Wednesday, January 29, 2014
RoboCop remake was a joy too watch!
I was skeptical at first as I thought this would be another underwhelming 80s movie remake like recent Total Recall. But all I got was that awesome feeling when I watched the first Iron Man, one of the finest Marvel movies.
When I said Iron Man, RoboCop resembles a lot like that movie. It is an origin telling of how Alex Murphy became RoboCop. Joel Kinnaman works as the titular hero. No bad or overacting. A perfect cook.
Other cast in Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton & Samuel L. Jackson also brought some fun and 'heart' into the movie. The trio were marvelous, especially Michael Keaton, whom I rarely watched on big screen since Batman Returns.
The storyline developed great. I expected a dull plot with a lot of action scenes, but RoboCop found a balance between both elements. The thought-provoking issue of robot reliance (one for the future) being debated brilliantly, without having to worry it might annoy young audience.
The CGIs were alright, I guess. Didn't look like $200 million budgeted crap which disappoints in the end. In RoboCop, I've seen some of the best action scenes involving robots, which were digestible. haha
My only problem with the movie is its consistent pace. It has a nice origin build-up and momentum from the beginning, but was a bit disrupted by the sudden change of pace once Robocop went mental in the last 20 minutes. Some important scenes seemed rushed too.
But that's just a minor problem for me. I still enjoyed RoboCop. Although it is not a perfect blockbuster movie, I'm glad it didn't turn out to be stupid like some other remakes. The mecha-suit is cool, the cast are great, the plot exists and the action scenes are fun to watch.
I rated it 4 out of 5 stars.
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Sunday, January 26, 2014
It's my second year at Singapore for Laneway Fest. Got to catch some of my beloved new bands like Chvrches and Haim. And they didn't disappoint! And I got to see other new bands too and left impressed with Savages (one of the best sets at the festival), Unknown Mortal Orchestra, The Jezabels, Daughter and many more.
Satisfied that Chvrches played all of their songs from their debut album except for You Caught The Light (a bit disappointed because that's one of their best songs in it).
Like last year (Kings of Convenience & Gotye), this time I missed the opening and last acts (Vance Joy & James Blake). Yeah... I know, sighing cue...
Til 2015's edition=)
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Sunday, January 19, 2014
Saturday, January 4, 2014
Sky Ferreira - Everything is Embarrassing
Coldplay - Atlas
Twenty One Pilots - Guns For Hands
Justin Timberlake - Mirrors
CHVRCHES - The Mother We Share
Bring Me The Horizon - Shadow Moses
Summer Camp - Fresh
Yuck - Rebirth
Arctic Monkeys - Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High
Rachel Zeffira - Break the Spell