Category: Movie Reviews

Movie Review – Thor: Ragnarok (No Spoilers)

Thor: Ragnarok is a delightful brainless film by a relatively budding New Zealand director named Taika Waititi. With its bright colours and tongue in cheek humour, I can’t help but feel this is a discounted Guardians of the Galaxy. Though in truth, this movie is almost wholly Waititi’s creation and style of humour. Filled with great wit and characters burning each other with great retorts, this feels like a more sophisticated version of Guardians of the Galaxy’s humor. This actually feels like a movie that Millennials would enjoy. As a highly stylized film that sets itself apart from the...

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Review: The LEGO Ninjago Movie

REVIEW: THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE The LEGO Ninjago Movie is one of those movies that you can’t help but wonder what will they come up with next. A comedy filled with laughs for the whole family, the timing luckily couldn’t be better after the awkward drought of good movies recently. With the LEGO Ninjago toys not having the biggest fandom in Malaysia prior to this movie, it still serves as a great marketing tool for the crazy journey that our main protagonist, Lloyd, undergoes. Sadly the only flaw that let’s The LEGO Ninjago Movie down, is that formulaic plot...

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MOVIE REVIEW: Kingsman: The Golden Circle

I’m only appealing to my inner fanboy here. Kingsman: The Golden Circle only manages to miss the benchmark set by the first movie by 6 inches, lacking in several segments when it comes to fighting script and overall movie storytelling. The whole plot is a deserved continuation of the first one. Eggsy faces an old foe, reintroduces the cast from the previous movie, with fans following up easily as if they had seen the original. Fight scenes were well scripted, the opening chase scenes energetic and levelled as Eggsy was fighting off his opponent. However, the action wasn’t consistent...

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Movie Review: It (2017)

MOVIE REVIEW: It (2017) Movie remakes tend to be a mixed bag. On one end of the spectrum, you have something that exceeds expectations like the rebooted Star Trek series (2009-present) – and then you have the disaster of a monster-lizard fest that was 1998’s Godzilla. This year’s It was something that straddled the fine line between a good reboot & a bad one – so instead of separate lists of good & bad things about the movie, here’s a combined list that shows both sides of every point: Or you could just skip to the end for the...

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Review: The Dark Tower + Possibility of a TV Series!

The only redeeming feature of The Dark Tower – casting Idris Elba. Rating: 5/10 As someone who has read Stephen King’s The Gunslinger, I felt that The Dark Tower was nothing more than a generic fantasy with no soul. Whatever Nikolaj Arcel and the three other screenplay writers did, it was clearly a disaster. With early test screens being too confusing to the test audiences, multiple reshoots and post-production issues – this much hyped movie has been plagued with trouble. So, it was with no massive surprise that a) this movie was not released early to the critics and...

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