THE D IS SILENT

djangounchainedDJANGO UNCHAINED (2012)
4 and a half out of 5 stars

Jamie Foxx plays Django, a freed slave who travels with bounty hunter, Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz) to free his wife, Broomhilda (Kerry Washington) from a cruel plantation owner (Leonardo DiCaprio).

Since it opened last December in the USA, Singaporeans waited three months before it showed on the big screen and it is spectacular. Bloody mess, check. Humour, check. Badassery, check. What’s not to like?

Speaking about humour, the scene involving the KKK and their cut-out masks was really funny. There they were trying to be all macho and white supremacist, but they were all complaining about a mask they were too lazy to cut their own eye holes. To me, the most disturbing scene was the Mandingo fighting scene. That was really unbearable compared to the shootout and bloodshed towards the end of the movie. Got to see Walton Goggins as the villain and oh, he does not end well. Leonardo DiCaprio was menacingly good as the plantation owner, Calvin Candie. Did you know he continued acting the dinner table scene even though his hand was bleeding after smashing into glass? That cut was used in the movie and that blood you see on Broomhilda’s face – it is Leo’s real blood. RESPECT for him and please, he deserves an Oscar ASAP!

Dr. King Schultz: How do you like the bounty hunting business?
Django: Kill white people and get paid for it? What’s not to like?

WE’RE A TIME BOMB.

THE AVENGERS (2012)
– 4 and a half out of 5 stars

By now, who hasn’t seen The Avengers?

So Nick Fury, director of SHIELD, assembles Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Hulk, Hawkeye and Black Widow to form the Avengers, in order to stop Loki from enslaving the human race.

Iron Man: If we can’t protect the Earth, you can be damn sure we’ll avenge it.

The action scenes were to die for, especially when they were showing off and fighting among themselves. What can I say, I love havoc. I didn’t watch the Iron Man movies so I wasn’t introduced to Black Widow earlier but I was pretty impressed with ScarJo and her dexterity. Guess I should make time to watch those two Iron Man movies before they release the other Marvel movies. I didn’t like the aliens much which I attribute to their disgusting vertebrae structure.

Hulk: Puny God.

Funny scenes are aplenty, with each superhero trying to outsmart and outwit each other. Most of it came from the cocky billionaire philanthropist Iron Man and the Hulk – both created a good bromance considering both of them share a science background. Of course, my fangirl heart melts whenever they offer a helping hand to each other.

Needless to say, STAY FOR THE EXTRA SCENE after the first credits. You’ll get a glimpse of who’s the next villian now that Loki’s back at Asgard, hopefully with some TLC. For those living outside the US, don’t bother staying till the end of the credits for that Shawarma diner scene.

THE LITTLE RED PRIUS

THE OTHERS GUYS (2010)
– 3 and a half out of 5 stars

 Caught The Other Guys the other day and it was really funny! I mean, the combination of Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell is already funny… so how about them as partners?

With detectives Danson and Highsmith (Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Samuel L. Jackson) being the most bad-ass and beloved cops of NYC, Terry and Allen (Wahlberg and Ferrell) are left to do all the paperwork instead. When Terry and Allen accidentally stumble onto a seemingly simple case that is actually complicated on many levels, they find danger at every turn and even their shoes were stolen.

Terry Hoitz: I’m like a peacock. You gotta let me fly!

Mark Wahlberg is pretty funny as the frustrated cop because he’s really mad at the audit-crazy and paperwork-loving Allen. Throughout the show, you’ll realize all these totally hot ladies making eyes at Ferrell – seriously, I have no idea where the magnetism is coming from. I’d rather go for Marky Mark! Another scene involving Allen’s mother-in-law is particularly funny because she has to pass all these really dirty messages between the couple. Plus, stay till the end of the credits for a short scene, and I like the fact that the ending credits has economical statistical facts all over in cool funky colours – what a way to know boring old stats.

I’M GONNA KILL YOU ALL KINDS OF DEAD

THE SPIRIT (2008)
– 3 out of 5 stars

Adapted from a comic book, The Spirit is about this night vigilante who came back from the dead and thus, vows to protect his city from all kinds of evil, especially The Octopus. Along the way, he faces a bevy of beautiful women all trying to seduce, love or kill him.


The effects felt like a comic book, you literally hear the “pow”, “ka-pow” and whatever you see when the characters are fighting. I loved the colour scheme of black, white and red, especially The Spirit’s tie. Too bad, I think Gabriel Macht (The Spirit) looks better with his mask on.