I’m not sure if many people have heard of this movie. It came out recently. I was trying to catch it on GV Max but apparently it’s only shown in small cinema hall. So I was guessing it’s not that popular here. But it does receive a very high rating in IMDB (8.5 from 84K users). Inglorious Basterds was good. I think it’s artistically cruel. hahaha I wonder if I can describe it that way but that was definitely how I felt. From all the scenes that I like, there was one scene that really awed me. It gave you a suspense and anticipation that something might happen, but nothing happened. So you wait, wait… then it did happened! Then you were like “yes I knew it! it’s happening” but before, you could exclaim that in your head, you went “WTF!?”… it’s over. Awesome, isn’t it? It gives you what u expect in an unexpected manner. And it’s true in those time. Things just happen out of the blue, end in a flash, leaving all the survivors startled at what happened.
Well I don’t know how to go on without spoiling the movie. So yeah, check this out! You’d probably love it for the ending. Well if you have some German or world war history knowledge that is.
Was it as good as rumored? No. Was is good? Quite. Worth watching? Yes. Then again, every 3D is worth watching to me. So well yes, doesn’t really mean anything. 😛 The animation was really good. Duh! Well, that’s the problem. The animation was really good but it’s a not surprise because it’s expected. If the CG was bad, people will boo. Otherwise, we’d just agree that Pixar is living up to it’s standard. I have to admit that it’s pretty hard to be amazed by great animation nowadays. Why? Because everybody just has it. Unlike in the past, good animation is much easier to achieve nowdays or at least, we think so. Hence, now, great animation is taken for granted that it’s a given when going for a 3D movies. And trust me, normal movie goers wouldn’t notice that minor difference that the studio put so much effort in, or neither would they give a damn about it. Therefore, it all comes down to great plot. And for, I didn’t think the plot in UP was that great.
If there is 2.5 stars, I’d give it 2.5. G.I. Joe is definitely a disappointment for me. It’s not that it’s that bad. It’s just that I was hoping for so much more from it. This again just proves that you can never really expect too much out of something. Just like what happens with Chun Li and Dragonball Evolution. However, in this case, it’s not that bad. Well let’s cut the chase. My problem with G.I Joe is that first of all, the flashbacks take too much of the movie time. Definitely it’s quite a good thing for people who has never follow the cartoon before. But for those who did, it would become a waste of time. Actually, I kinda wonder if those flashback really make any difference.
Another problem is that, to me, G.I. Joe differs itself from a superhero series by injecting the element of war. They’re not just fight a villians they’re fighting the their armies too. Quite obviously, I didn’t get that war feeling from the movie, more or less at all. In fact if I recall, most of the time, they only highlight the main guys fighting and they weren’t even really fighting together along side. It feel more individual. Everybody has something to deal with somebody. Thus, it’s not massive enough.
I also had an issue with the casting (or acting or maybe the directing? not sure which is which). All the characters look damn cool! but not fierce at all. They acted fierce in the movie obviously but it all felt like they’re acting tough and fierce while looking cool. Even Snake-eye wasn’t that awesome as I was hoping it to be. Everything just looks to cool to be scary. Hence, there’s no thrill. I think if they made this a more war-like theme would be better than going with the X-Men / Transformer theme. Well again, this is just personal preference.
After all that is said, G.I. Joe is still worth checking out for the cool elements, the hot suits, and probably,Channing Tatum (for the girls).
If you’ve been learning English for quite some time, you’d probably have heard of this saying that when a friend ask you for a fish, if you really want to help him, you will teach him how to fish instead of giving him a fish. Well, there something along this line is all languages I think, at least it does in mine. I used to really agree with the saying but now I no longer do.
The answer is very obvious in university. You can observe it everywhere. When asked for a fish, and you’re trying to help him by teaching him how to fish. He’d tell you he doesn’t have time to learn how to fish. By the time he knows how to fish, he probably won’t need the fish anymore, which is quite true if you think about it. This does happen to me quite a number of times. Another problem that I observe is that most people think that “I probably won’t need this fish in the future, why the hell should I learn how to fish? I would just forget it anyway if I don’t practice it.” Again this does make sense. Meanwhile, some would thing that “fishing” is too complicated and troublesome too learn, they’d rather not going through the trouble for something that’s not really that useful to them. The bottom line is I want fish! you give me or I ask somebody else.
So well gruadually, I learned to adapt and drop that saying out of my head. They don’t want your selflessness, they want your fish. So yes, be selfish and sell the fish. You’d be surprised that people will pay for it, instead of learning it for free. Everybody is always too busy for something they don’t give a sh*t about.
Well, I’m not sure if you have ever been annoyed by your friends on Facebook. If you have, I’m not sure what they did to annoy you. Well, but this so far the first time I had this happen on my Facebook. I wasn’t annoyed though since I wasn’t really pay attention to my feed and I don’t really know the guy as well. However, when I did notice it, I thought that his real life friends would be quite annoyed if they see this lolx. Anyway what is that? see below:
Cartmen would say, “Seriously dude. what the f$#%!? Who gives a sh*t about Hancock.” He basically update his status as the movie goes -__-. Is he really watching the movie or just find sth to status-updating about. Man, somebody should stop him getting near Twitter. Either he really wanna show off his Facebook-enable mobile or he simply has DFA syndrome (Depserate For Attention). Either way, I don’t give a sh*t. I’m more interested in the fact that I just realize that you could actually use this to really annoy the hell out of ppl. Imagine you status updating everything u do the whole day. It would go down sth like this:
Kira Hikaru just woke up.
Kira Hikaru realized he’s late for work.
Kira Hikaru is rushing.
Kira Hikaru damn I forgot my keys.
Kira Hikaru is pissed off again with the morning crowd.
Kira Hikaru finally got on the MRT but standing with one leg. Damn you morning crowd!
Kira Hikaru zzZZZ…
Kira Hikaru ……
lol and this goes on the whole damn day. Imagine if you’re one of those peeps who look at Facebook every now and then, you would seriously drop a comment even if you won’t want to.