Star Trek (2009)

StartrekposterAfter watching Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) and finding out that it is actually a sequel to a previous movie, I just had to watch that first Star Trek movie that precedes Star Trek Into Darkness (2013). Again, I wasn’t disappointed. Star Trek (2009) is just as entertaining as it’s sequel. Seriously, if this continues, I get a feeling I’m gonna be a big Star Trek fan soon. ;P But as it is now, I just enjoy both the 2009 and 2013 Star Trek movies. Kinda hoping there will be a third one coming out with the same main casts. ๐Ÿ˜‰

It was nice to know how it all started, not Star Trek, but the lives of the main characters. Being someone who watched the sequel before the debut show, I found it kinda amusing how Spock (played by Zachary Quinto) and James Kirk (Chris Pine) started off as somewhat enemies. Not actual ‘good vs bad’ kind of enemies, but rather those ‘high school cheerleader drama’ kind of enemies, in a very ‘Star Trek-ish’ way. I know my explanation is kinda weird, but you gotta watch to understand. It’s really highly amusing.ย STAR TREKTheir gradual shift from enemies to frenemies to being actual true friends is kinda sweet, for an action packed movie. ๐Ÿ˜‰ And I guess, their friendship is sort of the basis of these two Star Trek movies. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I gotta say, as dorky as Spock looks in that hair style, it’s actor, Zachary Quinto is actually pretty good looking in reality.Zachary_QuintoHe’s a little like a crossbreed between a rocker and a nerd, which I’m sure quite a number of the female species find attractive these days. No argument there. Definitely think he’s good looking, not too sure if he’s my type. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I’m glad to see John Cho who plays Hikaru Sulu had more screen time in this show.ย STAR TREKHe actually had an action scene where he fights with a sword, or something like that. It is kinda cool, coming from him, cause usually all he does is sit in a chair and pilot the Enterprise. Haha.

Was kinda surprised with the big name that was called in to play the villain. Mr. Eric Bana.ย STAR TREKI actually couldn’t recognize him until almost the end of the show. What with that bald head and those markings on his face, plus the fact that I’m never a fan of his, you can’t really blame me for not recognizing Bana. He’s always had such a pleasant looking face. Lol. But, all being said, he kinda nailed it as the villain.

The one that really surprises me, and this is only because I kinda have a celebrity crush on him (not as big as that which I have for Jensen Ackles, but still.. Heehee), is the actor who was asked to play James Kirk’s father, George Samuel Kirk. Took me almost half a minute to recognize who he is, maybe because at that time in 2009, this hunk haven’t shot to stardom and he still haven’t grown out his golden locks. ๐Ÿ˜‰chris hemsworth_star trek09Chris Hemsworth. *drool effect* Damn he looks good in short, clean-cut hair as well. He’s in the movie for probably only 10-15 minutes, but still, good looks don’t pass by a girl unnoticed. ๐Ÿ˜›

I personally think that this group of casts, Hemsworth excluded cause he’s just a really minor character in this movie (sobs), has the chemistry that makes the show great and entertaining. It’s not that often we get casts who works together and exhibit an invisible chemistry that can be felt on screen. I can name so many blockbusters where there’s literally no chemistry between the casts members. So kudos to the director and team for picking out these people.ย Behind-the-scenes-star-trek-2009-26472986-1437-809And yes, that dude in the chair is the mastermind behind the show. The director, J.J. Abrams. Somehow, I pictured him to be a bit older and serious. So, it’s pretty cool when I found out that he’s just this cool dude who has a creative mind. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Gotta say, if you think the casts looks good in their costume, check them out in real life. Even better, in suits.ย Premiere StartrekNot bad aye? ๐Ÿ˜‰ They’re not the typical, exceptional hunks of Hollywood (e.g like Brad Pitt), but there’s that little something in each of them that makes them somewhat attractive. ๐Ÿ™‚

All in all, loved this show. Loved the sequel too. I’ll definitely be re-watching them from time to time. And if there’s a third Star Trek movie coming out from the same casts and director, I’d definitely be anticipating the release. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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. ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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 ย 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).ย 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. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I thought the character Spock, played by Zachary Quinto is hilarious, as much as his character is the contrary. ๐Ÿ˜‰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. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I was wondering why this fella looks so familiar. Nicknamed Bones, nicely portrayed by Karl Urban.ย 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!ย 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! ๐Ÿ™‚

It was nice to watch Simon Pegg in his niche. I find his roles are usually somewhat similar.ย 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.ย So, I really have no idea who acted in the previous movies.ย 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. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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 theAppearanceย rest is none other than English actor Benedict Cumberbatch who plays the superhuman villain, Khan.ย 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. ๐Ÿ˜‰ And I gotta say, based onย 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.ย 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. ๐Ÿ˜€ But seriously, awesome job on his part! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’d definitely get a copy of this so I can watch it as and when I want. ๐Ÿ™‚

Iron Man 3 (2013)

Iron_Man_3_theatrical_posterGreat expectations. Reason being, I love the first and second movie, and now, everyone I know have been raving on and on about how awesome this third one is. And no, thank God I wasn’t disappointed. But it wasn’t as awesome as everyone declared it was, in my opinion of course. It was pretty good. My only complain is the middle part of the movie that is a little slow moving. Kinda made the entire movie feel a little too long. Just a little. Teeny tiny bit. But other than that, very entertaining. No disappointments at all. ๐Ÿ™‚

Robert Downey Jr. is the epitome of swag, for a man his age. Trust me. Very seldom you come across a guy at his age and yet carry the charm of a prince charming, the humour of a classy comedian, the wit of an A-class politician, etc etc. And that alone, qualifies him to be the Iron Man. It’s as if the character is written for him. ๐Ÿ˜‰tony starkI’d say this. One word summarized his performance in Iron Man (all 3 movies). Flawless. Like I said, as if character was written for him and not him auditioning for the character. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Back to the story. I wish I could have half of Tony Stark’s brains. Random thought. Haha. Love the new disintegrated pieces that will quickly and automatically combine into the Iron Man suit. Which reminds me, am I the only one who felt that his hand gesture to initiate the auto-assembling of the parts onto his body looks a little like Spiderman’s? Lol. Anyway, am not really a fan of his (what I call) ‘out-of-suit-Iron-Man’ stunt.ย IRON MAN 3Think I like it better when he’s in the suit. Feels like it’s more him. Know what I mean? Anyway, not complaining. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Let me just say that I love Pepper Potts towards the end of the show. Why can’t they let Gwyneth Paltrow play more parts like this? Tough and combative.ย pepper-potts-iron-man-3Me thinks she looks super hot in that track pants and sports bra, fighting the baddie. Lol! And it’s kinda cool that Paltrow is versatile enough to go from being all feminine to being all tough chick in one single movie. I always group her in the category of having a somewhat fixed type of role. Feminine. Could be good feminine or bad feminine, but definitely feminine. So this tough cookie is kinda refreshing. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Good job!

Another favourite character is Don Cheadle’s recurring character, Col. James ‘Rhodey’ Rhodes.ย ironman3_rhodney rhodesThis fella doesn’t even need to crack jokes. He’s just funny even though he don’t appear so. Do I make sense? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Anyway, I love it when actors have great onscreen chemistry. Cheadle and Downey have pretty good chemistry even though their onscreen time together ain’t much. I think they make pretty good partners.

Moving on. Villain Aldrich Killian in the face of good looking Guy Pearce.ย iron_man_3_aldrich killianWhat’s to complain, seriously? Lol. I never have problems with good looking onscreen villains. Lol. I always consider it a bonus. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Wasn’t too impress with Rebecca Hall’s performance though.
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It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t exceptionally good too. And to act alongside people like Downey and Paltrow, you really gotta up your game. If not, you’ll just look bland next to them. Well, that’s just my opinion. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I really like the kid in this movie.ย iron_man_3_HarleyTy Simpkins as Harley. Love his chemistry onscreen with Downey. Great great job, kiddo.

I was mightily impressed when I first saw Tony Stark’s army of Iron Man appear onscreen.ย iron man teamPretty mind-blowing actually. I’m pretty sure most people’s reaction would be “WHOA!” ๐Ÿ˜‰

But I think one of my favourite ‘quiet moments’ in this show is the one shown below.ย iron-man-3-tony-stark-robert-downey-jrThis is one of the scenes that stayed with me way after the movie. Now sure why, but seeing this part really made me feel the the Iron Man itself is a being, and not Tony Stark riding it. It also feels like its a part of Tony Stark. Makes the metal man feels somewhat human. And that just impacted me. ๐Ÿ™‚

Overall, a very entertaining show. Would definitely get a copy to watch again in the future. ๐Ÿ˜‰

P.S : Love the little tidbit at the end of the show. Special guest appearance! ๐Ÿ™‚

G.I. Joe : Retaliation (2013)

G.I._JOE_RetaliationAbsolute disappointment. I can’t even begin to express how disappointed I am in the show. Ugh. It’s a major failure as compared to the first show, G.I. Joe : The Rise Of The Cobra (2009). I actually like the first show, so I was really really looking forward towards this second show. But now, I wish I haven’t gone and wasted my time watching it. Bleh. Be warned. Major spoiler ahead. Like, really major spoiler. I usually don’t bother to put this warning, but I think this spoiler is way to big to not give some sort or warning.

Now starts my rant.

I really don’t understand why in the big wide world would they put Channing Tatum on the poster when his character is gonna be killed of after the first 15-20 minutes of the show??? And really?? I’m sure to many, ‘Duke’ is like the main character in G.I. Joe. We all expected him to be around for at least a couple of the installments. Kill him off in the first quarter of an hour, and I spend almost the entire show wondering if he’s really dead, or if he’ll suddenly pop up sometime to save the day. Sad to say, he’s’ dead for good, as far as this show goes.channing-tatum-as-captain-duke-hauser-inIt’s just weird. No ‘Duke’ in a G.I. Joe movie, is like no Optimus Prime in a Transformers movie. Killing off ‘Duke’ in G.I. Joe at the beginning of the show is like killing off Aragon or Legolas or Frodo at the beginning of The Lord Of The Rings. See what I mean? Bleh! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Anyways, some guys look good and manly with scars on their faces, but gotta say though, Tatum don’t suit the ‘scarred-face’ look. Or maybe it was just that the scar was not placed nicely. =P

So, with Tatum ‘demoted’ from main cast to a minor role, the producers decided to rope in a big name. Somewhat, anyway. Dwayne Johnson.gi-joe-2-retaliation-movie-image-dwayne-johnsonNot really a fan of Dwayne Johnson. But not a hater as well. There are some of his movies that I enjoyed watching, but this is definitely not one of them. I guess Tatum left him some really big shoes to fill. Or maybe I was just annoyed and disappointed throughout the movie cause ‘Duke’ died. =P

I guess the producers themselves were a little unsure how the audience will react to Tatum’s character’s death, so they decided to throw in another even bigger name as one of the supporting cast.ย preview-gi-joe-retaliation-new-featurette-for-bruce-willis-joeBruce Willis. Well. At least something that I enjoy. Not an avid fan of his, but I enjoy most of his shows. It’s nice when he throws in some sarcastic humor and is not all that serious. He wasn’t given enough screen time, though. I expected him to have a slightly bigger role. Hhmmm. Love his entrance into the movie though. Slick.

Then there’s Storm Shadow.shadow-hawk-gi-joe-lee-byung-hunWhen I saw this, first thing in my mind was, “HOLY SHIT!” Haha! I mean, can you blame me? Look at that bod! And he’s really not bad looking, especially for an Asian. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Didn’t really like him in G.I. Joe : The Rise Of The Cobra, but in this installment, there’s enough growth and development for Byung-hun Lee’s character. And realizing that he’s really not that bad a person, makes it really easy to like Lee’s character this time around. If I may say so, Storm Shadow is my favourite for this movie. ๐Ÿ™‚

After the white ninja, we have the black ninja, Snake Eyes.gi-joe-retaliation-ray-park
Didn’t really like him. Unlike in the previous G.I. Joe movie where even with his face covered, he manages to portray his emotions and seemed real, Snake Eyes is kinda like a robot here in the second show. And it’s really disappointing that they let him use guns more than his sword fighting skills. Really hate his outfit as well. Looks much bulkier than before. Overall, I’m kinda disappointed in Snake Eyes. He pales in comparison to Storm Shadow, this time.

One of the new members introduced to the G.I. Joe team is Flint, played by D.J. Cotrona.dj-cotrona-interview-gi-joe-retaliationBesides his good looks, he’s got that little charm in him that catches your attention. But sadly though, his character is just somewhat a little bland. Maybe he’ll have more chance to shine in the following installment if, one, there is still another G.I. Joe movie and two, the producers don’t decide to change almost the entire cast again. *smirk* Anyway, we girls got to treat our eyes to another hot bod, so definitely no complains there. ๐Ÿ˜‰the-rock-dj-cotronaCotrona’s really got the bod. I mean, wow. If only he is a little taller, then his bod would be almost perfect. But like I said, I’m not complaining. ๐Ÿ˜‰

The only female cast plays a new member of the G.I. Joes, Lady Jaye.ย G.I. JOE: RETALIATIONActress Adrianne Palicki did a pretty decent job as a ‘rough tough’ combat girl. Didn’t really like her at the beginning of the show. However, towards the end, you’ll find yourself slowly liking her character. But she kinda falls far off the mark that was set by her predecessor, Rachel Nichols who plays Scarlett, the previous female member of the G.I. Joes.ย gi_joe_scarlettI actually prefer her to Palicki, a lot. She looks and feels more down to earth. I wished they had brought her back on board for this second movie.

As a matter of fact, I was actually expecting the old cast to remain while adding a few new members to the team. But sadly that’s not the case. Personally, I thought the old team have better chemistry together than this new team.ย g_i_joe_pictureAnd I really like the old team. Really can’t bring myself to like the new G.I. Joes in Retaliation. Oh well.

Bear in mind that my opinions may have been a little biased cause I spent half the time of the movie wondering if Duke is really dead and the other half trying get over the fact that they killed off Duke. And it’s not at the end where he dies sacrificially or something like that, but instead he was killed off by a blast during the first 15 minutes of the show! No. I am not a fan of Channing Tatum, but I find his role in G.I. Joe pretty essential. And it’s just not cool. Oh well.

Men In Black 3

Waited 10 years for this. Gotta say, I loved the first ever Men In Black, 15 years ago. Not too sure about the sequel, Men In Black 2. This one, however, as entertaining as is it (MIB always is, anyway), it still falls short of the first show, in my opinion. Humour, nailed. Casts, nailed. Storyline, meh.

Will Smith, is, as usual, awesomely funny in his role as Agent J.ย He’s a natural as the fun, bubbly, humourous, a little annoying-but-lovable Agent J. Think its just born to him. Or maybe, that’s somewhat his exact personality as Will Smith. But then again, I remembered how he acted in ‘I Am Legend’, and it just settles in my mind, maybe he’s just a good actor. Wouldn’t go as far to say great, but definitely good.

Was a little shocked by Tommy Lee Jones. Boy, he looks so old now. And the make-up looks so fake on him. Making his face looks overly fair and bloated. Not to mention way older than his age of 65. Not in the particular picture above, but rather in many scenes in the show. But still, silly sarcasm oozes out of his lines without any effort. He actually has a lot less screen time compared to the first two shows. Not really sure if I like that. Always think he and Smith make a good pair. On a side note, I actually think that the thing Tommy Lee Jones is holding in the picture is cute. Haha!

Then again, there’s the ‘young Agent K’. Josh Brolin. New to the cast of MIB.Much as I find myself hating to admit it, there’s just this something about Josh Brolin that is somewhat charming, bordering on a little sexy, despite his age. Gives me a little ‘daredevil-James-Bond’ kinda feel, ya know? Looking at him again and again, I really don’t find him good looking. Would prolly rate him just slightly above average. But there’s just something that got my attention about him. Something that makes me slightly attracted. Heh. Josh Brolin does a splendid job being the slightly cocky young Agent K. Haha.

The villain here, really don’t look that threatening, or scary, at all.ย Boris The Animal. Oh no. Not scary at all. Until he unfurls that crazy disgusting thing in his mouth. I don’t even wanna put a pic of that. It’s actually not scary. Just gross. It’s just pure disgusting to see that in a mouth. Haha. I have to say though, he looks like a pretty dumb villain. Nevertheless, dumb but vicious.

Not many female casts in this show. But I think, Emma Thompson looks absolutely stunning with the slicked back short hair.ย A sight of power, poise and elegance. Something I hope I’ll look like when I grow that old. Heh. =)

The character/cast that I absolutely loath in Men In Black 3 is none other than the slutty looking airhead.ย She should just stick to singing, and flaunting off her sex-bod in her MTV videos. And PLEASE stay clear of acting or being a judge in any reality shows. For the record, she sucked bad being one of the judges in X-Factor too!

Men In Black 3? Wasn’t impressed. But was entertained.

The Avengers

THE movie I’ve been waiting for, for a long long time. Anticipating. And boy, I wasn’t let down. At all. Absolutely loving it! Watched it twice actually. Considering the first time I was late for the show. Heh. Enjoyed it even more than Battleship.

What more could someone ask for, getting to see all the super heroes in one movie. Heh. And given that, most of them are pretty hawt (not as hawt as Jensen Ackles of course… yeah am biased.. lol). Plus, its one of those movies that seriously brings all of it to life and makes you feel as if you’re in it yourself. 2 hours and 20 minutes passed, and I felt that time flew by just like that. Not a moment of boredom or lack of attention. Maybe except for a split second when I turn over to see Vic dozing off! Lol!

Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man at age 47 still manages to exudes his charm over the audience. Love his character. Think he has almost all the best funny lines in the movie. My personal favourite from him?
Captain America : Big man in a suit of armour. Take that off, what are you?
Iron Man (without missing a beat) : Genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist..
Splendid! Lol!

Was surprised that they got Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk, Mr. Bruce Banner. Thought he only stars in cute romantic comedies. Lol! Gotta say, pretty impressed. Yeah, when he’s the quiet little Banner guy, he portrays shy and low-profile really well. But the ability to put the slight cheeky little grin at the corners of his mouth, or the slight smirk in his eyes, or the slight sarcasm in his tone gives us a glimpse of what he calls ‘the other guy’. Priceless Hulk scenes? The one where he flung ‘so-called wannabe god’ Loki around like a rag doll and taunt him a ‘puny god’. Also the couple of scenes between him and Thor. Highly amusing.

Then there’s Captain America. The hero that was somehow preserved through time. Woke up in our modern world. Chris Evans. Never really a fan of his. Cute. I agree. But personally prefer him in Fantastic 4, when he’s not too oversized. Though I gotta say, somehow, he looks much better in The Avengers than in Captain America : The First Avenger. As much as I think he may be a little too oversized, there’s this scene in the beginning where he was punching sand-bags. Those muscles that can be glimpsed behind the thin white top he’s wearing is just kinda… yummy.. Lol!

We also have, someone who’s voice just sends a little delicious shiver down my spine, Chris Hemsworth as Thor.That rough, husky voice of his. Delicious. Lol! Reminded me of (here we go again…) Jensen Ackles’ sexy voice. Of course Ackles’ is sexier cause it sounds more natural than Hemsworth’s overly strong accent. But still, it sounds nice. Love how they gave Thor a sense of humour here, as opposed to his self-titled movie, Thor. Here’s one funny part dialog between him and the Avengers.
Thor : He’s my brother. (referring to Loki)
Black Widow : He killed 80 people in 2 days.
Thor : ………… He’s adopted.

Regardless how a guy looks (that said, he has to be at least average looking.. lol), if his weapon is aarows and a bow, he got my attention. Guess I have a thing for men with this weapon. Legolas, Green Aarow and now Hawkeye.Jeremy Renner. Average looking. But highly attractive with his archery skills. Well, I don’t really know if he can really shoot an aarow, or if it was all just the graphic effects (he’s not Orlando Bloom cause Bloom can shoot pretty well.. Hee). Still, after Hawkeye ‘woke up’ from being a puppet of Loki, and resumed his role in the Avengers, damn, he’s kinda hot with the aarows and bow. Lol!

Scarlett Johansson is quite a sight, as usual. Lived up to Black Widow, she did. And boy, even as a girl, I find her hawt. Loved her first appearance in the movie, when she was supposedly being ‘captured and interrogated’ by some authorities. Damn, they were in for a surprise. Lol!

Villian, Mr. Loki. Splendid! Love the way Tom Hiddleston portrays Loki so well with a slight ‘diva’ attitude. The slight humour, the ‘maniac’ feeling he gives the audience, the sarcasm, the smirk, the humourous side of Loki, etc etc. Makes his character just perfect as the villian. There’s a part in the movie that he casually trots down a flight of curved stairs, calmly, before attacking a crowd and digging out an eyeball as if its a very normal thing. Amazing. Lol! Hiddleston really suit the role so well.

There’s a point I really want to make though. I personally feel Agent Phil Coulson should be given some credit in the show. Played by Clark Gregg, Agent Coulson, in my opinion is a hero in this movie, in his own way. *salutes*

Now I can’t wait for the second show of Avengers to be out. I hope there will be another one, at least. And I can’t help hoping, maybe someone will decide to do Justice League too! Hee!

Battleship 2012

Was really looking forward to this show when there were many good reviews from friends. Though I’ll admit, I wasn’t expecting much. But the movie was WAY beyond my expectations. For a 2 hour plus movie, I barely felt like anytime past. Too absorbed into the show. Not a single boring moment. Packed with actions, suspense, intensity, and humour. Considering its about the same kinda shows, robots, aliens and all, Battleship is SO much better than Transformers : Dark Of The Moon!

Main character Taylor Kitsch was a pleasant surprise bout half hour into the movie. I thought he was gonna go about with that awful mop on his head for the entire movie! Thank God it was chopped off when he joined the Navy. Chopped short! And boy, finally, he starts to look good.ย No more ‘John Carter’ mop on his head. Good looking as he looks, he never appealed to me, somehow. Heh. But still, his role here asย Lt. Alex Hopper is pretty cool. Kinda hated the character in the beginning. But after brother Stone Hopper’s death, Alex Hopper became pretty cool. Charming at times even. However, throughout the show, there’s one thing that is very evident. And that fact is, Taylor Kitsch is short. Very short. Gosh! He’s like shorter than ALL the men in this movie!

Charming and all he may be, if you ask me, Taylor Kitsch falls short of fellow co-starย Tadanobu Asano who plays Captain Nagata. He may not be the good looking guy in the movie and all that, but there’s just that something about him, that catches your attention.ย He looks much more appealing in the movie. Not sure why can’t find a good screenshot of him online. But here’s another picture of him at the premier.ย Not bad eh? =) Not good looking, but a little sexy somehow. Heh. A little. Like very tiny little. Lol!

Alex Hopper’s girlfriend, Samantha Shane, played by Brooklyn Decker is a huge surprise to me. A physical therapist in the movie, I never expected Decker to be able to play the tough role. Don’t be fooled by the above pretty sight. She actually toughened up later on in the show. Heh. Kinda. Pretty good.

But if you ask me, the biggest surprise in this movie is songstress Rihanna. Totally unexpected. Her performance is splendid!It was nothing like the Rihanna we’re so used to. It’s like she left Rihanna behind and became thisย Petty Officer (GM2) Cora Raikes. Tough chick. Slightly sarcastic. Rihanna has outdone almost all her fellow songstress who ventured into the acting career. I hope there will be more of her in the coming movies on the big screen.

The so-called ‘bad guys’ here ain’t that frightening. At all. But still lived up to expectations, nonetheless. =)

Would I watch this again? Yes. In the cinema? I don’t mind. Buy the DVD to keep and re-watch? Hell yeah!