Ahhh, Twilight, the new highly anticipated movie starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson.
Seriously, what do I have to say after watching it? Watch it for the cute guy and... oh sorry there is no 'and'. Watch it for the cute guy. End of story. Period.
I'm sad to say that I didn't read the book, afterall there are tons of books about vampires falling in love with humans, examples books from L.J Smith's Night World, my favourite book in the whole world when I was 13 so it didn't strike me as a particularly interesting book but since it became a movie, it has to be interesting, right?
Let me just say this, the storyline for Twilight can make me cry. Cry for the lack of storyline. Watching the movie made me curious about the book itself. Is the book equally as corny, predictable and lame apart from the descriptions of the oh-so-gorgeous guys and gals?
Mr. Eye-candy, Edward Cullen, made watching the lame movie a little more bearable. I'm smitten by his good looks. He looks like a cross breed between Hugh Jackman and Luke Perry. Cupid struck, it never happen before and this is a first but wow, he sure looks damned good as Edward. Apart from his occasional make up which makes his face far whiter than his neck, too red lips and too much blusher parts, his face strangely reminds me of some Grecian god. Gorgeous.
The only problem is that I dislike his 'normal' face. *scratch head* Confused? It's just that I googled and found his picture from other movies as well as model pictures and went, 'Bleh'. But when he's Edward Cullen, I can't get enough of him!
I can't exactly say the same for the main actress unfortunately. From the poster above, I was excited when I saw a good looking guy and an attractive main actress, but seeing the main actress in the movie was a little disappointing. There's nothing wrong with her acting, for a 18 year old, it was goooood but I found her 'bunny' teeth a little distracting. If you watch the movie, her lips are mostly apart and all that I see is her two white little bunny teeth. But it could just be me. *shrugs*
So all in all, watch it for the gorgeous Edward Cullen. Don't watch it for the storyline.
Rating: 05/10 - The 5 is purely for watching Edward Cullen.
Another show I watch on the weekend was Kinta.
A Malaysian made show starring Robin Ho, Shawn Lee, David Bao, Micheal Chin and etc. I'm sorry but there's quite a bit of names. It caught our attention thanks to the fact that most of them were actually real martial artist. As in they really know how to whoop your ass type.
C.L Hor had proudly proclaimed that the story would be about the history of the Malaysian Chinese – how they came here, how they moved on from the tin mines and continued living in this country after 1881. The martial arts and action, in his own words, were “merely there to increase the entertainment value of the movie”
Later, it was noted that they wanted to showcase the film to international audience and thus;
“If you make a Hollywood movie, the executive producer represents the investors, and he has the say. I definitely have influence, but my hands are tied because I have to fulfil the investor’s wishes.”
As for the story (or what was left of it), Hor also had to throw out a lot of the plot to accommodate the 90-minute limit. In fact, by the time the final cut was done, his noble intentions to “show people outside Malaysia the roots of the Malaysian Chinese” had been whittled down to a mere action film about four brothers seeking revenge. - The Star
In other words, the movie or what's really left of it ended up sucking chicken ass. It really was that bad. It starts by introducing the main heroes, all looking tough and constipated. Then how it all began, the miners working hard and all. Quarterway through the film, you'll feel like slapping your forehead of paying RM10 to watch his film. Halfway through, you'll wish it would just end already. End of the movie, you're left with your mouth open, confused, wondering why has the film ended so abruptly. It started with so much hope. Just like our office sales report.
There were too many waste of time flashbacks and nothing connected. It's starts with one story, continues with another, then another and another and then the ending in which there's too many loopholes and left me so confused. Also why was the dancing scene so long? It just shows some skimpy girls dancing seductively and it lasted for a good couple of minute. Huh? If they had to edit so much why didn't they cut the stupid dancing shorter and try to make more sense to the already senseless film?
In the end, the film left me with more questions than answers and there wasn't much on how the chinese came to Malaya but more on 3 brother beating the shit out of each other for some unknown reason/ vague reason.
Also the actress used to play Dan Dan looked really old compared to Tiger. Her character strikes me as someone pretty blur. Maybe it's the lack of lines but I enjoyed watching her stepmother more than I enjoyed watching her. She's not attractive in any way and her character is boring and has very little dialogue. Hell, I'm not even sure what is she doing there other than to kiss Tiger and shout his name at the very end to encourage him on. At least that's how I saw her. Bleh!
"Well, if the film is a success, he might just get the chance to improve on the movie, and perhaps tie up those dastardly loose ends with a prequel and a sequel in the future" - The Star
Whether or not there is a prequel, sequel or whatever, you can bet your pretty ass that I'm not wasting another RM10 on it. Sheesh. I want a refund or compensation for having to waste my 2 hours or whatever watching crap like that.
How it all ends, via WWF style cage
Rating 03/10 - The only I enjoyed was watching David Bao's taichi fighting moves, one word, smooth! Can be expected considering that he IS the World Champion Taichi performer.