True courage is not about knowing when to take a life but when to spare one. — Gandalf (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, 2012)
This is epic.
The only sad thing about this is that I haven’t really watched The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy. I mean, I have seen them but I never really paid attention. But this is a prequel, so…
I cannot wait to see the next two flicks. Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins and the actors who play the dwarves delivered brilliant performances. No need to mention Ian McKellen. He’s legend. Dr Watson in Sherlock, and now this… Mr Freeman is certainly my new favourite actor.
The scene with Smeagal/Gollum is amazing too. And don’t forget the grand entrance of the ring!
There are also many humours! It was really fun. I could follow this journey forever!
The 48 frames per second rate is great, too! It looks really real. I love it! It was the best three hours of my life since… well, I’m not sure if it’s The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises, Looper or Skyfall.
Anyway, this film has been expected big time and now that it’s finally here, it’s even bigger!
Directed by Peter Jackson
Starring Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Ken Stott, Graham McTavish, etc.
Written by Fran Walsh, Phillipa Boyens
Forever. — The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012)
I watched this not because it’s a good one but because I watch every single movie there is.
I remember seeing Twilight for the first time maybe four/five years ago. I loved it. I thought it was good and I thought Rob was hot.
Then I saw it for the second and the third time. It became cheesier every time, I never knew why.
Followed by New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn Part One which were worse. I started to think they made The Twilight Saga just to make money, you know. They just like produced it, finished it without bothering the many aspects there are to make a real film.
So, I saw Part Two and oh my. The first line comes from Edward, “You’re beautiful.” I don’t know what is wrong with me but I just think every word he says to compliment Bella is super cheesy, followed by Bella’s obsession for him, just as cheesy.
The dialogue’s awful and shallow, the baby looks like a robot. Its CGI is just…bad.
What saves it, in my personal opinion, is the spirit of the people that will totally do anything for the ones they love. And Michael Sheen.
Thank God it’s over. No more people on my timeline obsessing about Edward and Jacob and how romantic and perfect they all are.
You know what I wish hadn’t ended? Harry Potter. I hoped it could have been like James Bond. Everlasting. Forever. (Now that reminds me of the last line of Part Two: FOREVER. Still cheesy.) But of course then Harry Potter wouldn’t make any sense.
So, in conclusion, if I were to rate Breaking Dawn Part Two, I’d give it a five out of ten. It’s somewhat fun and entertaining, but it’s not what you want to find if you look for a real, good film.
THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART TWO
directed by Bill Condon
starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Billy Burke, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Kellan Lutz, Nikki Reed, Jackson Rathbone, Ashley Greene, Mackenzie Foy, with Michael Sheen and Dakota Fanning
written by Melissa Rosenberg (screenplay), Stephenie Meyer (novel)
Tagline: The epic finale that will live forever.
Why do I fix everything I touch? — Fix-it Felix (Wreck-It Ralph, 2012)
I’m bad and it’s good. I will never be good and it’s not bad. — Wreck-It Ralph (2012)
I really enjoyed seeing this one. Good story, I love the idea that inside of arcade games, the characters live their life just like us human. They have a train station and they can travel through the wires from one game to another. I find it really cute.
The Cola and Mentos thing just simply cracked me up XD
Beside all the fun humours, it also has a heart-warming message. I feel inspired, just like when I saw Tangled and Brave.
Love this week of films! Skyfall? Overwhelming and breathtaking. Now Ralph? Fun, entertaining and touching.
Boys and girls, young and old, don’t miss Ralph!
I hope one day I can make that good of an animation film as well ;)
ONE GAME AT A TIME!
Directed by Rich Moore
Starring John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Alan Tudyk and Jane Lynch
Written by Phil Johnston and Jennifer Lee
LINCOLN starring Daniel Day Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 2 starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Ashley Greene, Michael Sheen, Dakota Fanning
ANNA KARENINA starring Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Taylor-Johnson
LIFE OF PI starring Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Adil Hussain
RED DAWN starring Chris Hemsworth, Isabel Lucas, Josh Hutcherson, Josh Peck, Adrianne Palicki, Jeffrey Dean Morgan
SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK starring Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver, Chris Tucker
RISE OF THE GUARDIANS starring Hugh Jackman, Alec Baldwin, Isla Fisher, Chris Pine, Jude Law
WRECK-IT RALPH starring John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch
Bond: Everyone needs a hobby. | Silva: So what’s yours? | Bond: Resurrection. — Skyfall (2012)
Let the sky fall
When it crumbles
We will stand tall
Face it all together
“Bond. James Bond.”
I want to see it again. Not only Daniel Craig is so hot and good, but also he makes a great James Bond. How I love seeing him in this. All the fighting, the shooting, the killing, the drinking. Just about everything. Skyfall has quite a good story too. One of my favourite scene is when Bond fights in Shanghai in silhouette. That was overwhelming.
And Javier Bardem, of course! He delivered a brilliant performance as Silva. He’s such a great and talented actor.
I like the new addition, Ralph Fiennes as Gareth Mallory, he’s one of the best actors there is. And I adore the opening title with Adele’s song playing.
Great movie from Sam Mendes. A good 007 film. Looking forward to next ones.
Directed by Sam Mendes
Starring Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Berenice Marlohe, and Ben Whishaw
Written by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade (screenplay)