The final holiday rendezvous with Kord is to watch movie “After Earth”. Well you know I am a movie junkie so it’s all good. Initially planned to watch it at Jitra Mall but due to unsuitable time schedule; we went to Alor Star Mall at MBO Cinema to watch. It’s been quite sometimes since I last visit Alor Star Mall.
An unfortunate masterpiece failed to be crystallized by M.Night Shyamalan.
Basically, “After Earth” revolved around the era after Earth is considered not suitable to be dwell in. So, human kind now live in other planet called Nova Prime. Will Smith plays Commander Cypher Raige whereas his son plays the son named Kitai. The bond between the two was distanced due to Cypher’s commitment and also the death of Kitai’s sister named Senshi. When Cypher decided to include Kitai in one of his mission, the spaceship got hit by asteroid typhoon (I think!) and was crashed on Earth – which is now deemed as a planet deemed to be toxic and the creatures are now evolved into characters beyond imagination. The human also have to face monsters bred as human-killers named as URSA.
Kord & I.
On whole, I think that M.Night Shyamalan as the director has FAILED tremendously in directing a sci-fi film. It is sad to see that a director who is used to be brilliant in 1999’s “The Sixth Sense” has fail again and again to rebound his magical touch. It is such a waste when you have both Will Smith and Jaden Smith – the chemistry is there – and big budget as well as this film is produced by Will Smith – and you have not used all these advantages. Will Smith has proves that he has now establishes himself a long way from “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” days into one of Hollywood royalties; his charisma is undeniable. Nevertheless, Jaden Smith I think isn’t suitable in sci-fi action flick. But he is good in emotional scene. Perhaps he will do better in genres same as per “The Pursuit of Happyness”. On whole, 2.5 stars outta 5. Sorry.
Michelle Rodriguez kicked asses – I mean yeah, her spunkiness off screen is translated beautifully in the film. Paul Walker & Diesel (above).
Oh, yeah I also want to recap on movies that I haven’t have opportunity to jot down. “Fast & Furious 6” was super-awesome!!!!!!! Although I am not really an avid fan of the franchise, but I am a universal film aficionados so, anything will do. I guess the director did a great job in infusing all commercial elements in the movie – cars, girls, adrenaline-pumping climaxes and good storyline. Michelle Rodriguez, Vin Diesel and Paul Walker were all up to the expectations! Marvellous enegry! I give 4.5 stars outta 5! Yeah!
Kitty Kat & I at Pavilion.
And, the last one was ‘Epic”, an animated feature produced by Blue Sky Studio boasting star-studded casts as voice overs. I was excited because I am an animated feature freak and also Beyonce’s fan. So, when I heard she is voicing Queen Tara, I was kinda excited to see/to hear how the voice sounded like. On whole, the CGIs were breathtaking and so beautiful… BUT the dialogue/comical punchlines as well as the storyline are quite fragile if one were to compare with the masterpieces produced by Disney’s. The latter is a supreme power in animation due to not just the animation per se BUT great storyline and dialogues! On whole, I just give 3 stars outta 5.
The voices of Chris O’Dowd & Aziz Ansari (Grub & Mub) – hilarious comic relieves!; Colin Farrel as Ronin, the General of Leaf Men and Josh Hutcherson as Nod, the young Leaf Man.
Queen Tara by Beyonce Knowles.
The demise of Queen Tara. Ronin was the love interest.
Apart from songs, films are one of my solaces. I love them. This is the theme song for “Epic” sung by Beyonce; composed and wrote by her and Australian artiste, Sia. Spiritual and inspirational lyrics. (,”)
I’m the matriarch of your land
When you need to take my hand
Come into my arms, I’ll keep you safe from harm
I’ll keep your precious heart
Some people try to drag you down
Take it from me, stand and be proud
You’re a warrior
You’re my warrior
Be who you are
Be who you are
Know that life holds more than what you see
Rise up little man rise up little man
Fight for you and me
Look into my eyes and believe
Little woman we will fight, we will fight
Little woman we will fight, we will rise
I see you and me
Take my hand and we
We will stand we will fight, we will fight
We will stand and together we will rise
They’ll burn you at the stake if you
Don’t act like they want you to
But baby be yourself
Do good and help the world
Rise up, rise up little man
Don’t be scared I’m holding your hand
Know that life holds more than
What we see and what we get
Rise up, rise up little woman
Don’t be afraid to risk it all
Know that life holds more than
What we see and what we get, I will ……