Now You See Me (2013) Review

I went to cinema to watch this movie because of Alfred and Fox. I always have faith in their movie.

The poster is very much look likes Ocean Twelve and the movie is also about a catch and run between a group of modern Robin-hood thieves and FBI agents, except they were a group of young magician.

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4 horsemen

4 horsemen

The trailer is interesting, the casting is promising. I did enjoyed the movie. The theme is fresh and the magic from the start is exciting. Everyone love magic show, and will love even more if the magician is good looking. But, the whole story is lack of logical plots, characters development and substance. This movie is an amateur junior compares with Ocean Eleven. But, it is enjoyable, a popcorn movie suitable for Friday night after a long and tiring week.

The starting of the movie is pretty cool but since the FBI and Interpol couple came in, the whole story became lame and stupid.

FBI & Interpol couple

FBI & Interpol couple

The magics they performed were improbable and lame after the explanation from Morgan Freeman. A extremely suspicious Interpol agent, obsessed with magic for no reason and no determination on catching the thieves.
Alma Dray

Alma Dray

The teleportation, the rebuild of the bank’s vault, the hijacking of the bank truck, the hypnotism, the real time robbing of a billionaire, the giant bubble, the highway chasing, the giant mirror trick in the vault and etc. Come on man, do not make your audience angry, you are making the audience feeling stupid for watching the movie. Do not push all the unlogical, ridiculous plot as magic. The twist at the end, so the hulk was a great magician who managed to enter the top of the magicians circle yet at the same time a busy FBI and also a revenger?

Overall, the movie is still enjoyable, just do not try hard and be Homer! Grab your popcorn, rest your brain and watch with your family or friends.

My rating: 5.5/10
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Now You See Me (2013) on IMDb

Pain & Gain 2013 Review

Big boys, Big Dreams, Big ambitions. Wrong moves, Wrong paths, Wrong decisions.

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Pain and Gain

The trio

3 not so smart boys decided to take a short cut by kidnapping and robbing other’s belongings. Violence, robbing, kidnapping, cocaine, hitting, torturing, decomposing body, alcohol, strippers, sexing. All the negative elements are all in one movie. This movie is bad because the director makes the criminals feel like not guilty at all. He make them feel like, totally worth it. Well, this is no good, not cool and not encouraging.

This is a comedy, well, it does serve as a comedy movie. But the laughing points are somehow shallow, you laugh in the movie but once you finish the movie, you totally forgot why you laugh at it. The first half of the movie was fun, till they started to do the stupid things.

Outdoor Hand Grilling

Outdoor Hand Grilling

It is kinda hard to believe the movie was based on a true story. Grilling hands outdoor, purchasing large quantity of suspicious items in once, suspicious people move in in your rich neighborhood without any background and no one is curious about it?

Hospital

Hospital

Doc: Why are you dressed for surgery in our hospital?
Lugo: Well, I like to be prepared for anything.

Perfect execution. Seriously?!?!

victim's dog

victim’s dog

Well, basically, the dogs in the movie are the real hero. Dog is really a man’s best friend!

In the end, two of them (Lugo and Adrian) were sentenced to death, while the rock, the cokehead was sentenced to 15 years in jail.

Overall, this movie is a bad movie. I find it hard to believe it was based on a true story, if these 3 idiots can actually robbed and did enjoy the wealth which belongs to someone else. Do you really think this movie will not influence other dumb heads? Now, you might want to say this to me.

Adrian-and-Lugo

Adrian-and-Lugo

But, hey, there are someone out there willing to sell one of his kidney for an iphone4, there are a bunch of Justin Bieber’s fans. Now, tell me again, am i too exaggerated?

My rating: 4/10
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47 Ronin 2013 Review

Keanu Reeves, Samurai, Bushido, Japanese mythology, Japanese Culture, Stunning posters, Interesting trailer, Realistic CGI, Zombie boy. How can i miss this one! So, i went to watch this movie in IMAX for Rm18.

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After 10 minutes the movie start, i was drowned in the beautiful visual effect of the mountain and castle. After 20 minutes, i was hoping to have a fast forward key. I am not very familiar with the story of 47 Ronin but I’ve watched the old 47 Ronin done by Japanese before. I was very impressed with their samurai spirit in the old movie. But, i cannot really feel the bonds and samurai spirit between the 47 samurais in this movie. Maybe, because this movie is more focus on the love story of Kai and Mika. I think the element of witch and mystic creatures in the movie is exaggerated.

47 Ronin Tengu

47 Ronin Tengu

I am not ok with the lizard look-alike Tengu. Tengu is a mystic creature found in many Japanese folks. The original Tengu might be found in many forms, long nose, kite-like monster or crow, but not lizard. If you want to capture the japanese culture, please do follow it exactly.

47 Ronin Evil Samurai

47 Ronin Evil Samurai

I was expecting some serious fighting scenes of Kai or any other samurais with the giant evil samurai, but i was so disappointed when it dies so easy.

ZombieBoy

ZombieBoy

He has a very good position in the main poster, individual posters, interesting appearance in the trailer. I thought he will be a friend of Keanu Reeves in the movie and he is a character to assist the 47 Samurais to attack Lord Kira’ castle. BUT! you might just miss his appearance in the movie if you don’t watch carefully! He was there for few seconds as a totally unwanted character.

47 Ronin- Mika & Witch

47 Ronin- Mika & Witch

47 Ronin- Mika & Witch

47 Ronin- Mika & Witch

These two ladies are absolutely stunning in the movie. Mika was tought and elegant and witch is so witch. Both of them are eyes pleasure.

47 Ronin Samurai

47 Ronin Samurai

Beautiful set, authentic japanese style costume, no over make up or effects.

47 Ronin Seppuku

47 Ronin Seppuku

I always wonder if all the samurai had attended a class on how to do seppuku.

Overall, this is not a very bad movie but not so good neither. But i will give applause to the editor who did the trailer, a very successful trailer and manage to attract audience to watch the movie.

My rating: 6/10
IMDB rating: 47 Ronin (2013) on IMDb

The Monkey King 3D

So, I’ve watched the trailer of The Monkey King 2014.

I believe most of the 70’s and 80’s people are very familiar with the story of Journey to the West. The story of a monk with his powerful disciples travel to the west to search for the ultimate sutra. The monkey king ( Sun Wu Kong )is the disciples of the monk. The Monkey King 3D is a movie for CNY, starred with the hottest actors and actress from Hong Kong and China. This movie was budgeted at 400 millions, and the 3D shoot was done by the Hollywood talents.

My thoughts after watching the trailer:-
⇝ wow, Big casting, Chow Yun Fat, Donnie Yen, Aaron Kwok, Kelly Chan, Gigi Leong, many of the Hong Kong actor and actress we familiar with.
⇝ Wow, Big budget. Hollywood movie type of budget.
⇝ Boo, So old-fashioned in terms of the action style and the CGI objects in the movie. Just look at the palace, the action effects, the weapons, the horses, the dragon.
⇝ Wow, i can’t recognize the great wing chun master Donnie Yen. Well, which means he does looks like the Monkey King.
⇝ Boo, The dragon is so fake.
⇝ Boo, Such terrible CGI, even the Storm Warriors 2009 has better CGI than this movie.
⇝ Boo, Look at the third eye of Erlang Shen, so real. The third eye is like a second layer on his face.
⇝ Boo, Arron kwok talking mandarin.

Not looking forward