Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Review Of : War Horse

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Just watched "WAR HORSE" today. (:

Directed By Steven Spielberg 

Acted By Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson and David Thewlis

Synopsis : 
Set against a sweeping canvas of rural England and Europe during the First World War, War Horse begins with the remarkable friendship between a horse named Joey and a young man called Albert, who tames and trains him. When they are forcefully parted, the film follows the extraordinary journey of the horse as he moves through the war, changing and inspiring the lives of all those he meets-British cavalry, German soldiers, and a French farmer and his granddaughter-before the story reaches its emotional climax in the heart of No Man's Land. The First World War is experienced through the journey of this horse - an odyssey of joy and sorrow, passionate friendship and high adventure. 

( Source : Dreamworks )

A really heart-warming, touching story.

A great movie which tells the sorrow & hardship in war through the perspective of a horse. This was really interesting. The film touches alot on loyalty,  friendship, family-bonds, & of course the hardship of war. It was indeed a really spectacular film. Not just it's touching, but it also contains a few hilarious dialogues too. ;)  

Storyline & plot was like I said, touching & inspirational. 
Acting. I was really surprised  on how they made Joey ( the horse) act so wonderfully in the film, how he bonded with the many actors in different scenes. The acting of the humans was of course as remarkable as Joey too. :P  
Visually, the movie was really spectacular. The beautiful landscapes in the film was stunning. (have to watch on the big screen!) 

Btw, this film was nominated for 6 OSCARs in the Academy Awards. (:

A truly stunning, inspirational story;emotionally & visually. Highly recommended. 

My Rating?

Plot : 4.25/5
Storyline : 3.75/5
Effects** : 3.75/5
OVERALL : 8.5/10.


Thursday, February 2, 2012

Review Of : Chronicle

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Just watched the Premiere Screening of "CHRONICLE".

Directed by Josh Trank

Acted By Michael B. Jordan, Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell and Michael Kelly


New technologies and social communities allow us to record, post and comment on every second of our lives, sharing our every emotion and opinion with the world, no matter how mundane. For three high school classmates who suddenly gain superpowers from a mysterious substance, the chronicle of their ordinary lives is about to take on extraordinary turn. Initially they use their powers to play innocent pranks on each other and people around them, but soon they gain confidence and learn to control their powers better to take on more difficult tasks. Their newfound sense of immortality and impunity will force them to evaluate their own morality to ultimately decide where to draw the line about how far they should go. 

(Source: 20TH CENTURY FOX)

An interesting film.

This movie is shown "from-a-handheld-camera" shooting point of view. e.g. Cloverfield, 127 Hours, Paranormal Activity. But, it's not really that too shaky effect.

Well, this film is sort of a more "realistic" superhero movie rather than the good vs evil storyline.

The story goes by these few teenagers who gained telekinetic powers from a fallen object from space. Well, they did not use their powers for good, they played pranks on people. But, things get ugly when one of them gets over-obsessive of his powers...
 I mean this might be true if one have these powers, he/she might end up like what the characters in this film. 

Storyline & Plot was surprisingly interesting. 
Something new for a change to those typical "superhero" kind of movie. This film really stands out from anything else of the same genre.
Acting was good. The characters built-up was good.
Effects was good too.

Be warn, that some people may like this kind of movie, but for some, won't like it. :p

For me, it's really good. You should watch this movie for a change. (:

My Rating?

Plot : 4/5
Storyline : 4/5
Effects** : 3.75/5
OVERALL : 7.75/10.


Movie Rating Guide. :)

Lately, I've changed my movie ratings a little. (:

Plot :

is the flow & structural plot of the movie itself.

Storyline :

the overall idea & the concept of the movie.


The character's overall acting & character built-up in the movie. Or for animation, the voices & character built-up too.

Effects* :

The visual effects, 3D effects, movie scores/music, graphics, animation of a movie respective to it's genre.

SO, there it is. Thanks! :)