Monday, July 29, 2013


I will try to keep this as spoiler free as possible, but consider yourself warned. Another thing, I am not good at reviewing movies, but here we go anyway.

Summary from IMDb: Summoned to Japan by an old acquaintance, Wolverine becomes embroiled in a conflict that forces him to confront his own demons.

To start off, I enjoyed to movie very much. I have not read the original comics, and therefore I cannot compare it with the movie. I do not know anything about the previous movies and hardly had any idea of the plot before I sat down and watched it. Yet, I understood the story perfectly. It could be a stand-alone movie.
The opening scene is probably the most awesome thing in there. I probably gasped aloud. And that plot twist at the end- woah. “I buried my grandfather” I knew there was something sinister going on, but I thought it was just the ramblings of a dying man.

All the action scenes are just amazing. I especially enjoyed the silent ninja fight, and the train fight seemed so realistic. However, nearing the end of the movie I couldn’t concentrate due to my full bladder and my unwillingness to get up. The drinks, popcorn, and first-class bed didn’t help either.

Yukio (played by Rila Fukuhima) has a lot of character depth. I had my doubts about her at first, but I can’t help but like her as the story progresses and more of her past is revealed. While she didn’t show any outward sign of hurt when she was said to be “just a toy”, I felt bad for her. Besides, you can’t help just liking girls that are badass.

On the other hand, I cannot feel for Wolverine himself at all. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed his character development immensely, but I just like characters I can relate to. The ending of the movie seems fitting to me- how he had finally come to peace- or as close to it as possible- with his own immortality. That raised a lot of questions in my head. As the Mortal Instruments books put it (sorry, I’m still not over the fact that City of Bones comes out so SOON), staying [young] forever sounds good until you really think about it.

As I said, I’m not much of a film critic, but I do have something to say about the focusing. Sometimes the keep focusing on the front and leaving the back blurred and switching it over and over that it makes me feel weird. On the other had, the action scenes were perfect. I don’t like too many shaking camera moments, and this one played out perfectly- shaking only on action scenes and such. Another thing I wish to have on the film is more humor… preferably ones that aren’t sexual. But the humor that is already in the film made me laugh well.

Overall, it’s a nice film to watch if you want something to enjoy. I really didn’t think about it much after leaving the theaters. However, the (spoiler) fate of the viper women is something to think about.

Monday, July 8, 2013

My Anticipated Movies List

It's been awhile since I made a good post, and this has been in my mind for quite some time. I thought I'd share my thoughts with you all on this. I'm going to put them in three categories: what I want to watch (as in, I'd die if I don't watch it), what I'm interested in watching (but if I don't get to watch it, that's okay), and what I already watched this year. In each category I ranked them from my favorite to my least favorite.

Want to Watch

Mortal Instruments: City of Bones 
Just seeing the posters made me erupt in fangirly fits. You have no idea how excited I am for the movie. I may not talk much about the Mortal Instruments in this blog, but trust me, the feels I get from this book series is as much as Percy Jackson or any other awesome book series. At the end of Clockwork Princess, you would not believe how hard I cried. Even more than Percabeth being thrown into Tatarus. I didn't know that it is possible to cry both happy and sad tears at the same time- for fictional characters. Now I'm ranting. (Note to self: Do a Mortal Instruments appreciation post and rant there)

Excuse me while I go erupt in fangirly fits even after watching the trailer a hundred times.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
You may ask, why is this second on my list, and not first? Well, around winter time, I was high on Percy Jackson feels, around spring time, I was high on Hunger Games feels, but that moment is over. Now, I'm high on Mortal Instruments feels. It's like, at this time of my life every day I wake up thinking about the Mortal Instruments. I guess it has something to do with recently finishing Clockwork Princess.

Anyway, this is about Hunger Games. I'm seriously excited for this. Even if my "feel level" isn't as high as it was a month ago, it doesn't mean I don't like Hunger Games anymore (Like, I hardly experience Star Wars feels that intensely, but it's still my #1 fandom). Watch the trailer; it says it all. 

I guess another thing about why it isn't first on my list is that I liked the second book the least in the trilogy. Katniss was breaking down, it took half to book to develop the plot and they were only in the arena for a short time, and there were hardly any shades of grey. The whole book was good and evil. Don't get me wrong- it's still awesome. I'm just stating the worst points of the books.

The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug
I was high on The Hobbit back, ah, last year December. But since I can tell most of you here likes the Hobbit, the fangirl fits we share is mutual and I don't need to explain much. Some things though: LEGOLAS IS BACK AND TAURIEL LOOKS AMAZING. I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS MOMENT SINCE ROTK.

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
Percy Jackson is like, up there with the best books in the history of the world, but I can't say the same about the movie. The Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief movie disappointed most fans, and I haven't set very high hopes for this movie, but that doesn't mean I don't fangirl over it.

The changes are noticeable even in the trailer. Why is Tyson there when he's supposed to be making his wedding gown? But well, at least they made Annabeth blonde.

Thor: The Dark World
I. Have. Been. Waiting. For. This. Ever. Since. Thor. Ended. Like. That.
That's all I could say.

Despicable Me 2
Despicable Me is one of the first movies I remember going to the theaters to watch. It was very funny and it had a meaning at the end of it. I can't wait until I get to watch this- even though the film already came out, I haven't had the chance to watch it yet. Even only watching the trailer made me burst into laughing fits.

Interested in Watching
Olympus has Fallen
Fast & Furious 6
Man of Steel
Zero Dark Thirty
A Good Day to Die Hard

Already Watched
Iron Man 3: This is by far the best movie I have watched this year. While full of action that may be a bit fake, it's an awesome superhero movie.
Warm Bodies- On fandom pages it had a lot of hype, plus the book was pretty good and meaningful even though it was gory. The movie wasn't really bad.
The Host- You may know that the book is written by Stephanie Meyer, author of Twilight. Honestly, though, I didn't feel anything from watching this movie. Personally I actually even enjoyed Twilight books better than this particular book/movie.
Safe Haven- The only reason I watched it is because I read the book, even though it's romance. Hey, I had nothing else to read at that time. Nicolas Sparks is a good writer, but I'm not into romance novels even if this had a bit of action and suspense.

You see, my list is not exactly THAT big, since I don't usually watch movies. Maybe I'll do another post on what I want to read, but I'm still on reading Star Wars books and books that have already been published for awhile now. The only new books I'm really dying to read is like, Mortal Instruments: City of the the Heavenly Fire, Heroes of Olympus: House of Hades, Fall of Five from I am Number Four series, and Allegiant from Divergent, and so on. I'll save that for later. What are your thoughts and what movies do you want to watch this year? Comment below & MTFBWY!