Me being a movie buff, this week has been a soul-fulfilling week for me as I caught 3 movies in a short span of 1 week! Kudos (thanks) to Kit Meng and Belinda for giving me the GV Giftcard which I have put to good use, to pay for some of the movies! Here are my reviews and personal opinions of the various movies.
The first impression I had for this movie is, “It’s just another feel-good animation with predictable plots”, but I was wrong. Megamind (Will Ferrell) is about the main antagonist, well, Megamind who had everything NOT going for him in his early years. When he finally ‘defeats’ and ‘kills’ his arch-enemy and rival, Metro Man (Brad Pitt), he thought he would be happy since there’s no one else in Metro City who was able to stand up against him. After mourning the death of Metro Man, he devises a plan to ‘create a new superhero’ (for him to fight with) who can protect Metro City against him. However, things went awry when the superhero (Titan) becomes a villian who seeks to REALLY destroy the city. Will he stand up against this new menance as a hero? It was interesting to note that Megamind discovered that he wasn’t as evil as he thought or he wished he did be. In the process of it all, he even discovers love.
Produced by DreamWorks, the effects and all is needless to say, solid. The plot was definitely something fresh unlike the conventional superhero flick and there was quite a lot of humor injected into the movie. Good family/friends movie. Overall, 4.5/5 stars for me.
The Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole
Well, to sum up this movie, this [movie] is all about the good fighting the evil, the evil had victory for a while, then the savior comes along and kills the evil one, the good wins, The end. Well something like that, except the characters are owls instead of humans, lol. Based on a novel, The Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole (what a long name for a movie….) is quite a nice family flick. Easy to understand storylines, awesome-looking owls, definitely a kid movie. This movie made me realize that there are so many species of owls!
Though I did enjoy the movie, my movie instinct spoilt the whole movie for me as I could predict what was happening next! Overall, a decent feel-good movie. Bang for your buck? I’m not so sure about that, depends on the individual I guess.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt 1
The day of reckoning has finally arrived, in part. I was so excited over the movie that I actually booked tickets to see the movie on the first day of opening with friends! The movie follows up after the prequel (Half-blood Prince) – whereby Voldemort ascends to power with the death of Dumbledore, even taking over the Ministry of Magic with the Deatheaters. With every good wizards and witches in hiding over the new regime, Harry and gang are on their own, searching out all of Voldemort’s Horcruxes as well as learning more about the Deathly Hallows while evading capture by the abominable Deatheaters.
Word of caution, there is quite a lot of dialogue in the movie. If you did not read the book, then there might be some parts of the movie which you would not understand. But because I love the series, I find the movie quite ok. The dialogue was necessary for the build-up of the movie before Part 2, which gonna be super awesome! Can’t wait for Part 2!
It seems that HP7 has gathered mixed reviews from the audience. Whether or not you’re a HP fan, you may or may not be disappointed. But if I were you, I did still catch it anyway. Just for fun, Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) looks like he hasn’t slept for days, Hermione Granger (Emma Watson) looks prettier than before, Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) ‘wears’ a bra. Lols!