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Friday, March 20, 2009

Race To Witch Mountain  

3 Review

Movie : Race To Witch Mountain

Director : Andy Fickman

Cast : Dwayne Johnson as Jack Bruno,AnnaSophia Robb as Sara,Alexander Ludwig as Seth, Ciarán Hinds as Henry Burke, Carla Gugino as Dr. Alex Friedman,Tom Everett Scott as Matheson., Garry Marshall as Dr. Donald Harlan,Cheech Marin as Eddie,Chris Marquette as Pope,Kim Richards as Tina the waitress,Ike Eisenmann as Sheriff Antony,Meredith Salenger as reporter Natalie Gann.

Production : Los Angeles in March 2008

Release date: March 13, 2009.

Based on : Novel - 1968 - Alexander Key

Race to witch mountain is a re-imaging of escape to witch mountain (1975). both film are based on a novel escape to witch mountain by alexander key on 1968.

when i first saw this movie on the cinema list, i thought it's a fantasy-like film. i don't even know what the movie's about when i first enter the cinema. after a while i knew that it's about UFO, alien, and space that kind of thing.

unfortunately i missed out the beginning part of the movie. it's about news of UFO sightings around the world appear. and i guess there's some crashing kind of stuff?cause i watched in the trailer (will post here dont worry).

here's some quotes from imdb

Tia: My brother and I, we're not from your planet. Jack Bruno: Well, you don't look like aliens. Tia: What's an alien look like? Jack Bruno: You know what aliens look like! They're like little green people with antennas, and "Take me to your leader, Earthlings!" Jack Bruno: That's neat. Real neat. Jack Bruno: Don't go in the pimped out fridge Jack... Imperial Stormtrooper: Hey, Jack, the UFO convention's in town. Jack Bruno: I hadn't noticed. Jack Bruno: You do know how to fly this thing, right? Tony: How do you think we got here? Jack Bruno: Well, you crashed. Remember? Dr. Alex Friedman: [crawling through a tunnel] I get claustrophobic in tight palces. Jack Bruno: [as they come to a long shaft] How are you with heights?

Seriously there's not much i can talk about the movie. cause it really didn't make me go "wowww". i feel it's more like a kiddy show instead.

I'll start with the characters. Dwayne Johnson as John Bruno?hmm..i couldn't think of anyone else who can act better then him. He's strong, big, and he;s hilarious. if i'm not mistake this is his second disney film. i think he'll be getting more and more chance to further his career with disney =D

AnnaSophia Robb as Sara. She's the "kind" one in this movie. she trusted John Bruno (the human) . and is kind to everyone. compare to her brother seth, she's much easier to communicate. Her acting was okay too. so as her "brother" seth, play by Alexander Ludwig, the cute guy =D seems like they've had several acting lesson with some teacher.

Carla Gugino is a good choice for playing as Dr. Alex Friedman. she does have the scientist look. oh ya forgot to mention. a failed scientist.

Alright next is the camera works. i realize that they like to use high angle, and close up shot. i'm okay with both of the shots. there's two scene. im not sure if its at the same location. but it's a high angle car moving along the road. both of the shots look exactly like the same shots. although its two different vehicle. i wouldn't prefer both shots to be high angle. it's enough for one high angle shot. if both the shots are in high angle, it seems no different. nothing fresh, nothing interesting.(do not refer to the picture on the right. that's not a high angle)

Also i notice that there barely have any low angle shots. erm..not even one..correct me if i'm wrong. i was talking bout the two high angle shots. and i would prefer a low angle on the second shot. it will look better.

Next is the visual. i'm impress with it. every scene are well arranged. i didn't check out who's the art director but i love the visual of the movie. The animation..right..i HAVE to talk bout the animation. near the end of the movie when the cops shoot them, because of seth's special Solid ability, they're all save. the bullets didn;t hurt them. The animation looks fake. Just the bullet part. the other animation use in this movie are fine.

i didn't talk much about the storyline. cause i think it's best for you to watch it yourself. plus i missed out the beginning part. 5 minutes?or maybe 10 i won't talk about the story here. i'll just post the trailer here.
this is my personal view. every single person have different opinion. so don't get mad if i offended you.
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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Street Fighter - the legend of chun li  

5 Review

Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li is a film and the second live-action film based on the Street Fighter series of video games. It follows the quest of Street Fighter character Chun-Li, who is portrayed by Smallville star Kristin Kreuk.[1] The story follows Chun-Li's personal history and her journey for justice.[2] The film co-stars Neal McDonough as M. Bison, Chris Klein as Charlie, Michael Clarke Duncan as Balrog, and Black Eyed Peas singer Taboo as Vega. The film was released on February 27, 2009.

Source : Wikipedia


i was struggling either to watch watchman or street fighter few hours ago. and finally chosen street fighter to watch today in the theatre with my sister.

An odd feeling about this movie. it wasn't bad. it's quite good. somehow i think that the whole movie lack of something. things that i can't really describe. okay..i'll do a very simple review here. i didn't know that the movie is about chun li. i thought all the character will appear.

I was thinking that this movie will confuse many people maybe? cause it's in so many language. i only catch four language there, which is english, cantonese, mandarin, thai, and i think there's one more language they used in the movie and i don't recognise it. Since i know how to speak english, mandarin, and cantonese..understanding the whole story won't seem to be a problem to me. but was wondering if someone don't get the meaning of the story.

CHUN LI...i've played the game before back in 1990s. and i always thought that Chun Li is a chinese. i didn't know that she's a mix blood. Cool~~lets go through the character and actors then. Kristin Kreuk was a really good choice for the Chun Li character. i think that she actually look abit like chinese. light tan, skinny body feature..etc...her acting was great in this movie. Oh ya..about her mandarin, i think she speak it quite well, her cantonese..(i think she needs to improve on that). since the movie was shown that Chun Li growed up at Hong Kong, she should know more cantonese.

From some angle GEN really look like the "gen" in street fighter. but one thing, i've seen that when chun li first met GEN, his hair weren't that it their mistake?or my eye's problem?

Another actress that i'm not impress with is MAYA. her acting was awkward. its like she's thinking "what am i gonna do next" when she's playing MAYA. (sorry i didn't check out her name)

i discover another mistake, just a minor one. Chun Li speaks mandarin to his dad when they were young. Years after he met his daughter again, he speaks english to his daughter. would you go speak english to your father suddenly?

i won't be talking bout the camera work today cause i see nothing interesting to talk about.

The fighting are good..very interesting indeed. especially the speed of chun li. im sure everyone loves it.they sure done a great research on it. every fighting skill u see in game you see it here too. yet i find the inner energy (CHI) kinda fake. theres a scene where GEN heal Chun Li's wound with his CHI-inner power. it recover so fast. how possible..but since the origin is from a game it's not weird to see things like that.

That's all about Street Fighter-Legend of Chun Li.
I'm sorry if my critique offend you.but that's just from my point of view. everyone have their own opinion on certain movie. Overall i find the movie interesting and had a great day, time to spend. worth watching.

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Monday, March 2, 2009

Ip Man - film review  

1 Review

p Man (traditional Chinese: 葉問; simplified Chinese: 叶问; pinyin: Yè Wèn) is a 2008 Hong Kong martial arts semi-biopic film that is based on the life of Ip Man, the celebrated martial arts master of Bruce Lee, and the first to teach the Chinese martial art of Wing Chun openly. The film focuses on events surrounding Ip that took place in the city of Foshan between the 1930s to 1940s during the Second Sino-Japanese War.

Directed by Wilson Yip, the film stars Donnie Yen in the lead role, and features fight choreography by Sammo Hung. Ip's two sons, Ip Chun and Ip Ching, along with several Wing Chun practitioners also appear in the film. The supporting cast includes Simon Yam, Lynn Hung, Lam Ka-Tung, Xing Yu and Japanese actor Hiroyuki Ikeuchi.

Source : wikipedia


Sorry for not posting a review for so long. so here it is. i've been thinking for so long whether to post a review for Ip Man or not. Finally i've made up my mind to write a review about the movie Ip Man cause it is so nice that i think everyone should've watch it,

Ip Man is a film directed by Wilson Yip based on a true story of a Wing Chun Martial Art master. Just in case you don't know wing chun. Wing chun is a chinese martial art invented by women.

Back to the movie, Ip man is a wealthy man. living in Foshan. With his lovely wife and son. He train himself all the time. but seldom fight anyone, or even taught anyone how to fight, because his wife didn't like it.

His wife thinks that he should spend more time with the family. But everything change when the japanese conquer their country. everything's gone. no more big house, nice clothes. What they got for meal are only potatoes. Ip man got himself a job. where he have to work in the coal mine to raise his family. Theres one japanese General - general miura who have been practising in martial arts. he build up a karate team to fight against the chinese martial artist, offering rice for those who won. Ip man never intend to fight against the karate team until he find that his friend died in the fight against the japanese.

he was so furious that he fought 10 japanese at a time and won. it turns out that the General is interested in him and keep an eye on him all the time. trying to make him come everyday.

I guess it is time to talk about another character whom i think is one of the hero in this whole movie. Li Zhao (Lam Ka tung) has been protecting Ip Man from getting harm everytime.Every chinese hate him for working under the japanese army as a translator. so as Ip Man. But he's been suffering all the time. tortured by the japanese.

Alright...that's part of the story. i don't want to waste all time just for the story part. Now im going for the Actors. Donnie Yen got a big role this time. to be honest i never like him. i was always wondering why is he the main character for so many movie?
So far this is the only movie that i'm impress with him. he did a great job here. Everyone get to feel Ip Man in him.

this is an additional information..There's a movie in progress..a movie about ip man too. and Tony Leung is going to be the main character. I can't wait to see the difference between tony leung's Ip man and Donnie Yen's Ip Man. we'll see...

The Fighting Director did a great job as well. Every movement look so real. i'm saying that because i've seen so many fighting movie with fake movement. so obvious that they're planning this and that. But the movie Ip Man didn't have this kind of problem. it's like they fight for real.

Next is the visual of the film. Perfectly clear. Wilson yip get to make the visual real clean and
healthy before the japanese arrival. And brings out darkness with dust, and several effect. it looks pretty real. with flags all around. You can actually picture how it looks like even you're not in 1930-40..

One thing that i'm not sure about. The dust. my sister asked me one question after the movie end. "why are all country that have been conquered gets so dusty?why the japanese want the country if it's gonna be dusty?" that's a tough one. i always think that it should be like that. it's nessassary to put in the effect to show everyone that they've been attacked. maybe someone could tell me??

about the Camera angle...sorry to tell i never notice, or , don't even care about that cause the fightings are too good that it draws all my attention to it. Although i've watch this movie twice, i didn't even care about it. maybe next time i'll add on.

i guess that's about it. i'll just end here then. Any question just ask. and don't forget to comment and rate this review =)

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here's some picture of Ip Man, i mean the REAL Ip man.

Ip Man and Bruce Lee (Ip man is his master)
This is Ip Man Training himself

And here's all the pictures you can see from the movie.

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