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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Review: SHREK FOREVER AFTER


Let's get this out of the way. No disrespect to Dreamwork's but honestly I thought this movie was going to be terrible. The Shrek franchise has been getting tired these past few years; repetitive jokes and pop culture references only go so far and the 3rd film was the greatest example of this.

So naturally, when Shrek (4) Forever After came out, I didn't run to the theater. But sitting in my living room yesterday with an academy screener in one hand and a television remote in the other, I decided to give Shrek Forever After a try. You know what? I quite enjoyed it.
Shrek Forever After (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo)

Monday, December 13, 2010

Review: THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA, VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER



The Narnia films have served as child-friendly option to Lord of the Rings; that is what they are and they are honest about it. The first two books (or second and fourth depending the order you prefer) had a very straight forward formula: there is trouble in a magical kingdom, human kids are magically transported there, they face great odds followed by an epic battle, and Aslan appears at the very last minute to save the day; Voyage of the Dawn Treader, however, is quite different. The third (or fifth) book is more of a travelogue across a sea of wonders than the battle for the kingdom, like its predecessors were. And I can understand why adapting this installment would be a greater challenge than the first two. Sadly, the filmmakers did not live up to the challenge. By collapsing the story to serve formula, and not taking the time to appreciate the world of Narnia like its predecessors Voyage of the Dawn Treader turns out to be a very unimaginative film. This is very disappointing because the book is possibly the most imaginative and surreal of the whole series.
The Voyage of the "Dawn Treader"(The Chronicls of Narnia, Book 5)

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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Review: BLACK SWAN



Darren Aronofsky said he was fascinated to make a re-imagening of Swan Lake because he thought the story of a girl who transforms into a swan to be similar to that of a werewolf. Frankly, I have never seen Swan Lake because I dismissed it… well, as a boring ballet about a swan. And I am still skeptical that a ballet performance would be able to capture the nightmarish thrill of this adaptation. If it does, then I can’t wait to see it. 
Black Swan

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