Man Of Steel (2013)

ManofSteelFinalPosterI’ve really grown out of Superman movies these past years. I was actually more eager to watch The Dark Knight Rises, as compared to this movie, and I’m not a fan of Batman either. BUT, I’m glad to say that comparatively, Man Of Steel is a much better movie than The Dark Knight Rises. At least I enjoyed the show even though the first half of the movie was really too much talking and not enough action. πŸ˜‰ But at the very least, I didn’t feel that it was draggy. The storyline however…….. I felt like I watched a modified version of Smallville crammed into 2.5 hours. πŸ˜‰ There was also a number of questionable things in the show. Seriously, I mean, there were so many, “How the hell….?!?!?!” and “What the hell… ?!?!!?” popping into my head throughout the movie, I don’t even know where to start ranting. Lol!

***mini spoilers ahead***

Anyways, did Henry Cavill managed to carry the weight of the title ‘Man of Steel’ on his strong broad shoulders and live up to all the previous actors who played this legendary superhero?movies-man-of-steel-henry-cavill-supermanI don’t think he did an amazing job, but he did do a pretty good job being Superman. I said that cause Superman is likable. Whether you’re a fan or not, somehow, you’ll find Superman likable as a person. And as far as Henry Cavill goes, I really didn’t like him at the start of the show, but he changed my mind 180 degrees by the time the show ends. I’ve still got some reservations towards him as Superman/Clark Kent, though it’s not so much as directed towards him but the scriptwriters and director. It’s just that Clark Kent has been programmed into my mind as an all round pleasant nice guy. A very pleasant, friendly and warm looking nice guy, gentle even. Cavill, to me, seems to have an edge to his look. Not that it’s a bad thing, but it’s just a little unusual for our friendly neighbourhood hero to have that edgy look. And this is the first time ever in my life that I see Clark Kent looking like a homeless, unkempt, depressed dude.Β 377075-man-of-steel-2013-superman-henry-cavill-talks-workout-hell-as-christiaThis is like the sexy version of Bruce Banner after he’s done being Hulk. Ripped pants, stealing attires off the road to wear. Lol! Definitely nothing like the man of steel, and yet, it is Superman in this movie. I seriously wonder how they came up with this new image for the ever-lovable Clark Kent. movies-man-of-steel-henry-cavill-beardAlmost the entire show, Clark Kent was this slightly disheveled looking dude, even when his stubble/beard was shaved off clean. I like a guy who can carry a stubble or bearded look well (e.g : JENSEN ACKLES… Teehee!), and I gotta say, Cavill does it pretty well too (of course, he still falls far behind Ackles, and yes, I’m being biased.. :P).henry-cavill-man-of-steel-stubbleBut maybe its years of mind-conditioning, I just find it a little weird to see Clark Kent like that. πŸ˜‰ Not really complaining though. Just feeling a little weirded out by it. As as good as he looks in glasses, all clean-shaven, I still feel Henry Cavill’s look is a little too edgy for Superman’s alter-ego.Β clark-kent-look-man-of-steel-costumes-in-dolce-and-gabbana-fw-2014No? Anyway, no complains cause, hey, eye candy on screen is always a plus point. πŸ˜› Besides, check out his bod above. Definitely no complains there. I gotta say Henry Cavill did a pretty good job despite all I’ve mentioned above. Those are probably on the director and scriptwriters anyway. I mean, he made me like him by the time the show ended, even though Superman actually snap a guy’s neck by his own decision. That’s very un-Superman-like. Seriously. Never has Superman been that brutal and crude before, and maybe I’m a little weirded out by scene, but it doesn’t change my opinion of the show, nor of Cavill’s portrayal of him. πŸ˜‰Β Man-of-Steel-Henry-Cavill-as-Superman-HDI don’t know what the scriptwriters were thinking when they wrote the storyline, but well, at least despite that hiccup, everything turned out pretty fine and Cavill can sit back and enjoy the success as Superman.

What’s a Superman show without Lois Lane. I found her very familiar looking.preview-man-of-steel-amy-adams-discusses-her-take-on-lois-laneAt first, from certain angle, I thought she looked a little like Alicia Silverstone. Then, I realized she looks familiar cause I’ve seen her before in a movie that I’ve watched a couple of times, but I couldn’t recall what show it was, not until I came home and googled her. Amy Adams. And it clicked. Of course! The sweet girly Amy Adams, who plays the fairy tale character, Giselle, in one of my favourite fairytales, Enchanted!amy adams giselleFor such a sweet, girly, feminine lady, she actually did pretty okay as Lois Lane, the almost fearless reporter who became Clark Kent’s girlfriend.Amy-Adams-in-Man-of-Steel.I actually like her portrayal of Lois Lane. Not as tough as some of the previous Lanes I can remember, but still very appealing and actually, somewhat a little more attractive than her predecessors. πŸ˜‰ What I don’t understand is, and here comes one of my many questions for the movie producers/directors/scriptwriters, why did they make Lois know who Superman is from the beginning? I thought his identity was kept secret from her till very much later. But here, she knew him as Superman first, and then tracked him down to be Clark Kent even before she met him for the second time. Huh. Weird. The chemistry between Cavill and Adams doesn’t seem really strong too. lois-lane-superman-amy-adams-henry-cavill-1There’s definitely the spark there, but it’s not……. bright enough. May it’ll grow in the sequel. Hm.

I was a little surprised that the villain here is General Zod. But then again, he is one of Superman’s greatest enemy.Β Man-of-Steel-Michael-Shannon-as-General-ZodMichael Shannon isn’t really convincing as General Zod, me thinks. Not bad, but not perfect. I imagined him as someone a little more arrogant, and composed.Β man-of-steel-michael-shannon1Someone who always thinks he’s more superior than everyone and anyone else. So yeah, I wasn’t really impressed with Shannon’s performance. Can’t help wondering if runner-up for this role, Viggo Mortensen, would have done a better job. Yes. Viggo Mortensen, as in Aragon in The Lord Of The Rings. Oh well, we’ll never know now, would we? πŸ˜‰

Another surprised for me is the actor who played Jor-El.Β man-of-steel-jor-elThey got Russell Crowe. Yup. My jaw dropped when I saw him appear on screen as Jor-El. I guess he does have that righteous, calm, wise aura about him. I found it a little hilarious at first, but after a while, it just sinks in. Crowe really did a pretty good job, if I may say so. πŸ˜‰

Last but not least, this actress caught my attention even though she’s only a supporting cast.Β man-steel-martha-kentThere’s just something about Diane Lane that makes her fit perfectly into the shoes of Martha Kent. I think Diane Lane managed to show the kindness, gentleness and Martha Kent’s steadfast love for her son Clark, at the same time appearing as a woman of strong character. I mean, you’d have to be of good and strong character to bring up an amazing dude like the man of steel. Lol. πŸ˜‰ And even with her white hair, she still managed to look somewhat approachable, pleasant and yeah, kudos to Diane Lane.

Overall, it’s a pretty okay movie. I think maybe they spend a little too much time with Clark Kent/Kal-El’s background story. To top that off, more than half the show had too much talking and too little action. I mean, the action only came in at the end. And I really don’t understand the reason Clark Kent is made to look all disheveled and lost? Maybe it’s cause I’ve watched Smallville, but even when Clark didn’t really know who he was, he was never in such a slump. One more thing, like I’ve mentioned above, why is it that Lois Lane knew the real identity of Superman before he even went to work at the Daily Planet? She found his identity the second time she met him! And last but not least, did Clark Kent join the Daily Planet at such an old age??? Cause, as good as Cavill looks, he does look a little more matured than a couple of the previous Supermans. πŸ˜‰ There are still couple of other questions but they aren’t that important so I’ll overlook them. πŸ˜‰

Anyways, all that being said, the movie is still entertaining enough that I will get a copy so that I can watch it again whenever I want. Though I think it’s a little too similar to Smallville in a couple different aspects. Still prefer the Smallville series a little more than this, bu that’s like 10 seasons long! Oh well. πŸ˜‰

‘At Least I’m Not As Sad As I Used To Be’… TeeHee!

A couple of good friends told me that they noticed I look much happier compared to the past 2 years. πŸ™‚

It’s true. I am. πŸ™‚ And it’s good that I’m very much happier to the point that it makes a noticeable difference. *beams* πŸ™‚ Life is so much better when you get rid of all the baggages and nonsensical people in your life. I used to care so much about so many things and so many people, but now, I limit my energy, time and attention to only those who’ve earned a place in my life. I really coulnd’t be bothered with everything and everyone else who is drama-ing around me. πŸ˜‰

The past 2 years, I was laughing and drinking, but deep down, I wasn’t truly happy. But this year, this year, I laugh though I no longer drink (tons of alcoholic drinks till I get tipsy), and deep down, I’m truly happy, with a sense of peace. And I thank God for all that happened. The good and the bad. They made me who I am today. And even though I still have my crappy days, but generally, deep down, I’m happy. πŸ™‚

On a side note, this song always makes me smile cause I relate so much to it. ‘At Least I’m Not As Sad (As I Used To Be)’ by Fun.. Though, just so you know, I don’t smoke (if you know the lyrics of this song, you’ll know what I mean). Smoking is the only thing I don’t relate in the song. Teehee!

Fast & Furious 6 (2013)

FastandFurious6-teaserposterBeen looking forward to this for a while now. Finally caught it in the cinema almost 2 weeks ago. Great great show. I don’t know whether to say that it’s better than the 5th installment, but even if its not, it’s just about as good as that one. Though I think personally, I may prefer the 5th movie a tad bit more, but really, not much difference. πŸ˜‰ Action-packed from beginning till the end, as usual, keeping the audience at the edge of their seats almost the entire time.

I’m not sure if its just me, but Vin Diesel seemed more and more ‘bulky’ as the installments of the movie progress. And I’m not necessarily saying it in too good a way.Β Fast And Furious 6I mean, I get it, guys love to make themselves look buff, and as much as I’d like to say that Vin Diesel’s built is great, I can’t help but notice that his muscles aren’t really defined. Thus, making him look a little flabby and chunky, instead of buff. No? Don’t get me wrong. I like watching Vin Diesel. Great actor. But I think maybe he needs to tense his muscles when he’s wearing sleeveless tops, if not he’ll just look chunky, which is not really sexy or hot. Really. Lol! πŸ˜‰ Then again, just when you start thinking, “Oh, Vin Diesel looks chunky!”, there’ll be those scenes that he looks considerably good in.Β Fast And Furious 6Must be the angle then. πŸ˜‰ But really, tensing the muscles and maybe conditioning them more will improve the consistency of the, “Ooooo… Not baaadddd!” thoughts. πŸ˜‰ Haha! And the funny thing is, while Vin Diesel seemed to grow, Paul Walker seemed to shrink in size. Or maybe its just those old man clothes they put him in. If I remember correctly, he’s got a pretty hot bod, hence, more body fitting clothes should definitely be encouraged. πŸ˜› Seems like Walker has a little less screen time this time around. But I guess it doesn’t affect the show much.

Speaking of muscles, who in the world can miss Dwayne Johnson. This guy just keeps growing bigger and bigger!Β Fast And Furious 6I swear if he grows any bigger, he can audition for the role of the Hulk and the FX team don’t even need to do anything. All they need is the wardrobe department painting him green and it’ll be enough. The Hulk. I mean, I can’t help but gaped at him when he appeared on screen. As much as I’m not a fan of big huge body builders (I personally prefer athletic built bodies), I can’t help but think, “Damn Vin Diesel, that’s how muscles are supposed to look like!” Lol! He’s ripped from head to toe! Coming back to the movie, I actually like the bromance chemistry between Hobs (Johnson) and Toretto (Vin Diesel) more than that of O’Conner (Walker) and Toretto. πŸ˜‰

The tough looking lady next to Johnson in the picture above is Gina Carano who plays Riley Hicks, the good girl who’s actually not so good afterall. *hint* πŸ˜‰ I actually didn’t really like her from the beginning of the show. But I gotta say, that’s probably cause she’s got pretty good acting skills. She made her character believable, making you like her and dislike her at the right time. Makes sense? Haha. Anyways, I looked her up, since I’ve never seen her before and it turns out that she’s actually a mixed martial artiste! Not to mention a fitness model too. Oh wow. That explains her size as a healthy fit lady as compared to most of Hollywood’s stick thin model bodies. And really, I think that should be the image we encourage people to be, healthy and fit, not skinny and stick thin.gina-carano-sexy-02gina-carano-600x406Β I may not like her character in the show, but I sure find myself impressed by her real life. I mean, tough chicks who can do real martial arts are hot.

And speaking of the ladies, it’s nice to have Letty, who was presumed dead, back.Fast And Furious 6Not your typical Hollywood beauty, but Michelle Rodriguez definitely got a certain charm about her. She plays Letty really well, as she did in the first movie. Thought her character, Letty, fits Vin Diesel’s Toretto much better than the other girls, namely Elena, who was portrayed by Elsa Pataky.Β ElenaI actually find Pataky really sexy in the movie. Not exactly the girly sexy, but really, the confident sexy. Know what I mean. She’s got that air of superiority and confidence that exudes elegance, even while playing only a police officer. I guess I mostly prefer the proper girl with character look, than a pretty girly bimbo look. Know what I mean? πŸ˜‰ Anyways, she’s 36 and looking great! I was Googling her and came across this picture.Β Chris & Elsa & babyHow cute is her kid????? Then again, what do you expect from a baby whose parents are Elsa Pataky and Chris Hemsworth. Seriously. I gotta say though, as good as she looks in the movie, her latest hairstyle adds such an edge to her look that she can easily surpass many of those actresses who are 10 years younger than her.Β Elsa-PatakyThis look makes me wanna go and crop my hair off, just like her. Looks good, no? πŸ™‚

Was a little disappointed in Gal Gadot. I seem to remember her as being a little sexier in the 5th installment.Β fast-and-furious-6-gal-gadotBut her character, Gisele is just as sassy and saucy as I remembered. πŸ˜‰ Loved how they gave a little more focus on Gisele’s relationship with her now steady boyfriend, Han, who caught my attention in the 5th movie. Hehe! But sadly, the actor who played him, Sung Kang, doesn’t seem that attractive this time around.Β fast-furious6-sung-kangHe still puts a smile on my face sometimes, but yeah, not that attractive anymore, I feel. πŸ˜‰ Oh well, our taste changes as time passes right? πŸ˜‰

Seeing Luke Evans was a surprised to me.Β fast-and-furious-6-luke-evansBut he does the bad guy pretty well. This time around, he doesn’t remind me of Orlando Bloom anymore. I remembered when I saw him in The Three Musketeers, I almost mistook him for Bloom. But with this crew cut, it’s easier to tell them apart. Or maybe its just me who thinks they look alike. πŸ˜›

Anyways, great show. Action packed, one of my favourite types. I definitely won’t mind watching is again. And again. And again. And just for those who don’t know, this is the chronology of the F&F movies – F&F 1, F&F 2, F&F 4, F&F 5, F&F 6, F&F 3. So now, I’m anticipating the 7th show! It’ll be a follow-up from the 3rd Fast & Furious movie.

And a lesson from this movie?Β thrown off tankIt’s romantic to jump off your car to save your love interest who is being flung off a tank………… provided you really manage to catch her. πŸ˜› Okay. Truth be told, I find this stunt a little too exaggerated and it makes me think it’s silly. LOL!

Hansel & Gretel : Witch Hunters (2013)

HanselGretel-Poster-IMAX-610x956What a twist to the childhood story of Hansel & Gretel. Or rather, it’s more like a spin-off of the original kid’s version. This movie tells of what happens when Hansel and Gretel both grew up. It’s at least better than the 2010 weird version of Alice In Wonderland which Johnny Depp starred in. πŸ˜‰ Much better if compared to that, even though that movie had Depp in it. πŸ˜‰

So Hansel and Gretel both grew up to be witch hunters after killing the witch who tried to eat them in the gingerbread house. I kinda expected the casts would be of a slightly younger generation, since it’s the life after the fairytale. It’s just logical to have the storyline around their late teens/early 20s. Definitely didn’t expect an extremely adult version of Hansel and Gretel. Kinda making it a little hard to comprehend, but I’m not complaining. πŸ˜‰

Jeremy Renner as Hansel.Β Hansel-And-Gretel-Witch-Hunters-Jeremy-RennerAlbeit a little old, his sarcasm and slightly nonchalant attitude in this movie made him somewhat a little more ‘boyish’. Not to mention, a little more likable too. Although, I gotta say, I prefer watching him in Mission : Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011), and was more attracted to him when he worked the aarows and bow in The AvengersΒ (2012). Sad to say, this is not a role he (or any other actors, I feel) could shine much. Don’t think it’s his fault. Most probably the character plot is to be blamed. Renner is one of those few actors that I feel is not really good looking but yet I don’t mind watching him time again appearing different shows.jeremy_rennerNo, not a fan, but I just don’t mind watching him on screen.

Female lead Gemma Arterton plays Gretel.Β Hansel-and-Gretel-Witch-Hunters-Gemma-ArtertonShe’s pretty, I’d give her that. But in this movie, her acting skills kinda falls flat. Or maybe like I said earlier, it’s the character plot, I’m not sure. Her character just don’t shine, and she’s supposed to be the star of the show. I felt that not only Renner outshone her, but even supporting cast member Pihla Viitala who plays good witch, Mina, outshone her a little, me thinks.Β Hansel-and-Gretel-Witch-Hunters-Pihla-ViitalaI find myself noticing Viitala more than Arterton in the show. πŸ˜‰ Oh, and I find it a little weird that Hansel and Gretel seem to appear more like lovers than siblings. hansel and gretelSeriously. Lol! I don’t know how the director directed them, but I totally didn’t get any sibling vibe from either Renner or Arterton. Almost from the start, it feels like they’re actually lovers. Of course minus the parts when they were kids. πŸ˜‰

Thought the evil witch, Muriel, looked pretty good. Well, from certain angles. πŸ˜‰Hansel-Gretel-Witch-Hunters-Famke-JanssenI actually find Famke Janssen more attractive than Arterton. And to think that she’s so much older too! She has that ‘no-nonsense-prim-and-proper-but-still-look-good’ look. ;P Haha! And I can’t help noticing that she looks a little like Demi Moore. πŸ˜‰ But of course, all that is before she showed her true colours as the evil witch…….Β Hansel-Gretel-evil witchGot a shocked when she suddenly transformed. Lol. But still not as scary as the some of the witches/vampires/monsters in other shows I guess. Maybe they have to tone it down, cause there are probably many kids watching this movie. πŸ˜‰ Anyway, I just realized why she looks so familiar while reading up about her for this blog post. Famke Janssen is the lovely actress who played the role of Jean Grey in X-Men trilogy movies!Jean Grey 2Doesn’t look like she aged much, eh?

Was slightly disappointed with the gingerbread(candy) house.Β HanselandGretel_GingerbreadHouseThey really shouldn’t darken this scene, I feel. It makes the house looks so inedible. It would be so much more appealing if its brighter, making it look like a real attractive gingerbread house. But that’s just my personal opinion of course. πŸ˜‰

All in all, not too bad a movie. Not amazing, but it’s those kind of shows that I don’t mind watching again, once in a long while. πŸ™‚

Father’s Day At Church, Among Other Things

Yesterday was my first time in years playing in a music team for the two Sunday services at church. Previously (when I was in my teens), I was only playing at the Youth Meets. After being ‘lost’ for 8-9 years, coming back to church, the last thing I expected is to be roped into trying out for the worship team again so soon. But I gotta say, I’m glad, cause that’s where my passion in serving God is. πŸ˜‰

No, I’m not officially in the main service worship team yet. Still in the learning and training mode. Thank God for great mentors. Instrument : Bass. Yup. Never would I imagine that I’ll be able to play bass. I’ve always only played the guitar and piano, sometimes the keyboard, but never bass. So it’s quite overwhelming yesterday. And I was on duty yesterday because for Father’s Day, they wanted all the females to be on duty, giving the men some rest. πŸ˜‰ Hence, only female bassist around? Yours truly. Haha. I’m just thankful that I didn’t mess anything up for the team, and worship time was awesome.

As religious as it sounds, I really thank God for the talents he’s given me and also the opportunity for my to use it to glorify Him. It’s an amazing feeling to be serving God.Β 20130521-114050.jpgOn a side note, it’s kinda unfortunate that the first time I step back up on stage, it’s Father’s Day. Needless to say, I can’t stop myself tearing up (yes, right there on the stage) when the youths did a little sketch/song for all the fathers in church. They sang ‘Butterfly Kisses’ by Bob Carlisle and acted out the scenes in the song. I really can’t stop the tears flowing right there and then on the stage. I wished I get to experience all that with my dad, but I guess sometimes, we don’t always get what we want in life.

I wish I had more time with my dad. More years to spend with him, more football matches to watch together, more dinners to eat together. It’s my always been my dream to have my dad walk me down the aisle, and as silly as it sounds in the Asian culture, I’ve always wanted to have a ‘father-daughter’ dance at my wedding dinner. But these dreams are ripped away the day my dad collapse from a heart attack and left me and mum. Now, I’m left with my own imagination as to how my dad would feel and react to the various happenings in my life if he is still around. Graduation, boyfriends, breakups, work life, etc etc. I guess this is one of the few things that time can’t heal. 11 years down the road and I still feel the pinch. I’ll always miss my dad.

But I’m glad that I still have my big Daddy up above looking after mum and I every step of the way. God is always good.

Cutting My Own Side Swept Bangs

About two weeks ago, I decided to cut my bangs. It has grown so long that I don’t think it should be called bangs anymore. I didn’t wanna go for a whole trimming plus bangs cutting session though. That would cost me around RM 50, and since my hair growth rate is so slow, it would take me even longer to grow my hair out after trimming! So, I decided to just cut my bangs and nothing else. No point going to the hair saloon then, right? Hence, I did what some of my Aussie cousins did : DIY. Lol!

I tried YouTube-ing for a ‘How To Cut Your Own Bangs’ video and the first one I came across was this one. It gives clear directions and it’s pretty helpful, so I didn’t look any further.
Okay. Let me just say, I have really low tolerance towards people who likes to act cute, so the video made me cringe a little. However, I (try to) ignored the weird slang and the cute acts, and focus on the directions given. She gives pretty clear directions and made it easy. πŸ˜‰

The result :

20130615-101059.jpgTurned out pretty good, me thinks.
Saved RM 50 and learned a new skill. All in all, 3 thumbs up! πŸ™‚

Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

StarTrekIntoDarkness_FinalUSPosterReally never a fan of Star Trek. Trust me. I’m not even neutral about it. I’m just plain not interested whenever I hear Star Trek. But this time around, I decided to give it a try cause there’s been really good reviews……. from friends. πŸ˜‰ Not movie critics but just my friends. Even those who’re like me, uninterested in Star Trek left the cinema loving the show. So yeah, I really just can’t give it up, can I? Lol! Let me just get this out of the way and say, I absolutely enjoyed the show. Seriously. It made me wanna go search out all the previous Star Trek movies and watch them. I think it’s even better than Iron Man 3. I also think it’s great that in this show, even when they do have specific lead character, they actually managed to spread out the focus on all the different characters instead of focusing on Β the 2 or 3 main casts only, which is what almost every other movies do.

Now I’ve never been a fan of Chris Pine, and I really rarely notices him in movies, but I thought he did an averagely good job here. Bare in mind, I didn’t watch Star Trek (2009).Β Chris-Pine-in-Star-Trek-Into-Darkness-2013-Movie-Image4Supposedly (I’ll tell you why I used the word ‘supposedly’) the main character, Captain James Kirk, Pine plays it with style, in my opinion. Love the character’s sarcasm and humour. Being a typical girl, I’ll say that having a pretty good looking main character usually adds some plus points into the movie, however little it might be. Though, good looking he may be, and I totally agree with that, I’m just not attracted to him. πŸ˜‰

I thought the character Spock, played by Zachary Quinto is hilarious, as much as his character is the contrary. πŸ˜‰Zachary-Quinto-in-Star-Trek-Into-Darkness-2013-Movie-Image-21That hair! OMG. Lol! Bare in mind this is a person who’s never watched Star Trek before, hence the fashion sometimes throws me off guard. Haha. Quinto did a great job keeping a straight face and almost robotic voice. Emotionless, apparently. Haha.

Now the robotic alien above, have a girlfriend. Yup. As emotionless as he is, he does. Actress Zoe Zaldana plays Spock’s lover, Nyota Uhura.Star-Trek-into-Darkness-zoe-saldanaI actually find her pretty attractive. Not to me, of course, but generally as a lady. The confidence, the physical beauty and the look of a lady with character. Plus, she does tough chick pretty well. Hm. πŸ˜‰

I was wondering why this fella looks so familiar. Nicknamed Bones, nicely portrayed by Karl Urban.Β Karl-Urban-as-Doctor-Leonard-McCoy-Bones-in-Star-Trek-Into-DarknessSo I decided to look it up, since he looks familiar but yet I find it so hard to recognize. Given that I watched Lord Of The Rings countless times, it’s no wonder the face of Eomer, yes Eomer, would still look familiar after so many years!Β Eomer_at_the_coronationYes! Karl Urban is Eomer! Gosh! He looks so different with short dark brown hair and no beard. Lol! So different but yet, familiar! πŸ™‚

It was nice to watch Simon Pegg in his niche. I find his roles are usually somewhat similar.Β star-trek-into-darkness-simon-peggOr at least the way Pegg plays Scotty is similar to the way he plays Benji in Mission : Impossible – Ghost Protocol. Very similar.

I was pleasantly surprised when I saw John Cho in the movie. Again, let me just say, this is my first Star Trek movie (I’ve never even touched the series) ever.Β So, I really have no idea who acted in the previous movies.Β star_trek_into_darkness-john_choI know this angle doesn’t really do his looks much justice, but, if you watch the movies, he really doesn’t age much. The first time I saw him on screen was in one of the episodes in the cult series Charmed. I kinda like his character in this movie. Though it may not be the lead, but he still manages to shine a little and get the audiences’ attention, which I think is a great job done. It’s not easy for people to notice you if you’re not one of the lead characters, specially in big ass blockbusters. πŸ˜‰

But if you ask me, the real star of this show, the one who stole all the limelight and attention, the one who shone like he’s a whole level above theAppearanceΒ rest is none other than English actor Benedict Cumberbatch who plays the superhuman villain, Khan.Β star trek into darkness benedict cumberbatchSuperb performance! He was so captivating throughout the movie. Every time he appears on screen, I’m pretty sure almost everyone’s attention is just drawn to him. I can’t help wishing that he’s the good guy disguised as the villain, but, oh well. Anyway, I still find myself liking his character at the end of the show even though he’s the bad guy. πŸ˜‰ And I gotta say, based onΒ all the pictures I’ve seen of him in the series Sherlock, posted by fans, and pictures of him during public appearances, he really suits this jet black short cropped hair the best.Β star-trek-into-the-darkness-benedict-cumberbatchReally gives him an air of mysteriousness. I’m really somewhat charmed by Cumberbatch’s performance (and looks) in this show. πŸ˜€ But seriously, awesome job on his part! πŸ˜‰

Now I’m going around to see if I can get myself a copy of the 2009 Star Trek. This movie has sparked my interest. πŸ˜‰ I’d definitely get a copy of this so I can watch it as and when I want. πŸ™‚