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Movie Review: Prometheus (2012)

5 June 2012
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Prometheus

Film Synopsis:
Ridley Scott, director of Alien and Blade Runner, returns to the genre he helped define. With Prometheus, he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

Views and opinion:
The beginning of the story seemed slow and a little confusing, but I blame myself for not watching the trailer beforehand. However, all the answers to my questions were unfolded along the film. The film had me on the edge of my seat as I wonder how would the next team member dies. The CGI is superb and seamless, making it a visually stunning sci-fi film. There were some gory scenes though but still acceptable for me.

I wouldn’t compare this film with Alien as I did not watch any of its installment and I guess this is the main reason I enjoyed it so much. The more you associate Alien with this film, the less you will feel impressed.

With this, I included a more special trailer for my readers to enjoy; Paper Prometheus Trailer :p

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Movie: Battleship (2012) Premiere Screening

14 April 2012
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Synopsis:
Peter Berg (Hancock) produces and directs Battleship, an epic-scaled action-adventure that unfolds across the seas, in the skies and over land as our planet fights for survival against a superior force. Inspired by Hasbro’s classic naval combat game, Battleship stars Taylor Kitsch as Lt. Alex Hopper, a Naval officer assigned to the USS John Paul Jones; Brooklyn Decker as Sam Shane, a physical therapist and Hopper’s fiancee; Alexander Skarsgård as Hopper’s older brother, Stone, Commanding Officer of the USS Sampson; Rihanna as Petty Officer Raikes, Hopper’s crewmate and a weapons specialist on the USS John Paul Jones; and international superstar Liam Neeson as Hopper and Stone’s superior (and Sam’s father), Admiral Shane. Berg directs this epic action-adventure also produced by Scott Stuber (Couples Retreat), Sarah Aubrey (The Kingdom), Brian Goldner and Bennett Schneir of Hasbro (the Transformers franchise), along with Duncan Henderson (Master and Commander). The film is written by Jon Hoeber & Erich Hoeber (Red).

(Source: UNITED INTERNATIONAL PICTURES)



Review:
Maybe it’s because of all the hype around me, it makes me have a high expectation towards this movie. During the character development process (the first 45 minutes), I was feeling very impatient. I only wanted to see the battle part! The visual effects were impressive though but story wise, I have no idea why the aliens doesn’t kill certain people. Maybe they only kill people who tries to kill them?

Not as good as I expect but if you compare it with most alien movies, I’d say this is not bad.

Rating: 5/10

P/S: Wait for the after credits! There’s a short clip 🙂

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Movie: StreetDance 2 (2012) Premiere Screening

4 April 2012
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Street Dance Poster

Street Dance – Learning to trust your partner 🙂

Street Dance – The Crew

Synopsis:
When top street dancer Ash (Falk Hentschel) is humiliated and laughed off stage by American crew Invincible, he sets off to gather the best dancers from around the world to take them on – with a dance style they weren’t expecting. With landmark locations, a spectacular fusion of dance styles and an unparalleled vibrancy, the sequel to StreetDance sees our hero fall in love with a beautiful salsa dancer as he discovers the magic, power and passion of dancing for the ultimate global dance off.

Review:
If you have watched StreetDance before, I’m sure you will think that StreetDance 2 is better. StreetDance has combined ballet with street dance (imagine how gross it is) and in StreetDance 2, they have combined Salsa with street dance. Sounds better right?

But when compared with Step Up 3D, it sucks big time. The choreography is not creative enough. Fast dance moves do impress me but only for a while because fast doesn’t mean it’s entertaining. I couldn’t feel them as a team and it’s not emotionally engaging. Not a tear shed. And mind you, I’m an easily touched person.

So… do watch the trailer. It practically sums up all the good scenes in the movie.

Rating: 4/10

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