I am a ninja, a warlock, a time traveler and a dragon rider. I surf worlds one universe at a time and I dig a mug of java. That’s how I believe I am and that’s how my world is.

I live and breathe in the cinematic realms. No, I am no actor. I am just a blogger who raves about the movies I’ve seen, the television shows I’ve discovered and recommended (and cried over) indie movies that deserves more applause and standing ovation from its viewers. I also enjoy playing video games with my friends.

I have never been a sporty guy but I do play basketball and soccer (just on Play Station and Android Phone). I am adventurous though that I enjoy travelling and photography. I am also into gastronomy too but whenever I would visit a somewhere to eat, I make it a choice to check out, not just the treat but the story behind the place.

This is my space. This is my wall, and this is how my brain works. Welcome to how I see the universes of Marvel, DC, Capcom, or even Amir Khan.

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Friday, July 14, 2017

Why Spiderman: Homecoming Is The Superhero Movie You’ve Been Waiting For

When talking about Spiderman, I am one of those who is a fanatic and always thrilled.  That’s why, though I was alone watching this movie, I still enjoyed it.  It was my first time to watch in cinema with no one beside me.  But, I tell you, it was such an amazing experience.

Well, so much for my babbles.  Here’s my review about Spiderman Homecoming.

Spider Man has just finished his first mission with the Avengers, and he’s craving for more adventures. So a 15- year old kid, Peter Parker, who’s trying to get a hang of his powers, is now back on the big screen.

Spiderman: Homecoming, starring Tom Holland and directed by Jon Watts , highlights what the Spidey guy can do even if he’s just a teen. Here are the reasons why a movie enthusiast like you shouldn’t miss Spiderman: Homecoming.

·         Passionate Casts
Spiderman: Homecoming is a fun movie to watch this summer. Thanks to the absolute blast conveyed by Holland and the supporting cast of Jacob Batalon, Laura, Harrier, and Zendaya. A few scenes with Tony Stark also steers the film in excitement without having to be an Iron Man-centric piece.

·         Enjoyable For All Audiences
The movie isn’t just for kids. It’s also for kids at heart, for everyone, literally. The movie theatre becomes an amusement park that’s full of adrenaline rush while balancing humor and sensory stimulation. Bring your kids to the movie house now, moms and dads!

·         Vulture is Surprising
Michael Keaton plays Adrain Toomes, aka Vulture, a powerful small-time nemesis. It’s far from the classic theme of destroying the city or defeating the Avengers. His business is to open a gate for invaders to create a grand scheme. Well, he’s both terrifying and sympathetic.

·         “Mostly” Grounded
Spiderman: Homecoming showcases a city where the Avengers are a daily part of life. What gets the chill for the Spidey is that he is winningly vowed by his own powers and capabilities. He’s not that good at everything that shoots out of his costume, so he keeps on saying “Awesome” with new stuff he discovers. Well, we can’t blame the kid; he’s just 15 years old.

·         Genuinely Funny
Homecoming gets the humor right all throughout. A big thanks to the script writers and casting. Tom Holland plays the hilarious scenes well. In fact, the very funny Michael Keaton also shares some good laughs, which add to the heart and soul of the film. The movie is genuinely funny and you won’t want to miss the laughs out.

·       Tom Holland himself is a Spidey Sensation
The young charming English actor, Tom Holland, is everything that Spiderman ought to be. He’s handsomely awkward and he looks young enough to be a high school student. His natural charm and effortless youthful look makes him the best guy to don the red spider costume. For Peter Parker die-hard fans, here’s one of the facts about Tom Holland that you probably don’t know. He’s a good dancer, no surprise we can see he has the grooves and moves.

·         Stimulating Twists
Marvel has proved that Spiderman is well and good in their hands. The surprising and interesting twists at the end will mean a new touchdown for more Spidey movies. Well, could it be a new takeoff for Marvel and DC’s filmic fights? Which universe wins when it comes to twists? That’s a good marvel versus DC thing to watch out for!

Topping off, Spiderman: Homecoming is the superhero movie you’ve been waiting for.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Despicable Me 3 Review: Gru and His Hilarious Minions Return To A Life Of Crime

With a mixture of elusively European shaping, a storyline that combines humor and emotion, Despicable Me 3 proves once again it can be an entertainment charm for the kiddos and classic laugh lovers. Showing that there’s life outside Pixar and Disney, Despicable Me 3 is a hilarious piece of product that will bring out good laughs in you.

Despicable Me 3 follows the story of Gru, (voiced by Steve Carrell) as he and Lucy (Kristen Wiig) got terminated from their employment, leading their lives into an unsure place until one day Gru heard about his unknown twin brother, Dru (also Carell), who desires to form a relationship with his long-lost brother. But Dru’s secret plot gave the chance for Gru to revenge on Balthazar Bratt (Trey Parker), the popular super villain who’s behind Gru’s termination from his job.

Aside from how Gru attacks the scenes hysterically, there’s another hilarious twist. The minions end up with their own mini adventures, an adventure that climaxes with the scene-stealing of the funny ones in jail.  I can say that the decision to separate the Minion’s adventure from Gru is a wise idea, as it allows the yellow bastards to exist as their own mini movie without having to detract from the core storyline. I love how funny the characters are in their moderate doses, and I am once again thrilled that something fresh has become a part of the entertainment lexicon. Kudos to directors Kyle Baldas and Pierre Coffin, and to the writers, Ken Daurio and Cinco Paul!

Although the story is a bit predictable, it’s fun, entertaining, and kid-friendly. The 1980’s humor and silly Minion jokes make me laugh too much. The double character of Carell, one dark, and the other bald, is indeed formulaic. The twin material is endearing, funny and is very easy to comprehend even by the youngest viewers. And the movie’s scoring by PharrelWilliams is enriched by 1980’s hits such as Madonna, Nena, and Michael Jackson.

As for the movie’s villain, I can totally say that Parket’sBratt is a memorable antagonist. His voice perfectly matches an indignant middle-aged man who wasn’t able to come to terms with all his fall from celebrity. And Despicable Me 3 wasn’t just for kids. The sight gags and classic jokes also appeal to our Gen X and Y parents. The moviemakers toned down the risky minion focus since the second movie, which turns out to be for the better. Yes, this movie lacks something, the reason why it does not go in par with the standards of the first movie. But still, it’s a great Despicable Me movie, as it promotes lessons about loyal friends, siblings, and families.

Whoa! Overall, I love the subplots keep the story spinning merrily. Thanks to the charming and hilarious nature of the silly characters and their genuine kindness, Despicable Me 3 is still entertaining enough as a decent sequel of the two chapters.

Lastly, the hollow sweetness at the heart of the movie makes me want to watch another Despicable Me movie anytime soon.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Why I’m In Love with Wonder Woman and I Rate Her 95%?

Finally! The DC Extended Universe found the cure to its troubled repute! And it wasn’t done the Superman way. It was done the Amazonian way. Thanks to Wonder Woman!

The troubled balance between DC’s philosophy and trilling actions has now been restored by a muscular origin story that defines the real heart of the genre. Previously, DC Extended Universe has tried to amaze us with some skeptical and somewhat hostile movies, you know… with Superman, Batman, and the Suicide Squad. But DC finally got it right! Wonder Woman delivers a welcome respite with Israeli star Gal Gadot, who was able to take the avatar of truth and justice into a newer height.

Before she turned into a Wonder Woman, she was an Amazonian princess who was trained to be an unsurmountable fighter. Raised on a cushy island paradise, Diana found out an intense massive conflict in the outside world from an American pilot who chased on their shore. She was convinced that she can put an end to this threat.

Despite being a superhero original story, the tale of Wonder Woman is no similar to the super soldiers and street vigilantes in other movies. Even Thor who travels from his space palace to a trifling town in the midst of nowhere is totally different from Gal Gadot, who leaves her paradise to take on a world full of adversity.

The philosophy is stirringly different from the other DC heroes. Signature heroic items such as tiara, bracelets, and lasso unfold all throughout. The origin has been recapped again and again to give justice to the ridiculous parts, but it powerfully moves forward into an amazing exposition.

Wonder Woman symbolizes a couple of crucial balancing pieces: adventure and angst and humor and seriousness. But the most stunning balancing act is portrayed by Diane and Steve over whether Ares mythology is real, and whether or not the magical hidden Amazon islands have any place in the outside world. The special effects are intense but not tiring, the big actions are delightful, and add to that the wonderfully made climaxes. Gadot successfully carries out every part of the movie, even the sloggiest ones.

Director Patty Jerkins has capitalized on Gal Gadot’s athleticism, choreographing battle scenes as if they were modern ballet. Yes, slow-motion can be numbing in this milieu, but when it was augmented by Junkie XL and Hans Zimmer’s powerful theme, it delivers an epic quality in every sequence.

All in all, Gadot is simply amazing. No. She is MARVELous. She’s totally bold, commanding, and everything needed to bring back the DC Extended Universe back to the star! Superman, Batman, and the Suicide Squad shares the same question: What does heroism mean? Wonder Woman finally answered it!

Yes, Wonder Woman has proven to be a physically and resonate character that won me 5 stars! It’s a super refreshing superhero formula that we haven’t seen in the DC Extended Universe yet. I personally recommended it to my friends and GIRLFRIEND!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

What I Love and Worry about the ‘Power Rangers’ Reboot

When I was a kid, I used to scream ‘Go, go, go Power Rangers’! Yes, I am an avid fan of Power Range, and I would lay all my cards on the table. First off, I would say that Power Rangers flirt with jittery materials, such as the leaked- nude subplot, and the teen heroes uttering the word ‘shit’ many times. But I won’t say that it’s a cash grab at all. Personally, I have witnessed its ups and downs.
Power Ranges, a reboot after 20 years, is an attempt to create something new, while paying reverence to the original Fox’s kids show Might Morphin Power Rangers. Unfortunately, director Dean Israelite didn’t find a pretty way to balance the new and the old.

Power Ranges revolve around the story of five ordinary teens, who are destined to become extraordinary upon learning their idle town, and the whole world, is on the throes of an alien threat of evil sorceress called Rita Repulsa. Picked out by destiny, these 5 infamous ordinary heroes quickly find out that the safety of the world is in their hands. But first, they need to overcome their real-life conflicts before it’s too late, and band together to form the mighty Power Rangers.

The good thing about this reboot is that it invests a serious amount of time in grabbing the audience to resonate to its human aspects, and it succeeds in most parts. It’s refreshing to watch a movie that leans hard into the human needs. One of the most amazing moments is when the chosen five are sitting around a campfire and getting to know each other.

Another thing that makes Power Rangers worth watching is the cast. All our five new heroes are played by newcomers, and we can really see the contagious enthusiasm that they have shown. Their heroic sense of willingness and curiosity makes it amiable at the heart of Power Rangers.

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However, as the scene turns into ‘discovering of your own powers’, the movie starts to get a bit stale in its midway point.

Despite all the great fireworks, this film often looks like it would be way better if it’s at home, and not on the big screen. It’s a bit claustrophobic, and the low budget toku twist of the TV series is taken over by the alien tech designs, and the coolness of those frantic costumed marital arts battles is replaced by shaky cam and GCI slow motion.

If this movie took a bit more risks and expounded on some aspect of the mythology it clues at, it could have been a more worthwhile movie with a stronger appeal. However, at the very least, if you’re looking for a baggage-free superhero movie, with a feeling of nostalgia of your childhood’s Might Morphin heroes, this reboot won’t disappoint you at all. And if you’re a long time Power Rangers avid fans, you would love this movie than mock it. 

Imperfections aside, Power Rangers can be a cool introduction of a cinematic hero movie to the younger generation without Marvel’ credits.  I will give this movie 9/10 stars.

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