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Avengers Age of Ultron: A Review

26 Apr

Because I live in South Korea I got to watch Avengers Age of Ultron in Theatres! (well it acctually was out like three days ago here but you know I work).

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Apparently South Korea gave the movie a money boost in order for Seoul to be featured in the movie (so this is me telling you that the place where a pretty big fight scene takes place is Seoul). This is why you get to see the Han river (if you have ever watched any Korean dramas you will know) and all the people and structures.

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So back to the movie it was really well done, the color and all the effects are amazing! Looks at how they fly together it is all very artistic and you have to appreciate it.

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The amount of action and brutality does not hurt either it was a great action film. There were moments where the team talks about their feeling and (OMG Bruce and Natasha are a great pair!) The Hulk has a calming down technique developed by Black Widow. Which comes a bit out of left field because well who saw that coming, right?

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Pietro and The Scarlet witch who at the beginning are against the Avengers but later see things clearly in a way are super awesome, and good casting in my opinion because while The Scarlet Witch is awesome we all know she has twisted scared child side to her that Elizabeth Olsen portrayed.

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After some in-team fighting as it often happens and Thor going to so god-like things (as is his thing to be the god of thunder), the team with the help of their Linchpin Nick Fury get back together and form a plan. Which works and they get the help from the Scarlet With and Quick Silver on the way. They also get help from a new superhero which has been dusted off the Marvel wall and made a large contribution to the Young Avengers along with Wanda (I am trying to give clues without giving away spoilers of the movie because it has not been out everywhere else yet). But if you are a follower of the Avengers or Young Avengers comic series you will be happy and will promptly hard-core nerd-out!

It was worth the three year wait, and I can’t wait for more Marvel movies!

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Lucy A Review

7 Sep

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This weekend I went to see Lucy, you Know a girl who is studying abroad in Taiwan, and dates the wrong guy who makes her deliver a case full of a drug. Which land her as a prisoner of the Korean drug lord (which I noticed because being in Korea that did not really get translated). Anyway they end up putting the drug inside her body. The bag of drugs burst inside of her which then goes straight to her blood stream giving her special abilities. The entire premise of the movie is based on how humans only use about 10 percent of their mental capacity (not true btw). 

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SO first of all lets talk about the awfulness of having someone tamper with your body, without your consent it has to be horrible.

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Then mostly because she was a woman, she is sexually harassed and when she does not allow that to continue she is hit and kicked which leads the bag of drugs in her body to break. Giving her the ability to control matter.

Now to me in the beginning she sort of gets elvish eyesight and hearing at supposedly 15% brain capacity.

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Then at 45% or so she is ale to see radio waves, just like in Alphas! (remember Gary Bell?)

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Nearing 70% she can manipulate matter and move people around (this also compromises her corporal integrity which makes her into a bit of an addict of the drug in her system).

Fianly when she nears 100% she sort of turns into a time lord because she is able to understand all of time and space (she actually travels through time!)

Ok so now my thoughts on the movie I already said that well, humans do use all of our brain capacity. Now 100% of our neurons firing all at once well then you get an epileptic episode which is not desirable.  Second The national geographic images through out the movie, did not help the movie. While they were in part related to the subject in that precise moment they seemed like filler. But mainly the fact that Hollywood is again telling people we only use just part of our brain (please look it up).

I liked how Scarlett Johansson acted for this role. This kind of movie has been done with a man being the one that takes the drug (limitless) but because of what she experienced before the drug entered her system, she acted in a more cold and calculated way. This could also be to the fact that intelligence is often linked with logic, so if you are logical about things you are less likely to freak out or do stupid things. Yeah she looses part of her humanity (needing to take in a companion to help her remember) but it is a lonely world when others do not understand what you understand. Morgan Freeman as always it is just good to hear his voice. 

Another issue I had with this movie is the whole drug lord vs. interpol was a bit ridiculous. No police officer noticed that there were people pulling out bazookas from their car trunks?  Did they not have bullet prove bests? why were there so few policemen? Just saying people are pulling out weapons near a university campus, someone should do something. Specially after the hospital has been attacked by men in suits.

I enjoyed this movie because it had a strong female character, and it did not end up as a romance and also because we need more diversity in science fiction.

 

 

Movie Review: Nymph

10 Aug

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Did you like The Little Mermaid? well this is nothing like it. And well I am not sure I have good reviews for this one it leaned to the side of awkward in many scenes and left me with a lot of second hand embarrassment. 

 

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The movie is sort of centered around two best friends who travel to an Island where people are reported missing with frequency. Just to add a bit of variety bikinis are often worn (like any other vacation movies) and the girls move around in slow motion.  

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The group makes it to the island where they find the cause of all of the disappearances, and like in any good mystery the group divides (just like they do in Scooby Doo).  

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This movie contains a person warning the group not to, infidelity, a man with a hook (literally a hook being dragged around to make that extra scary hook noise), and people being chopped up or eaten. The mermaid is an extra in the scary movie trope list. 

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Actually I would have to say the mermaid was by far the best actor, some of the characters did not do so well with the lines and part of the time pretending to be american was just not enough. Even the boob scene was a bit on the bring side, but if you are looking for something to watch Here is the trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhClk8DkF4I 

Meh…

Movie Review: When Animals Dream

10 Aug

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This is a movie from Denmark, I really liked it.

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This is a bout a typical girl who lives in a quiet coastal town.

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In Denmark of course, and she meets a boy who falls in-love with her.

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This girl then realizes that she like her mother (who she thought had a debilitating disease) is going to turn into a werewolf. Which gives births to one if not the best pick-up line ever “I am going to turn into a wild animal but before I do I must have as much sex as possible”. It may only work for girls though (sorry dudes but you do not have the best track record of non-violence as a population). 

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Girl is the persecuted for being a monster and well the rest is in the movie. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8jsXIfunkc The trailer so click it!

The make up for this was great, and so was the acting may I add! This was also a very well done lady werewolf, of which we do not see often so it is worth supporting this movie and the lady werewolfs that may come in the future.

Movie Review: The Demon’s Rook

10 Aug

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So during my vacation I went to the Bucheon film festival in Seoul, I learned two things on this was a great idea and two South Koreans do not get American movie humor (it was like watching a rated R movie with your up-tight grandmother).

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If you are in the mood for a gory yet fun Halloween movie to watch while drunk or maybe even high, look no further. This was the best movie of the day (mainly because if reminded me of movies you watch with your friends) and also because if had amazing effects and a killer concert scene.

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It had everything a movie needs really, demons, zombies, people camping, concerts, girls with guns, people under mind control, and nakedness. 

 

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The costumes were legit, specially since they did zombies during the day time which is hard to do really. The blood spatter was awesome and above all this movie seemed to have been done with tons of love, which showed at every second. 

 

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The costumes and make-up man they were amazing!

My only criticism was that in one nakedness scene the girls just took off the top layer of clothing and seemed to not had been wearing any underwear which I know why they did that (for the sake of time, underwear takes time to remove, but they were clearly wearing bras before). But really it is just one f the things I criticize about a lot of movies anyways because bras make boobs look  a certain way and un-bra boobs on movies seem to be magical. 

Anyways (aside from my boob/bra ranting) the movie was great I recommend it and I will leave a trailer for you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVdOHrERSXg so click it!

Have fun!

 

Movie Review: Hercules

9 Aug

 

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So I went to see Hercules (between us I was intending on going to see Guardians of the Galaxy but Korean movie theatres did not think it was important enough). Beside my rage Hercules was the other English movie playing and well I have always had a soft spot for Greek Mythology so why not right? I was pleasantly surprised at this movie I had seen some other reviews saying the movie was ok. But it completely blew my mind!

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We start with Hercules of course but he has a band of warriors with him. You see this movie is not so much about the myth that was created about Hercules but the human side of him that stood behind the myth. However the companions made it all way better. Shall I start with my old man crush Ian McShane?

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As any seer he is in constant waiting of his death time, which makes him that much more crazy/badass and lovable for it. 

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Rufus Sewell awesome badass/ childhood friend.

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He is more of the underdog of the story in some ways but hey if you were ten times bigger than your nephew you would want to protect him too.

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Amazon represent! Awesome archer is just another warrior and is good at it yet she does not loose compassion or is overtly aggressive to prove she belongs.

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You will love this guy by the end of the movie trust me. He is on the crazy dangerous side of things but damn if you don’t get the feel you have no heart!

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And then there is the man of the legend Hercules, who is awesome because Dwyane Johnson is indeed him (he is his character, he can crush your skull with his hands but would rather just hangout and talk about feelings and such. Yet let anyone dare make fun of him for that and the skull crushing can happen. and that is how it is in my head.). 

The movie was great, lost of action and blood shed, left turn plot twist which was much appreciated. Awesome cast! because John Hurt the voice of many wise dragons and even wisest story tellers is in it. So go watch it and if you have already then watch it again because it was a great film.