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Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Reel Reviews: The Wolverine (2013)

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Reel Reviews


I re reviewed this film after watching the ten minute longer and r-rated extended cut. The cut is much more worth it especially for its extras including a special alternate ending that introduces the Wolverine costume to the film franchise

Movie: The Wolverine

Release Date:

Director: James Mangold

Cast: Hugh Jackman as Logan/Wolverine, Hiroyuki Sanada as Shingen Yashida, Tao Okamoto as Mariko Yashida, Rila Fukushima as Yukio, Will Yun Lee as Kenuichio Harada, Haruhiko Yamanouchi as Ichiro Yashida, Brian Tee as Noburo Mori, Svetlana Kodchenkova as  Dr. Green/Viper, Famke Janssen as Jean Grey/White Phoenix with Patrick Stewart as Professor Xavier and Ian McKellen as Magneto

Genre: Comicbook

Score: 8.1/10 re-reviewed score

Pros:-A splendid first two acts which while utilize similar CBM tones really have a different style and deeper elements to it
        -Explores a very interesting angle regarding Logan's character not seen in his prior films
        -Character development for the female supporting characters is unique and they aren't stereotypical or characters closely similar to each other
        -There are some memorable dialogues that explore inner characteristic demons for Logan and ones that are bad-ass coming from him
        -Direction and cinematography is stunning, it helps shine on the brilliant Japanese culture and aesthetic
        -The VFX is much better than any other X-Film
        -It really understands the base elements of its source and character, especially Wolverine as a Ronin

Cons:-The third act mostly the climatic battle is a bit generic superhero fare 
         -The villains are a bit underdeveloped and the film uses recent shock value style for a less impact-full main villain 
         -The Silver Samurai VFX is shoddy
         -Run-time for the film is a bit overlong

Best Scene: The bullet train fight is swiftly edited and savage

Best Performance: Hugh Jackman as Logan/Wolverine and Svetlana Kodchenkova as Dr. Green/Viper

Best Dialogue: "What kind of monster are you?!"-Shingen Yashida
                         "I'm The Wolverine"-Wolverine 

Coolest Comic Book Reference: Once Wolverine tells Jean he has more to live for, Jean walks away all alone into a white light and then you realize she has been in the White Hot Room.

Mild Spoilers Below!

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

SDCC: Tin-tin's Top Ten Movie Announcements

San-Diego Comic Con


Tin-tin's Top Ten Movie Announcements

It was a big moment for every comic book geek this weekend with the annual San-Diego Comic Con taking center stage. The convention may have dilute it's Comic book roots, but theirs no denying fans have been enamored by the unveiling of the latest Geek movies on the horizon. 

There's a certain mouth watering aspect brought about by announcements on certain movies and footage shown for others. I wish to go to SDCC one day but till then I can be satisfied with the current news on everything movie and everything geek.

This Comic Con may just live up to be huge with some awesome announcements regarding some upcoming projects.

See what was in the top ten...

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Pacific Rim: Pure Spectacle!!!...and a FUCK You to Adam Sandler

Pacific Rim

No Review...

Just Fun and One Big FUCK YOU!!!


Seriously this looks so awesome, and it is!

 This past Friday saw the release of one of the most hotly anticipated blockbuster movies of the Summer that *Gasp!* actually had an original story not tied down by any source material. This Friday also saw the release of another LAZY comedy by Adam Sandler and his Happy Madison production house.

And guess what?!

Fucking Grow Up already!!!

Adam Sandler's latest comedy Grown Ups 2 (did we need a sequel to the horrendous 1st film) beat out the very slick and stylish Pacific Rim by a whopping 4 Million Dollars. Now that might not be much when in terms of how much movies usually end up earning, but Pacific Rim hit third spot on the box office with only 38 Million and could well go on to fail at the box office considering its 200+ Million budget.

Okay so globally however Pacific Rim made a 53 Million collection, but even then it's a steep climb for this thoroughly entertaining film. Which brings me to this decision...