Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Ice Age 3: dawn of the dinasours

This is the third sequel about a set of prehistoric animals on a quest to save their friend in the land of the dinosaurs.

The comedy is exquisite, the animation is superb, the script is simple to behold, and the characters as engaging as ever. The producers have perfected the craft of improving them in animation as well as character development.

Loyalty to friendships has always been the theme of this movie, but so too are love and concern for others, especially not of their kind. This is generally a feel-good movie for children, so enjoy!

Rating: 3.5/5

Star Trek

Star Trek is a film about genesis the crew of USS Enterprise.

This film is a fitting beginning to all Star Trek films and shows that we saw and enjoyed. This is a nostalgic film that succeeded in bringing to life something so dear to us in our whole lifetime. Star Trek is something to be proud of by all viewers in all countries!

The soul exudes from the film through its characters; one from a state of alienation to identity and interdependence. This is prelude to a friendship that we believe will last forever. This is simply to say that yes, friendships can withstand the test of time.

Rating: 5/5

Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen

Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen is a film about a futuristic scenario of robots ready to reclaim the power that they lost to their opponents.

It's action-packed, no more no less. Spectator expectations were met, that's why this futuristic film is an instant hit! Computer animation is seamless; the characters have souls. However, with almost endless action filling up the whole screen, will the audience watch this film again and again, or will they grow tired of watching too much action with not enough depth?

One that has pure intentions wins is the main message of this film be he a robot or a man.

Rating: 3/5

Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince

This is a sequel of a young man and his friends in search for the arch-enemy.

The film has been very consistent in its entirety: script, special effects, engagement to the audience. There was an added suspense: what will happen to each of the cast and what will happen to the school? Will evil triumph in the end? And what is Harry Potter's role as the chosen one.

This is a story of revenge, of evil and evil intentions. But it can be a powerful story of frienships and loyalty, and a pure heart. The combination of these realities are endless, which makes Harry Potter the most effective episodic film ever produced.

Rating: 3.5/5

Public Enemies

Public Enemies is a film about the most notorious bank robber in the 30s.

Johnny Depp's acting remains unquestionable. He is the one that literally pushed the film forward. But I just couldn't help but be bothered by the TV-like production of the whole film. Sure, we are using digital cameras this age, but it should have been fine-tuned to have film quality, and hopely, to bring us back to the 30s. This seemingly projects the film a low-budgeted, with actors "simply acting" not living out their roles. In other words, it disengaged my participation as a spectator.

What drives the human being to violence, to hurt his fellow human beings? Money, power, even love? Will these compensate for all the brutal things he has done? Do all these bring him a sense of security? How true are the words of Scripture, "Those who live by the sword shall die by the sword." Aim for real life then. the simplest, honest life is the noblest of all.

Rating: 2.5/5