Nice gesture from Andrew Garfield at Comic Con

25 07 2011

I wish I was at Comic Con’s Sony Panel with the new Spider-Man movie. I think the entire hall was surprised to see that Garfield (the guy, not the cat), the new Peter Parker, was among them all the time. I really like with what he said – “This is the coolest moment of my life”. Class act. Check it out on Yahoo News.

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Tron: Legacy – My Take (**Spoilers Alert**)

1 01 2011

After more than a decade, Tron: Legacy, a sequel to groundbreaking Tron is now released.

I just got a chance to watch Tron: Legacy although I can’t watch it in IMAX 3D because I have to take out my reading glasses (I’m shortsighted). But Tron: Legacy 2D is enough me. Tron: Legacy has a really nice visual and special effects to keep you glue to your seats. I think those who don’t know or haven’t watched the original Tron might not enjoy Tron: Legacy as much as those who have. For me, people who grew up in the 1980s will have a blast from watching Tron: Legacy.

It maybe just me but by 3rd act I was a little lost with the plot but it’s still an enjoyable film. But everytime I watched Jeff Bridges (as Kevin Flynn), I couldn’t help but think of him as The Dude more than Flynn himself. The whole movie, for me, has two themes – the relationship between father and son (Kevin and Sam Flynn) and the power struggle of Kevin and CLU. Speaking of CLU, the “de-aging” process that made CLU looked like Jeff Bridges in his 30s looked marvelous although at some shots it looked too obvious that it’s computer generated. Still, good effects though. Another nice touch for Tron: Legacy is the lovely Olivia Wilde – a sight for sore eyes after watching lots of neon-glowing black suits.

Aside from all that I have mentioned, Tron: Legacy is an enjoyable film albeit some plotholes. It has a groundbreaking visual aspect into it. And who isn’t pumped up or got goosebump when “Separate Ways” by Journey was played at the arcade? Flynn Lives!!





Iron Man 2: My Personal Take

3 05 2010

I just had a chance to watch Iron Man 2. Too bad there’s no IMAX theatre in my area but normal theatre will do.

Personally I am satisfied with Iron Man 2. Iron Man 1 was fresh and Iron Man 2 didn’t waste time to retell the story and it continued after the first movie. Without any spoiler, fans of Iron Man will like it. As for casual action fans, they might be skeptical at some point of the movie but I’m sure they will like the film as well.

Robert Downey, Jr. seemed very easy going as Tony Stark. He played the role with such suaveness and slick that made Tony Stark stands out among other graphic novel adaptation. I’m glad that Gwyneth Paltrow and Jon Favreau’s Pepper Potts and Happy Hogan respectively had more roles in the film. All three of them had good chemistry and dynamic that made their relationship in the graphic novel alive in this film.

I really enjoyed Sam Rockwell’s performance as Justin Hammer. I know, I know, the real Hammer is way older but I think director Jon Favreau did the right thing to decrease Hammer’s age to be the same range as Robert Downey, Jr.’s Tony Stark. Every scene that has both Stark and Hammer were delightful.

Don Cheadle’s role as James Rhodes was okay for me. He did an adequate job on this one. At first I thought I might have doubt to see him as Rhodes (instead of Terrence Howard). But I was wrong. Cheadle played the role nicely and had a good chemistry with Downey, Jr.’s Tony Stark. As for Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow, personally she left something to be desired. I assume that she might have more role in, if any, the next Iron Man movie.

As for Mickey Rourke, I’m sure he had a blast playing Ivan Vanko’s role in Iron Man 2. His appearance as Vanko in the 1st act was very intimidating.

All in all, I’m satisfied with Iron Man 2 and this movie surely leaves some room for the (I’m very sure there will be) Iron Man 3. And be sure to stay After the credit. You’ll be surprised like I was.





What I’d love to see in Transformers 3

9 07 2009

Okay, so Transformers 2 isn’t what everybody wants it to be. But honestly I enjoyed it very much since I watched it in IMAX and the sights were spectacular, regarding of the story.

As for Transformers 3, I’d love to see some more drama for Autobots. Maybe some romantic side of Optimus Prime with Elita One. But please don’t bring in Rodimus Prime and other G2 characters yet. One of the problems with Transformers 2 is that they have a lot of Autobots and Decepticons to play with. So they need to juggle those characters carefully next time around.

What other Transformers character would you like to see? For me, aside from Elita One, I’d love to see Sunstreaker going into action side by side with Sideswipe. Perhaps Wheeljack and Perceptor. And since we have combiner robots like Devastator, maybe in the next Transformers we can see Superion vs. Bruticus!!

Just a thought :]





Frank Sinatra’s Biopic

16 05 2009

I just heard from Joblo.com that Martin Scorsese is eyeing to make a biopic of Frank Sinatra. I’m sure Scorsese can make this movie work. But who should play Sinatra and the rest of the Rat Pack?

I can’t think who should play Sinatra yet. But I think that George Clooney would be perfect for Dean Martin. Clooney has that cool, suave look. Let’s face it: his Batman version isn’t that good but he makes Bruce Wayne work as a millionaire playboy. With some look adjusted, he’d be perfect for Dean Martin.

Then, Miles Davis, Jr. Who should play him? I can only think of Don Cheadle. Cheadle is such a versatile actor. He can play almost any role. Plus, he’s also a good friend of Clooney in real life. That can really integrate into the chemistry of The Rat Pack boys.

But yeah, I can’t think of who should play Frank Sintra and Peter Lawford yet. What’s your thoughts on this?





Three Days of Condor: Remake or Not Remake?

16 05 2009

I just watched Three Days of Condor on a re-release DVD from the local company here. And for more than 20 years, the movie is still look fresh, despite the dated technology. Think about it. What the movie tries to communicate is make us think and keep us guessing on how Condor will end up. Especially the ending, in the original it’s up to us whether they print the story that Condor told them or not. Think about it: they can change the ending into a blog or YouTube. They can also change or tweak some plot and modernize it.

It could be another Bourne movie but less action but it’s an espionage movie that still stands out among the crowd.





Mickey Rourke is in Iron Man 2!

8 01 2009

And I first thought the casting news of Tim Robbins as Howard Stark a while back was great. According to Joblo.com, Mickey Rourke will star in Iron Man 2 and likely to be in the role of Crimson Dynamo! Honestly I can’t picture him to be the scientist who create the suit but Rourke in Crimson Dynamo armor would be awesome. Check out the link for more details.

Mickey Rourke

Mickey Rourke