Saturday, June 19, 2010

Toy Story 3 (2010)

Best buddies forever

And so the 3rd installment of the Toy Story is here since its first one in 1995 and that was when i was a 7 yrs old. The 1st movie made a huge impression to me as a child with its colorful and vibrant animation and solid storyline that it made me watch it several times. Now i'm 21 and still excited to go and watch the new installment.

Cut the story short, Toy Story 3 still keeps the original prominent characters from the first two. Buzz the space cadet, Woody the cowboy, Jessie, Rex, Mr and Mrs Bart and The Trixies with addition of new characters in latter scenes. But now, as 11 yrs passed they have to accept the fact that Andy had already outgrown them and about to leave his house to attend college. So, when Andy packs his stuffs, his mom mistook the toys as donation item and brought all the toys to Sunnyside, a child daycare center. Finding themselves in this situation, the toys took it that Andy no longer needed them and decided to stay in Sunnyside. Woody however keens on getting all of his friends back to Andy's house and thats how everything began

After 11 years from its last sequel , latest animation technology made Toy Story 3 on par with current animated movies, just how you would expect a Pixar product will be. Story-wise, The director Lee Unkrich manages to keep it as original as its first two with more balanced action-adventure, heart-warming, laughter and teary scenes. Watching it was like visiting old friends and made me reminisced childhood days. But the most gripping and intense scene had to be the ending where Andy made a sendoff with its toys and trusted them to a new kid named Bonnie. You might want to prepare some tissue and handkerchiefs for this one because I recalled hearing distinct sobbing from the entire cinemas during the scene. Although on the surface, this movie was made with the intention to capture young viewers, it deals more with adult themes like friendships, abandonment, and loyalty and concluded it just perfectly. Thats why i think Toy Story deserves a full 10 stars out of 10.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Green Zone


As of Thursday of 11th March ... we celebrate the announcement of 2009 SPM result.. but more importantly.. its the day Jason Bourne's fans has been waiting for.. Green Zone..

In green zone, Matt Damon played the role of a Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller and was given the task to search for Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) in Baghdad only to find nothing and later realized that the intelligence on the WMD location were fabricated by higher chain of commands in hope of concealing hidden conspiracy among them.

As a fan who has been following Bourne's flick, I was greatly dissapointed by how this movie turned out. I was expecting to see some fast and efficient Bourne-like hand to hand combat, or something like shoot first ask question later action, or maybe some adrenaline pumping car-chasing scene.. but none of these were present in Green Zone.

Its almost felt like 80% of the movie time was wasted on unraveling the conspiracy theory with 90% of them shot using over-shaky cam. At least Paul Greengrass could have made the picture a bit steadier but he just dont get it and instead increases the viewer's dizziness from 50% shaky in Bourne Ultimatum to 240% in GZ!.. 2 shaky Bourne movies and he still dont learn his lesson. The rest 20% was action, but a slow and typical one. Those that you can see in almost all Iraq war movies.

But despite all the flaws, the message was pretty heavy. It shows how the Iraqis were severely oppressed and reduced to nothing after the war , all in the name of pursuing weapons that do not exist. A fabricated lie by US government. For this piece of crap, i give it 5 out 10...

Monday, December 21, 2009

Best fighting scene ever

and not long ago, our parents used to watch and admire this epic

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Avatar 2009

sori, wrong pic

baru betul

Kalau ada member yang cakap movie ni best, maka amat betullah beliau... kalau evaluate movie ni dari trailer ja mmg tak cukup. Dari trailer saja, aku amat meragu-ragui potensi movie ni memuaskan hati moviegoer sejati spt ak. Mungkin salah satu sebab timbul dari sifat skeptikel ak terhadap movie yang direktornya angan2 untuk memecah box office dengan mengisi 80% masa tayangan movie dengan CGI melampau2. Tapi James Cameron berjaya mengejutkan ak, u mmg shet Cameron...

ok.. basically bagi aku.. movie ni sangat best sebab beberapa formula yang diapply oleh direktornya...

1st.. Grafik best macam main Halo
Seyesli.. kalo korang tengok trailer je dah cukup.. Kalo kira mekanisma animasi 3d semua watak2 fiksyen dalam tu rasanya biasa je... tapi kaler, tekstur design watak tu yang memukau mata... Watak alien Na'vi.. hutan2 yang glow in the dark.. menatang2 warna-warni,indah dan pelik, even mecha2 ala Gundam atau Starcraft pun ada.... Sumanya cam game Halo atau World of Warcraft la sial...All the time ak tengok movie tu.. aku rasa cam tengah tengok heronya Jake Sully main game Halo cuma kali ni ni dia lawan geng manusianya sendiri.

2nd.. Formula adventur cam Star Wars, LOTR, Star Trek..
Formula second ni. bukan suma direktor bleh buat.. takes a certain talented direktor utk capai tahap ni... Sepanjang durasi movie ni, ak terlupa realiti, logik dan rasional sebalik suma kejadian... ak just terlekat kat krusi menghayati adventure dlm muvi.. senang kata ak macam kembali ke budak umur 7 tahun melayan star wars buat pertama kali...

3rd.. Ala dokumentari National Geographic planet lain.
Diulang kembali, dalam movie ni... selain orang asli Na'vi yang menghabitasi planet Pandora.. terdapat pelbagai variasi organisma yang ditunjukkan.. ada yang terbang, merangkak, berlari cam kuda, bertenggek cam monyet dan mcm2.. Kehidupan sesetengah organisma aneh dan indah ni akan dihurai mana yang penting especially kat kehidupan orang asli Na'vi tadi... sebijik cam tengok dokumentari pasal puak jakun afrika yang duduk kat ceruk tokkun...

4th... ironinya.. cam nama filem Avatar.. ada diselitkan unsur kartun Avatar ..
dalam movie avatar, banyak diselitkan unsur2 alam seperti keseimbangan alam sekitar, jaringan tenaga2 suci dan bermacam2 lagi Yoda crap. tapi paling best.. part penjajah manusia serang hutan2 orang asli ni.. macam tengok babak2 Fire Nation memusnahkan dunia dalam book of fire.. tambah2 lagi serang dengan levitating aircraft dia yang besar gila.. macam gunship yang fire nation selalu guna...

in konklusi.. James Cameron mmg shet sbb dapat hasilkan muvi yang best gila walaupun CGI based.... tak banyak pun kita dapat tengok muka real pelakon.. kurang 20% camtu.. untuk filem ni ak bagi 8.5 gak.. jangan kata ak murah ati lak.. mmg muvi ni layak kot...



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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Zombieland 2009

Top 5 rules to survive in a world swarmed by zombies

1. Cardio
2.Beware of bathroom
3.Use seatbelts
5.Kill with efficiency

Zombieland mainly focuses on Tallahasse, a male shut-in and who lived by these rules to survive zombie attack and how he met 3 other survivor Columbus, Wichita and Little Rock. They go along these fake names to avoid further attachment with each other. Then, its all about travelling around the country with a hummer, killing zombie in the funniest way possible and enjoying their time while doing it..

About the 5 rules..

Rule no 1: Cardio
In world of zombies.... the first ones to go are fatties.. because zombies don't go walking slowly to chase after people... they sprint!.. So staying in shape really helps when trying to lose them

Rule no 2: Beware of the Bathroom
is where people are likely to let their guard down... making them more prone to surprise zombie attack... ignore the rule.. and you'll end up like this guy

Rule no 3: Use seatbelts
Blur?... have no idea how this rule might save people from zombies?.. try recaling the proton commercial ad where a pontianak gets thrown away from a car after the car stopped abruptly.. same concept applies here... you just dont know when a zombie might show up from the backseat...
Always apply your seatbelts

so, when a fugly bastard shows up from the back of your seat

you can always apply emergency brake and have them sent flying through your windshield.

Yes, i know.....
seatbelts can save your life

Rule no 4: Double tap
always hit or shoot the zombie one more time at the head... to make sure they're no longer a harm.. in this case, people cannot afford to be stingy with their bullet...this applies the same to all other zombie filck...

Rule no 5: Kill with efficiency
When faced with shortage of weapon.. any objects surrounding you can be used effectively to kill zombies... as long as it delivers a strong blow particularly at their heads.. Take toilets covers for example..

Zombieland cleverly captures zombie attack in humorous way, although it is undeniable that the killing and gore scene were kept realistic and violent as like other zombie flicks. Almost all scenes had me surprised and entertained to the extent i cannot help laughing until my throats sore badly. In conclusion, it shows zombie attack in a pleasantly new perspective and definitely the best since shawn of the dead. I give Zombieland 8.5 out of 10.

Friday, November 20, 2009

The Killers - Romeo and Juliet cover

different day, different mood,
different mood, so different post...

post today is about a cover song by the killers. Seriously i knew the killers up to their 1 st album only Hot Fuzz if im not mistaken la.. The one i layan back at the time was Mr Brightside and Somebody Told Me.. After that, The Killers not on my mind anymore....

One day, one of my friend pass me this song. (of course la illegal downloading.. original CD so lame) . Title "Romeo and Juliet".. so i thought.. "eh, ni lagu Dire Straits feveret ak la sial".. So i gave it a listen.. and the first thing that caught my attention was the guitar playing... perghh... very smart, stylo and sweet la katakan... (sorry i dont know how else to describe).. The chords are still based on the original one by dire straits.. but altered a bit with a more soft and mellow sound.. just when i was amazed by the guitar playing... Brandon's voice joined in... if anything, its more like telling a story than singing.. only that the lyrics are more poetic and beautiful... and i find it unbelievable that his stunning voice blends in the music perfectly...

A lovestruck Romeo, sings the streets a serenade
Laying everybody low with a love song that he made
Finds a streetlight, steps out of the shade
Says something like, "You and me, babe, how about it?"

Juliet says, "Hey, it's Romeo, you nearly gave me a heart attack"
He's underneath the window, she's singing
"Hey, la, my boyfriend's back
You shouldn't come around here, singing up people like that
Anyway, what you gonna do about it?"

Juliet, the dice was loaded from the start
And I bet, that you exploded in my heart
And I forget, I forget.. the movie song
When you gonna realize, it was just that the time was wrong, Juliet?

Come up on different streets, they both were streets of shame
Both dirty, both mean, yes and the dream was just the same
And I dream your dream for you and now your dream is real
How can you look at me, as if I was just another one of your deals?

Well, you can fall for chains of silver, you can fall for chains of gold
You can fall for pretty strangers and the promises they hold
You promised me everything, you promised me thick and thin, yeah
Now you just say, "Oh, Romeo, yeah, you know
I used to have a scene with him"

Juliet, when we made love, you used to cry
I said, "I love you like the stars above, I love you 'till I die"
And there's a place for us, you know the movie song
When you gonna realize, it was just that the time was wrong, Juliet?

I can't do the talk, like the talk on the TV
And I can't do a love song, like the way it's meant to be
I can't do everything, but I'd do anything for you
I can't do anything except be in love with you

And all I do is miss you and the way we used to be
All I do is keep the beat, and the bad company
And all I do is kiss you, through the bars of a rhyme
Juliet, I'd do the stars with you any time

Juliet, when we made love, you used to cry
I said, "I love you like the stars above, I'll love you 'till I die"
There's a place for us, you know the movie song
When you gonna realize, it was just that the time was wrong, Juliet?

A lovestruck Romeo, sings the streets of serenade
Laying everybody low with a love song that he made
Find a convenient streetlight, and steps out of the shade
He says something like, "You and me, babe -how about it?

The chorus part

"Juliet, when we made love, you used to cry

I said, "I love you like the stars above, I love you 'till I die"

is the very 'mahal' part... If anything, Dire Straits should be grateful coz Brandon did them justice by carrying out the chorus perfectly... and the whole song as well..
The song goes for more than 5 minutes, but it took me less than 1 minute to figure that this cover is better than Dire Straits version... i mean we're talking about Dire Straits here... it is excusable if you guyz dont know anything about them.. but, just do me a favor and google them.. these guyz are legendary la.. If everything goes well, maybe i'll continue posting more about other songs... Cheers..

Sunday, November 15, 2009


salam kawan2...
kali ni saya nk post dlm bahasa plak...dengan sedikit rojak2... maklumla.. kempen 1 malaysia... bahasa kena jadik 1 gak la.. walaupun rojak2 pasembor skit
so.. sapa2 rasa dia power sgt bi dan tak reti baca bahasa... sila blah sekarang juga...

Filem yg menjadi mangsa review kali ni ialah 2012 yg hangat mcm goreng pisang emas... Honestly, boleh dikatakan ak ada bnyk expectation la utk movie ni... maklumla.. satu lg keluaran hollywood pasal kiamat dunia.... rasanya mat salleh mmg suka kot dunia nk kiamat ni... lgpun diorang kan suka buat benda jahat2 akhir zaman ni...

Warning.. stat perenggan ni ada spoiler alert.... nk dijadikan crite... tahun 2010, government amerika dapat tahu kerak bumi akan jadi tak stabil sbb akan matahari akan tembak partikel neutrino mutan yg sampai kat teras bumi. Efeknya sampai kat kerak bumi dan destabilize kerak bumi ni.. resultnya... satu dunia hancur... sbb gempa bumi, letusan gnung brapi, tsunami dan lain lain.... jadi time G8 summit, presiden amerika jumpa ngn pemimpin dunia lain utk diskas cmn nk panjangkan umur manusia2 lain ni.... hasilnya, satu plan dibuat utk hasilkan beberapa bijik kapal yg besar cam nak haram utk menampung seberapa bnyk mungkin manusia dari kemusnahan dunia... tp cukup utk 450,000 penumpang ja.. dan tiket utk nek kapal ni hargenya 1 bilion euro sorang... benda ni dirahsiakan dari pengetahuan awam kecuali segelintir orang... Heronya plak ialah seorang ayah kepada 2 org anak struggle utk selamatkan keluarga dari event ni dan cuba utk nek kapal besar ni secara free...

Sebelum event kehancuran tu, 1 jam pertama filem tu agak solid.... basically, filem tunjuk crita dari dua persepektif... dari view point kakitangan government dan dari life ayah kepada 2 org anak td... government jmp hint2 dunia nk kiamat dan cmn diorang prepare utk event tu... cita hero lak .. dia bwk anak2 g camping ke yellowstone national park dan jmp hint2 dunia nk hancur gak.......

bila stat je babak2 kehancuran secara besar-besaran... hampeh...., CGI mmg lawa... cara dia tunjuk bangunan bandar, rumah, transpot2 hancur mmg nampak real dan bergaya.. tapi bab hero menyelamatkan diri dari event tu mmg menipu penonton bulat2... ada ala2 war of the world, tapi lebih menipu dan tak real.. imagine la....

Gempa bumi stat-->tanah merekah--->rumah hero dekat2 nk runtuh--->hero dan keluarga nyaris2 survive

naik kapal terbang--> kapal terbang fly ke arah bangunan tinggi yg meruntuh-->nyaris2 lepas bangunan-->nyaris2 survive

hero jatuhke dlm gaung rekahan tanah-->tapi dapat juga panjat balik-->nyaris2 dapat survive

agak2nya kebarangkalian hero untuk hidup sama dengan menang loteri sport toto 8D sebanyak 5 kali berturut-turut... melihat babak camni.. membuat ak rasa mentaliti ak direndahkan ke tahap cipan yang otaknya belum develop lagi...

Dari segi lakonan lak.. boleh dikatakan cukup2 makan r... tapi babak dunia hancur memberi peluang yg sedikit kepada watak2 utk develop dgn lebih mendalam....jadi... resultnya...kita tak rasa rapat sangat dengan karektor2 tersebut... lantak dia la mati jatuh gaung ke... mati tersepit, mati katak ke...

so, konklusinya... kalau korang boleh lupakan realism, buat2 bodo terhadap benda tak logik,suka letupan, benda2 hancur dan minat geologi ala2 hollywood ... movie ni mmg utk korang.. jangan lupa kencing puas2 sebelum ke wayang sebab durasi filem selama 2 jam 45 minit cukup utk buat pundi kencing korang rasa nk meletup.. sekian