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“Kick-Ass” an Epic Win: Battle for the Best Superhero Film Over

Kick-Ass’ hero is still a loser even after the suit. But his movie doesn’t lack Pure Awesomeness.

Kick-Ass may have clearly shown once again what’s the big difference between regular audiences and film critics. The former just wants to be entertained, have fun and bring home a bucketful of cool memories from the cinema. The latter dissects that spontaneous experience, rolls it over with a two-ton truck, scoops out the shitty remains, and rates it with stars.

Forget Roger Ebert and what you may have heard about Kick-Ass’ “morally reprehensible” nature. The thing is, you’re missing the cinematic experience of your life if you let someone’s ethics and poor stomach for special-effects gore (which there isn’t that much anyway) stop you from watching Kick-Ass.

Read this review, then go out there and witness what I deem to be the best superhero film EVER. Continue reading

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The Time Traveler’s Girlfriend

A couple of minutes after watching “The Time Traveler’s Wife” at the cinema, Chemae and I were walking outside the mall. She was saying she kinda liked the film but it really annoyed her as much as it annoyed Clare that Henry was always disappearing.

It was already dark, my arm was over her shoulder and a couple of people are also walking home from the mall. Continue reading

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Transformers 2: To Hell With Intellectual Content. We. Want. Explosions!

Surely, all those missiles, robot parts, and babes deserve at least 3 out of 5 stars?

Had I not read reviews of Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen before I watched the film, I would have been shocked to see that it’s now only hitting 22% on the Tomato Meter. Most critics have panned the film, saying that it’s too loud, too long, and underplotted.

Well, here’s the gist of my take on Transformers 2. (1) Transformers 1 was clearly better, but (2) If you want a thrilling break from your bleak and dry life, this movie is definitely worth watching. That is why I’m giving it 3 out of 5 stars.

The Plot You May Have a Hard Time Understanding While Watching the Film

Of course this movie has a plot. Critics are being exaggerated when they tell you it has no plot at all. One critic also said that its plot was unintelligible. Now, that is closer to the truth. Continue reading

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WATCH OUT! “Watchmen” is NOT for Everyone

Despite its complex, unfamiliar narrative, I give Watchmen FIVE out of FIVE stars

I finished reading “Watchmen” last year, 2008. I became obsessed with comic books that year because “The Dark Knight” just blew me away. I wanted to know what else DC Comics has to offer and I after some research, I found out that the graphic novel “Watchmen” is a must-read.

“Watchmen” is a graphic novel, although the creators didn’t intend for it to be called that way. A graphic novel is a type of comic book that is usually very lengthy and has a complex, multi-layered storyline. Watchmen is composed of twelve comic books originally issued separately, and then combined later to form a graphic novel format.

The graphic novel was published between 1986 and 1987. As such, its concerns were about the Cold War, Vietnam, right-wing politics, and the degeneration of the simple ways of life through the advent of fast technology and pressing social issues. The comic book only amplified these issues through its revolutionary treatment of the concept of “superheroes.” Continue reading

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