THE SPIRIT OF ADVENTURE

UP (2009)
– 5 out of 5 stars

This is my third 3D movie, by the way, and it’s great!

The story revolves around Carl Fredricksen, an old man with a heart for adventure, who ties thousands of balloons to his house and sets off for South America. However, he does not realize that Wilderness Explorer, Russell, has been hiding on his porch waiting to capture a snipe in a bid to “assist the elderly”, the last badge he requires to become a Senior Explorer. Together, the duo set off for the adventure that will change their lives forever.

They arrive at Paradise Falls, where they meet with an exotic bird and a talking dog, Dug. Russell is SO CUTE!!! Whenever Carl opens his door, he starts his conversation all over again, like a brand new taping! When he reaches the island, he whines after walking for too long, asks questions like whether he should dig a hole before or after he has done his business and has a penchant for making pets/friends along the way. But I guess one of the funniest things is that Russell manages to get dragged by Carl (a 78-year-old) when he starts walking too slow. Dug turns out to be an unlikely alliance and helps the duo escape when they are captured by his owner, shamed explorer Charles Muntz, who would kill to bring back the exotic bird Russell calls Kevin. Dug is rather cute too, always very eager to prove himself and profess his loyalty/love (“My name is Dug. I have just met you, and I love you.” and “I hid under your porch because I love you.”) to Carl. Oh, those fighter pilot-dogs are quite dumb, cos they are easily distracted by the mere mention of squirrels!

Stay during the credits as they are shown in a scrapbook format and details the later adventures of Carl and Russell together (including Dug’s adorable puppies), both whom have bonded over their adventure at Paradise Falls.

MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE

TRANSFORMERS (2007)
– 5 out of 5 stars

I watched Transformers! I’ve been waiting for this day since I saw their fantastic trailer months ago.

The movie was totally kickass, okay?! The effects are mindblowing and the machines are so cool! I love it when Bumblebee helps Sam to woo Mikaela through songs and when he assimilated into this slick car when Mikaela commented that he was transforming into ‘a piece of junk’. The Autobots were damn funny when they were trying to hide from Sam’s parents at his house, imagine big mighty Autobots hiding under a small house? The battle scenes were great too! Especially when there was this Scorpion (Decepticon) attacking them. It’s like seeing what they can do in their full glory – which is attacking. And I’m kinda surprised to see Prison Break’s Sucre in it! He’s still speaking Spanish so I don’t really understand what he’s talking about. Sam, played by Shia LeBeouf, is totally panicky and geeky. His cover was blown when one of the Autobots detected his don’t-know-what level and concluded that “he wants to mate with the female”. Oh well.

The movie’s so good, you’ve got to watch it. It’s so worth my $9!

LOVE IS IN THE AIR

THE CLASSIC (2003)
– 5 out of 5 stars

 Woah! I’m kinda over the moon now!

Okay, I slept at 0300hrs last night as I stayed up till 0210hrs to watch The Classic on Channel U. I LOVE THIS MOVIE!

The storyline is kinda nice, what’s with fateplaying with two generations of people in love. It left me with a fuzzy feeling especially after this part of the show. Pardon me for spoiling it for those who have not watched it but I must write it out! …

… It was raining heavily and Ji Hae took shelter under this big tree. Suddenly, the guy she likes, Sang-min, appears to come in her direction and she tries to leave for the library, even though it’s far far away. Sang-min offers to shelter her with his jacket and they did, so sweetly. A few days later, Ji Hae is at the school’s cafeteria when the owner asks her to return an umbrella to Sang-min. She then tells Ji Hae that a few days ago, Sang-min stared out at the window while it was raining and then offered the shoplady his umbrella and dashed out into the rain. When Ji Hae stood by the window, she realized that he had saw her under the big tree that rainy day and seeing that she did not have an umbrella, he did not want his as well…

So touching right? But of course, the story is more than that, while involves her parents’ first love et cetera and the ending was so nice, I cannot help but cry. I didn’t cry a lot though because my mother was sitting beside me and I think she might get too worried if I did the ‘bucket-full’ thing so I controlled myself.

SUPERMAN RETURNS!

SUPERMAN RETURNS (2006)
– 5 out of 5 stars

It’s a bird. It’s a plane… No, it’s SUPERMAN!!!!!

Went to watch Superman Returns today. Really good movie. Nice visual/sound effects, storyline and acting. Plus, there’s Brandon Routh! This 1.91m hottie is the new Superman, with all the muscles and height.

Anyway, I loved the movie! It was totally mind-blowing. One of the most emotional part was on the “island” where Superman was beaten up by 3 rookies. Damn kryptonite and Lex Luthor. Thankfully, the 3 rookies were crushed to death later. Seeing the man in the red cape was like WOW! For one moment, or many moments in fact, I was like so amazed and full of awe. His actions were really for the benefit of the public and I love Superman Junioraka Jason. So cute! But don’t mess with him unless you want a piano to be thrown at you.

Everyone should go watch it because The World Needs Superman.