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Review of movies

Movie: War Horse

I heard that this movie is very emotional and touching, so I decided to watch it. I didn’t really expect much, I mean, its a 2 hour movie about a horse.

However, this movie was very touching, and even brought me to tears at some scenes. The horse really seems like he understands the humans and is intelligent and has a strong will. He is a very special horse.

The story, although good, is rather unbelievable, as it portrays people with kind hearts and selfless intentions. In the middle of a war, the horse was caught between no-man’s-land, and two men, one from each side of the battle, came out of the safety of the trenches to free him. That would definitely not happen in real life. Towards the end, the horse was sold to a man who paid a large sum of money, but after witnessing how affectionate the horse is to the main character, he selflessly allows the horse to reunite with the main character. No one in their right mind would do that, unless he was repaid in some other way.

Overall, I would give this movie a rating of 8/10.

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Movie: Red Riding Hood

Last movie for a while. I start work next week! 😀

Anyway, this movie is a recreation of the childhood story of Little Red Riding Hood. The story is tweaked a little, to incorporate a werewolf and a superstitious village. It turns into a little bit of a witch hunt, and a mystery about who the werewolf really is. It is also a little bit of a love story.

“From the director of Twilight” .. I can see the similarities.

Overall rating: 6.5/10.

Movie: Real Steel

I have a lot of free time so I watch a movie a day.

Real Steel is about robot boxing, and the story of how a old generation robot found at a dumpster rises and fights its way up to the top champions. The story is kind of predictable, but still entertaining to watch. The robot they find is special because it has a ‘shadow’ function, where it copies the person’s action. There is a little element of exploring whether the robot has a mind, because they “teach” the robot moves, instead of just programming it. And theres a scene where the shadowing robot looks at itself in the mirror.

Overall, good movie, I give it a 7.5/10.

Movie: In Time

When I saw this trailer, I wanted to watch this movie at a cinema. Lets just say I’m glad I didn’t.

The concept of the movie is pretty cool, about people using time instead of money, and when you run out of time, you die. You can still die of other causes, like being shot, but no one dies of old age. The rich has centuries of time, and the poor live by hours. You can “steal” time from others, by grabbing their arm and transferring it.

The story line, however, was not good. It didn’t really make sense and doesn’t really explain anything. Where does the time come from? Who makes it? Where does it go? How does distributing a million years of time fix anything? People are born with the time system, there is no way to remove it, so how does having more time undo the system? You will just have longer to live, but still, it doesn’t fix anything.

I give this movie a 6/10.

Game of Thrones

I’ve been reading this series & watching the TV show, and I really love the complexity of the story and how it is so unpredictable. The TV series follows the books quite closely, except for a few minor tweaks to make the story more interesting I suppose. This post will be about my favourite characters. (I am caught up on the TV series, and reading the 3rd book)

1. Daenerys Targaryen

From the start, Daenerys was my favourite character, and I would skip through the other characters and read her story first. Because she is separated from the rest of the main characters, the story still makes sense even when I read ahead. Her story started out tragic, but she is slowly rebuilding her life and trying to regain what she thinks is rightfully hers.

2. Arya Stark

I like her because she is a wild, but good, child (like myself :D) who disobeys and disregards the expectations of her growing up to be a highborn lady, and it keeps her alive. I like how she is born in a noble and wealthy family, but is still able to do things for herself.

3. Jon Snow

Extremely good looking in the TV series and a very mysterious and cool person, Jon Snow’s story is interesting because it also happens away from the fight in the kingdom. He is a brother of the night watch, which basically is keeping the magical monsters and wild people from the north of a gigantic wall away from the rest of the kingdom.

4. Sansa Stark

I didn’t like Sansa at first, because she seemed like a dull child who obeys everyone and had no real personality. She is Arya’s sister, but they are so different. However, in the 2nd book, her story starts being more interesting, and I quite like her too. She isn’t simple minded at all, but a more lady like and less defiant. Although I don’t expect her to accomplish any great things, I’d still like to find out what happens to her and if she survives the evil queen.

The Avengers

Finally watched the Avengers movie! I watched it over a week after it came out in Canada, and there was still a long line and I had to arrive there 45 minutes early to get a decent seat.

I loved the movie. It was worth every penny.

The hulk was so funny.

Loki: I am a God!

Hulk: *smash* *smash* *smash* .. puny god.

Loki: O_O

Anyways, it was a great movie and I hope there will be sequels. If you haven’t watched then you should, don’t wait for pirated downloads because it won’t compare to the cinema quality! This was one of the best movies I’ve seen in a while 🙂

Book: Game of Thrones

I got this book for my birthday! I’m super excited to read it! The font is super small and its a super thick book, but I’ve seen a few episodes of the TV series and I think I’ll be interested in the story.

Cute ribbon attempt too 🙂

Short posts, busy school.