Sunday, November 15, 2009
I thought this movie would generate a fair showing,I was wrong,the turnout for this movie is so huge in my country. Every theater is packed and the queue is so long,many people can't even get a bad seat. Even though per theater there are more than 3 studios airing this movie.
As everybody knows,this film talks about the end of the world because of the solar flare and the massive natural disaster because of that,which Mayans have predicted since long ago. The early part of the film is pretty drowsy for me,too much explanation and talking between characters. It's important for the plot of the movie but tiresome to follow. Woody Harrelson plays a crazy radio host who prophesies the end of the world brilliantly,he seems like a mad man indeed. I love the destruction in Pasadena city,every houses crumble,every tall building goes down,the road cracks,etc. The special effect galore in this movie are unbelievable,no wonder this movie costs US$200 million dollar to make. I'd say it's worth it,it's not over the top I think.
My disappointment is that I didn't see Eiffel Tower,Pisa Tower and many world famous building icon being destroyed. Only a handful of them are shown in the movie. The display of tsunami,volcano,earthquake,etc is mind boggling. No wonder,so many Indonesian watch this movie for the 2nd times and so on. It might be the biggest movie this year in here. That Russian billionaire is very funny too,especially when John Cusack can't start the car engine and that billionaire takes control and uses his voice recognization LMAO.
The message that I got from this movie is that we as a human should unite together and forget about our differences like races,religion,cultures,gender,sexual orientation,nationality and start to realize that in this planet,we are all one. We're together in this and we should love one another and stop this madness that has been going on since ancient times. I hope this movie although with its special effect bonanza,will make some people realize about their true identity.
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Thursday, November 12, 2009
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
This afternoon I decided to watch this movie before it's gone. I enjoyed it so much,watching Michael directed the dancers,the musicians,the sound effect and lighting guys,etc. And his kindness to the crew,I love the way he said that everyone has to do it with love. Now let's review each song rehearsal in this movie and my takes on it: First is "Wanna Be Startin Something". I loved that one. I could feel the rush while I was watching that rehearsal. "Jam" and "Bad" are very good too in the rehearsal department. I love the effect of thousand people in "They Don't Care About Us". Still fawning over "Human Nature",maybe because Matt Giraud sang it on American Idol that I love that song so much. "Smooth Criminal" is classic,loved the classic element of the movie in it and the execution of the story until the end. "The Way You Make Me Feel" is pretty good,and the chemistry between Michael and the girl is perfect but I was slightly bored with that part. Jackson 5's songs are awesome. "I Just Can't Stop Loving You" duet with his back up singers is a perfection. When that singer failed to notice the cue,that's crackin some people up in the theater. "Thriller" is the best set in that rehearsal. I LOVE the graveyard set and the zombie. Their dancing is way more than spectacular. "Beat It" is meh. "Black Or White" is good. "Earth Song" is the 2nd best set me think in this movie,I love the clip of the nature and the girl who enjoys walking in the forest and so on. "Billie Jean" is rad. His dancing is still out of this world. "Man In The Mirror" is damn perfect!!