Friday, April 30, 2010

The back-up plan

The Back-up Plan is a film about a woman who wants to have a baby by artificial insemination, but it comes in at a wrong time.

This classic Hollywood cinema tries its best to conform to its conventions by tying up loose threads of inconsistencies in the plot development.   There is a confusion as to the real motive of Stan (Alex O'loughlin) which makes him appear as the perpetual nemesis.  Overall, finished product seemed far away from its original concept.

One cannot feel at home with new concepts like artificial insemination to enjoy or be engaged into the film. The world of single parenthood not by consequence but by choice could not be in anyway acceptable by any normal human being, especially if seen from the point of view of the wholistic upbringing of the innocent into this world.  This may not just be a love story, but it tainted with something more confusing and complex that the audience is advised against watching it in the name of inspiration or just entertainment.

Rating: 2/5

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Date night

Date night is a film about a couple trying very hard to save their marriage but ends up desperately saving their lives.

Kudos to Steve Carell.  He never ceases to amaze the audience with his spontaneous performance.  His presence propped up whatever potential this movie holds.  Moreover, this movie is a lot better than "What happened to the Morgans?" in its action and plot development.

Marriage and family life cannot be considered dull, routinary, or mechanical.  It is the myth of the movie, like a preconditioned reality.  Everyday, a family is confronted with the challenges of life.  This is specially true for the father and mother who are not only trying make ends meet, but mores o, attuned with the lives of their children who are growing each day.  Eventually, it is the couples' decision to be present to all the members each day that makes day-to-day life exciting.

Rating: 3.5/5

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Diary of a wimpy kid

Diary of a wimpy kid is a story of a pre-teenage boy who's trying very hard to adjust to his new life in middle school.

The success of such film relies on its wonderfully written script which is as interesting as Jeff Kinney's best selling novels of the same title.  There's no doubt on how well crafted the lines are.

There's nothing like it when there's someone whom one can call a real friend, not only in periods of adjustment but in any moment of life.  As the scripture says, "He who finds a friend finds a treasure.  For friendship is the elixir of life."

This is an entertaining film for all ages.

Rating: 4/5

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Clash of the Titans

Clash of the Titans is a story of a demigod who intends to send Hades back to the realm of the dead.

With Sam Worthington playing the lead role of this box office movie, it seems that we're back to watching Avatar.  Yet, as the story develops, he gave justice to the character of Perseus.  Films produced in 3D are challenged to at least be at par or be better than the previous successful 3D movies, among them, Avatar and Alice in Wonderland.

The moral perspective should be seen in the context of Greek mythology as regards the genesis of suffering and man's relationship with the gods.  What makes life exciting is how both men and gods make choices that lead to consequences, more often, leading to more sufferings and death.  The Christian perspective is totally different - God does not make mistakes.  Moreover, He remains faithful to us and cares for us.  It is our iniquities that lead us away from Him.  Make no mistake to equate these two beliefs.

Rating: 3.5/5