Category: Movie Review

Alladin: The Disney Live Remake

Listen, Disney has been re-making their classics into live action. From the last movie Beauty and the Beast (I enjoyed a bit), I think I was more in love with their remake of Alladin. The animation was not my cup of tea growing up yet the remake was incredible! All the colors and lively songs, One of the things I love about it either is they didnt white-wash the movie. All the actors seems like they came from Arabia, the casting was great they fitted the role of their parts perfectly!

My favorite part would have to be Alladin’s entrance to Agraba, where genie introduced him to the Sultan and Princess Jasmine. Genie made a spectacular parade of colors and dance. Will Smith (Genie) made this remake oh so dazzling!

Endgame: The Last Triumphant Snap

Endgame: The Last Triumphant Snap

 

Avengers: Endgame
Avengers: Endgame

 

Avengers: Endgame is a thrilling superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team, the Avengers, directed by Anthony and Joe Russo. Endgame had a worldwide opening of $1.2 billion, the biggest of all time which broke numerous box office records. In fact, it became the fastest film to ever gross $2 billion worldwide, amassing the amount in only 11 days. The world premiere occurred on April 22, 2019, at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

 

How did Endgame suit the series?

 

According to The New York Times, Endgame provides,

“the sense of an ending, a chance to appreciate what has been done before the timelines reset.”

Endgame is the 22nd film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Part 2 of a two-part sequel to Avengers: Age of Ultron. In general, the movie received positive feedback. And the popularity of the characters and the franchise has had a great influence on interests in post-Avengers: Endgame movies.

 

Endgame: What’s the Story?

 

The film got off to a rather dark and desperate opening sequence, which is expected knowing how the Avengers: Infinity War concluded in a tragic and sad closing. For instance, it’s first scene took place on the Benatar, the Guardians of the Galaxy ship that’s now being operated by Tony Stark and Nebula. They are stranded in space with no food, water or other resources.

 

Avengers: Endgame
Tony Stark and Nebula adrift in space.

 

Moreover, Endgame opens with Clint Barton losing his family to Thanos’ snap. The scene was more moving by the fact that he was about to settle down for a picnic with his wife and children.

 

Avengers: Endgame
Above is Clint Barton with family.

 

Meanwhile, the other Avengers — Thor, Black Widow, Captain America, Bruce Banner, Rocket and James Rhodes — must figure out a way to undo the damage caused by Thanos. Thanos is one of the most powerful villains in the Marvel Universe. He has clashed with many heroes including the Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy, the Fantastic Four and the X-Men. Armed with the Infinity Gauntlet housing the Infinity Stones, he is capable of destroying the planet and the universe.

 

In this three-hour movie, there are shocking twists and moments of hilarity, as well as more serious scenes and themes. The element of surprise and the thrill of discovery are everything in Endgame. Of course, it also provides emotional relief for several of the characters. It’s even safe to say that Endgame shifted the focus from wild displays of heroism to deeply emotional exploration of loss and love, duty and honor, friendship and family.

 

Endgame‘s Best Scenes

 

    1. Tony’s Recordings
      Avengers: Endgame
      Endgame starts and ends with Tony’s messages.

       

    2. Thor Going For the Head
      Eventually, Thor made sure he did what he failed to do in Avengers: Infinity War.

       

    3. Time Travel
      Avengers: Endgame
      Steve Rogers: “This is the fight of our lives. And we’re going to win. Whatever it takes.”

       

    4. Vormir Sacrifice
      Avengers: Endgame
      Will it be Natasha or Clint?

       

    5. Peter Parker and Tony Stark
      Again, another tearjerker scene from Tony Stark and Peter Parker will happen in Endgame.

       

    6. Avengers Assemble
      Avengers: Endgame
      Steve Rogers: “Avengers, assemble.”

       

    7. Stephen Strange: “If I tell you what happens, it won’t happen.”
      Tony Stark: “You said one out of fourteen million, we win, yeah? Tell me this is it.”

       

    8. “I am Iron Man.”
      Avengers: Endgame
      Thanos: “I am inevitable.” Tony Stark: “And I am Iron Man.”

       

    9. The Final Snap
      Avengers: Endgame
      Yet who could’ve thought that “snap” is synonymous to “success” and “sacrifice”?

       

    10. Captain America’s Final Mission
      Later, Steve Rogers embarks on a final mission — to return the Infinity Stones.

       

Is Endgame Any Good?

 

The main reason I like this film is how it delivered a satisfying climax. The pinnacle was not just to wrap up the story of what happens after Thanos has killed off half of all life in the universe. It is also to close out a story that has been building for the last decade’s worth of Marvel Studios movies. The last act was almost like a tribute to itself. It’s just incredible how the Marvel Cinematic Universe has created worlds and characters through 22 films. And these are films that many people have devoted and invested their time, money and emotion.

 

Avengers: Endgame
Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Renner.

 

 

Another thing about Endgame worth mentioning is the music. The musical score was created by Alan Silvestri who was also the composer of the score for the movie The Avengers. Booming percussion and powerful brass sounds perfectly fit the action sequences. Also, the film’s soundtrack featured several classic rock songs.

 

As for me, the most touching musical piece is “It’s Been a Long, Long Time” by Jule Styne and Sammy Cahn. It was played lightly and smoothly through the air while Steve and Peggy finally get to have that dance. Most importantly, it’s a beautiful song and a beautiful moment on which to end the saga. And it continued to play as the credits roll making it rather difficult to hold back the tears because of the amazing synthesis of music and the final score.

 

Finally, Steve Rogers and Peggy Carter dancing to an old song.

 

Endgame‘s Takeaway

 

Avengers: Endgame
The Avengers.

 

Certainly, the Avengers are all fictional characters. But we believe in their story. Thanks to the full commitment of the Russo Brothers and a well-designed screenplay. In addition, the casting was successful. All actors portrayed their characters excellently.

 

“Whatever it takes…”

What this phrase best reflects is the central idea of a superhero. In the face of danger, superheroes or avengers combat adversity through feats of ingenuity, bravery or strength. This is not just for the sake of glory and honor but for the common good. In conclusion, this film is a bittersweet example that the best heroes won’t allow excessive pride or insecurity to defeat them. Truly, Avengers: Endgame is one of the most epic, emotional and exceptional franchise finale.

Deadpool 2 Review

Spoiler alert! Read at Your own Risk!

Cast:

Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin,  Morena Baccarin, Julian Dennison, Zazie Beetz, T.J. Miller, Brianna Hildebrand, Jack Kesy.

Synopsis:

Wisecracking mercenary Deadpool joins forces with three mutants — Bedlam, Shatterstar and Domino — to protect a boy from the all-powerful Cable.

Review:

This is a movie i wont recommend watching with children around. It is a very violent movie. Funny, yet the object of ridicule mainly revolves around dicks. Yes, most of the time you will just hear dick jokes. As you expect from Deadpool

The first scene of Deadpool 2 shows Wolverine’s death, having a figure of Logan’s impaled body. Then we see Deadpool,  smoking cigarettes, and trying to kill himself. Maybe he is implying that he will be the new Star of the X-men.

After that, a little flashback happened, lots of fighting and at the end, his girlfriend dying

To tell you the truth i actually enjoyed all the killings, maybe because of how funny Deadpool is. The fighting scenes were also amazing, flashy and very detailed. It does not really seem like your typical low budget film.

What makes the movie more interesting is adding Cable and X force to the scene. Including Colosus and Negasonic teenage warhead who we saw in the first deadpool movie. There are a lot of twists on the movie like how Deadpool and Cable turned out to help eachother in the end. And domino, beside from the fact that shes hot, her superpowers makes me envious. well, who doesn’t want to be lucky?

Even the post credits were funny. Yes don’t leave the theater just yet!, there are a total of five different Deadpool 2 post-credits scenes, and they’re all wonderful!

I would personally rate the movie 9 out of 10 and i would really love to see how they would air this in television.

The script for Deadpool 2 is loaded with winky, fourth-wall-piercing eruptions of meta, the kind of humor that can make even the slow-witted and literal-minded feel devilishly clever.

Funnier, filthier, and damn entertaining, Deadpool 2 leaves no stone un-deconstructed: the naughty man-child of the X-Men universe who manages to beat them at their own game.

At least as funny as the original Deadpool, and better in virtually every other respect: better plot, better villains, a few unexpected narrative swerves.

 

This is the first time id ever made a review so please go easy on me 🙂

 

THE REVIEW OF THE NEW RELEASE MOVIE “Pacific Rim: Uprising”

THE REVIEW OF THE NEW RELEASE MOVIE “Pacific Rim: Uprising”

Shortly before I headed to a screening of Pacific Rim Uprising, a Vulture colleague wondered aloud in a meeting, “What’s the difference between the robots in Transformers and Pacific Rim?” to which I emphatically responded, “They’re not robots! They have people inside!” It’s true that the giant Jaegers are not robots, but is that really all it takes? Is the narrative suggests that there are little humans inside those otherwise generically hulking, dusky CGI carapaces enough to imbue Guillermo del Toro’s mecha with sufficient soul to carry us through two hours without a crushing, alienated headache? Weirdly, I would say the answer is yes. Even more surprisingly, it’s even enough to carry us through some — but certainly not all — of director Steven S. DeKnight’s dumb, formulaic, but still ineffably zesty follow-up.

Uprising is set some ten years after the events of the first Pacific Rim, after the war with the giant kaiju that has left all Pacific coastlines from Sydney to Santa Monica in ruins. Idris Elba’s impeccably named Marshal Stacker Pentecost is long gone, but his son Jake (lol) Pentecost (John Boyega) is living as a smuggler and Jaeger parts dealer, crashing in abandoned mansions and attending rubble-pile raves. During a deal gone wrong, he runs into a young orphan and prodigy pilot named Amara (Cailee Spaeny). Their daring escape draws the attention of the inter-Pacific military, from which Jake defected years ago. Begrudgingly, he returns to the fold to help his old piloting partner Nate (Scott Eastwood), and Amara goes into pilot training.

Meanwhile, in China …

This is meant as no ding whatsoever, but Pacific Rim Uprising has to be the most China-bait blockbuster I’ve seen to date, and I have seen all of the Transformers movies. The first film was a modest success in the States but killed overseas (it had the sixth-biggest Chinese box-office opening for a Hollywood film) and that bears out in the sequel, which has entire plotlines in Mandarin, and substantial roles for Chinese stars Zhang Jin and Jing Tian. The result is a more cynical, market-driven version of the kind of international popcorn fare that Luc Besson and Bong Joon-ho have come up with in recent years, but I found it disorienting in a not-at-all-unpleasant way. I’ll put it this way: No other U.S. studio movie outside of the Pacific Rim cinematic universe is going to have an Asian woman executing the Han Solo–saves-the-day move in the final act, and I’ll take it for now.

Anyway, in China: Shao Industries, headed by the ruthless Liwen Shao (Jing) is busy manufacturing drone Jaegers that will supposedly be more efficient in the event of another kaiju breach. But Shao has been infiltrated via Dr. Newt Geiszler (Charlie Day), who, the film is more than happy to remind us, mind-meld “drifted” with a kaiju in the first Pacific Rim and may now be more than a little sympathetic to their cause. This all plays out how you might imagine, but some of the steps along the way are delightfully pulpy in their embrace of practical effects, especially once it’s time to slice open some giant kaiju brains.

Other times — and probably too many other times — the steps are just locksteps. There’s a redemption arc for Jake that you can guess in its entirety from the first shot of Boyega; there’s some hint of a love triangle between Jake, Lambert, and a woman played by Adria Arjona about whom I couldn’t tell you the first thing. Uprising’s script isn’t great at jokes or nuance or originality, but it’s pretty good at shuttling us from one set piece to the next. And when those set pieces are good — as is the case with an early Jaeger fight in Siberia, or the gee-whiz silliness of the climactic battle in Tokyo — it’s easy enough to overlook.

When they’re bad, however, you do find yourself asking what the difference is between this and any other clanging, soulless CGI spectacle. I guess that’s the not-quite-drift-compatible problem at the center of the Pacific Rim movies — the humans inside the giant suits are what make it more palatable, but the movies are pretty bad at giving those humans anything interesting to do. But when they’re locked in drift mode, battling giant monsters like some kind of VR interpretive pairs skate, it’s pretty undeniably thrilling. Universal can make the third installment entirely in Chinese and replace everyone with Scott Eastwood if they want, but as long as it ends with some glowing giant monsters and a synchronized dance routine, I’ll find it hard to complain.

If you like to watch the full movie. Click the link below.

The film “Cô Ba Sài Gòn”

Cô Ba Sài Gòn (The Tailor)

Cô Ba Sài Gòn (The Tailor) is a Vietnamese movie directed by Tran Buu Loc and Kay Nguyen, starring Ngo Thanh Van, Ninh Duong Lan Ngoc, Diem My, Hong Van, Diem My 9X, Oanh Kieu and ST.

The film honors long dress, traditional costume of Vietnam. The film premiered worldwide on October 14, 2017 at the 22nd Busan International Film Festival in South Korea before being launched in Vietnam on November 10 of the same year.

I like this movie very much because it recreates old scenes of Saigon in the years before 1975.
Here’s the trailer of the film.