Les Misérables (2012)

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Les Misérables is a musical film that originate from a very famous musical play, which I’ve never seen. The movie is basically about a man named Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman) who was a prisoner and then later released but to serve a parole. Yet he broke his parole but as luck have it, he was blessed with a second chance to relive his life. He give reinvent himself with a new identity for a new life. It was not too long that his hunter, inspector Javier (Russell Crowe), meet him and once again hunt him down to put him back in prison. During that time, Jean Valjean  also found a new purpose and peace in life by adopting a daughter named Cosette through a promise with her dying mother after suffering a horrible fate. The chase goes…

I’m definitely not into this kind of musical film. I still remember how I dislike Sweeney Todd. I couldn’t even finish the movie because of all the horrible singing. Well, apparently it’s just horrible to me. Anyway, I had similar experience with Les Misérables. It’s just that this time it’s not so because there are actually a few good songs that I like and some extraordinary performance from Anne Hathaway. I literally cry at the scene where Anne Hathaway was subjected to abuse which she then sang the I Dream The Dream piece.

All in all, I believe it’s a great movie, unless you are really not into this kind of musical film like me which you might find it quite boring. So yes, it’s subjective.

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Les Misérables (2012)

Now You See Man (2013)

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8/10

Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman. When I saw the casts list in the trailer, I was like what? Seriously? The Social Network nerd, victor and mentor from Hunger Game, Rebecca BloomWood (from Confession of Shopaholic), the guy from 21 Jump Street, Butler, and God all in the same movie?? You gotta be kidding me. So anyway, Now You See Me is a movie about 4 individually awesome magician were called forth by a secret code to work together as a team. As a team, they set out to perform a series of incredible magic trick. First of which was to rob a bank. The setup of the whole thing. From there everything just gets bigger and bigger.

What do I think? I love it. I love Ocean’s Eleven, The Italian Job, and This Bank Job. This is like those movies using magic trick. What’s there not to love. Well, it’s not exactly magic. But it’s presented so and that’s part of what I love about it. I would love to be more dramatic though. They should be challenged hard and be pushed in a tighter spot before getting out of it alive. Still, Now You See Me is definitely worth checking out.

Now You See Man (2013)

Man of Steel (2013)

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8/10

I don’t know why I always have the impression that it was directed by Christopher Nolan. Maybe because they always flash his name big big every time Man of Steel trailer is shown. Apparently it’s actually directed by Zack Snyder. Man of Steel is like a Batman Begins for superman. It’s the story of the birth and origin of Superman.

To be honest, Man of Steel didn’t awe me as much as I expected it to be. With that, I still think it’s way better than Superman Returns. To start with, the costume is already a whole lot better—cooler and nicer. The fights, the destruction are super drastic. To a certain extend, I like it but when it comes a point where all you see is sh*t getting destroyed, blasted and exploded that I start to just feel that they kinda overdid it. It’s funny how he fights to save people and the world yet ended up destroying so many things and getting so many people killed. Anyway, Cavill plays a pretty good Superman though.

If you’re just looking for a good super hero movie with epic over the top action sequence, Man of Steel is the right stuff. Definitely recommended.

Man of Steel (2013)