Category: Movie Reviews

REVIEW: Guardians of the Galaxy 2

By Shazwan Zulkiffli If there’s one thing we truly know about the only distant crew of misfits in the MCU so far, is that they know how throw a party in space. Peter Quill and his crew of uptight but hilarious anti-heroes once again wreak havoc around the galaxy with another sick playlist comprising of artists from the 80s (yes, Peter’s choice of music is limited because he was kidnapped by the Ravagers from Earth at an early age). In a way, the heroes have grown in subtle and not-so-subtle ways as characters, like how Peter grew slightly bulkier...

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MOVIE REVIEW: Beauty and the Beast

By Jeremy Say Malaysia has made itself known many times to the international audience and generally, our image has not been very favorable lately. Beauty and the Beast just so happens to be yet another smudge on Malaysia’s image, all due to some ridiculous censorship issue with an alleged 3 second scene thought by some to be an “exclusively gay moment”. Thankfully we still go the unedited version somehow, but the cinemas were packed with people wanting to see this movie. Now whether it was due to the news or people truly like live action musical remakes of classic...

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Review: Ghost In The Shell

By Scott Ng Ghost In The Shell is a seminal piece of anime, possessing one of the most thought-provoking exercises in the question of self to ever be committed to film. Generations of anime fans have discovered and rediscovered this landmark anime, finding new mysteries to appreciate with every viewing. Ghost In The Shell the live-action movie, however, proves itself to be little more than a slavish homage to the anime, yet stripped of soul and cultural nuance by bad writing decisions and a major (pun intended) plot twist that occurs to the end of the movie. Spoilers ahead,...

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REVIEW: Power Rangers

By Shazwan Zulkiffli The moment Saban released pictures of the Mighty Morphin reboot, I couldn’t help but to just cringe. From that point on, I knew deep in my gut that this movie would disappoint me and many other Power Rangers fans who grew up following those adventures in Angel Grove. However, much to my surprise, the movie did appeal to many neutral or new fans of the series as Saban brought a ‘supposedly fresh’ 21st century perspective to a campy 20th century franchise. The new Power Rangers movie is an attempt to reboot another successful franchise and make...

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MOVIE REVIEW: LOGAN

By Shazwan Zulkiffli The fanboy hype was real when Fox announced that they would be producing a new Wolverine stand-alone movie, loosely based on Marvel’s now-iconic limited series, Old Man Logan – albeit without key characters like Hawkeye and the Hulk Family. Things got even more serious when Hugh Jackman announced that it was to be his last time as the berserker after 17 years of playing everyone’s favorite grumpy Canuck (No Jeremy, you’re not the favorite). While some were positive that Fox would finally do Hugh Jackman and the character justice, most were sceptical of Fox’s direction and...

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