ARMOUR UP

IMMORTALS (2011)
– 3 and a half out of 5 stars

This is a story of how Theseus (Cavill), a mortal, was chosen by the Gods to defend his people against King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke), a ruthless ruler who is after the Epirus Bow to release the titans and destroy humanity.

This show was pretty bloody too. But it was expected because the people behind 300 brought you this! Henry Cavill is sooo chiselled! He’s your future Superman! But of course, I’ve already set my sights on Luke Evans. The Gods are really golden – literally. And pity there’s only one female – Athena (Isabel Lucas) – amongst them. They should have let her done more action scenes! Kellan Lutz (Emmett from the Twilight Saga) is Poseidon – but you can only see his face 35% of the time. Blame it on the mask.

Here’s another collage because the posters were simply beautiful and Luke Evans is so hot!

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DON’T MESS WITH THE APES

RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES (2011)
– 4 out of 5 stars

Will Rodman (James Franco) works at Gen-Sys, where he has been researching the cure to Alzheimer’s, a disease that his father is suffering from. Their successful test subject is Caesar, a chimpanzee, who has human-like intelligence and later lives with Rodman and his father. When a freak accident causes Caesar to get locked up, he eventually proves himself to be as smart as, if not smarter than, humans and leads the other apes to a better life.

The apes can be pretty scary, especially when they bare their teeth and start pummelling with their fists. Young Caesar is so adorable and smart! He knows sign language! As he grows older, he became part of the Rodmans and I thought he was really brave to defend Will’s father, Charles (John Lithgow), who was bullied by his neighbour when his Alzheimer’s took a turn for the worst. Caesar knew he shouldn’t be out in public yet he knew he couldn’t do nothing. None of the people there reacted to the bullying. I tell you, that neighbour is a total asshole and he completely deserved what he got. Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter films) is such a naughty boy as well, I can’t agree more with what happened to him.

Things got really sad when Caesar was captured and I teared up when he drew that symbol on the wall. The real movie begins when Caesar uses his smarts against the other apes in capture, who basically think like jungle-mates – “survival of the fittest”. There was a chimpanzee having some sort of manicure. Anyway, Caesar manages to get them to abide to him and the battle begins. The zoo scene was scary – be careful with what you build your fences with. The scene at the Golden Gate Bridge has to be one of the most exciting scenes ever and it showcased much of Caesar’s intellect. I bet Caesar read Sun Tze or some strategist manual. Plus, I liked the ending and those magical three words that were uttered.

Andy Serkis, who plays Caesar, is the king of motion capture performances!

STAY FOR A SHORT SCENE DURING THE CREDITS!

YOU KNOW THE ANSWERS

SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE (2008)
– 4 and a half out of 5 stars

Bet most of you heard of Slumdog Millionaire amidst all the Oscar buzz.

This is the story of Jamal Malik, who lives in the slums and yet knows all the answers on the widely-televised ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?’ and hence, has been caught for suspicion of cheating. He gets tortured during interrogation and it all stops until the inspector decides to use the ‘soft’ approach on him. He questions Jamal on how he came to know of the answers and you will realize that Jamal’s had a really hard life going on for him. His childhood and adolescent years can amaze you when you see what people can do for survival. One question away from 20 million rupees, he answers the question despite not knowing the answer and you learn why he appeared on the show and even made the phone call (life line) at all. The endearing part is about him and Latika, who have been separated so many times and I’m glad they did their traditional Bollywood dancing during the credits. =)