X-Men Origins: Wolverine

May 3, 2009 at 9:15 pm (Movies)

X-Men Origins: Wolverine
of Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation

It wasn’t perfect but overall it was so awesome! All characters have been fantastic in their own way in this movie. The story’s great too! It’s a must-watch!!!

Rating: A EPIC AWESOME! So addicting I cannot get enough!
Favoritism: 4.5 HEARTS = ADDICTION

“X-Men Origins: Wolverine” tells the story of Wolverine’s epically violent and romantic past, his complex relationship with Victor Creed, and the ominous Weapon X program. Along the way, Wolverine encounters many mutants, both familiar and new, including surprise appearances by several legends of the X-Men universe. (Yahoo Movies)

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Watchmen

March 14, 2009 at 8:25 pm (Movies)

I am always interested in movies that are based on comic books, and Watchmen is no exception. When my friend and I bought movie tickets today, it took us a while to choose between this and The Race to Witch Mountain because we are curious on both. But since Watchmen was already in theaters weeks ago and the other one was just out recently, we decided to pick Watchmen since Race to Witch Mountain will definitely still be in theaters in later weeks. In other words, we can still watch The Race to Witch Mountain in theaters later while with Watchment we can’t.

What I like best in this movie are the visual effects and the action scenes. That part with the broken glass slowly shattering in such detail was terrific! Fight scenes are so bloody awesome, haha! However, though the slow-motion fighting scenes are cool, overusing that effect is kinda lame.

I actually have several complains in this movie, and my biggest complains: romance and sex scenes. Two-timing bitches to me are whores. The romance development for me was so BLAH. And are sex scenes actually necessary in a movie? There was like 30 minutes of it and I almost thought I was watching a porn movie! It’s wasting decent screentime. Can’t they f*ck off screen or something instead?! It gives me headaches!

I don’t consider the story excellent but I do think it’s very good. What I like best about this is that it’s not your typical superhero movie. The heroes aren’t the ideal ones, they’ve got bad sides too but not exactly evil either. The villain isn’t someone that one would expect to be a villain either, even that character’s purpose was such a twist. So many irony in this story, mostly on The Comedian, who does things that aren’t really funny but what he’s been doing in his life is one big joke. So yes, I’m very impressed with the story, even if the events didn’t excite me that much.

Not all characters had appealed to me, except for several. At first impression I liked Dr. Manhattan for . . . being blue and shiny. Yes, it has something to do with my favorite color bias. Haha! It amuses me. And he has a pretty cool power.
I find Ozymandias handsome. I have a thing for wealthy guys who have a mutated beast for a pet, which in his case is a beautiful white tiger with tall horns. How lovely!
I also liked Nite Owl II, simply because I also have a thing for guys that are pretty techy and much nicer compare to their allies.
But my favorite is his partner: Rorschach. They are an interesting duo, and Rorschach entertains me a lot. Haha! He seems to be the antisocial type but he’s nice to his comrades. He’s very mean and brutal to his enemies, but it pains him deeply when innocent people get hurt. Also, he keeps a diary! So cute~ I find this guy ADORABLE! Hahaha!

I don’t think I’ll be considering this as one of my favorites shows of all times but it had been good, and it had amazed and amused me. It also reminded me two of my current obsessions: Supernatural and Axis Powers Hetalia. Seeing Jeffrey Dean Morgan makes me think “I can’t believe Dean and Sam’s dad doing those things?!”. And those events involving United States of Amerrica, and the Soviet Union, reminded me so much of Hetalia’s Alfred and Ivan. Hahaha! Oh Hetalia fans sure can’t think of countries the same way anymore, haha!

[ STRENGTHS ] special effects, some action scenes, some characters, story twists and uniqueness, characterization
[ WEAKNESSES ] some characters, overusing/repetition, unecessary stuff, length some story parts

Rating: 8.0 out of 10
Favoritism: 6.5 out of 10

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Detroit Metal City

March 13, 2009 at 8:25 pm (Movies)

Soichi Negishi moved to Tokyo to chase his dream of becoming a musician playing stylish, Swedish-style pop. Instead, he finds himself leading the death metal band Detroit Metal City, or DMC, as the costumed and grotesquely made-up “demon emperor” Johannes Krauser II. Although he hates the role and the things he has to do as a member of the band, he has a definite talent for it. Adapted from the hit Japanese comic book by Kiminori Wakasugi, the movie follows Negishi’s antics as he tries to reconcile the two very different sides of his life and find out what it really means to achieve his dream. (source from IMDB)

I love metal music! Not really because I can relate to the music and worship the musicians and stuff, but I like the tune and sometimes it humors me! Haha! When I’ve heard about the anime Detroit Metal City having that kind of music, I got interested of course. I didn’t expect it to be so funny though. Wahahaha! I love the crack, and I like the story! The main character having split personalities is a big plus for me too! Oh I loved this series so much and of course I’ve completed the whole anime OVA series. ALRIGHT!

So when I found out that it’s going to have a live-action movie, I wanted to see it so badly! Sadly the subs haven’t been out until recently. I couldn’t download it at once when the subs were out either because they were in .srt files, not hardsubbed. For some reason, I can’t play those. Luckily, an online friend was able to hardsub it and uploaded it for me. Oh I love you! ❤

So YAY! I was finally able to watch it. I had followed the anime storyline, but of course there are several changes and additions here and there. My favorite scene here is the one when he scared the people at the restaurant unintentionally. It wasn’t in the anime so it took me by surprised and oh my stomach had hurt from laughing! Haha! The songs played are the same, but the music’s a little different (perhaps it’s because they’re sang by different artists?). I like the movie’s version more. The story, for me, is better in the movie as well. There was more drama and it had more happy/positive ideas compared to the anime. There had been better plot and character development too! Speaking of the characters, the characters in the movie are likable too. Negishi’s running and other dorky acts never fail to amuse me! And Aikawa was really really cute and not as naive as her anime version. The other characters seem better too, even Negishi’s mom! Wow . . . in other words, movie>anime! HELL YEAH!!!!

Rating: 8.5 out of 10
Favoritism: 8.0 out of 10

Oh yeah, I know of the manga version of course. But if it’s a musical story, I prefer to watch it on screen. There are a few exceptions of course (like Nodame Cantabile) but . . .still . . .I prefer hearing the music too. Hehe.

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Prince of Tennis Live Action

January 22, 2009 at 7:33 am (Movies)


I borrowed this DVD from a friend but I still didn’t watch it until last night because I need to return it on Saturday. ^^;

Anyway, I can’t say that that it had been one of the best live action adaptations I have ever seen because I had so many complains with it. In summary, the manga and anime versions were just much better, from story telling to characters and to matches. The time span/duration had nothing to do with it. It had been really bad in my opinion. I do admit that I had enjoyed it somehow but most of the time it had given me headaches.

Rating: 1.75 out of 5 stars

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