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

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by: Kamimi

Chia Seed

I came across this gem in iherb.com. Without a second thoughts, I added this into my cart.

chia seed, chia, iherb.com

chia seed

How I consume it.
– 2 teaspoons to my morning milk coffee.

My result after taking it for a week.
– lose weight? erm, no, maybe i am not in diet, i eat normal.
– no instant miracle on me
– improve digestion ✓
– feeling more energenic ✓
– brighter skin? not sure if is the effect of chia seeds because i am taking grape seed extract too.
– save money from buying breakfast.

How’s it taste.
– no taste in small amount.
– will become like gelatin/ jello after soaking in liquid for 20-30 mins.
– not delicious

This is one of the good buy from iherb.

by: Kamimi