LET’S GO BACK IN TIME

MEN IN BLACK III (2012)
– 3 and a half out of 5 stars

It’s been, what, 10 years since the last movie and wow, these black suits still look so slick. It’s been so long there has been countless repeats of MIB and MIB2 on TV. I can still remember that disgusting cockroach alien and Lara Flynn Boyle as the skinniest alien in human form. And of course, Will Smith telling you to  “nod your head” cos the black suits are coming.

Agent Jay: O is feminine, K is masculine. I see a couple, I’m like “OK”!

This time, Agent Jay (Smith) has to go back in time to save his partner, Kay (Tommy Lee Jones) after his nemesis went back to kill Kay. It’s really refreshing to see Josh Brolin in such a role because he’s always acting in those serious movies and it was cool to watch him joke without any facial expression, like old Kay.

Say hello to retro aliens! The most interesting alien has to be Griffin simply because he can calculate thousands of possibilities base on a single action that you did or did not do. Tough life. I thought the ending was really sweet nice and even though I saw it coming. It’s so nice to see people bond over pie! Pie reminds me of Dean Winchester!

YOU MUST PAY FOR EVERYTHING IN THIS WORLD

TRUE GRIT (2010)
– 4 and a half out of 5 stars

Mattie Ross: You must pay for everything in this world, one way and another. There is nothing free except the grace of God.

True Grit tells the story of how 14-year-old Mattie Ross (Hailee Steinfeld) brought Tom Chaney (Josh Brolin), the man who shot her father, to justice through sheer determination. She hires US Marshal Rooster Cogburn (Jeff Bridges) to find the coward who has gone into hiding in the Indian territory. They meet Texas Ranger LaBoeuf (Matt Damon), who joins them because he’s been tracking Chaney for months and intends to bring him back to Texas where he’s wanted for the murder of another man.

Well, I’ve been wanting to catch this since the trailer came out and it did not disappoint. It’s the first Western I’ve caught on the big screen and the accent can be hard to understand at first, but it was a good experience. You can say I’m pretty fascinated with the guns and the accent. Plus, Hailee Steinfeld is amazing! Mattie is tough and holds her own among the men and shows true courage even when faced with danger. I can’t believe she’s only 14 – she got to ride a horse and shoot people! Jeff Bridges really brought out his character with his deep, gravelly voice and I liked the scene where he had a shoot-out with Matt Damon! And of course, it was weird seeing Matt Damon with that much moustache.

Rooster Cogburn: Ground’s too hard. Them men wanted a decent burial, they should have got themselves killed in summer.

One thing though: no one warned me about the fingers. But it’s all right, my threshold level is much higher after 127 Hours and Winter’s Bone. Thought it didn’t win anything out of its 10 nominations at the 83rd Academy Awards, I think the film speaks for itself.