Blood: The Last Vampire (2009)


My Rating:

This proves once again that any Asian masterpiece cannot be handled by Westerners because they just simply don’t get the Asian’s art. My first ultimate disappointment this year was Dragonball Evolution and now this is another.

Blood the Last Vampire is a movie adapted from a famous Japanese Animation movie of the same name. I’m not really sure how to describe this but to plainly put the movie is a very poor imitation of the anime. Well, I think it starts with the effect for me. I guess they didn’t poor enough budget on it or they didn’t intend to do so. Either way, the whole battles, slashing, blood shedding, slow motion thing all appear very much second class. As for the plot I didn’t really care .Since I’ve already seen the anime version, I already know what’s it’s about and what’s going to happen. Hence once the visual effect is not there, there’s really nothing to much to see.

Blood: The Last Vampire (2009)

Watchmen (2009)


My Rating:

According to IMDB, I’m among the minority for this one. I think most of the people who rated in there are probably fans or at least have read the novel (or the comic?). So yes, this is from the perspective of a guy who knows nothing about Watchmen beside the fact that the movie is an adaptation from a famous novel or comic strip, which he’s not even sure which one.

Again it has a lot to do with my pre-movie expectations. I started watching it hoping to see a bunch of human hero es dressed in freaky gay suits fighting epic battles with some Villains. Did I see that? No. Was the battle epic? Yes! Epicly slow! Were there any villians? Yes, the heroes themselves. (and the Russians?) This is what I’m talking about. My ignorant expectations and lack of background knowledge about the Watchmen screws the whole thing up big time. I definitely did not think that this would turn out to be melodic drama of heroes emo-ing over themselves. I remember reading one of the reviewers who rated 1 for this movie said that “nobody cares about what they think, we just want to see them fight.” That was exactly how I felt throughout the three hours. And the funny thing about it is that even after an hour through the movie I still refused the accept the fact that this was about the plot and not the play (entertainment). Then when the 2 hours mark has passed I was like “F***!”

Well before I continue to finish it up, I figured I should give a bit of summary on Watchmen. I think Watchmen is  a very very cynical piece. It’s about different individuals looking at the same world from different angles. Then they exaggerated these differences in ideals and beliefs by implanting them into mankind’s iconic figures, our heroes – the Watchmen. The battles that these heroes fought was more of the psychological rather than physical ones. And the enemies is themselves. They fought among themselves and within themselves. Hence, each hero character represents a school of thought/ideals. For instance, the comedian who’s ironically not funny at all. Hence the name itself already suggests his cynicism. Then we have Rorschach, the emo mask man, who, when masked-off, is a retarded psycho idiot. He’s the man who sees the world behind a veil. Then there is Dr Manhattan who’s the guy who floats around in his perfectly sculpted naked blue CG body with his blue pennis hanging out. He’s basically the examples of what may happens when God can be privatize. He knows everything but feel nothing because from his point of view certain things are inevitable so it’s better just for us to accept it rather than trying fight it. He did what he did because of duty and not sympathy. There some more characters but this is getting rather draggy (just like the movie) So it’s better if you just find it ourselves by seeing the movie.

With that, I have to admit that it’s entirely my fault for the movie being suck. Nobody said anything about it being a cool action movie and I was just assuming so. So if you happen feel same as I did, don’t blame the movie. Blame yourself! 😉

Watchmen (2009)

Funny People (2009)


My Rating:

Funny people is definitely not funny. First of all, the casts were off for me personally. Seth Rogen and Adam Sandler? Come on. Adam Sandler and Leslie Mann? Seriously? I’m sorry but I really find hat the casts’ chemistry were just not there. Hence, the movie felt awkward for me from the beginning to the end. And it became a torment when the movie lasted almost 2 and a half hours.

If you see the title and think that you want to check this out because you think that this is most likely going to be funny. Then don’t waste your money because you think wrong. Funny People is about the unfunny things of funny people and not about the unfunny people being funny (which was what I was hoping for). Therefore, you could say that I kinda have set the wrong mood for this movie. As a result, I was utterly disappointed and psychologically tormented by the turn of event. Putting 2 famous comedian actors together and giving it a very indicatively comedic title while having the not so relevant plots and contents is definitely not cool to do.

Anyway, I’m sorry I really can’t comment much on this movie because I really got off on the wrong foot with it. For the most parts, I was just waiting for it to end. So yes you are warned, check it out with caution because it may turn out that you will like it like the 25 thousands users on IMDB who gave it an average rating of 7.0.

Funny People (2009)

The Hangover (2009)


My Rating:

Hilarious! The Hangover has to be one of the best comedy around. Could you imagine yourself having the wildest and most epic night of your life and not remembering any of it the next morning? Worse still, being haunted by all the things you did and not knowing why and how or when. Fantastic idea. The hangover is one those better comedy that they don’t act like like idiots and try hard to be funny and hopefully you’ll laugh. It’s a serious matter, they were in some seriously deep sh*t and they were seriously trying to solve it. And why am I laughing like hell? Beats me… but it’s hilarious. The Hangover is definitely in a must-see list.

The Hangover (2009)

Push (2009)


My Rating:

As a fan of Heroes, I was really looking forward to this – the movie version of Heroes. However, it is not so. Nevertheless, I wasn’t really that disappointed though since I didn’t expect too much out of it.

Push is typical action movie. The main guy got chased by bad guys and the future looks bad but somehow he found his way out of it and defeat the villains. Oh did I mention there is a girl? A hot one as usual. He got the girl as well. If you watch Heroes, you may get to enjoy yourself by seeing some of your favorites abilities in exaggerated mode like telekinesis, telepathy, and precognition. Other than that it’s pretty typical and forgettable.

Push (2009)

I Love You Beth Cooper (2009)

My Rating:

I Love You, Beth Cooper is an epic fail romance comedy. The one star rating is given for Hayden Panettiere and not the movie.

I Love You, Beth Cooper is about a nerd trying to get a hot chick to be his girlfriend. However the problems are one: he’s a nerd, two: she’s a hot chick, and three: she has a bad-ass hot-tempered boyfriend. So yes, you can guess roughly how the story will go. Anyway, let’s just go my opinion on this movie and get it over with. Well, first of all everything sucks from the beginning till the end. Second of all, it still sucks. The hot babe is simply too hot for the him and instead of looking like a nerd, he looks more like a retard.

I Love You Beth Cooper (2009)

Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs (2009)


My rating:

This movie is nonsense. It’s nonsense from the title all the way to the end. But I like it! There’s nothing I can think of to make it any less nonsense. Cloudy With A Chance of Meat Ball is one of those movies that entertain that childish part of you (well if you viewer of older age of course). If you’re having a moody day watch it coz it’s yummy!

Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs (2009)