Sunday, July 31, 2011

Farewell My Princess

Dear Princess,

I am writing you this letter to let you know that I am relinquishing my duties as your servant. For I have failed to do the duties I have sworn my life with. I have committed the greatest crime of all. I had fallen in-love with you.

All the times we spent together, all the laughter, all the sorrow, I experienced it all beside you. I know I have no right in loving you for I am just a lowly servant. I cannot compete with your knight and shining armor, or have the attention just like your prince charming. I don't know if you have noticed, I've been doing my best so that you can notice me. But all actions were futile for I am just your servant. It pains me to see that you're happy with your prince charming or your knight in shining armor while I am doing my best just for you to notice me, I felt that you were never happy when you're with me. I know it was futile just to even try, but it would be more painful by regretting doing it than doing my best and failed.

I tried to distance myself just to know if you'll care, but you never noticed I was gone. I guess a servant like me can never be part of your royal life. I am leaving you without regret. I know you'll be happy with your prince charming and all I want is for you to be happy.

I'm sorry my princess for a lowly servant like me fell in-love with you. I loved you once, loved you always, and love you forever.

Loving you always,
Your loyal servant

Review: Captain America The First Avenger

Marvel completed its Avengers team by finally showing the remake of the real American hero by the name of Captain America. As we all know, Marvel has been having a hit and miss situation with the recent hit of Thor and the X-Men First Class and the flops like Spiderman 3. Will the real American hero deliver the "final justice"? Find out after the jump.

Don't get me wrong here, Captain America is a great film...if you're an American. The plot was taken from the comics but was tailor-fitted for the Hollywood "standards" by concentrating on a love story angle rather than follow Captain America's bond with his best friend Bucky Barnes which was the plot of the comics.

Chris Evans played the part of the all American hero pretty well, but what really stands out was the diabolical performance of the antagonist Red Skull (played by Hugo Weaving). Hugo in my opinion out shined Chris Evans in the film and his performance is highly commendable.

The visual effects and CGI was top notched as expected always on a Marvel film. The World War II atmosphere was realistically captured but some scenes like the top of the train totally looks fake. The transformation of Chris Evans body into a small physique all thanks to CGI totally wowed the audience and could not thell apart what is real and what is not.

Overall, Captain America's target audience were not the die hard sci-fi comic book fans out there who wanted justice for the comic book hero, but the general audience who doesn't mind discrepancies on details but enjoys a popcorn movie with enough love and action to watch with their love ones and friends alike.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Review: Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2

Harry Potter is one of the best selling franchise in our movie industry today, and sadly though, all things has an ending. Ten years after the film dominated the big screen and the long journey of Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe), Hermione Granger (Emma Watson) and Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) has come to an end. Is the final iteration epic enough for the millions of Harry potter fans worldwide? Read on..

The previous gritty and moody feel that looks like an overexposed film was still intact as the the movie started with a serious tone. If you read the book, it is natural to predict what will happen next. It is only natural to imagine what you have read and picturing it while watching the film. This technique may disappoint some fans because they will realize that the film was not depicted as it was on the book, from cover to cover. It gave a certain difference from the book as some scenes from the book where different on the movie (read some of J.K. Rowling's journal to know the story behind the changes). Again, the movie may vary from each of us.

The acting of the three main roles (Radcliffe, Watson and Grint) greatly improved. The maturity of the cast gave justice to the characters they were portraying. Sadly though, some of the previous cast had little or no roles whatsoever (it was justified by the progression of the story itself).

Watching this film in 3D is highly recommended as with all of the previous Harry potter films, this one gave a lot of eye candy. From the splash of the water, to the blistering hot fire. The details and blending of the CG was oh so great.

Book fans will be shocked as part of the "ultimate battle" was not taken from the book. They made a "different" and "improved" version which some might like and some may not agree.

In the end, any shortcomings of the film will not be necessary because the fact that this is the last of the Harry Potter films, and each and every one wanted to see how the "19 years later" was interpreted. All was well..

So who's your favorite Harry Potter character?

For me it's Severus Snape. Seriously, Snape's role may not be that important to some, but to me, it was the greatest twist ever executed in a story.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Is Google+ the future of social media networking?

A recent craze spread all over the interwebs. Google sent out invites to their new social networking site that may be on par with Facebook. With full integration with other Google products and access to other Google affiliates. So what is Google+ anyway? Read on after the jump.

Google's continuous development of social networking tools from Google Wave to Google Buzz led to the birth Google+. From an ordinary netizen's standpoint, Google+ is just a Facebook clone. From the "news feed" (stream on Google+) to the like button (+1 on Google+). If you dive in further though you will realize that Google fully customized how you post your stuff, how they were distributed and who can view them, in a sense, Google solved the one thing that was plaguing Facebook, security.

For now, Google+ haven't been opened to the general public. Just like Gmail before, to get a Google+ account, you must be invited by someone who was already using the service. You can't blame users who brag that they are using Google+ even before the public release, but the truth is, they were just invited by their friend, who in turn, was invited by others.

A year from now, pedophiles and 14 year old girls pretending to be adults will flood Google+ and the "tailor-fitted" security will be ignored. Society will blame Google+ for rape and murder resulted from someone meeting with a stranger he/she met on Google+.

In the end, Google+'s future will depend on how people use it, just like its predecessor Facebook and Friendster.

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Review: Transformers 3 Dark of the Moon

The third and final installment of of the Transformers franchise was expected to fail in many aspects all thanks to the previous installments. But will the third movie finally shut the mouth of the critics? Or will it finally prove that Michael Bay is all about the explosions not the story? Find out after the jump.
Let me just go straight to the point. I was not excited to watch the third movie of Transformers as I was not impressed with any of Michael Bay's films. But I got the chance to watch it earlier without the hassle of falling in a very very long line. Anyway, as expected, the movie lacks character development and the story was written poorly as if the writers were too busy with the "eye-candy" they forgot that a plot is needed. Sure there are lots of actions, explosions, explosions, and more explosions. But that cannot hide the fact that the story (if ever there really is one) was full of loop-holes. I believed that the story was sacrificed just to emphasize the "drama" of the humans fighting the Decepticons.

If you are looking for eye candy and hot women, then this movie is for you. But if you're into an intellectual plot or just a solid plot to follow, then stay away from this almost three hours long crappy film.

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