A serious sleeper-hit—a social commentary film about social class crafted elegantly in a metaphor of an ‘end-of-the-world’ train. Everything’s beautifully design (without attempting to be realistic) as it reminds me to Terry Gilliam’s Brazil only with a more straightforward plot and twists.
“Know your place. Accept your place. Be a shoe,” Mason shouted to remind people from the tail. Head or Tail?
“The original Oldboy relies much on the twist and the blur lines between imagination and reality; this Oldboy relies even much on the violent.”
“Ask not why you were imprisoned, ask why you were set free,” said Adrian to Joe Doucett. Ask why inside.
Odd enough. It’s another hit-or-miss hit by Stephen Sommers, who presents The Mummy and Van Helsing to you.
“I’m not a celebrity. I’m not the child of a celebrity. I’ve never been married to, abused by, or provided a kidney to a celebrity,” said Odd Thomas Odd inside!
Transcendence is a high shot of science fiction with idealism and some sort of romance that never blends together completely, although Pfister has struggled to create a living form of Jack Paglen’s screenplay
Man: “In other words, you want to create a god?”
Will: “Isn’t that what man has always wanted?” Continue reading “Transcendence (2014)”
Avengers 1.5! As one of Marvel flick, Captain America is surprisingly complex and conflict-driven. It involves the most intriguing conspiracy and still have a super-villain. As it keeps introducing new characters with sizeable casts, the film also refers to many events from Marvel’s previouses and adds layers to the universe.
“How do we know the good guys from the bad guys?” — Sam Wilson a.k.a Falcon
Continue reading “Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)”
A good YA franchise is paved by good setup. Divergent is too good to be an opening that mostly paved the road for the sequels, not for the film itself. Only Shailene Woodley’s performance could salvage it.