I thought Azaria's Pharaoh was weirdly funny but the romantic bits between Larry and Amelia Earhart (Amy Adams) was just unfunny weird. I mean, what's the point of raising romance when you know it'll never go anywhere seeing how the other person is already, I don't know, DEAD, and now "lives" as a patung. Like, euwww.
Stiller himself looked too much like he knew what was coming, and I'd rate this performance as one of his least enjoyable ones. And what is up with not giving Ricky Gervais more to do lah? It's a crime, I tell ya. But the special effects are dazzling indeed and worth the ticket price. The paintings coming alive are especially cute and nifty. So my final rating for NATM2: 7/10
Another Terminator movie? Well, why the hell not? Especially when you've got Christian Bale on the project and an ambitious director who's eager to prove himself yet again like McG. So here's the synopsis: "After Skynet has destroyed much of humanity in a nuclear holocaust, a group of survivors led by John Connor struggles to keep the machines from finishing the job." Got it? Good.
The good bits? It's loud and, well, explosive. I'm sure they used the best explosive designers in the business cos when things go Kaboom, it REALLY goes KABOOM here. And the robots and terminators are really cool, especially the ones on bikes and that nasty T800 thing.
Bad bits? One too many explosions lah. And quite a number of plot holes (that have been pointed out on IMDB). I mean, by now, all the real hardcore Terminator would know the story inside out, so when you try to piece things together and one wheel is fitted wrongly, of course people would notice! But I'll just let you discover what those are on your own, ok?
Still, I quite enjoyed the flick and giving it a final rating of: 7/10
Monsters vs Aliens
"When a meteorite from outer space hits a young California woman named Susan Murphy and turns her into a giant monster, she is taken to a secret government compound where she meets a ragtag group of monsters also rounded up over the years."
Of course being an animated feature, you can expect the usual dose of over-the-top humour and excellent visuals that bring out the "whoa"s. And it's even better if you watch the 3D version, which was what I did. Man, can't remember when was the last time I put on those big ugly glasses at a cinema, but it was well worth the RM16. In fact, I would have paid RM16.50 if they asked me to!
The story itself was rather predictable and too slow at times, but the journey's what is all about. Highly recommended especially if you have kids to bring along. Final rating: 7/10