With all the games playing, I still find time to watch movies. I have seen a few lately and I must say there were only disappointments and not surprises. Here I go, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. This is one of the must-see movies this year and it lives up to it’s first instalment’s reputation. The first one was great to watch and this one is equally impressive. In order to scare myself a little bit, I watched A Haunted House. All I can say about this movie is that it’s time wasting. Lucy is another movie with the same calibre as A Haunted House. The trailer looked good but after watching Lucy, I am sure it’s one of the many movies which has good trailer but rubbish film.
If I Stay is one of the movies that I have been eagerly waiting. It’s a movie starring Chloe Grace Moretz. She starred in the Kick Ass film and I love to watch her acting since. Well, not all of the movies that she starred in were great but I wasn’t disappointment after watching If I Stay. The only thing I would say is that they could have found a better lead actor in the movie.
Finally, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. It is my all time favourite cartoon and I still remember talking with my friends at school about the cartoon and imagining which of the character we would want to be. I also remember watching the first ever Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie. I got all excited but at that time, there were no CDs or DVDs. Movies are still on tape and for movies like TMNT where most of the time the characters are in sewer, most of the scenes were too dark to make out what’s happening. Now, the latest TMNT is out and after all these years, I am still very much excited by it. In fact, I was so excited that I was most disappointed by it after watching it from start to finish. It seems to have cramped the whole TMNT stories into one movie. Total failure!
Most of the time, I watch movies while Mee is sleeping. Hence, I use earphones all the time. I think between Mee and I, we have about 5 or 6 earphones and one sennheiser hd201 headphones. I don’t like in-ear earphones because they hurt my ears after a while and certainly not for me when watching 2-hour long movies. I use the headphones sometimes but it can be quite loud when watching action movies. Guess what, I find iPhone’s earphones to be the most comfortable ones. I think the shape of the earphones helps to make it comfortable to wear and it has a volume control too.
Sooner or later, we are going to move to a house. I wonder what are my option then. I will be watching movies using TV instead of my MacBook Air and earphones are no longer an option. I thought about wireless headphones but they can be quite expensive. If we were to buy a house, we will be using most of our savings and the rest of it will be used to buy the essential equipment for our new house. Hmm… maybe I will still stick to watching movies from my MacBook Air until such time when we have some spare cash for a wireless headphones.
No doubt watching movies is one of my favourite things to do. There was a period of time where I watched almost a movie a night. I am not sure how I did that but when you watched that many movies in that period of time, you will definitely appreciate a good movie when it came by. I started making a list of movies that I watched and rated them on a score of 5. Sometimes, I forgot about the details of a movie and that list will sort of remind me whether or not it’s worth watching it again. I used to have a rule where a good movie doesn’t tend to have an interesting trailer and vice versa. I would say that it’s correct most of the time but definitely not all the time. Transformers have had really good movie trailers and I love each of the Transformer movies. Recently, I watched The Perks of Being a Wallflower which I think it’s quite a nice movie and yet, the movie trailer didn’t justify it entirely.
I have recently found another way to determine whether or not a movie is worth watching. Search for the movies’ subtitles. If you can’t find a subtitle for a particular movie, most likely it’s not worth watching as people can’t be bothered to write a subtitle for it.
Anyway, the worst movie of 2012 for me is Skyfall. Yeah, the latest 007 film. I know that there are many other movies that are worst but Skyfall was the one to watch and there’s a lot at stake. You might disagree on my verdict but Quantum of Solace was way better. The Skyfall’s movie trailer was all interesting and exciting, like any Bond films but half way through, I almost fell asleep. I remember watching a review from BBC saying how good Skyfall was and I was wondering if he has actually seen the movie. I don’t think anyone who has watched James Bond’s movies would think that Skyfall is the best one, or even one of the best.
I am watching Last House on the Left at the moment. It’s about a couple of young and reckless teenagers being held captive and tortured by several adults. One ends up being killed and the other one escapes and is rescued by her parents. What comes around, goes around. Her parents eventually kill those who abused their daughter. I have watched this movie a couple of times now and I guess I won’t be watching it till the end tonight as I really need to sleep early. Anyway, it’s quite a good movie and there are certainly some elements of fright and tension throughout the movie. However, I can’t really relate the title to the whole story of this movie.
Talking about movie, Mee and I will be going to cinema on Monday to watch Cabin in the Woods. It’s a horror/thriller genre and I wonder how Mee will react once the movie starts. She is not the fan of horror movies and she got a pillow on her face most of the time when watching Dark Water. We’ll see.
We watched this movie the other day at my sister’s place. I watched it once already but it was still nice to watch it again. I believe that my sister and Mee thought the same too because they both watched it from start to finish. In that movie, there were a lot of lab furnaces in the lab where the lead actor was working with the chimpanzee. I didn’t think lab furnaces were relevant in that movie especially the type of medicine, which was used to test on the chimpanzees, was for treating Alzheimer. Maybe it is beyond my knowledge but it’s just a movie and maybe I shouldn’t treat it that seriously.
I have to say, I watched a few older versions of planet of the apes but they always start with apes dominating the world and human beings as slaves. They never sort of explaining the beginning of the apes and I believe that is why I am attracted to this movie. I do hope that there will be more sequels of this movie since it’s one of my favourite movies this year.
On another note, it’s the last day of the year 2011, Happy New Year!