10 YEARS (2012)
3 out of 5 stars
This film takes place at a high school reunion ten years after their graduation and revolves around this batch of students, some of which have evolved and some have not.
Reunions are such scary things – you want to go to find out how others are doing yet you are afraid of how people might view you. Are jerks still jerks? Are jokers still jokers? Are nerds still nerds?
There are a couple of stories interlocking here and the one that I liked most is the one with Reeves and Elise. Oh, I wished I was more like Elise – quiet but with an edge. I need to find that edge! I predicted that storyline from miles away and OMG that song – I was just waiting for “yellow shoes” to appear. The other interesting guy is Garrity, who brought his wife along, and reveals his hidden past. Wow that side is really unexpected but there are always surprises to be found.
The lead is Channing Tatum (biggest face on the poster) but his story was mildly interesting though it was nice to see him work with real-life wife, Jenna Dewan-Tatum. Plus, Scott Porter (Hart of Dixie) sings in this too!
JOHN CARTER (2012)
– 4 out of 5 stars
Well, it took quite a while for me to find a poster that featured Taylor Kitsch’s amazing abs. So let your eyes savour it!
Based on The Princess of Mars books by Edgar Rice Burroughs, it tells the story of how John Carter, a civil war survivor who gets transported into Mars, otherwise known to the natives as Barsoom. Little did he know that he just fled from one war to another. Warring tribes are fighting for control over Barsoom.
Wow this is a really good adventure movie. Even if it’s based on material way older than the generation now, I thought the magic was there. The characters are real and the good ones fight with integrity and honour. There’s humour and there’s romance too.You really want to root for John Carter as he fights off those blue-blooded alien lifeforms and help Helium and the Tharks stop Zodanga. Like Tars Tarkas, you can’t help but be amazed each time John Carter leaps into the air. And Woola, his alien pet, is really cute too. He really displays all the good qualities of a dog. He gets the award for cutest alien.
And how amazing is Taylor Kitsch?! Too bad he cut his signature locks after this movie, but his eyes convey so much more. But his hair matters. Lynn Collins doesn’t only look pretty, she fights well too. Coincidentally, they were both in X-Men Origins: Wolverine as Gambit and Silverfox. Plus, the actor Daryl Sabara who plays John Carter’s nephew, Ned, is Juni from the Spy Kids movies! How has he grown!
But according to this article, the plans for a sequel is zilch and it’s such a pity because it has been such a long time since I have truly enjoyed a movie, its story and its characters so much. Your loss, Disney.
X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE (2009)
– 3 and a half out of 5 stars
Woohoo, here’s my last movie for April!
First of all, I want to say that the mutants are so good looking – the males are hot! Is it a prerequisite?
The movie focuses on how Wolverine became who he is with all the adamantium bonded onto his skeleton and lost his memories (and trying to get them back in the X-Men trilogy). You get to see his violent past complete with “bone claws”, as well as his relationship with another mutant, Silverfox. There’s lots of muscles, claws, and all sorts of weapons. As for the guys, there’s Daniel Henney as Agent Zero, looking suave shooting people. There’s Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson/Deadpool, good with his swords but bad with his mouth. Too bad both of them paid a price for their deeds, though I think Ryan Reynolds is too handsome for what he deserved at the end of the film!! Oh, there’s roguish-looking Gambit with his charged-playing cards, though I think I prefer the Gambit with the headband (like in the X-men cartoons).
One last thing: STAY TILL THE END OF THE CREDITS!