Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Rise of The Guardians



And here we are again, another story that is based from a book. I wanted to read the book.

I didn’t realize that one of the guardians is Santa. Initially, it thought they were all unique characters. It took me to finish the movie and surf in the net before I grasp that they were all common icons. (Tooth fairy, Easter bunny, Santa Clause) But I wonder if Sandy was derived from some famous entity. From their images alone, I initially won't identify them from what they are. From the title “Rise of the Guardians” the things that went in my mind are those tales like “Lord of the Rings”, “The Hobbit” and the likes. The title is somehow misleading.

Santa Claus
Tooth Fairy
Easter Bunny

Jackfrost – the winter spirit.

Yetis looks scary but they are cute whereas Christmas Elves reminds me of minions, though I find the Elves cuter. Sandy (The Sandman) the Guardian of Dreams is the oldest of the Guardians [11] and the first Guardian chosen by Man in the Moon.[12] He does not speak, but communicates through sand images that he conjures above his head (Wikipedia.com). I also happened to notice the mouse, “part of European Division”. There is not enough story about the mouse and that made a little hanging feeling. Maybe the book will explain. Though Wikipedia said author sort of change the story in the movie. On the other hand, Easter Bunny reminds me of Rabbit in Winnie the Pooh. Almost like him right?

My favorite character is Sandy.  I’m delighted that he was resurrected. But there’s the part that I cannot understand how he brought back to life and the part where the children said that they knew what to do. The sparkling gold match with his deafness and expression of tantrums furthers my fondness of him.

This movie is somehow linked from the movie “How to Train Your Dragon”. I like the graphics very much.

I wonder why children laugh even if the funny scenes will make the character hurt, just an observation when I let my sister watch with me again. There are also scenes that made me laugh though. Good thing there is, considering my age. Poor Yetis whenever Santa tells he wanted the color be changed and then realizing he’s almost finished. Oh not again.

Nice turn of event, I thought there is another Pitch Black in rabbit’s burrow, only to find out its Sophie. Oh Sophie was cute and the eggs too. Her part is short though. Yun bang, yun lang yun? As regard’s to Tooth Fairy, I don’t like her looks at all, but baby tooth is far too adorable. Going back to Easter bunny, his transformation into a small bunny made me chuckle. I was moved when they finally reconciled. Little bunny’s eyes that moment attracts compassion.

I came pondering about Easter Day, Egg hunting day. Since one of the Guardians is representing Easter, it made me wonder how it is like. Here in my country, I am used in taking that day for granted since I suppose it’s not that trendy.
Does egg hunting really a source of merriment for children?

Correct me if I’m wrong, I feel sorry for the 350 people who happened to be laid off after this Movie.

And that ends my reaction blog for this Movie.

This is my center, what is yours?

So when the moon says something to you, believe it.

The Lorax


Ted – Zac Efron
Audrey – Taylor Swift

My Rate:
Slightly above average

Yes. For kids. Doesn’t have aggressive scenes.

I consider this cartoon a long movie. 1 and 20 minutes is too lengthy for it. I want something story pack, I want more adventure, twist and fun. Nonetheless this story is just fine for younger kids. There are cartoons that pass my taste despite of my age and hopefully I can find more. Well this one is not.

I let my little sister watch with me. As I noticed she was laughing, not bad. At least she found it amusing.

I have this feeling the title don’t suit well since the Lorax is not the main character and its role is not that very influential in the story. I’ll just address it as him. However I find him charming especially when the last tree was chopped. Take a look at him. A sharp sense of sadness penetrated my reserved emotion.

Nice graphics. Passed.

I will not go in the details of summarizing the story, that requires tons of brain energy. It took me half of story before it struck on me that Tree is the really main topic in the story. Absent minded mind.

Please breathe responsibly

Furry meatloaf

So cute.. ^_^

You have been warned. I was deceived by the thought of it. I was expecting something magical, something extraordinary. Silly. Nothing really happened. So the Lorax just went like an extra movie character.

Thumbs up for the fish with soundtrack of James Bond. I find them cute and funny. But still nothing can beat the mischievous minions funny exploit.

Moral Lesson:
Keep your promises.
Don’t cut trees.
Temptation will eventually become uncontrollable once you start to set your foot into it.

“I know it may seem small and insignificant, but it’s not about what it is, it’s about what it can become”

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.
-Dr.  Seuss

This was the quote that has been displayed in the end of the story. Bad thing I can’t understand. Mind to share?

After some researching, I found out the Lorax is originally a children’s book. No wonder I find the title odd. An audio book is also available and also according to wikipedia, a sequel is being considered.

Monday, April 29, 2013

The Vow


Lovestory. Drama.

Leo – Channing Tatum
     Paige – Rachel McAdams

My rate:
Okay. Not that good. Not that bad. Average

I can’t decide. Lol.

The first movie I rented in videocity. Unfortunately the resolution is very bad like a pirated CD. But come to think of it, the pirated one might look better than the one I borrowed. It can be denied that the container together with the cd itself looked horrible in its current state, almost worn out. It just shows how careless people we are.

Going back. The story is about a couple who got into a car accident. Most of the part is the man's struggle  to make things back to normal while his wife totally forgot about his existence due to brain injury she got in the accident.

I’m really disappointed realizing its just a 2012 movie yet I was not able to watch it nicely and I can’t understand it well due to lack of subtitle lol. :D

My emotional meter during the time I was watching this film is ‘almost there’. I almost felt like crying but there’s this missing something that deters me from going there. There are some movies that I ended up sobbing all the way. (However it might be the current situation I am in that causes my being vulnerable and cry baby). Nevertheless few tears found it way down to my cheek since I was able to slightly empathize the part where the guy strive hard for their relationship.

His persistence is heartbreaking and at the same time I find it embarrassing except I can’t relate at all, I don’t know the feeling of being madly in love with your partner (husband/wife). Yet it broke my heart when he signed the divorce paper.  Maybe watching this in Cinema or in a widescreen television with a satisfying resolution will make a difference in my verdict.

Anyway, I red from some website that there is a corresponding book where this movie is derived. I’m looking forward in encountering that book someday.

My Say. That is what you call unconditional love.

Quotes.  My hands remember what my mind forgot.

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