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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark

So, few days ago I attended a movie review thanks to @nuffnang!! Thank you over and over again as you let us bloggers gather, meet and be merry together. Such platforms are great for socializing and meeting people outside our normal daily lives.
Anyways, back to the story.

The movie screened is none other than "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark".

I entered the cinema with the expectation to get my socks knocked off, running home after the movie with my "tail between my legs". However, the movie did not live up to my expectations.

The storyline was a simple one. There is this big, huge beautiful 19th century mansion in Rhode Island. A father (Alex - by Guy Pearce), the girlfriend (Kim - by Katie Holmes) and the daughter (Sally- played by Bailee Madison) with 2 caretakers.

The house was "haunted" by these little creatures (do all gigantic houses get haunted?? one wonders) that looks a lot like mini-Voldermort. And every now and then, one live must be taken. They live on teeths and bones.

So the family moves into this mansion. Alex the architect and Kim the interior designer has work to do, putting all their financial securities at risk to rebuild this mansion, and later to sell it off to rich, wealthy people.
Mini-"one that must not be named" reached out to Sally, the little girl, trying to befriend her. Later on only to terrorize her and her family.

SO yea, it's not that scary and not too gruesome. But there were some intense moments and some funny moments. Some moments that made no sense. Like my friend @choulyew, whom I brought to watch this movie thanks to @churp2, I agree with her that the writer should have explained more about the creatures as it left me wondering what is it, what is its "real mission", why do they live in the holes etc.
And also like my other blogger friends, I do have to rate the movie to be less than 5/10.

Below links to @choulyew and @isaactan

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Real Steel


So I managed to catch the premier screening of Real Steel by Nuffnang. Thankkkkkkkkiiiiieeeeeeuuuu Nuffnang!!

And what is the take home message from all this?

In this movie, Hugh Jackman acted as Charlie Kenton, who played a stubborn, arrogant, no worries kinda guy, a fighter who cares less about what the future holds. Long story short, his X-gf died and the battle for his son's custody began. Instead of fighting for custody, he sold his son to his X-gf's sister, who married a rich guy. Although he sold his son off, he managed to catch some father-son time in the fighting robot ring.

This movie showed me the thin line between being stubborn and greedy VS persistence. This value was portrayed by Max Kenton (Dakota Goyo) when he was persistent is getting a fight, training the robot and succeed in climbing the winning ladder.

What also struck me was the part when Charlie Kenton realised his LOVE for his son,Max. Charlie, being the bigger man, who has already wronged his son, tried making things right with him.