It is a blood-splattering weekend today! I rarely watch two films within one day but today I did; so it’s another new thing I just did. Pushed off out early to settle a personal matter in Taman Maluri and still deliberating it; and then off to weekend rendezvous in the heart of Kuala Lumpur after a day-cooped in Serendah yesterday due to the scorching HEAT!
I just love weekend mornings in Pavillion shopping mall! Why? Because there are not so many people and very relaxing. Besides, everyone who comes in the morning dons simple and casual wear. Nevertheless as it progresses to noon, atmosphere starts getting busier and all those stuck-up people began crowding the mall.
Anyway, managed to catch a Slyvester Stallone’s film called “Bullet To The Head”. Overall, it was just an OK piece and obviously the main attraction is to see Stallone kicking some asses in the movie. Apparently as I read in Wikipedia, it is said that the film is based on a French novel called “Du Plomb Dans La Tete”. Stallone was just OK and the Asian actor who played the cop-who-tagged-along-with-Stallone; Sung Kang (???) was just an accessory. The only thing that I felt stood out in the film was Jason Momoa as the blood-thirsty antagonist! The fighting scene was good but it just ended in a very disappointing scene; the director had just spoiled the climax! How Jason Momoa has mature far from his beef-cake days as lifeguards in “Baywatch”, no? He got the intensity in the eyes and seemingly like a good match with Stallone in the scene! More of Momoa, please! Hahaha. The verdict is merely 3 outta 5 stars!
What is he? 67 years old? And still looking THIS great? Shit, right? LOL!
CRAZY finale; but what an anti-climax! Frustrating end. Director gone bonkers.
Jason Momoa in his pin-up “Baywatch” days.
And now as the serious actor. Bulkier and has a lot to offer as character actor; rather than just a beef-cake.
Then, we went to Balakong and then had the crazy idea to catch another flick of action genre. I am not really an ardent fan of this genre like the other party but as a universal film lover, I can blend with any types of films! So, we watched Arnold Schwarzenegger’s film called “The Last Stand”. It is basically story about a small-town sheriff who had to defend the place for being demolished by a world-class prisoner escapee. Well, Schwarzenegger certainly not a good expressionist but the ex-California Governor certainly had his aura kept intact.
Ready to rumble with ex-California Governor? (,”)
I am not a K-pop fan but there were few recognizable actors I knew and I couldn’t help noticing that a popular Korean actor was in the film; later I discovered in Wikipedia that he is Daniel Henney (I guess K-Pop fans must know and crazy about him!). Well, he just played this role as the cop sidekick to Forest Whitaker. I was wondering how he could get that role? Later, it was revealed that this film is directed by a KOREAN director named Kim Ji-Woon. Oh, well… no wonder. *Yawn*. Apart from the comic relieves by Johny Knoxville (seems like he’s also getting old), the film was a bit mundane; except every now and then seeing Schwarzenegger’s expressionless dialogues! Hahaha! The verdict : 3 stars outta 5, too.
Any K-pop aficionado will recognize this, won’t you? Sorry. I am not a K-pop fan. But this is a familiar face and according to Wikipedia, it happens to be Daniel Henney. So, K-pop frenzy fans must be gone wild.
On whole, a nice quality time for cinematic rendezvous watching the old honcho ‘dawgs’ proving their guns; great weekend with mentioned and unmentioned tentative in the blog. (,”) Howdy, y’all.