SURPRISED: NOT YOUR ORDINARY PACUTE TEEN MOVIE | SHE’S DATING THE GANGSTER MOVIE REVIEW

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- ★★★★

First of all (I have to be defensive about this but…) I’m NOT a fan of Daniel and Kathryn’s love team and I was really hesitant when my partner asked me to watch it, but what changed my mind was that this film was directed by one my favorite directors which gave me one of my favorite Filipino films of all time: One More Chance and she is Cathy Garcia-Molina. Yet, the fact still remains that it was a KathNiel movie still bugs me a bit.

But after watching She’s Dating a Gangster, I could say that it was a “WOW”.

But first let me break the bad, okay, good and the WOW elements in the film.

 

STORY, MAKE-UP, PRODUCTION AND COSTUME

Story-wise, the film started with the pa cute effect Daniel and Kathryn was destined to do. A bit shallow, confusing, corny and cheesy and to be honest, the costume they wore that’s supposed to be on the 80s were a bit off and discombobulated to the real fashion of that era. They were too pretty and too handsome. Was it maybe because of the High Definition camera used? Or was it really poor in production? In that sense, it never captured the 80s feel. But I don’t think any Pinoy films nowadays have captured a past era using costumes and make-up.

Anyhow, as the story progresses and when we got into the middle part: I realized that there’s a depth that captures my attention and gives focus to the story itself. The entire confusing introduction made all sense and you want more answers in the upcoming remaining minutes of the film. And also, I can see the effort of building a good movie on that moment.

And at the very end, it all sums up to giving you an entire emotional bittersweet love affair that will surely crush your heart into pieces.

It captures a love that is sacrificial and deep that in the end will always have a happy end no matter what. The story is just good.

There were really some fun moments in the movie but nothing beats the KathNiel fans that whenever Daniel appears to look pa cute on screen, everyone around is just going wild which gave my partner and I a noisy but hilarious cinematic experience.

 

ACTING

To be honest, I wasn’t expecting for Daniel Padilla to improve and be an effective character. I was shocked even on the first few minutes of the film; he already showed intense characterization that even my partner and I did not fathom.

And to Daniel’s mini-brilliance comes Kathryn’s mini-annoyance. Well, probably because she has to be quirky and all and it’s just so regular of her to do that and that maybe is the reason why we can’t see any improvement in her. But then, she’s still good when she shed’s tears (evil).

 

A RICHARD GOMEZ AND DAWN ZULUETA MOVIE

Yes… when you get to the ending, the part where Richard and Dawn’s characters did meet: they stole the scene from everyone including Daniel and Kathryn even when it’s just seven minutes long! The buildup of the story up to that specific ending makes you think that this film is not just some typical teen movie that you watch and puke right after but it’s the movie you should give focus to and wait for the very heartbreaking yet satisfying ending.

And it was all because of Richard and Dawn’s chemistry and pure acting. Maybe it’s because they’re veteran (they should really be good at it by now) and it was just so believable that it made me cry which I really did not expect to.

The scene where Richard and Dawn’s character meet eye to eye, and everything else was in slow motion, captured the real emotions of bitterness, confusion, loneliness and happiness… everything was just good until Dawn spoke of a one-word liner: “GANGSTER” that made everything in the movie fits like a puzzle which tugs your heart and will bring you tears to the eyes.

Another TBH, I am a CharDawn fan… die hard. UGH!

And because of this, I think it’s about time that ABS-CBN should produce a CharDawn film with great, great, great story and has to be handled well by a director like Garcia-Molina because it will surely be a huge hit not just for matured people, but also for young adults out there.

 

OVERALL

Overall, the movie is really good because it has a deeper sense of storytelling that differs from every one generation storyline films we’ve seen and Cathy Garcia-Molina definitely knows how to pull our heartstrings.

 

She’s Dating a Gangster is produced and released by Star Cinema and was directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina. Starring Danieel Padilla, Kathryn Bernardo with Richard Gomez and Dawn Zulueta.

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TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION MOVIE REVIEW

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- ★1/2 stars out of 5 stars

The glorious franchise of Michael Bay’s Transformers, now has reached to the 4th and still giving us the typical kind.

Transformers: Age of Extinction was screened last Wednesday here in the Philippines and I’ve seen it last night and what it left me was that of the same old, same feel Transformers 1, 2 and 3.

With the new cast members including Mark Wahlberg as Cade Yaeger, Nicola Peltz as his daughter, Tessa, Jack Reynor as Shane plus Kelsey Grammer and Stanley Tucci in the film.

The movie picks up five years after the disastrous Chicago battle in Transformers: Dark of the Moon, leaving all behind including the original cast.

The movie has the same style as with any other Transformers movie, and it somehow did not translate very well. Just like the other three, Age of Extinction has a very, very interesting and captivating beginning that will make you focus well on the screen but only for a short amount of time because you’ll end up getting bored with the middle part and then it has the explosive ending… literally, with all the action going from here to there which to be honest kinds of heavy in a not-so-good sense.

Michael Bay should be thankful for the exciting ending that tolerated all the heavy action and numerous unnecessary scenes. Some of the humor felt like pushed to the limits of corny-ish, but still, there was the humor that we all loved in a Michael Bay film especially Transformers.

As to be said, the action sequences were too huge and heavy that it did felt like too much and there could’ve been some scenes where they could just cut it out from the final movie.

Although the film was only two hours and thirty; it did feel like three hours or more, and unfortunately, it’s similar with the other films: long and tiring.

A quick comparison between a Michael Bay film and a James Cameron film. I don’t know if you’ve noticed that when you watch Titanic or Avatar, it doesn’t feel three hours long, on the other hand, Michael Bay’s Transformer Series felt like it’s three which is bizarre.

I can conclude that long-takes (which Cameron does) make the movie shorter, and as you can see in Transformers, in just one minute or less, it changes from one scene to the other and there are plenty of settings included which feels like the movie drags too long that it has so many things in it.

I did not appreciate the fact that it was just another Michael Bay film and it did not step up to another level of storytelling. Although CGI-wise, it’s a WOW (except for the shooting star in one scene which was really, really ugly).

But I cannot delete the fact that there are some parts that kept me in excitement and gave the chills because of some really cool sequences, but only if the film crew could step it up a notch a bit.

If I reward this with a top 4 from all the Transformers movies, I think this is next to the first film. This is not the best, it’s not the worst, it’s also not OKAY.

 

Transformers: Age of Extinction is an American film directed by Michael Bay and a fourth film of the Transformers series which stars Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Kelsey Grammer, Stanley Tucci, and Peter Cullen as the voice of Optimus Prime. 

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HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 MOVIE REVIEW

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-★★★ out of 5

“Tumultuous. Better than its predecessor.”

 

I’m not a fan of the first How to Train Your Dragon movie, although it has good points with it; it just doesn’t suit up with my taste. But there are elements in the first film that are sequel-able (I just made that up) that could create a new franchise that will be good enough for the adults in the rating of G or PG.

HTTYD 2 levels up to a whole new discovery of new places and characters that are relevant to the story. Adding up Cate Blanchett who played as Valka, who is the long lost mother of Hiccup (Jay Baruchel), which plays a vital role in the film. Kit Harrington who played as the helpless villain turned ally, Eret, who gave the entire movie another reason to laugh. And, Djimon Hounsou who played the vicious villain Drago.

I love the fact that the new characters feels appropriate and not pushed, because there are times when sequels add more characters, it tends to be like incompatible ending up for them not to shine in some ways that you can just take them away from the movie and still not hurting the plot because they’re just unnecessary. Even when characters have superpowers/machines like a rhino machine or capable of handling electricity; and if they’re not focused, writers might as well scratch them off the script; they’re USELESS.

The humor is quite right, although I wished to have more to compensate the dragging moments in the film. Humor is totally related to animated feature, most especially on rated G films because they are targeting more on the young audience and of course, these people are tend not to really focus on the story itself, but to the color, animation, action and humor. If I were a kid watching the two films: I would honestly have a bad time with it. And for a fact that most comic moments in the movie are rated PG; I mean, who laughs about girls going gaga over huge muscles? Of course it would be us, adults. But still, as an adult, I have a good laugh.

The story is deeper compared to the first film, because it’s much more dangerous now than it was. The villain, Drogo, is a dragon master capable of doing evil and there’s a sense of danger there. The theme of Good versus Evil is evident throughout and that’s good because it still reminds us to check our values.

I also love the fact that it’s a family movie. The first one was a total adventure, but this one, it focuses on how important it is to have a family, to be complete and happy. The film almost got me on my feels, man, and there’s a part there where you can just put regret on the entire screen and I just love it.

The film for me is tumultuous. Better than its predecessor.

 

How to Train Your Dragon 2 is an American animated movie starring Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, America Herrera, Jonah Hill and Djimon Hounsou. The film is directed by Dean DeBlois and was released June 11, 2014 in the Philippines.

DEAR TAYLOR SWIFT

 

 

 

 

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Dear Taylor,

 

My name is Don; I’ve been an avid fan of yours ever since I laid my ears on the very first song that became an instant hit here in the Philippines. And ever since, your songs have always been a therapy, theme songs and best of all, my best friend.

I’m writing this because I’m just so sad that I did not make it to your Red Concert in Manila. It’s very unfortunate; however, in my absence in that stadium is the presence of the memories running back through your songs I’m listening now.

The impact of the lyrics told to me became the instant advice; some became the sudden realization; and some became the voice that words can’t be described on my own.

 

Remember the time when you said ‘I can see it now’? I did, and always have been daydreaming of a future together with someone I really like even when I just met him. It takes me years ahead, flash forward to the times that it’s supposed to be, which I’m hoping to be. It’s a rollercoaster ride; ups and downs, loving and saying goodbyes, yet still lasts forever until we get old thinking he’s the best thing that’s ever been mine. Yeah, I saw it.

Those uncharted moments when everything is just so uninteresting but then I suddenly saw this guy in the crowd and no words to describe it but, ‘It was enchanting’. It’s the best of the best feelings: first enchanting meetings, in which you felt sparks and never letting go. I was just wonderstruck walking back way home thinking about that same guy over and over; blushing and laughing. Then, I remembered looking straight at that guy and telling him the exact words I held back in my mind that you also said, ‘Please don’t be in love with someone else, please don’t have somebody waiting on you.’ And at that moment, everything felt flawless.

When you correlated emotions to the colors Blue, Grey and Red… it was just the perfect metaphor for the strong and inaudible emotions I felt for the times I fell in love. You told me that.

And on the saddest experiences in my life; falling in love and getting hurt and just being sad about it… you were just there, saying the words even I can’t dare think or ponder about. When you were helping me reminisce the beautiful past of a failed relationship in exact words like ‘wind in my hair, I was there, I remember it all too well’. Maybe my relationship got lost in translation, maybe I asked for too much and surely that relationship was a masterpiece until he tore it all apart. I was a crumpled up piece of paper lying, broken hearted… just like what you descrribed.

Another sad experience was regretting something and wished for him to come back like he would if this life was a movie and true to what you said: freedom ain’t nothing but just missing that person… I would surely go back to that month all the time and make it all right.

Remember the times when you were with me on my path for revenge? When I felt like it was too unfair on my part that he left me with someone he doesn’t even know that much? It really felt like sabotage. And you helped me with my revenge by saying ‘sophistication isn’t what you wear and what you know’ and ‘no amount of vintage dresses gives you dignity’ which truly describes that person who looked clueless but totally bitching her way to him. She might have him, but I’d always have the last word. Whatever.

When I had just the worst relationship ever, and people are asking me if we’d get back, and I’m just like, ‘We’re NEVER EVER EVER EVER GETTING BACK TOGETHER’, and just dance about it instead… which will be awkward. Haha!

Then on my high school days… let’s add college days, where every guy I loved felt like someone I will never touch because I’m just invisible in his heart. The times where they liked some girls but I know deeply that they will never love this guy the way I will love him though. It’s hyperly hopeless romantic.

Those times when I was so deeply in love but you just couldn’t push it through because of hurtful things happened, and on that very separation stage; you have his number and you just wished to call him because you miss him and you want everything back, but you just can’t because you can’t risk another goodbye… yeah, I almost do.

But the fact that you just taught me to fall in love, get hurt and rise back to your feet, take risks and just be fearless became the best principle you taught me. I learned to take it slow, capture moments, remember it, dance in the rain, just fall in love, head-first, fearless.

Those funny times where we thought, daydreaming of things like ranting to a wedding and telling the guy not to marry that girl because she’s not worth it, because I am. It was just so hilarious, I couldn’t help myself. You said to me, ‘Speak now, or forever hold your peace’, and instantly I became the person who tells people what I feel the need to be told.

When falling in love will often be not to the right person, when knocking on someone’s door might be trouble, and you have no one to blame but only you. When loving someone who only thinks of himself instead of the relationship. It was just the worst!

When realizing that I have grown up, we have grown up, and looking back not on the happy thoughts but on the hurtful things we’ve been through and looking in the future for more of it: it’s just so scary, wishing we would just never grow up? But you can’t.

Whenever my partner and I fight; I always remember the things that you said that were exactly describing me whenever it happens. The words like, ‘I said ‘leave’ but all I really want is you’ and ‘when I left I wanted you to chase after me’. It’s really stupid and predictable, but that’s me and that’s what loving someone’s supposed to be, chasing, isn’t it? Then words scramble in my mind trying to get out of my mouth like the things you said in that song yet all you wanted to say is ‘I need you.’

And with that, I just told my partner “STAY, STAY, STAY”. Haha! It’s all so crazy… falling in love.

Those memories when I was with a guy who was too vain about himself and did not make me happy which all ended, and I was never really hoping to fall in love again; everything was just dark and for the past months all I thought that love has ever done was to break, burn and end… but then, eventually, you will meet that one guy that will take it all away, appreciate you, love you and laugh at your jokes… and you suddenly realize: you watched love begin again.

When you told me that falling in love worlds away is falling in love in the cruelest way was just so true, especially when my partner was gone away for days.

Love really is a ruthless game unless you play it good and right.

And then there’s when we hang out together in our twenties but we don’t know anything about life and it’s AWESOME. We were happy, free, confused and lonely in the best way. Doing crazy things with friends and just dancing our hearts away singing to the song we know and just be awkward about it. And you told me, ‘Everything will be alright if we just keep dancing like we’re 22.’ And we realized that life will just fall into place in the right time.

 

I have to admit, my heart shattered just by watching videos of you having your concert in Manila and not being able to be there, jumping around and screaming my lungs out still I know one day we’ll meet and tell you stories about everything that I just told here. And I know you’ll make songs that will surely be the next theme songs of my life and love, will inspire and most especially will be my new best friends.

Cheers! And keep it coming!

 

Your crazy fan,

Don

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A DOCUMENTARY ON HOW THE EARTH CAME TO BE WHAT IT IS TODAY

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Recently, I’ve been obsessing myself to intelligent documentaries of National Geographic Channel, Discovery Channel and some others because science is a forte of mine way back on my elementary days; and being ignorant about things creates curiosity on the what’s, why’s, and how’s not just on Earth but in the entire universe.

I’ve come to historical documentaries to science ones and they’ve all impressed me. But none of it has awed me like the one I just watched which was by History Channel entitled: History of the World in Two Hours.

It tells the scientific story of how we all came to be. From the very first atom collided to become what we know as Big Bang, to the ancient creatures that soon to be realized as our ancestors, to the homo sapiens of Africa travelling and conquering the massive lands of Eurasia for years, just by foot, to the dynasties we know about, and to the industrial age leading to what we have today.

It’s very intelligent, and for me, it’s perfect for kids ages 15 and above. I’m 24 now, and it’s absolutely perfect. Perfect for science teachers introducing the massive universe and the science behind it all. Although it says Two Hours, but they have included commercial gaps within it, so it technically runs 1 hour and 40 minutes.

It’s impressive. On how you come to realize your own existence, how vast is could this world be, and how infinite our universe is.

You should watch it!

If you know Torrent, I suggest you click here to download the documentary.

ENJOY!

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MALEFICENT MOVIE REVIEW [MINIMAL SPOILERS]

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- ★★½ out of 5

“It’s a grandeur for the family. But not for adults alone.”

 

When I first saw the behind-the-scene picture of the Maleficent movie, same time they announced that they’re in the process of making it; I was ecstatic: it was because of the fact that everyone in my generation, and the generations before me knows who Maleficent is and that she has infiltrated the general audience with fear yet with sophistication.

I personally feared Maleficent when I was a child. Watching Sleeping Beauty was a fairytale trauma, together with Alice in Wonderland due to the fact that they’ve put so much power to these characters plus an evil-ish depth to the story: it’s really amusing but scary at the same time.

Plus the fact that Maleficent is played by Angelina Jolie was a wow. Then the trailers came and we saw the first outing of the actress as Maleficent: it was just mind blowing. It already felt like she was destined to the role itself. Ecstatic became ecstasy to my senses: then I waited for a year and a half.

Now, it’s here.

Maleficent is a story ripped off from one of the world’s most popular fairytale: Sleep Beauty. It tells the tale of the ultimate villain, Maleficent, and what the real story is.

I have to admit, after watching it, from all my rapturous emotions being super excited to watch the film: it kind of was an ‘OKAY’ movie. Maybe because I was too much expecting from the ‘twist’ itself in which re-imagined fairytale stories are intended for, or maybe because of a technical status which didn’t made me happy.

 

RATED WHAT???

What I mean to say is that the film was Rated ‘G’… for those who don’t know what ‘G’ means: it’s for General Patronage. Adults can see it and kids too.

From the moment the film rating popped up before the movie; I was taken aback, figuratively and literally (even bumped my head, thankfully to the soft cushion of my seats, Thanks JMall Cinema!). I was expecting for a hold back from all the actions I’d be seeing in the film. My partner told me then, “There will be no blood.” And of course as a Disney film, there will be minimal or no blood at all.

I can’t even remember any killing in the movie, except for the fact that soldiers were thrown away or dropped by huge metal chandelier outside and inside the castle, but there was never a feeling of death in the movie. Well of course, again, it’s Rated ‘G’ and for adults movie goers, it will never be enough.

 

STORYLINE

We all know that The King is the lazy ass character who will give an incentive to guys in town who uh, could save the kingdom’s princess so that they could bang her right after; and we all know Sleeping Beauty/Aurora is just asleep for the entire movie-time; Prince Charming/Phillip as the hero who desperately rescued Aurora from being a damsel in distress and Maleficent as the fashionably evil one.

But in the re-imagined movie today; there’s this chance for the Evil one to tell her side of the story, and it’s definitely not what we thought it was going to be.

The depth of her becoming evil was for me quite lacking, because of the straight fact that they couldn’t push the limits beyond Rated ‘G’. It was a bit disappointing in that part and I could’ve wished that she was pushed so much leading on why she became evil. The trailer promised a ‘dark version’ of the re-imagined story, but I don’t see any resemblance of darkness in emotional sense to this film. The mood of the fairytale land where she resides was first blooming and colorful, but when she turned evil; everything went dark, but there’s nothing more ‘dark’ after that.

Which leads me to the next point.

 

HUMOR ME, MALI

I wasn’t expecting for the movie to be quite humorous in the midst of Maleficent’s evil presence. The danger didn’t lurk for the Kingdom and Aurora, but it was for Maleficent only. But even when there’s this threat to her mortality in the land; there were times where you can’t help but give out a giggle because of some comic characters surrounding Maleficent, like Diaval (Sam Riley) and Aurora herself (Elle Fanning).

There were more of cute, queer and heart-warming scenes between Maleficent and Aurora but was essential to the story as you watch it and will all make sense once the climax hits.

 

BEING GOOD IS PREDICTABLE, SO STAY BAD

Maleficent started as a cute, young fairy whose wings gave her the ability to soar through the magical land and to the skies above. After that tells a failed love story that lead her in becoming evil. But then, the movie gave chance of redemption to evil queen after years of being an accidental fairy-god-mother to Aurora.

Most of the movie geeks who posted predictions on how the story will go about, pointed out on how it might be disappointing to find out that Maleficent is not evil after all.

It’s a straight FACT after watching the movie. Yet still, the duality of the character; the emotional turmoil: a fight between good versus evil and the chance of redemption is the entire plot of it.

In the middle of the movie, you can really tell how it’s going to end because you can’t really lead someone astray who’s seen hundreds of movies, no matter how you give twists to it and especially on a Rated ‘G’ film rating.

 

AN ACTING PRACTICED THROUGH TIME

Angelina Jolie IS Angelina Jolie. Wow. The role was PERFECT for her and her natural vicious façade brings life to the most feared Evil Queens of all Disney.

Her acting was superb and her unprecedented punchlines were funny. She was just outstanding throughout the film. A fact that acting really is practiced through time and Jolie is a testament to that.

 

CONCLUSION

The beginning of the movie was really straightforward and strong. It will captivate both young and adult’s attention to watch and listen because we might miss something.

But I wished Maleficent stayed as a badass rather than the hero in the end of the movie, but still it was amusing especially on its visual effects that puts excitement to anyone watching on a big screen plus it’s heartwarming perfect for the young ones.

And there was no greater push towards her being evil which lacked the emotions of being feared.

As an adult, it was an OKAY movie rather than spectacular, but still, NOT hideous. It’s a grandeur for a family movie.

 

RATINGS: 2.5/5

 

Maleficent is a 2014 American movie starring Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Shartlo Copley, Sam Riley, Brenton Thwaites, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, and Leslie Manville. The film is directed by Robert Stromberg based on the story of Sleeping Beauty.

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HOORAY! FOR X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST | REVIEW

MINOR SPOILERS ONLY, DON’T WORRY, IT WONT HURT.

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-★★★★½ out of 5

 

“It’s a calibre of a superhero film magnificence.”

 

This movie is so good I don’t even know where to start! It’s definitely one hell of a ride and also the BEST X-Men movie everrrr!

I have to say that this movie went beyond the superhero films usual timeline and that’s according to the title itself ‘Days of Future Past’, and the premise has been recognized by everyone, comic book fan or not, that the story will revolve around Wolverine’s mind travelling back to the past to settle some maleficent beginnings which are the Sentinels that will rock both Mutant and human’s world in the future.

 

WATCH THE PAST BEFORE FUTURE PAST

One thing you need to do is to watch the entire X-MEN franchise, from X1, X2, X3, X-MEN ORIGINS: The Wolverine, First Class, and The Wolverine, to get to relate to Days of Future Past. I did even watched it all again weeks before.

 

HEAVY BUT GREAT STORYLINE

I have to say that the storyline is a heavy one; the jump from the future back to past and back to another longer past is tricky and that is definitely needed to be executed very well, or else it will end up confusing or dragging. Especially on timelines; the writers have to be careful on what era to drop some of the events that happened, but what-the-hell; you wouldn’t even notice not until you read stuffs online.

But hail to the screenwriters, Simon Kinberg, Matthew Vaughn and Jane Goldman (which to be honest, I have no idea who they are, but BRAVO!) who gave justice to the entire X-Men Universe. They are given this huge responsibility to revive the Universe because of the critically failed last film of the original trilogy, which was X-Men: The Last Stand, and if you might not remember, it’s the film where Professor X, Jean Grey, and Cyclops died and Rogue plus Magneto lost their powers to some kid who has the ability to ‘cure’ mutants that enrages fans up to this date.

The film is also surprisingly humorous, which was never present in the previous trailers and it was a great shortcoming. Evan Peters’ portrayal of the fast and hilarious Quicksilver was panned by fans before the release because of the costume and hair and stuff but then; you just can’t judge a book by its cover, eh? He has one of the best sequences in the film that will take you on the edge of your seats laughing. It’s very effective and endearing. I was hoping for him to have plenty of time but I guess we’ll see more from him in X-MEN: Apocalypse.

The director, Bryan Singer, calls Days of Future Past, not a prequel neither a sequel but an inbetween-quel. He just made that up, but it all made sense. It is a story in the future as a sequel to X3: The Last Stand and The Wolverine that jumps as a sequel to X-MEN: First Class which made it a prequel of sorts… does that make sense? Anyhow…

 

THE EMINENT DANGER

The positive thing about DOFP is that there’s this eminent danger which is the pure element to make a superhero movie work (not to mention Captain America: The Winter Soldier). The fact that there’s an indestructible and very powerful enemy is the formula to make-it-work. It’s when you are unsure of your favorite character whether he or she’ll make it or not is the best part of the DOFP and The Winter Soldier. There’s the similarity in eminent danger in both films, but different in plot.

If we put down The (not-so) Amazing Spiderman 2 here, it’ll be overshadowed. I can’t almost remember anything good about the film. Besides the poor storyline; there was no eminent danger there; and that’s one very important thing that was really missing.

Now I’ve proved that to make some superhero movie work; there has to be an element of uncertainty to the mortality of the characters.

 

IT’S NOT ABOUT WOLVIE

The story wasn’t even Wolverine-centric but also no one overshadowed the performance. Overall, the character projection on screen was very wise and efficient; no one outshined one of the other. Instead, the characters were complementing each other for the benefit of the entire film.

 

ACTOR PERFORMANCE

My partner would not agree to me to this, but I forgot about Jennifer Lawrence here. Her presence was here, but because of the intense and captivating story; she was gone… she was Mystique. Actually, all the roles played by actors were well portrayed and I love how committed they are to make each character work.

And I also have a feeling that Peter Dinklage will be the actor of the year this year based on his appearances in Game of Thrones and DOFP. (*wink *wink)

Everyone was amazing! Everyone got it all worked out! Bravo!

 

DELETE X1, X2, X3 and X-MEN ORIGINS: THE WOLVERINE
Not necessarily, but technically the entire story above X-MEN: FIRST CLASS is now to be forgotten and now will be replaced by the Days of Future Past’s sequel: X-MEN: Apocalypse. Why? Because DOFP is said to be the apology for the X-MEN: The Last Stand which was a flop; but didn’t give us a heads up that it will hurt the other two original X-MEN movies, yet still the film has beautifully weaved the entire X-MEN Universe. But if you’re still up wanting to watch the films chronologically; here’s how it will look like:

 

X-MEN: First Class

X-MEN ORIGINS: The Wolverine

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X2: United

X-MEN: The Last Stand

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X-MEN: Days of Future Past

X-MEN: Apocalypse (to be shown in 2016)

 

OVERALL

Overall the movie was totally entertaining, mind boggling and enthralling. It’s a calibre of a superhero film magnificence. A definite 4 ½ out of 5 stars!

 

X-MEN: Days of Future Past is a 2014 American superhero movie starring Hugh Jackman (Wolverine), James McAvoy (Young Xavier), Michael Fassbender (Young Magneto), Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), Halle Berry (Storm), Anna Paquin (Rogue), Ellen Page (Kitty Pride), Nicholas Hoult (Young Beast), Peter Dinklage (Trask) and Ian McKellen (Older Magneto) and Patrick Stewart (Older Xaivier). The film is directed by Brian Singer  (X-MEN and X2: United) and distributed by20th Century Fox.

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IT’S “SUPERMAN V BATMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE”

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The long awaited title for the 2016 blockbuster movie, and a sequel to the Man of Steel way back 2013 is going to be SUPERMAN V BATMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE. As previously titled Batman VS Superman; the title was revealed through Variety plus the movie’s empty website (click here), which will soon be occupied and loaded with the film’s information.

The movie logo also has been changed from a shining Batman and Superman emblems to a more ragged and damaged one, as you can see above, but truth be told: the photoshop is as bad as Miley Cyrus’ tongue.

Also, Variety reported the the ‘versus’ is not spelled as ‘VS’, instead it’s just the letter ‘V’ which is evident in the web page they have provided and the link above.

Warner Bros. told in a press release:

CAMERAS ROLL ON DIRECTOR ZACK SNYDER’S “BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE” FROM WARNER BROS. PICTURES
Principal photography is underway in Metro Detroit, Michigan

BURBANK, CA, May 21, 2014 – Filming is underway on Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” the highly anticipated action adventure from director Zack Snyder, starring Henry Cavill in the role of Clark Kent/Superman, and Ben Affleck as BruceWayne/Batman.

“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” also stars Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, with Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane returning from “Man of Steel,” Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, and Holly Hunter in a role newly created for the film.

“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” is written by Chris Terrio, from a screenplay by David S. Goyer. Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder are producing, with Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Wesley Coller, David S. Goyer and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers.

Principal photography will take place on location at Michigan Motion Picture Studios and on location in and around Detroit, Michigan; Illinois; Africa; and the South Pacific.

Set to open worldwide on May 6, 2016, “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” is based on Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster, Batman characters created by Bob Kane, and Wonder Woman created by William Moulton Marston, appearing in comic books published by DC Entertainment.

 

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CHANNING TATUM IS GAMBIT!

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It’s official, Channing Tatum will play the thief turned X-Men in an upcoming movie that is yet to be revealed. X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner confirmed this during an interview saying that Tatum is perfect for the role and will take over the rogue, action-packed, card manipulator Remy LeBeau or Gambit.

There are talks that Gambit will potentially play a role in X-Men: Apocalypse which is the follow up for the X-Men: Days of Future Past movie this month; but also, Donner has some hint of a potential Gambit solo movie.

Fans know that Gambit is a mutant with a power of channeling his kinetic energy to his chosen weapons: deck of cards and his staff.

Which is more exciting? For me, both are. Tatum will be a perfect Gambit and I’m excited.

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FIRST LOOK AT BEN AFFLECK AS BATMAN!

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This picture came from the Zack Snyder’s Official Twitter account just today. And the costume seems so fitting for Ben Affleck who will star as Batman in the upcoming Batman V.S. Superman movie due 2015.  It was a followup from Snyder’s tweet about Batmobile that looks the same in The Dark Knight trilogy.

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Also as a DC Superhero fan, I’m rooting for this!

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