Rewatching the Back to the Future trilogy, it still amazes me how much foreshadowing there is in BTTF2
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SUICIDE SQUAD Spoiler-Free Review:
- a fun, wild ride. Explosions and gunfire and creepy tentacles abound
- just don't expect too much from the plot or characterization. There was more than one scene where I was like WHY WOULD THEY DO THAT?
- I liked the soundtrack
- very much a Deadshot/Harley movie, other characters not given much back story
- I still like Ledger's joker over Leto's. Leto's portrayal is like crazy gangster
- I had no idea who the big bad was going in, so that's something. Task Force X completely over their heads
- hard to compare to the other DC movies so far, as it goes in a completely different direction
- one mid-credits scene, no post-credits
- magugustuhan ba ni Mama: Probably not. Also, madaming tatanungin
Warcraft movie review:
- if you are not a fan of Warcraft lore, I do not recommend watching it. It's kind of a generic fantasy movie in that case, nothing too exceptional. Pwede nang cable
- if you are a fan, go watch it. You know you want to
- costumes, cgi, fight scenes fairly good. i was worried that the cgi orcs would look weird and out of place, but I actually like how they turned out
- surprisingly faithful to the original plot of the source material
- … which leads to a piss-poor ending for anyone just wanting to watch generic fantasy movie, because of what happens to the main characters in the source material
- a lot of warcraft lore elements are introduced with minimal exposition, which would probably overwhelm a non-fan
Captain America Civil War spoiler-free review:
- great fight sequences, start to finish
- the newcomers were great, airport big fight sequence had a great surprise (and not the one you already saw in the trailer - although you might have already been spoiled if you pay attention to certain toy lines), although I feel like a couple of the characters were pulled in to the conflict in a way that was a bit weak, but it's still pretty good overall
- the plot was ok. Justification for the civil war was ok. Some surprises. The villain motivation was slightly mediocre, but that wasn't really the focus of the movie anyway
- Martin Freeman's role felt totally superfluous - it did not seem necessary to cast Martin Freeman
- the movie kind of ends with the MCU and the Avengers in a weird place, some people might not like it
- better than: Winter Soldier. The plot kind of develops in the same way but everything is on a much bigger scale now
- there are two post-credit scenes, one in the middle and one at the very end
- Imax worth it? Probably. Not very ostentatious use of 3d, but most of the fight sequences have it. You might get dizzy if you're not used to it
- Magugustuhan ba ni Mama? Maybe, but I'd have to keep explaining who these characters are
Batman vs Superman Dawn of Justice Spoiler-Free Review:
- (Edit) OK lang panoorin, wag lang magexpect na super ganda ang story. Entertaining naman mga fight scenes :p
- not a fan of Affleck's Batman. Too gun-friendly, and he doesn't really show a Bruce Wayne persona. He's dark and brooding and grim in and out of the suit
- Jeremy Irons as Alfred was ok, but he looks like Tony Stark
- Eisenberg's Luthor is not the same as any of the previous Luthors. He's a manic genius, closer perhaps to the Riddler
- a number of plot details don't really make any sense. Need to suspend disbelief quite a bit
- Snyder is too in love with his slow-motion scenes trying to make everything dramatic
- there are a number of sequences that don't mesh well together, like Snyder is randomly jumping between scenes that don't cohere
- in fact, there are particular scenes that feel like “WTH is this scene for, Snyder is just indulging himself now”
- it's like Superman needs to realise that Lois Lane is more trouble than she's worth
- yay cameos of future JLers
- the actual BvS showdown looked great, and went pretty much the way you'd expect
- Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman was great
- I liked the final battle sequence
- many, many things pointing towards the eventual JL movie
- IMAX? Probably not worth it. Not too much 3d stuff
- Post-credits scene: NO. Or so the internet tells me, we didn't bother to wait
- I can see why the reviewers kind of ripped the movie apart. They definitely need to work more on tightening up the movies, but overall this was better than Man of Steel I think.
Here we go, DEADPOOL spoiler-free review:
- definitely not for kids; violence, sex, nudity, you name it
- as you'd expect of a Deadpool movie, lots of jokes, one-liners and fourth wall-breaking. It's a barrel of laughs
- the plot is mostly straightforward
- some really nice shots and set pieces
- lots of references and fan service
- great supporting cast; hope to see them again in the sequel
- Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead were great
- I kind of want to read more Deadpool comics now
- This movie is better than: Ant-Man (sorry Scott!)
- Magugustuhan ba ni Mama: NO
- Post-credit scene: YES
As is tradition, my spoiler-free review of The Force Awakens:
- rewatching the original trilogy immediately before this one was well worth it
- wow a lot of beautiful shots and landscapes, from beginning to end
- the heart of the true Star Wars fan will skip a beat every time the background music comes up
- it feels like coming home. A lot of familiar elements, interspersed with the new. A nice way to transition into a new trilogy
- I often wonder what it must have felt like to watch the original Star Wars: A New Hope in the theaters back then. This is how I imagined it to be
- Try not to think about the fact that Episode VIII won't come until 2017 :D
- quite possibly the best movie of 2015
- on the ride home I was like: Ten ten tenetenenten tenetenenten tentenenten … (okay, maybe I was like that before the movie too)
- …yeah, it was ok :D
Things software development projects can learn from “The Martian” (maybe spoilers lol):
- If you rush things, you might leave something behind that will cost you a lot more later
- You need to have buffer in your schedule for the inevitable disasters
- If you have impossible deadlines, limited resources, overworked staff, and decide to skip testing to meet deadlines, don't expect things to go smoothly
- If your stuff doesn't work, see if there's some Chinese alternative. Or look for some sort of coffee-powered genius to come up with a miracle solution
- If you make a unpopular decision, your staff might go off on their own and risk their lives trying to complete the mission
- Problems will occur at almost every step, be prepared to make stuff up as you go along
- Solve one problem at a time until you get to go home
Ant Man spoiler-free review: The first half felt a bit off, with some exposition coming off as forced and the pacing a bit awkward. Things picked up later on and while the plot was not entirely unpredictable there were a number of fun and surprising tangents. Overall a fun and entertaining movie with enough stuff for comic book Marvel fans to enjoy, probably close in quality to the first Iron Man movie, if not better
Jurassic World was great! Felt like watching Jurassic Park again. I wish Jeff Goldblum made an appearance though lol
Mad Max was kind of crazy. I hadn't seen any of the originals, so wasn't sure what to expect. Pretty exciting stuff
Couldnt get a ride so I decided to watch Kingsman. Fun movie although I must note it's very violent. I haven't read the source material, but that's pretty much what I'd expect of Mark Millar
While I'm in a Spider-Man mood: Which of the 5 Spider-Man movies was the best? Discuss and cite specific examples
This bus is showing a b movie about some college students vacationing in a cabin in the woods and being attacked by some sort of demonic beavers. Identify the movie
On this day in history (1988), NYPD detective John McClane thwarted a terrorist plot at the Nakatomi Tower in Los Angeles, leaving 25 dead
Big Hero 6 spoiler-free review: Fun, light-hearted feel-good romp. Lots of good physical comedy with Baymax. Predictable plot (hey, it's a kid's movie, k?). There is a post-credits scene for some reason.
Interstellar spoiler-free review: Entertaining movie if you have a good suspension of disbelief and accept the science at face value. Some of the science and timelines are questionable (or maybe I missed some details possibly because I was talking Doctor Who with someone at the same time - some things might clear up on rewatch). Most of the black hole and relativity stuff was well-executed though. The twist at the end I could pretty much spot coming a mile away. CASE and TARS are very entertaining; I wouldn't recommend the movie to my mother, for pretty much the same reasons I wouldn't recommend Inception. Interstellar might be harder to grasp than Inception overall. Explores themes of relativity and human loneliness. Some surprise actors appeared! Very much a Nolan movie
Just saw Age of Extinction. As an 80s Transformers fan, it's very disconcerting whenever Optimus Prime says something like “I'll kill you!”
Just finished watching Planet of the Apes. Bakit wala si Bardagol and Matsutsu?
Now watching: Olympus Has Fallen
Watching GI Joe Retaliation. This movie's plot is ridiculous
Now watching (for the first time): the princess bride
Now watching: Iron Man (2008)
Now watching: the prestige
Watching Bad Boys 2, wondering why there are no cop movies in the Philippines
Watching Batman (1989). In an alternate world Burton and Keaton continued the series after Batman Returns. Perhaps a better world.
Spent the second half of the day watching the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Watching Superman Returns. I don't think the movie would work without the John Williams soundtrack.
Watching: shaun of the dead #fb
Just finished watching Firefly/Serenity. Wow.
Watching The Social Network, but I keep imagining Michael cera playing Zuck
Watching: Scott Pilgrim vs the World
watching “Legend of the Drunken Master”
watching “Drunken Master”
So I saw _Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull _last Friday. Two days later I also watched for the first time _Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Instead of doing a lame movie review, here's a double header feature!
(Warning: Spoilers for both movies follow)
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