KUNG FU PANDA 2 (2011)
– 3 out of 5 stars
Lord Shen: Who do you think you are, Panda?
Po: Who do you think I am, Peacock?
In this sequel, the Dragon Warrior, Po, and the Furious Five (Tigress, Monkey, Mantis, Viper, Crane) have to stop Lord Shen who has created a new weapon that threatens to destroy the legacy of kungfu. In the process, Po learns more about his past and how his father came to be Mr. Ping, a goose.
Po: Scars heal.
Lord Shen: No, they don’t. Wounds heal.
Po: Oh, right. What do scars do? Fade?
Lord Shen: I don’t care what scars do!
This was really funny and I enjoyed it even though I didn’t watch the original movie. Po really likes to state the obvious and OMG I loved it when he finally found inner peace! You can always count on him to do something unpredictable! Plus, the baby Po is super adorable! He eats non-stop and really cries like a human baby! Some of the funnier parts are already seen in the trailers but it’s still worth a watch.
THE TOURIST (2010)
– 3 out of 5 stars
In The Tourist, Angelina Jolie plays Elise Ward, a woman being trailed by the police because of her involvement with Alexander Pearce, who is wanted for tax evasion. Elise meets Frank (Johnny Depp) on the train and leads the police to believe that it is Pearce’s new identity. Frank’s trip to Europe becomes much more dangerous than expected when both sides of the law are after him, believing him to be Alexander Pearce.
The first thing that catches your eye (mine, at least) is how ravishing Angelina Jolie looks! She looks really refined and pretty. Her dresses and gowns are really classy, not too revealing, but accentuates her figure and looong legs. Johnny Depp looks normal – quite a rare thing to say considering the roles he took – except I could sense a tinge of Jack Sparrow in him when he was on the rooftop. One of the interesting gadgets was the electronic cigarette Depp was smoking and the device which enabled the Italian policeman to “flush” his cigarette from his table! The ending was kind of unexpected though I felt it was dragged on for a little too long that I didn’t feel as surprised as I should be when it was revealed.
Italian Policeman: You wish to report a murder.
Frank Taylor: Attempted murder.
Italian Policeman: That’s not so serious.
Frank Taylor: Not when you downgrade it from murder. But when you when you upgrade it from room service, it’s quite serious.
– 3 and a half out of 5 stars
Salt is a thriller starring Angelina Jolie, who, I must say, is a very dangerous character on- and off-screen. Considering the fact that she did most of her stunts, there is nothing but admiration for her. Anyway, Jolie is Evelyn Salt, a CIA agent accused of being a Russian spy and is forced to go on the run to avoid capture.
Angelina Jolie really kicks ass in this movie and that’s what you’re gonna spend your money on. The stunt she pulled using those cleaning products reminded me of Michael Schofield in Prison Break. The stunt that totally freaked me out happened towards the end and it involves the handcuff chain. There’s an interesting twist towards the end of the movie regarding her identity but it is not entirely unpredictable because you would feel it in your gut as it veers towards the end of the movie.
– 4 out of 5 stars
Didn’t have time prior this to blog about Wanted, the other movie I caught over the weekend.
It stars James McAvoy and Angelina Jolie and starts with a pretty long introduction of how sucky Wesley Gibson’s (McAvoy) life is. But the movie progresses with how he trains to be part of The Fraternity, the coolest thing to ever happen to him. What I really love about the awesome movie is the effects; especially when Wesley finally toughens up to go against his irritating supervisor and his asshole of a best friend. Love the keyboard. Of course, I love the ending too – amazing though I still can’t comprehend how does such a gun works.