Saturday, November 28, 2009

Battle for Terra

Battle for Terra is an digitally-animated film about a man who is tasked to conquer a certain planet and kill the residents there.

Digitally produced, this film unleashes the creative ideas of its film makers to a world inhabited by Terrians while earthlings near extinction. The visuals worked seamlessly; the script makes sense. Overall, the film is entertaining and enlightening.

Who is the alien? Who is human? What makes man human? What makes him inhuman? The film explores all possibilities of the human heart both humanizing and dehumanizing. We are capable of destroying ourselves and others. Eventually, it makes human beings totally inhuman, barbaric, and worse than animals. Being human goes beyond mere flesh; it is the strength of the spirit and our capacity to offer ourselves to others that ultimately makes us humans.

Rating: 4/5

Friday, November 20, 2009


2012 is a film about the impending doom of the earth and how man desperately tries to survive it to the point of killing others.

This film is a combination of a classic Hollywood-style that seeks a good ending and an apocalyptic film that aims to destroy all conventions. It is digitally animated and destroys buildings and states. But while the whole world is being destroyed to pieces, the people still continue to communicate via cellphone, making the film too incredible and impossible.

2012 is not a film about the end of the world. Rather, it is a film about the beginning of real life. We have created so much that add to the destruction of things - sinful unmarried relationships, selfish lifestyles, etc. But the characters have valuable realizations in the course of the film. Unfortunately, the film tackles only the human perspective. Only God is the ultimate source of life. He destroys so he can start building again.

Rating: 3/5