Movie review entries
July 06, 2013
- A Good Day to Die Hard
The original 'Die Hard' was a film about an off duty cop who stumbled onto a criminal operation. A group of terrorists, led by Hans Gruber, were holding everyone in the building a hostage. How can the same stuff happen to the same guy four more times? The film makes me sad because it reminds me how much older Bruce Willis is now, compared to when he started.
'A Good Day to Die Hard' is the fifth instalment of the Die Hard film series. I was not surprised that there was no original plot. It was just one long, fierce chase around Moscow to Chernobyl. The subplot of John McClane's relationship with his son is similar to his relationship with his daughter in the fourth film of the Die Hard franchise 'Live Free or Die Hard'. Yuri Komarov being the true antagonist was a bit of a twist but there really needs to be a better explanation of how he manipulated everyone. It was unrealistic how John McClane survived after smashing through windows at high speed, falling through floor after floor of scaffolding and getting whipped around in a helicopter like a ragdoll.
June 30, 2013
- Kung Fu Panda
The University of Warwick Students’ Union Film Society presented a free outdoor screening of Kung Fu Panda as their last film for Summer Term 2013 on Wednesday 26 June 2013. It has been over four months since I saw a film from Warwick Student Cinema. I went with my friends to Tocil Field where we arrived at nine for the barbecue and picnic.
Kung Fu Panda is a CGI action comedy movie about a clumsy and comical panda named Po who has a hidden talent for martial arts and is chosen to be the Dragon Warrior instead of one of the Furious Five. I felt that the fight scenes were great to watch, the training with Master Shifu was in particular hilarious. While training, Shifu’s former student Tai Lung escapes his prison. Unsurprisingly Po beats him when he realises he did not need any secret techniques to be the Dragon Warrior. I felt that the plot was predictable and there were no surprising twists. Kung Fu Panda is a film more suitable for old children, young teenagers. In spite of that, if I get the chance to see the sequel Kung Fu Panda 2 for free, I will probability watch it.
June 15, 2013
In my first term in the University of Warwick, the Warwick Student Cinema society were allowing students free entry to watch Battleship. Having nothing better to do, with a friend tagging along, I went to Lecture Theatre 3 of Science Concourse to watch it. When attending the screening, it felt like being in a real cinema. Too bad I couldn't get ny popcorn.
Either Hollywood is getting their ideas ffrom CollegeHumour as the film is based on a board game or it was the start of ‘Mediocre Movie Season’ as coined by CollegeHumour because Academy Awards Ceremony just ended. Though there were hilarious moments, the movie was nothing special. It’s a generic story about Earthlings finding new life on another planet and the aliens invading us. The main star has problems with his girlfriend’s father, is considered a bit of joke, but by the end of film after the invasion fails he is considered a hero and gets the girl. As you guessed it, the tactics the aliens used is similar to that of the board game Battleship. At least nobody said “You sunk my Battleship!”