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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Home

Hello.  Earlier today, I watched Home at the cinema.  The animation movie about aliens and a teenage girl, and a cat named Pig.  Anyway, I actually have high hopes for this movie since it was from the same creator as How To Train Your Dragon and The Croods.  One thing that bothers me about watching animation, or any G-rated movies will be the annoying kids that will either scream or cry in the hall.  I know, I shouldn't complain because they are pretty much among the targeted audience.  Still, I just can't help but feeling annoyed.  Anyway, about this movie, Home is kinda like how I feel like after I watch Big Hero 6, which will be a nice, funny, and heart-warming movie that is suitable for people of all ages, but too predictable.  Just like Big Hero 6, I managed to guess the entire plot halfway through the movie.  Again, I'm not completely upset by it or anything because those kind of things kinda make this movie more approachable to kids who are just about to understand stories and movies.  So, I guess some direct plot without any surprises might be, in a way, nice for the younger audience.  For someone like me, who love plot twist, of course I will feel like there's nothing special.  However, I do think it is a nice movie, good to just relax and have some laughs :)

Also, I must mention that I love the morals in the story.  In my own interpretation, I think this movie tells us about how in life, sometimes there are no villains, only misunderstanding, lack of communication, as well as ignorance towards people or things that we don't know much about.  This movie shows that if you just put aside what you think is right or true, and just learn about what is right or true, then you might discover something that will mean so much to you.  I think I can reflect this to many occasion in real life where people only believe what they want to believe without learning about the truth because they are just afraid that they might not like the truth, so they continue to live in ignorance.  Also, this movie also shows about how sometimes we might think what people do to us is bad and wrong, without realizing that what they did is a reaction to our own actions.  This, I'm referring to the conclusion of the movie where everything becomes okay.  Sometimes, we just don't realize that we are the source of the problem that seems to always follow us everywhere, and sometimes we just don't realize  that we hold the power to solve the problem because we are too blinded by what we choose to believe, or by what we fear.  It is funny how I get all these morals from a movie with a plot that I guessed halfway through the movie.  Like I said, it is a nice, heartwarming movie, regardless of the predictable plot.  Also, I think the characters in this movie is pretty cool and seems to have a significant role in the movie rather than something pointless that don't have any impact on the movie.  So, I would say all the characters are pretty balance in their roles to the plot.

All and all, if you want to relax and have some nice time, this will be a good movie for you.  Or, if you want to take your kids or nephew or niece out for some fun quality time, then this might be a good activity as well.  If I am to rate this movie from 1 to 10 with 10 being the best, I will give this movie a 6 ^_^

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Monday, March 23, 2015

Insurgent

Hello!  I watched Insurgent today.  I wanted to watch it during the opening weekend, but couldn't find the time to do so.  I didn't really watch Divergent until last week, because it was aired on TV, at Astro.  After that I thought...why not, let me just try and watch Insurgent to see what happens next.  I don't really know what to say about it because it will give out too much spoilers.  Hahaha.  Mainly because I have a lot of questions.  I haven't read the book, so I don't know if the books are also full of holes or only the movies left me with so many questions.  I'm guessing it's done on purpose to make us watch the next one.  It's not about cliffhanger, believe me, I can barely call Insurgent a movie with cliffhanger, the ending is pretty concluded.  But the stories and plot, I have so many questions about the characters, about who they are and their relations, which seems to be so unclear in both Divergent and Insurgent.   I kinda have a feeling that I should read the book...but at the same time...this is the kind of movie that I kinda want to watch the movie first before reading the book because I don't want to know the ending just yet.  I know, you probably say "just read the first two books and save the third book for after the third movie" but I can't really do that.  My curiosity will just be too much to handle.  So, I guess I might have to wait.  Even though some "genius" on Facebook already say what will happen next after Insurgent.

Anyway, this movie overall was okay.  I won't call it epic, but I think I prefer Insurgent more than Divergent.  I'm not sure if I will say Insurgent is better, but I guess there are more things that interest me in Insurgent.  However, there were parts in Insurgent where I got a little bored, in the middle of the movie.  Not bored to death or anything, just that it was a little draggy that my mind start drifting about what to do after watching this movie.  I even ended up checking my phone and reply a text.  So, usually when that happens it means I lost interest a little.  Haha, however, the ending kinda picked up the pace again and definitely got my full attention towards the end.  Which probably made up to the whole draggy part.  

I must say, I like seeing Kate Winslet as a cold-hearted villain who believes she's doing something for the greater good.  Kinda reminds me of the real-life politics in pretty much around the world.  I also like her accent in this movie series, I even forget that she's British sometimes.  Maybe because I don't hear American accent everyday, so it sounds convincing enough for me to believe that her character is American.

Oh well, overall this movie was okay.  It has its good moments and some flat moments.  Will I recommend you to watch Insurgent?  Only if you've seen Divergent.  If you haven't seen the first one, I don't think it will do you any good to watch Insurgent.  If I am to rate this movie from 1 to 10 with 10 being the best, I will give this movie a 5.5 ^_^  It didn't get too high for me, but pass.  Hahaha.  Until next time, bye~

*taken from Google Image