Real Steel (2011)

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Been waiting to watch this quite some time. Finally, got the chance to. I’ve never really like any boxing movie except Million Dollar Baby. This is probably the 2nd one not as much as Million Dollar Baby though. Anyway, strictly speaking this is not really boxing. It’s a robot boxing. There wasn’t really much robot boxing in there nor was it about their journey to win a boxing championship. This is, to me, is more of a father-son bonding movie. And it was so well acted in that aspect that I like the movie just for that. Well, aside from that, it’s a Hugh Jackman’s movie of course. So yes Real Steel is definitely worth seeing. You don’t have to go to the cinema just rent the movie will do.

Real Steel (2011)

Battleship (2012)

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This movie is kinda special because it’s my first time watching in Cambodia’s Cinema. Another alien invasion movie. Seems like people never get sick of coming up with alien invasion movies. And this time it’s a lizard-like alien. This is probably one of the weakest alien race of all the alien races came out in the movies. Beside great mobility in water, their ships seems to have quite a lousy attack for an alien technology and the defense system is definitely a joke. Even an ancient battleship artillery can destroy this alien ship. (-__-) Well I gotta say the only awesome thing is their isolation shield. But I really doubt that’s good enough for a planetary invasion. So yes if you take all that away Battleship is quite a decent movie to watch. Never it’s forgettable. So watch it or not won’t make much of a difference.

Battleship (2012)

The Avengers (2012)

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Guess what? I watched it twice in 2 different countries! lolz. And both time in 3D. The 2nd time I was supposed to go see it but turns this was the only movie showing at the time we wanted to watch and I was the only one who has seen it, the rest haven’t. Anyway, I didn’t mind even if I had to see it for the 3rd time. That’s how awesome it was. The Avengers is like on a whole new level of awesome. It also sets a new benchmark for action movies. I love Josh Whedon for not only living up to my high expectation for the movie but also exceeding it. That’s really rare for me. On top of that they pick all my favorite actors to cast! How epic is that. The Avengers is probably the only movie that almost every main character in it has their own movie(s).

In The Avengers, we see the Hulk is not played by Edward Norton but instead by Mark Raffalo. I was rather disappointed but after the movie, I thought he too did a terrific job as Bruce and the Hulk. I also was afraid that amidst all the experience and more senior actors, Chris Evan may not play well as a Captain. He might be intimidated, you know. But guess what? I was utterly wrong. He held his ground and did his Captain thing with style. This is like the epitome of superheroes and action movie.

Lastly, the one saddening about it is that it seems quite a number of people (at least those around me) have no idea of the Avengers until this movie is released. So all Avengers mean to them is a title of a movie. This makes them unable to really fully comprehend the awesomeness and epics of this movie and really fully appreciate it. But all in all, Avengers is definitely 1 of the MUST-SEE movies of all time.

The Avengers (2012)

Men In Black III (2012)

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Just saw it today. I think it’s awesome! In MIB III, we were brought way back in time to the very early stage of MIB. And of course we get to see new MIB toys. A much less advanced ones. Their jet pack was like the size of mini rocket. I wonder if that’s really their definition of “Jetpack” back then. Anyway back to MIB, I think MIB III offers a complete package─action, comedy, touching storyline, aliens and time travel. Doesn’t that sound awesome!

Will Smith still cool and hilarious as ever. And Tommy Lee Jones is still… errr as “friendly” as ever. If you know what I mean. Anyway, we don’t much Tommy Lee Jones in MIB III because he’s dead in this installment of MIB. Instead, we see Josh Brolin. He plays the young Tommy Lee Jones in the movie. I’d give a huge credit to him. He did a really great job. I think Will Smith partner chemistry with Josh Brolin is as well good as that with Tommy Lee Jones. On top of that, we get a see a lot of truth and story behind J, K and O. I think for me that’s the X factor that separates MIB III from the previous 2. That’s what I paid to see. The story and not just two men in black suit battling Aliens all over again. But well of course the battling part must still be there. Otherwise it’d just be boring. Anyway, I highly recommend MIB III. I won’t say it’s a great movie especially compared to all the super giant blockbusters lineup this year. But in my opinion, MIB is just one of those movies you just gotta see. It’s a classic and a great reminder of our childhood craze.

Men In Black III (2012)

Lost

That’s the very first word that comes up in my brain when thinking how should I title this post. There used to be a time where I had plenty of time and put things down into words was a way to vent out my feelings, clear out my head, and reflect on what happened. But ever since I’ve had these extra heavy commitments, I’ve long since stopped having time, energy or the mood to do any proper writing. Every time I’m thinking of posting an entry the sheer thought of wracking my brain to recount, organize and finding the right words to put it down itself already seems like a tormenting process. So yeah, then I was like “Nah, I need to relax. My brain needs it.”

But this time, I think I’m having too much on my mind to not go through it. Some time, I think I’m strong. Some time, I think I’m weak. But at this point, I no longer can tell.  There was once I decided that was who I was, what it was, and the way it was supposed to be and I gave myself up to be the puppet of society. Those were simpler time, I was just practically a walking dead man, an insignificant particle of society fulfilling his role and duty, nothing more nothing less. But eventually, when I was blessed with the fact I’m alive and given what I’ve longed for, and denied of (or at least that’s what I’ve come to feel and accept), every time – Real true love – I find myself fighting a battle that I was never prepared for. “The battle of faith” would be the right cliche to the way it is.

I think it’s not a complicated matter. Well, nothing is ever really complicated to be honest, it’s always us and our stupid ass brain who go around complicating things. One of them is that I think I understand people too much for them to understand me. And by people, I mean my companions, friends and family. When I’m having problem, and I decided to go to them for a talk. From the first sentence they articulate, I can feel that I almost can tell everything they have to say and pretty sure that I can put across the exact same thing in much better words. I could even tell if they actually understand what I’m going through or what I’m needing them to do. I used to think that this ability is my asset that I can use to help friends. And indeed, I have managed to help some friends from emotional suffering. But now I start to see that this is a double-edged sword. Because as good as it is, it’s also a curse on my emotional well-being.

I’m starting to wonder if there’s ever really a person who can reach deep inside my mind tell me “it’s okay” and my brain believe it and relaxed. Most of time, I can tell that people pretend to care (Well, if they’re lousier actor than I am.) I hate people who pretend to care and made a lousy effort at it that I can notice. In that situation, the thinking bubble in my head would be like “If you want to pretend to care at least care enough to do a damn good job at it. If you’re going to make my know that you don’t care anyway, might as well say right away that you don’t give a damn so I can save my time and stop talking to you about it.” That’s another thing about me. After being here for so long, I’ve literally turned into a practicality, productivity and efficiency freak. If I start to find that talking to you is a waste of time, I’d rather not saying anything at all. I’m neither fond nor proud of it. It’s just that 10 years is a good enough time it take for education to nail them down to your personality.

After all the emo ranting and bullshitting, I think in the end it comes down the a few simple things. I know what the problems are. Well, I should say I know what are the hurdles and that it takes times to overcome them but I’m just not exactly sure if I can still be who I am and what I am at the end of the this dark tunnel. Whether I can be a sane saint to my love ones. Funny thing, when I typed that, I can almost picture what happen if I were to say this to people. The stupid ass people would all be like “I know you can do it.”, “You can do it. You’re strong.”…blah blah blah… I can only give a silence mental reply to that, that says “Yeah yeah, whatever you say man. You’re the God you know everything. Now, I feel like dying and you still say you know I can do it. What if, tomorrow I jump down and die. I wonder if you ever going to use that sentence on someone else again.”

All “You can do it” means is just “F*** you. I don’t care. Bring your problem somewhere else.”

It’s been a long and stupid post but I feel that I does help me take out something…. for the time being. Time to sign off till next bullshitting. 😉

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