two seem to be the main force in this war and not that it’s a terrible idea but I wish Black Widow had had more screen time? Haha.

Anyway, there are also new characters being introduced in the movie. I was unsympathetic toward them at first, but in the end, I found myself getting a little attached to them.  I’m definitely looking forward to the next Marvel movie! Phase Two is going to wrap up really soon with the release of Ant-Man in July and then we still have plenty of movies in Phase Three, starting with Captain America: Civil War in 2016. Here’s the list:

  • Captain America: Civil War (May 2016) – Iron Man will be in it 😉
  • Doctor Strange (November 2016)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (May 2017) – I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE GROOT AGAIN!!! <3
  • Thor: Ragnarok (July 2017) – Wow, I’m really curious because I’m guessing it’s related to the events in Age of Ultron. AND LOKIIIIIIII <3
  • Black Panther (November 2017)
  • Avengers: Infinity War Pt. 1 (May 2018)
  • Captain Marvel (July 2018)
  • Inhumans (November 2018)
  • Avengers: Infinity War Pt. 2 (May 2019)

So yeah, it seems like I will spend my late teenage years waiting for these movies to come out. HAHAHA. I should probably also re-watch the previous movies.

So, have you seen Age of Ultron? What do you think? If not, are you excited for it?

 


03 / 13 / 14

Mini Reviews: Movies I Recently Watched

Helloooo guys! In the past couple months (and during my short hiatus last time) I ended up watching quite a lot of movies and I want to discuss them with you! 😀 They are not all 2014 releases, but some made it to my list of favorites while a few were downright disappointing…

Now You See Me

Damn, this movie was GOOD. Really really good, in fact. I didn’t know that Haymitch (aka Woody Harrelson) would be in it! Anyway, I thoroughly enjoyed Now You See Me, especially since I love mystery. Seeing magician tricks revealed kept me interested the whole time and despite the twists being predictable sometimes, I was just in awe when I found out my guesses were true. Sequels are usually not as good as its predecessor, but I’m holding out hope that Now You See Me Again would be as awesome!

Rating: 5 stars

GIF speaks louder than words:  

Me, the whole time

Oz the Great and Powerful

Ugh I hate this one. I was hoping for something like Alice in Wonderland (LOVED that movie, btw) but Oz was incredibly disappointing.  The story line felt cheesy most of the time and I was definitely not impressed. For the record, The Wizard of Oz is one of my childhood favorites but I don’t know — this movie was just cheesy. I thought the acting was terrible too and I couldn’t help myself but to roll my eyes :/ I know I’m repeating the same words over and over again but I can’t think of a better word to describe this movie. Cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy.

Rating: 1 star
 

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

There’s no denying that the only reason I saw this movie was CHRIS PINE. I was expecting so much, especially since there’s also Keira Knightley here. It turned out to be “meh”, though. The beginning was boring but I liked all the action parts near the end. I really don’t have many things to say about this. I guess it’s good enough, but definitely not as amazing as I had thought it would be.
Rating: 3 stars

Legend of Hercules

Surely at this point most of you have already known my undying obsession with Greek mythology. But this is the type of movie that will make you go “Geez, what was I thinking?” If you’re not into flawlessly perfect character, then you should really avoid Legend of Hercules. If you’re not into easily-won and ridiculous battles, then you really have to stay away from this movie. There was a scene in which Hercules had to battle 5 or 6 best Greek fighters in an arena and he singlehandedly defeated them all without breaking a sweet. The fighters passed out (or died) with seemingly minor injuries. However, there was a scene where a girl stabbed herself near the heart in order to kill the guy behind her and the guy did die, but she survived. Heck, she was still able to talk despite that! CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT???! No? I CAN’T EITHER. THE BLADE LITERALLY WENT THROUGH HER.

Rating: 1 star

I, Frankenstein

I have no idea how to review this. Some questions are still unanswered but basically it was AWESOME.

Rating: 4 stars
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Lego Movie

This was pretty good! The characters were soooo adorable and lol, there’s also Morgan Freeman. He seems to be in every movie, doesn’t he? xD Although it was enjoyable, I felt that Lego was lacking some things. Like it was great, but it didn’t stand out in any particular way. Perhaps because it was a bit boring in the middle.

Rating: 3.5 stars

Nonstop

Nonstop was the most tense movie I have ever seen. It was unpredictable, and sometimes I couldn’t help but to doubt about the main character, whether he was the good or bad guy. It was about high-jacked plane and the MC had to figure out who did it. I liked it that when they thought they were one step closer to solving the mystery, they were actually three steps behind. Nonstop kept me on the edge of my seat and my eyes glued on the screen.

Rating: 5 stars

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300: Rise of an Empire


Since my incident with Legend of Hercules, I wasn’t brave enough to expect more from this movie. But bloody hell, literally. There was a LOT of blood spurting I can’t even. Compared to Legend of Hercules, 300: Rise of an Empire was certainly leagues better. However, Greek mythology if not done right might end up being cheap and to my disappointment, some parts of this movie was terrible. Luckily, Eva Green’s battle scene near the end made up for it. I wished she had had stepped into battle more often though.

Rating: 3 stars.

GIF speaks louder than words: 

The blood spurting……………
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That’s it! So have you guys seen any of these?? ;D I want to hear your thoughts!

12 / 05 / 13

[Mini Reviews] November Movies

Hellooo guys! 😀 As I’ve mentioned in my come-back post not long ago, I went to the cinema a lot last month and I thought it would be a good idea to share my opinions on these movies! (Once again I warn you….I might be the black sheep…)

1. Thor: The Dark World

Okay, to be honest I didn’t expect much from this movie but I wasn’t really impressed either. Some parts were interesting but some were “meh”, like for example the final battle. I thought it would be more epic and dangerous and blood-pounding but I was disappointed because it was just like THAT?!?!? And I saw that final twist miles away.

On the bright side, Loki was awesomely hilarious!! Me and my friends were totally in love of his character xD Overall, The Dark World was decent for me, but I guess fans of the first movies would find it more enjoyable than I did.

 

2. Ender’s Game

I know I broke some kind of unwritten bookish rule because I haven’t read the book but HOLY COW?! This movie was amazing! Right when the movie started I was already grinning like a fool and I was like “wow, this is totally my kind of movie!” xD Despite the confusing physics, I thought the visual effects were really cool and I thoroughly enjoyed Ender’s Game.

My friends thought the ending was horrible and unsatisfying, but I was okay with it. Didn’t love it much but considering the whole story line and how thrilled I was for the rest of the movie, Ender’s Game was still an amazing entertainment for me.

3. Carrie

Yeah, I broke the unwritten rule again xD But ehh, truthfully I had no idea how I feel toward Carrie. All I know is that I was constantly disturbed by the mother’s psychotic behavior. Who the heck would secretly scratch themselves with a knife while talking to another?! I think my main issue with this movie is the lack of explanation to the main character’s background that I found Carrie very…weird in the beginning. I mean, WTF she doesn’t know that girls have period? And considering how old she is…yeah x_x The message was well-delivered though, that everyone has a limit to their patience, that you shouldn’t treat other people badly as they might explode and that won’t be pretty.

 

4. Catching Fire

A couple days prior seeing this movie, I was very eager to watch this movie. Eager is an understatement since I usually don’t want to go anywhere a few days before major exams but I decided to spare my time on Saturday to see this. I mean THAT TRAILER IS SO PERFECT ASDFGHJKL:HGFDFGH

When the movie finally started I was so ecstatic I could barely contain my excitement. But as the story progressed I was like hoaammmm what? Yeah, I dozed off since nothing actually happened. The best things about the first half of the movie are Katniss gorgeous wedding dress and the costumes and Capitol people make-up. I think they were done really well! In addition, the choices for the cast were perfect! Most of them looked similar to how I pictured them while reading the book.

Despite the great characterization, I couldn’t get over how disappointed I was with the arena. I mean, the contestants are victors so no matter how old they are they would still be powerful and skillful. But what did I get? The arena seemed like a child play… There weren’t enough battles between the Tributes. The arena was not as brutal and violent as I had expected. 🙁 I don’t know why…I loved the book so much in fact, Catching Fire is my favorite book of the series. But the movie wasn’t as good as the book. :/ As for the second half, the only thing I loved was Johanna <3 She was bitchy and she wasn’t pretending, wasn’t two-faced (?) The other victors expressed their disagreement subtly but I just LOVE how honest/blunt she was.

Overall I was disappointed with Catching Fire but luckily there were few redeeming qualities. I think I am the only one who wasn’t really satisfied with this ><

 

5. Frozen

I haven’t actually seen the trailer and I didn’t intend to watch this either but then my friend said that Frozen was fantastic. So the next day, when my aunt asked me to accompany her, I didn’t refuse.

To my surprise, this movie was an unexpected favorite!! The characters were likable and hilarious — especially Olaf! Boy, I love this guy!! <33 Anna is also a little naive at first but I just liked how bubbly and awkward she is despite her status as a princess. Elsa is also quite intriguing and oh my gosh her dress looks so GORGEOUS.

The story line might seem ordinary at first but once you’ve seen the whole movie, you can’t help but to appreciate the uniqueness Frozen offers. Unlike the usual Disney princess movies, I think familial relationship becomes the main theme, which reminds me a bit of Brave.

Overall, Frozen is the best movie I saw last month <3 EVERYONE GO SEE THIS ONE!!

 

That’s all, guys!! 😀 I am the black sheep with Catching Fire…*ducks from tomatoes and rocks* Have you seen any of these movies? What do you think of them?