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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Lucy [Review]

Lucy might be just a girl next door, but in the movie Lucy - Lucy was dating a guy with bad influence and give her a simple job to do - deliver a mysterious briefcase to Mr. Jang. But all hell break loose when Mr. Jang's guys capture Lucy and shot her boyfriend who was waiting right outside the hotel room.

It turned out that the briefcase contain a new and powerful synthetic drug. Lucy is then turned into a drug mule for the new and powerful drug with few other guys to few different areas around the globe. When the bag she is carrying inside of her stomach leaks, Lucy's body undergoes unimaginable changes that unlocks her mind's full potential and with this new found power, Lucy turns into a merciless warrior intent on getting back at her captors.

With the cerebral stimulated growth, she is expecting herself to be dead soon and seek the advice from the renown professor, Professor Norman on her situation. At the same time, she is busy rounding up the drug mule with the help of one French police, captain Pierre Del Rio.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles [Review]

I'm not sure about you guys but I find the movie funny and entertaining. It wasn't the best that I expect but it's good. 

I'm sure there are a lot of critics out there but this is by far the best Ninja Turtle's movie. 

Watch the Turtles in action

This new Michael Bay's produced movie is one of those movies that you can watch 10 years from now and still be entertained....flashy, funny, energetic and "explosions" though it's not as much as what expect from's what is expected from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles...silly, action, funny.

But before we got into the movie, here are one thing that you will find how the movie has deviate from the comic. If you're a comic fan, you probably would not like the changes to it...but if you're cool with it, most likely you will be okay with the movie.

MOVIE: According to the movie, the turtles and Splinter were "lab rats" in Sach's experiment with the ooze. The turtles were also April's pet. They were named them Donatello, Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Raphael, after the Renaissance artist and also painted with a dash of purple, blue, orange, or red on their shell to distinguish them from each other.

When April's father died, she rescued the four turtles and Splinter from the lab and placed them in the sewer. That's when Splinter, Donatello, Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Raphael started to mutate and grow in size. After their mutation, Splinter treated them like his own sons, just like how he saw Dr O Neil treated his daughter April.

Splinter taught them how to do martial arts when they became reckless, something that he learned himself from an old guide book. However, Donatello, Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Raphael were too curious about the outside world that they ended up going behind their master's back.

The four "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" ventured outside their hiding place from the sewer to secretly battle the members of the "Foot Clan." That's when they were discovered by April O'Neil.

For the benefits of the non comic fans, here's how it actually turn out in the comic book.

COMIC: The turtles mutation happened by accident. According to Comicvine Yoshi's pet rat discovered the ooze and the four little turtles while scavenging for food in the sewer.

The Utroms were transporting the mutagen on a truck when the vehicle got into an accident. The canister broke and its contents toppled a container containing four little turtles carried by a young boy. The turtles and the canister fell into the sewer.

The rat eventually rescued the ooze-drenched turtles, getting the mutagen onto himself as well. The next day he woke up to discover they all have grown in size. The turtles started to develop in intellect and learned how to speak. The rat is called "Splinter"

Well, if you don't mind the changes then the movie is one you should go for...because it's fun, action packed and easy to go with. The movie also focus on the human companionship of the turtle, April O'Neil, and who better do it than the sexy and adorable Megan Fox. Will Arnett also acted his role perfectly as the snarky-and-lovelorn co-worker of O'Neil. But then the star of the movies definitely are the turtles themselves. 

Megan Fox in action

Megan Fox

Probably some find the new, more human featured like turtle to be unacceptable but the movie was realistic, putting in distinctive features for each of the turtles. The quartet was only differentiated by the different bandana color in the past but not any more...the new turtles have distinctive bodies and fashion choices that match their personality (Raphael the most muscular, Donatello the nerdiest) without being too exaggerated. 

Compare the old and new Ninja Turtles

If you're looking for some complicated action movie, ninja turtles are not the one for you, whether the new or the old ones....Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have always been a funny, easy to go with movie with a bit of action here and's for a round of laughter a tiring day and this movie did just that.

I think one of the scene that best describe the movie is when the 4 turtles are in the elevator. Michelangelo started making a beat with his nunchucks. And you might be expect the three brothers to be annoyed, but slowly but surely everyone joins in — happily so.

That's basically the entire movie in a half shell. Don't think, just enjoy.