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Monday, September 17, 2012

Movie Review: Resident Evil: Retribution

  Unconsciously, we have had five Resident Evil film in the past ten years, 10 years of Alice waking up in a lab of Umbrella Company and escaping then extend the life of this action-horror movie. Ten years ago, that’s 2002, Alice was an employee of Umbrella and now she made retribution. Sometimes, I couldn’t understand that how could Resident Evil fresh the story with just endless zombies and deathless Alice. However, I never miss any one of the “Resident Evil” entries since the first one hit in 2002. 
Resident Evil: Retribution

  The newest film, Resident Evil: Retribution, picks up right where we left off in 2010’s Resident Evil: Afterlife with Alice and her ragtag group of survivors taking their last stand on a ship out in the middle of the ocean.  While being bombarded by 30 hovercrafts, Alice is blown off the boat and left unconscious in the water. She awakens in a suburban home as a homemaker with a husband and a young daughter. The story opened without pressing screen, this dream life last all of 60 seconds before infected humans attack their home, that make a great contrast to the upcoming blood fight. Safe life is so dear!
  Alice escapes again and must escape through different Umbrella testing facilities (Russia, Suburban, and NY) and meet up with another ragtag bunch that’s there to help her escape, similar plot unfolds.
  In “Resident Evil: Retribution,” writer-director Paul W.S. Anderson attempts to fill out a flimsy plot structure by making the characters’ comings and goings overly convoluted. So what else is new? One development involves the Umbrella Corporation’s use of clones to test the effectiveness of its viral weapons in simulated versions of locales like New York, Moscow, Tokyo and that nation of lost souls, Suburbia. Anderson has also introduced a new character, Ada Wong, who joins Alice’s fight against those evil corporate forces while wearing the unlikeliest of superhero outfits, a brocade stripper dress slit thigh-high and worn with vertiginous heels.

Resident Evil: Retribution  But visually, at least, it all works. Alice and her ragtag assortment of cohorts fend off — in addition to the requisite zombies — a massive creature with a lamprey’s mouth and a slimy, visible brain, and two lumpy behemoths wielding executioner’s pole axes. The movie’s most intriguing sequence comes early on: It’s a flashback — or is it? — Of Alice’s life in suburbia  in the days before the virus hit. She has blonde mom hair, she’s married to a dreamboat husband, and she has a young daughter, Becky, who happens to be deaf. Alice doesn’t remain blonde-mom Alice for long, but even after she’s returned to being black-latex Alice, she retains motherly feelings toward Becky, striving to protect the girl from all that free-floating resident evil.
  For this movie, you needn’t pay so much attention to plot.  It’s just an old style Alice story with new background. Most of us wait this film just want to know how Alice goes on and bit those disgust zombies. I wouldn’t tell my friend that the Retribution is an excellent movie, but I would never miss the next one.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Movie Review:The Possession

  The movie season of this summer has reach the ending, The horror film "The Possession" is set to claim the No. 1 over the last weekend, though the most frightening thing at the box office may be poor overall ticket sales.

  THE POSSESSION is a far more generic title than the film’s original moniker THE DIBBUK BOX, and it’s a transition reflected in the movie itself. What starts out with a fairly distinctive scenario and threat eventually segues into overly familiar territory, though not without occasional chilling pleasures along the way.
  Jeffrey Dean Morgan plays Clyde Brenek, a divorced father of two girls trying to do right by them. At a yard sale, his younger daughter, Em(Natasha Calis) discovers a mysterious old box, one seemingly made not to be opened and covered in Hebrew writing. They buy it, and Em discovers a way to open the box, which releases an evil spirit trapped within. The spirit possesses her, although only Clyde realizes that there’s something wrong with her beyond the normal anxieties brought on my divorce. He begins racing against time to find a way to seal the spirit back in the box before it takes Em’s life to come into the world.
  The only thing that separates this movie from any other exorcism story is its focus on a demon from Jewish folklore, rather than a Christian one. But functionally, that change makes no difference. It just means that the plot substitutes a rabbi for a priest in the exorcism scenes. It’s the same routine of chanting at the evil foe, only in Hebrew instead of Latin. Nothing the spirit, a dybbuk, does to Em feels particularly inspired, either. It makes a lot of moths fly around and sometimes tosses people about, but mainly its goal seems to be to make Clyde look like an abusive father, which is unintentionally funny.
  In fact, family drama is featured just as if not more than supernatural tomfoolery here. Clyde’s struggle to free his daughter coincides with his slow working his way back into the lives of his ex-wife (Kyra Sedgwick) and daughters. If the nature of the dybbuk in any way, shape, or form could conceivably stand in for the familial situation, then this film would have a bit of thematic power in it. But it doesn’t. The possession being a vehicle for Clyde to get back in their graces, rather than relating in some way to their problems, is honestly really weird. After all, if they get back together this way, what’s to stop things from unraveling again due to the same issues that came up in the first place?
  Good horror uses its monsters as symbolic of something real, something that we have honest reason to fear. Otherwise, there’s nothing really scary about them. The only stuff that could rattle anyone in this movie is a parade of threadbare techniques like jump scares, loud chords, and little girls looking creepy. And why do horror movies feel the need to be so loud? There are a few scenes here that could be honestly effective if they didn’t blare out the soundtrack every time it wanted to jolt the audience.
  The Possession has fairly nice performances at the ending of this movie summer. It’ll probably send more than a few people on their first dates into each other’s arms, but that’s about all it’s good for. Absolutely nothing makes it stand out from the field of horror movies, exorcism movies, or any movies.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Movie Review: The Expendables 2

  The Expendables 2 has again brought together a crowd of muscle man to us in this summer, and we couldn’t deny that The Expendables 2 got a huge improvement over its predecessor in 2010. All of bloody actions, hot gun battles, endless supply of kinds of weapon and a lot of funny joke, all of those make Expendables knocked out the competition at the box office the weekend. 
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The expendables 2
    The Expendables 2 is a reason to believe in second chances. The film opens with a rescue mission in which the team (Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, and Liam Harmsworth) assault what could pass for a Battlefield  map packed with armed bad guys. They plow through the defenses in vehicles that should be sold in G.I. Joe toy sets, firing guns that sound like cannons and do about as much damage. The action is kinetic, exciting, and absolutely hilarious.
    Whatever notions the first film had of telling a serious story are mostly gone here, and that's great because it didn't work at all. The original was bogged down in exposition and tough guy sentimentality. That, combined with some flat action led to a film that was often dry and boring. Many lessons were learned between the first and second film, resulting in something that takes itself much less seriously. The Expendables 2 is dumb, action-packed fun assembled in a way that's incredibly smart and self-aware.
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    I can't think of a comedy in 2012 that provided as many laughs as The Expendables 2 does. Whether its from some overly dramatic delivery from Stallone, silly quips from Lundgren or Crews, or Van Damme chewing scenery as the film's villain, there's just a ton of goofy stuff to chuckle at here. When Chuck Norris, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Bruce Willis are added to the equation, the action movie one-liners flow like wine. There are references to the old action films, so-bad-they're-good puns like "I now pronounce you man and knife," and some genuinely clever jokes to boot.
   The action is fast and loud. The aforementioned bullet cannons don't just put holes in the bad guys, they turn them into blood and flesh confetti through over-the-top CG effects. Yes, it's cheesy and not necessarily in the spirit of 80s action films, but the CG massacres are so over-the-top that it's an even trade-off. There were too many audible "Ooohs" and bursts of laughter from the audience to complain.
    While The Expendables 2 brings an amazing cast of retiree action heroes to the table, one of my only complaints is the film's choice for the heroine . Bringing a lady into the fold is a great idea, but Nan Yu simply doesn't hold her own against the rest of the cast. Actions veterans and UFC-fighters-turned-actors get a pass when they deliver their lines poorly, but a relative unknown like Yu isn't going to get the same treatment (newbie Liam Hemsworth, conversely, is probably the best actor in the film, so he gets a pass).
Nan Yu  The expendables 2
    As to the sequel of the Expendables in 2010, Expendabls 2 is a film we should go for in the box office in the summer. Think about other films released in this summer…. The one is surely  worth seeing.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Unanswered Questions of Prometheus You Don't Know

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   Prometheus give me kinds of strange feeling that much of plot in this film seems make no sense, so I have a try to find out the answers for those wired plot. All of this not just a rundown of all the questions we think still aren't answered, but explanations I searched on the net might answer it. There is not "explanation" of Prometheus, of course-- only Ridley Scott can do that, and they probably never will. I just want to give it my best shot and share my guess to you. Just for funny… 
Question: Why the Engineer drinks the black goo in the beginning of the story?
The opening of the movie is stunning in its visuals, but pretty incomprehensible without any context. It’s hard to tell why exactly the Engineer-- that’s the blue muscle-bound alien creature standing by the waterfall-- has opted to drink the black goo, where is he, or really what’s going on in general, and it’s never explained in the rest of the movie, just simply left for viewer interpretation.
prometheus explanation
Guessing: The giant ship (which is different from the ring-shaped one we see later in the film, weirdly) has landed on Earth to drop off the Engineer so that he can terraform the planet and make it sustainable for life. We think he drinks the black goo to break down his own structure and spread life on Earth through his own DNA, but that doesn’t really explain his surprise while he’s disintegrating.
Question: Why does David poison Holloway?
David doesn’t have the capacity to be evil - he lacks the ability to feel emotions and simply follows directives. So why would he take the opportunity to poison Holloway with the black goo for seemingly no purpose? By the end of the film there is no explanation given as to why the android would kill one of his co-workers.
prometheus explanation
Guessing: While the rest of the crew on-board the Prometheus was looking for the origins of life on Earth and our creator, David had a very specific side mission: to find a way for Weyland to live forever. Therefore, it’s possible that David decided to dose Holloway because he wanted to experiment and see if the black goo they found would be the key for Weyland. It’s also possible he saw the black goo as the potential to create alien weapon creatures, which a company like Weyland could exploit-- though he might not have counted on that weapon attacking his crew so soon.
Question: How does Janek know that the moon is full of “weapons of mass destruction” and is just a stopover moon for them to build weapons?
Janek, the pilot of the Prometheus played by Idris Elba, largely stays out of the fray, watching from a safe distance from the comfort of his ship. But as missions members continue to disappear, Janek suits up and explores LV-223 with the surviving crew. He’s tasked with explaining what he thinks they’ve stumbled onto, explaining it as a weapons factory that’s wisely built away from wherever it is the Engineers actually live … in case things happen to go wrong with the weapons.
prometheus explanation
Guessing: This bit of descriptive dialogue is necessary to solidify the plot, and it’s best that Elba's character delivers it. But it’s more of a theory than concrete fact. From the beginning, he is written as a world-weary ship captain who has kind of “seen it all,” a cagey veteran who’s around for guidance as much as he’s around because he’s good at piloting a craft. Not that he has run into many alien weapons factories (for lack of a better term), but he’s experienced enough to know when a hostile opponent is crafting a weapon for retaliation, and we think that’s what he witnesses on the distant moon of LV-223.
Question: Why does Weyland have to hide that he’s on the ship?
From the moment the crew of the Prometheus wakes up out of hypersleep, we’re aware of just how little this group of roughnecks knows about the assignment. Shaw and Holloway are there to try to contact the Engineers, of course, and Meredith Vickers knows all about their plans, but everyone else on board seems happy to take the paycheck-- which is why we still don’t understand why Peter Weyland would have to hide that he’s on board. When he finally is revealed late in the film, it turns out he’s looking for essentially the same thing as Shaw-- so why couldn’t they have just been working together the entire time?
prometheus explanation
Guessing: Weyland seems like the kind of guy who likes to keep things close to the vest, letting his android David do his bidding and staying asleep, or doing whatever he’s doing, in his own secret chambers. We could argue all day that the movie would be more interesting if he were part of it from the beginning, but we guess the eccentric trillionaire has his reasons for keeping his distance.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Movie Review: Ice Age: Continental Drift

    You may not care the climate change and it may no conclusive proof of the substantial global warming, but every year there is a story would remind us that the climate change may be true. From its 2002 beginning, Ice Age tell a great funny story with strong, esay to understand story line, The new one “Continental Drift” also did a great Job in this summer.
Ice Age 4

    When a woolly mammoth cops an attitude and smirks, "It's not like it's the end of the world," there is certain to be trouble ahead. Or in the case of the 3-D animated "Ice Age: Continental Drift,"a whole lotta trouble. A whole lotta shakin's too, especially after Scrat, that acorn-obsessed saber-toothed squirrel (voiced by Chris Wedge), manages to crack the ice, which creates the continents and triggers the breakup of the polar icecaps. So much for global warming.
    The film was co-directed by Steve Martino  and Michael Thurmeier from a screenplay by Michael Berg, who co-wrote the original "Ice Age," and Jason Fuchs, making his feature debut. The fourth edition in this solid, if not overly scintillating franchise is an improvement over No. 3, 2009's "Dawn of the Dinosaurs," which completely lost it when the Ice Age went tropical.
     In "Continental Drift," the filmmakers have gone a little crazy too, but in a good way. Smack dab in the middle of things there's a big Broadway-style number involving pirates. It's a frivolous but fabulous bit that seems one-part homage to Disney's animated musicals, and one-part nod to Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies, yet it works as an excellent diversion and not just because of the music. The real kick, thank you "Game of Thrones," is that Peter Dinklage has come aboard as the fiercest, baddest pirate captain ever, and he sings.
Captain Gutt is a crusty old orangutan with a sinister grin, seriously lethal fingernails ("thems what do the gutting, arrr") and a motley crew — except for the silver saber-toothed babe Shira (Jennifer Lopez). For those wondering why there are suddenly pirates in prehistoric times, well, this is probably the wrong movie for you. The old standbys are back, but thanks to Scrat, things are a disaster. Manny the mammoth (Ray Romano) and his truculent teenager Peaches (Keke Palmer) are at odds over her dating. A hunky Ethan (Drake) is the apple of her eye, something her best friend Louis (Josh Gad), a mole hog, gets mopey over. Sid the sloth's (John Leguizamo) estranged parents have stopped by long enough to drop off Granny (Wanda Sykes sounding like her stand-up self, but G-rated). Macho saber-toothed tiger Diego (Denis Leary) is having a midlife crisis, wondering if being a bachelor is really all it's cracked up to be.
    Before anything can be resolved, everything literally cracks up. Mountains start crumbling, icebergs start breaking apart and within moments Peaches and mom Ellie (Queen Latifah) are left on land, while Manny, Diego, Sid and Granny are clinging to a chunk of iceberg on the high seas. Captain Gutt with his cold heart soon rides out of the mists and the fun begins.
   "Ice Age's" stories are fundamentally all about family and there is no messing with that principle at this point in the game. It's all geared to be easily consumed by little ones, there are morals to the story and the jokes are built on the animation antics rather than double entendres or pop culture cleverness. That means Manny's raison d'etre is simple — get back to Ellie and Peaches because that is what good dads and husbands do, we are told, in case there was some confusion on those responsibilities.
    All in all, the film is a funny one full of emotion and warmth of family. Enjoy such a movie with family in this hot summer, is definitely a nice moment.                            
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Friday, July 6, 2012

Movie review: The Amazing Spiderman -old story but never just a reboot

The Amazing Spiderman
    10 years after the release of the Spiderman of Sam Raimi, The Spiderman comeback this week with our expecting eyes. To be honest, I have no more expectation to the series films, however, when I walk out of the cinema, I have to no deny that the one name amazing spiderman really create something new. Considering the importance of evolution to this Marvel’s tale, sony sing the old song of the classic story and, meanwhile, did a creative improvements.

The amazing spiderman
    Familiar plot but not dull at all; Change is the Daily Bugle except for one small reference, and Peter is less an aspiring photojournalist and more an aspiring young scientist. Mary Jane has been replaced by Emma Stone's Gwen Stacy. Rather than an aspiring actress, Gwen is a bright young future scientist working as an intern at visionary scientific research company Oscorp. And Peter's parents have disappeared, apparently going underground in fear of a big secret being stolen or revealed. That secret, once discovered by Peter, drives the plot of The Amazing Spider-Man.
    The secret is a crucial algorithm developed years earlier, and it leads Peter to Oscorp, which was founded by Peter's father Richard and his partner Curt Connors (Rhys Ifans – pronounced Reese Ee-vans). It's while poking around Oscorp that Peter receives the fateful spider bite that irrevocably alters his existence, granting him superpowers and the ability to repay the jerks who've bullied him for years.
  The key to The Amazing Spider-Man is the strong, even distinguished, cast. Garfield makes a much darker, more brooding Peter than the wide-eyed Tobey Maguire. He's essentially a vigilante out for revenge against the man who murders his Uncle Ben (Martin Sheen). Peter is also driven by guilt and years of being bullied at school. It's a potent mix, and Garfield hits all the right notes.
    Welsh actor Ifans is great, creating a strangely sympathetic villain in Connors. In addition to Garfield, Stone, Sheen, and Ifans, Sally Field as Aunt May and Denis Leary as Police Captain Stacy provide enough gravitas and emotional impact to counterbalance high-wire effects and blockbuster effects. I love Martin Sheen in everything he's done, going back to a bizarre early '70s made-for-TV movie called Sweet Hostage, and it's nice to see him – and Field – on the big screen.
The amazing spiderman cast
    I have a few quibbles, including Connors' too-abrupt transformation from good guy to monster, and the maybe-too-subtle resolution to the disappearance of Peter's parents. There was also too little exploration of the movie's real bad guy. (I can't reveal more without giving away plot points, sorry.) All would have added drama to the story, but these are minor complaints.
     All in all, the familiar story did an amazing reboot which different enough to the former one. To some extent, the one made unprecedented special achievement on the former series and did a improvement to make the litte dull story more active and full of feelings. When the movie is end and light on again, you will forget the one is a reboot and amazing for the excellent story.

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Movie Reviews “Brave”---A Princess in Real Life

  Not only "Brave",most of Pixar's films are of such high quality about the visuals and sophistication of storytelling that nearly all other animated films pale in comparison. They tell common stories in some way that feel fresh and emotional true. Do you remember the “Cars 2”? That’s still of high quality than other similar.
  Female characters always player an important role in Pixar’s films, just like Dory in "Finding Nemo" and Elastic girl in "The Incredibles," However, "Brave" is Pixar's first film to telling a story around a heroine. In the movies, Merida (Kelly Macdonald) is a Scottish princess, which may let some audiences deem that Pixar is heading down the path of a traditional Disney-style princess film instead of doing something new.
  Dismissing "Brave" as just another princess movie is too superficial a read of the film because the portrayal of Merida is refreshing. This is not simple story about a love-sick girl waiting for a man to sweep her off her feet. Merida has little to desire to a man. She is absolutely independent, adventurous and a good shot with a bow and arrow. This is also very much a mother-daughter story, which, unfortunately, we don't see enough of. There are plenty of stories of father-son relationship, but positive mother-daughter stories are too rare a commodity, particularly in the realm of animation. If you look at most of the Disney princess films they are either mother-less ("Little Mermaid, "Beauty and the Beast," "Aladdin") or stuck with an evil stepmother ("Cinderella," "Snow White").
  Merida's father, who loses his leg to a bear in the prologue, is proud of his daughter's independent spirit, but her mother just wants her to accept her duties and get married (That seems a true reflection of real world today). When Merida is being presented to potential suitors she takes a stand that greatly angers her mother. Merida flees to the stunningly Scottish hills and forests and finds her way to the house of a witch where she asks for a spell to change her mother's mind. Naturally, the spell doesn't work as expected and mother and daughter must work together to undo the magic. It wouldn't be fair to reveal how the spell goes awry, but it may lose some audience members who, given the title, are expecting something with high stakes adventure. The title refers to having the courage to stand up from what you believe, but to also have the nerve to admit your mistakes and right your wrongs.
  Mother and daughter must discover how to truly listen to each other for the first time. They must learn to put someone else's wishes in front of their own while not sacrificing their own beliefs. It is an significant lesson and one that is rarely done in a way that doesn't feel forced or heavy handed.
  The writers and directors of "Brave"---Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman--- have a created a story that is familiar, but tell it in a unique way that is sweet ,fresh and emotionally honest. Comic relief is provided by Merida's three mischievous brothers and sisters and from the antics of the various clansmen whose voices include the likes of Craig Ferguson and Robbie Coltrane. The glorious Connelly also brings a great deal of levity to the proceedings.
Macdonald delivered a wonderful vocal performance as Merida. She’s voice give the Scotland princess more plucky and fun rather than petulant and whiny. Thompson did a great job paly a mother who is frustrated, but loves her daughter and only wants what is best for her.
  After the movie, I have to say, I thought much about the emotions between mother and daughter in today’s world. This Scotland princess just like a reflection even a model of myself. In today’s society, traditional Prince and princess like story has fade away and boys and girl have more independent spirit than years ago. It seems that, "Brave" just tell a real life story in mythological background.


Friday, June 8, 2012

Prometheus Review—Thrill Without Alien

  Half of philosophical describe, half of pure horror show, Ridley Scott's "Prometheus" ends up with less to say than it thinks. Though this one more involving than much of summer blockbuster this year, however, by the standards set by its wizardly director it's something of a disappointment.

  You needn’t worried if you doesn’t know much about alien — "Prometheus" stands on its own way. But those with vivid memories of what happened to Ellen Ripley aboard the Nostromo 33 years ago will find several points of reference in common with this latest iteration.
   Aside from Scott's expert first-time use of 3D, the main differences between "Prometheus" and those earlier films are that the new one is more thrilled than it is scary, and it's considerably more self-conscious about the ideas that lie beneath the action.
   Although the director remains a master creator of alternate worlds, "Prometheus," unlike its predecessors, does not wear its themes lightly. It pushes too hard, which is dicey in and of itself for genre material and contrasts badly with the standard nature of some of the story's plotting.
  Elizabeth Shaw (Rapace) and Charlie Holloway, a pair of romantically involved archaeologists, have made a startling discovery: a 35,000-year-old pictogram that shows humans worshiping an enormous figure who points to the stars.
   This same image has also been discovered in a number of far-flung sites all over the world, leading Shaw and Holloway to conclude (as an unacknowledged Erich von Daniken claimed in his 1968 book "Chariots of the Gods") that beings from outer space had a big hand in creating life on Earth.

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  Messianically determined to find these aliens and answer once and for all big questions like "Where do we come from? What is our purpose?," the pair persuades the world's richest human, Peter Weyland of Weyland Industries, to spend a trillion dollars, give or take, to fund a trip to outer space with the purpose of tracking those "engineers" down.
  "Prometheus" proper begins on a spaceship ominously named after the character in Greek mythology who suffered greatly for challenging the gods. Though Jane k is the nominal captain, the ship is really run by Meredith Vickers, a Wey land Industries bigwig who is not shy about saying things like "my job is to make sure you do yours."
  Theron, who has clearly found her comfort zone with ice-cold roles, is strong here, but from the acting point of view "Prometheus" belongs to the protean Fassbender, who excels as David, the spaceship's resident android.
  Considered by Peter Weyland to be the closest thing to a son he has, albeit with the drawback of not having a soul, David who watches "Lawrence of Arabia" for tips on being human is smarter and more capable than anyone on the ship and very much knows it. Fassbender gets David's almost-but-not-quite human character exactly right and is especially good at conveying the can-he-be-trusted aspect that always comes with android territory.
  More hit and miss is Rapace of "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo", who never quite connects with the tree-hugger aspects of Shaw's character but really comes into her own once things start to go south in a major way.


  For it will not come as a surprise to anyone that everything is not exactly sweetness and light on the planet where the Prometheans land in search of those creative aliens. All kinds of awful, increasingly grotesque and horrific stuff starts to happen, and having someone with Shaw's indomitability around turns out to be a major plus for mankind.
  In an odd coincidence, both "Prometheus" and the "Battleship" share a press material reference to scientist Stephen Hawking' swarming that intelligent life from other planets "might develop into something we wouldn't want to meet."  A heavy film which push us to unmerited significance.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Reviews summary of “Men in black 3”

Men in black 3
  Will smith and Tommy Lee Jones’ “Men in Black 3” debuted as the No.1 movie over the weekend with $55 million which bumps Avengers’ $37 million over the weekend. Obviously, Men in Black 3 launched with more cash than men in black 2. I couldn’t believe that it’s already total 15 years since we first meet Agents J and K. Most of my friends have a bit of cherish the memory when they go to the theatre for this alien-science fiction films.  In this third one, J and K time-traveling to 1969, that seems a bit of old but also attractive, is it worth for us to go theater?   

Everything Old Is New Again ... and Put Through the Ringer
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  "Perhaps the best that can be said for the years-in-the-works 'Men in Black 3' is that its prolonged, difficult development rarely leaves visible scars on the finished product. This is no small compliment, as subjecting the franchise's zippy cornball energy to committee rethink and patchwork solutions could have been toxic, and the sequel survives with the original's spirit largely intact. ... There are a number of conflicting points to consider in assessing the pic's commercial potential. In Will Smith, it topline one of the biggest movie stars on the planet, albeit one who hasn't made a single film in four years. Moreover, the film is part of a property that grossed more than $350 million at the U.S. box office alone, yet 10 years have passed since the last installment — the limp "Men in Black II" — and it's unclear just how strong the interest is for an encore. But that's all ultimately a problem for Sony's marketing department. For their parts, director Barry Sonnenfeld and scripter Etan Cohen approach the material in a strangely low-key manner, as though this were merely a midseason episode of a long-running series, rather than a comeback after a decade away. This serves the movie well, however, as it's clear the filmmakers aren't simply expecting to coast on audience goodwill." — Andrew Barker, Variety

The Time-Space Continuum
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  "Brolin is a feat of godlessness in which one actor completely subsumes himself into the style and sound of another. The performance works as an optical illusion: Our eye sees Brolin, but our brain is fooled into seeing Agent K and, through him, the craggy, beloved Jones made youthful again. 'Men in Black 3' is essentially a bait-and-switch — a movie that promises one star and delivers another — but because the imposture is so well-crafted, so serenely inventive, we accept the bargain. As far as the studio sees it, everybody wins: Tommy Lee Jones gets a paycheck and a vacation, while the young audiences of America are spared the horror of spending 106 minutes with an old person." — Ty Burr, The Boston Globe

Men in Black 3 Will Erase All Meaning in Your Life
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   The random plot twists and unfunny jokes in Men in Black 3 are so oppressive; you’ll come away with a deep, gnawing sense of the futility and meaninglessness of existence. This is a film so empty, it leaves you eagerly anticipating the heat death of the cosmos.
The clever conceit of the first Men in Black movie was the way it combined two genres: the zany alien movie and the buddy-cop comedy. You kind of know what to expect from both of those genres, most of the time, but when you put them together there are a few new sparks. By the time Men in Black 2 came out, the combination of both felt just as tired as either of them on its own. —IO9,

The Final Word, Pro-Con-Pro Style
"Apart from the urgent necessity of reminding us that Will Smith is a movie star (and the usual need to wring a few more dollars out of a profitable franchise), 'Men in Black 3' arrives in the multiplexes of the world with no particular agenda. Which may be part of the reason it turns out to be so much fun. You don't need to study up on the previous installments or master a body of bogus fanboy lore to enjoy this movie for the breezy pop throwaway it is. Your expectations may be pleasantly low, and you may therefore be pleasantly surprised when they are exceeded. ... The first two 'Men in Black' movies did some spoofing of the conventions of the black and white, cross-generational buddy picture, but the third one finds its way back to the heart of the genre. It manages, in the end, to be touching as well as hectic and whimsical, and to send a few interesting thematic bubbles into the air, having to do with lost fathers, obscure regrets and racial reconciliation." — A.O. Scott, the New York Times

"As good as Brolin is, though, the novelty wears off quickly, and we're once again left with the realization that there's no substance to the script (credited, for the record, to Etan Cohen). And all the familiar and rather flat comic elements lead up to a revelatory climax that comes out of nowhere and in no way earns the sort of heartrending emotion it aims to evoke from its audience. But the most disappointing part of all: Frank the talking pug is nowhere to be found. The movie is a dog anyway without him." — Christy Lemire, The Associated Press

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Monday, May 21, 2012

Reasons why you couldn’t missing battleship (For Missouri and for navy guys)

  I had enjoyed ”battleship” this weekend, some of guys have no doubt say this film off as a imitation of the “Transformers” when them get out of the cinema. However, I firmly believe that this one is Worth for a box queue up. The warm love time between Kitsch and Alexander absolutely win audience over in the beginning and then, we soak in a long time of fight and amazing action of the handsome navy guys which produce bright contrast with the warm beginning. What does really raise my heart is the battleship Missouri, when the Second World War navies come to the deck. When all of us shock by the high-tech weapon of alien’s battleship, I firmly believe the Missouri is the really super battleship in the story.  Don’t missing this story, you may see it as imitation, however, there are few reasons you couldn’t miss it. For brave navy and timeless Missouri.

Reason1: Big Action
bettle ship weapon
  To be a Navy battle films and fight with aliens, big action is absolutely necessary. Battleship does not disappoint. Director Peter Berg shows us all the visual stimulation we hope. The film shows the Transformers style alien ship that destroys an Air Force base and a few major cities, but the best action in the movies climax when the lone battleship goes head-to-head with the alien ship. It’s an explosion after explosion followed by a Titanic style destruction of the ship. I’m always up for good old fashioned explosions and pyrotechnics.

Reason2: Eye Candy for the Ladies& Gents
battleship actor

 Everyone will be happy about the cast because they are simply gorgeous. Taylor Kitsch, Brooklyn Decker, Alexander SkarsgĂ„rd and Rihanna are just a few of the hot faces that you will see on the big screen. We’ve seen good looking casts before, but there is just something about this one that makes it all worthwhile.

Reason3: BIG GUNS
battleship missouri
  Throughout the summer you’re going to see some impressive artillery. "The Avengers" boasted plenty of hi-tech weaponry when it broke box office records. But "Battleship" brings a truly mind blowing display of firepower to the masses. The destructive force of the canons(16"/50 caliber Mark 7 gun)that the U.S.S. John Paul Jones and, later, the U.S.S. Missouri, are equipped with are astonishing, and the aliens ship’s various armaments are equally devastating as they rip through naval fleets and cities infrastructure. Pitted against one another, the result is an explosive spectacle worthy of box office dominance.

Reason4: Rihanna’s Acting Debut
battleship Rihanna
  Rihanna fans cheer up, because your girl has shown to the big screen. Her role as weapons specialist Raikes is small, but you will be glad to see that she is active throughout the entire film. She tries really hard to make her accent disappear and you can tell it was something she struggled with, but as her first film she wasn’t bad at all. She definitely kicked some alien ass, Boom!

Reason5: The U.S.S Missouri

  Leave the Missouri at the bottom of the list is not means that this one is inferior to ones above. On the contrary, I see it as the spirit of this film. Missouri is a milestone of our U.S navy the last and biggest battleships in the world. I couldn’t remember the last time it shows in the films, maybe ten more years ago. Without spoiling too much, we’ll just say that the greatest generation of military champions returns to an iconic vessel to save the day at the climax of the flick - a nostalgic nod to those who gave so much for our country so long ago. A Salute to America’s Heroes Young and Old!

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Something ? in “The Avengers”

The avengers
  “The Avengers” has already set one record last weekend which earned $207.4 million, and the weekend , the monster box office killer added $103.2 million to its domestic take. Now, “The Avengers” is the first films in the history to hit the 100 million in the second week. It’s only 19th day of it release, undoubtedly, it would passed the billion mark.
  I love this one so much ,However, there's something going on in this plot that has produced confusion, or we could think of it as a mistake. It’s the movie goers too careless, or our super hero just lazy to care?

1. Radiation is regardless?
The Avengers  Tesseract
  Even should you throw disbelief into this movie, by their comic story account radioactivity may always lead to some type of mutation. Ask Chris Parker just how much radiation was required for him being Spider Guy! And would you remember the finish of the actual Hulk film when Samuel Sterms had been exposed briefly to fluid that released gamma the radiation? He experienced an instantaneous metamorphosis that will probably transform him to the next movie’s bad guy. Nobody appeared to be concerned within the Avengers movie though, as well as Nick Fury, amongst other figures, handle the actual Tesseract using their bare fingers, or gloves. Apparently  Shield have a great long-term health treatment program, because all those guys are becoming a dual stacked McCancer Meal in a year.

2.Coulson Fired His Weapon Twice
Agnet Coulson
  Keep in mind that plot when Agent Coulson squared out against Loki? Did you remember the key gun, Coulson said: “I don’t even understand what this point does,” but should you thought about this for 3 mere seconds you’d understand that he’d simply killed the rogue agent using the same gun. You will even remember how the agent he or she killed merely fell towards the ground, and wasn’t propelled via a wall, like Loki is at subsequent times. So exactly what did he do? Shoot the agent with a hand weapon, toss the weapon, and after that shoot Loki whenever he had been dying? Beyond understanding.

3.Hulk—good? Bad?
The avengers Hulk
  Bruce Banner becomes the Hulk only twice in the film, and each times he's in different disposition. At the beginning, he is the raging monster that lots of know him to become; The second time he turn to Hulk, he may be the team participant that a lot of us know the actual Hulk might often end up being later within comic guide history. I realize that there wasn’t considerable time to develop the reason why behind the actual Hulk’s ultimate ability to teamwork, you can’t inform me he almost eliminating the Dark Widow and attempting to throw the fighter initial to his death, to leaping from nowhere preserving Iron Guy from decorating Manhattan along with red body organ paint. Bruce Banner’s description, “I’m always mad” doesn't account with regard to both his ability to control their power in a single instance, and inability to manage it within another. That’s rediculous.

4.Scarlett Johanson isn’t like a Spy
Scarlett Johanson
  Did you remember Jessica Alba in Dark Angle and Alias’s Jennifer? They were marginally believable when play as a spy. However, Scarlett, we have no deny that she is hot and attractive, is really lack the shape of a spy. To be blurt , hot shape isn’t everything of a spy.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

“The Avengers” ---- all-star game of superheroes

 Assemble the team of superheroes just like putting together all-star game ,you could enjoy kinds of heroism in a small space. More or less, there is a superhero to your taste. Joss whedon’s wisdom has catered to the preferences of main stream audience!
The Avengers
The Avengers  When I was a child, the “Avengers” cartoon is my favorite one for different kinds of heroes. On one story, our heroes would be sitting around a table needling each other about their differing opinion, they would assemble to beat back some threat from dastardly aliens.
  The balance that the films reached here, It’s an unwritten rule in the films that heroes have to fight together and get over some misunderstanding, when they first meet, so when Thor returns to stop Loki, he and Iron Man get into an impressive brawl. Despite their distrust of each other, and of the secrets that SHIELD is keeping from them, this group must somehow form a family, and these heroes are eventually compelled to join forces to stop Loki from using the tesseract as a portal for some very nasty would-be alien conquerors.
  "The Avengers" doesn't inspire confidence immediately, the editing of the opening raid's eventual chase and shoot-out feels choppy and confusing, and the alien with whom Loki argues early in the film looks straight out of a low-budget kiddie show. But editor knows how to write an ensemble, and when these larger-than-life characters start bouncing off one another, the witty repartee flies fast and furious, even in the midst of battle.
  More or less, "The Avengers" feels like the truest adaptation of the original one to the motion picture screen. It doesn't overstate or minimize or condescend in funs minutiae. Instead, it plays up the clash of personalities - and the simple act of acknowledging that superheroes can actually have personalities may be its boldest move - while never skimping on the popcorn thrills. It gives superhero movies, and even summer movies in general, a good name.

Monday, April 16, 2012

100 Years Later, Titanic Didn’t Fade Away…

The 100th  anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, a significant moment in world navigation history. The moment was marked in a number of ways, However ,some of which were more tasteful than others.
 “Titanic” 3-D the film and a memorial cruise are just two ways people remembering the events of that 1912 frigid night in the Atlantic Ocean.Lying two miles below the ocean surface, the Titanic has become a part of the ocean.
For a few, the anniversary came with the revelation that the RMS Titanic was an ture ship and not the fictional subject of James Cameron’s blockbuster. Several cringe-worthy tweets from today’s woefully ill-informed generation made the news, such as “Nobody told me titanic was real…? 

   Even a century on, stories about titanic didn’t fade away and  taste and decency are still raised over ways the events are memorialized.

   At least two memorial cruises retraced the Titanic’s course, stopping for a moment of silence Saturday night at the same time and place of the titanic’s fated encounter with an iceberg.

  Some passengers wore period costumes and the cooks served up meals painstakingly reconstructed from surviving copies of the ship’s menu, according to BBC News.
A restaurant in Houston recreated the last meal served to first-class passengers aboard the ship. For $1,000 apiece, parties of 12 can enjoy the lavish 10-course meal on plates from the 1900s, according to the Associated Press.
 Off and on since 1998, Deep Ocean Expeditions has offered submersible rides down to the Titanic’s remains. In 2001, a couple was married in a small sub that actually landed on the deck of the sunken ship.
  Robert Ballard, the scholar  who discovered the Titanic’s remains in 1985, has always opposed bringing artifacts back from the ship and recently took to “The Colbert Report” and other news outlets to decry the damage tourism has done to the ship.
  Others seem to be retrieving artifacts from the depths in the hopes of turning a profit. Titanic memorabilia is quite popular; a ticket from the ship’s maiden voyage recently sold for $56,250 at a New York auction house.
  While tourists and explorers should keep their damage to the wreckage minimal, Ballard wants to go too far in the other direction, proposing that the ship’s hull be cleaned and sprayed with protective paint to prevent further corrosion and be guarded by robot sentries. Respect for the tragedy doesn’t warrant creating a bizarre, permanent underwater shrine.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

15 yeas of TITANIC

Since 1997 Titanic shock us as a blockbuster of Hollywood, Rose and Jack instantaneous transfoemed into the superstar all over the word.
Now, 15 years gone,Jaak and Rose are there as 15 years ago?
Seeing is believing~

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