I will start off with the last movie I've watched which is the latest animation movie to hit cinema - Megamind.
Notable Stars: Will Ferrel, Tina Fey, Jonah Hill, David Cross, Brad Pitt
Director: Tom McGrath
Synopsis: It starts off with a typical Superman theme with Megamind, the villain, kidnapping Roxanne Ritchie, Lois Lane's parallel while waiting for Metro Man, the hero of the city to save the day. However, Megamind doesn't plan on actually destroying Metro Man and take over the city. A while later, he finds that he needs a hero to fulfill him so that he has a purpose since he already take over everything. So, he tries to create a new hero but ends with creating another villain. Now, he has to become the good guy and the new hero. Also,he must win over the heart of Roxanne. The romance part of the film.
Verdict: I've just realized all the animation movie I've seen so far are awesome. Though some have a slow plot going on while some turn horrible towards the ending, Megamind has none. It was hilarious as every animations should be. Overall, I enjoyed it.
Rating: 4 out of 5
Look up in the sky cause it's Skyline~
Notable Stars: None that I know of (>.<)
Director: Brothers Strause
Synopsis: Alien invasion. Citizens abducted. Group of people tries to survive and one by one are killed off. Dumb-ass tries to rescue girlfriend. All of it happened in L.A.
Verdict: A quintessential movie with horrible dialogues and actings and plot. The only thing worth while to look at throughout the movie is the aliens. Nice mothership, massacre, giants aliens and pretty lights. Besides those, the movie basically sucks.
Rating: 1.5 out of 5
Next is a movie I watched in Pavilion a week ago - RED.
Notable Stars: Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren
Director: Robert Schwentke
Synopsis: Inspired by the comic book of the same name, this movie tells of Frank Moses(Willis), an ex-CIA agent being on the hunt by the CIA itself. Along with his old team mates, they must uncover the truth beneath of the commotion and catch the felon who framed him from start. Big guns and lots of action are included as well. Nothing less from a movie starring Willis.
Verdict: Though I haven't read the comic yet, the movie was decent and some of the actions are spectacular. There is a few slow moments in the middle of the film which makes it quite tedious. More action-packed scenes should fill in the movie. Otherwise, the movie is worth watching. Besides, Helen Mirren is it and she's carrying a gun XD. Nothing good like an old woman shooting people. I almost find her hot!!!!
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Last and hopefully not least,
Notable Stars: Michelle Yeoh, Jung Woo-sun
Director: John Woo
Synopsis: A mummified Indian monk was said to possess magical power to the owner. It was divided in half and separated from each other. A group of Kung Fu specialized mob called The Dark Stone Gang wants to retrieve both remains to gain the power. Realizing the misuse of power once it falls to the wrong hand, Jianyu (Yeoh) stole the body and hid it. She tries to live a normal life in a small village but of course, the main protagonist's story is never be simple.
Verdict: Truth be told, this is the second Chinese film I've watched in the theater and the only reason why I would even watch it is because Michelle Yeoh is in it. To my surprise, the movie isn't just awesome, I was paying full attention to it. The basic fighting scenes were filled with new style of actions and again, Michelle Yeoh's acting was superb. Even though the storyline is a tad predictable (all Chinese movies are), I would recommend it, even if you are a banana like me XD
Rating: 4 out of 5