Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes

Synopsis: Set in present day San Francisco, James Franco plays a scientist who's working on a cure for Alzheimer's by testing it on apes. The man's experiment with genetic engineering leads to the development of intelligence in apes. Not long after, the start of a war for domination between the human and ape species takes place.[Source: Yahoo! Singapore Movies]

A great movie, nonetheless. Instead of the usual scenario whereby Hollywood brings in their war game team to show the glorified battles between apes and human, the director chooses to focus on human to ape relationship. Heartwarming at times, the movie passes the message that animals are capable of emotions, and we human, as their caretaker, sometimes tend to overlook this part. The ending confirms that a sequel is in the pipeline, but having watched the thriller "Contagion" earlier, it dawned on me that the sequel might perhaps be a mirror of Contagion. A movie worth to spend your money on, especially that the apes are all created by A.I.

Rate: 7/10

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Escaping the hectics of work?

Yes, I think it is time

Sunday, August 07, 2011

06 Aug 2011

Still a patch of grassland after 6 months. Talk about efficiency.. Fail

Monday, August 01, 2011

Captain America: The First Avenger

Synopsis: Born during the Great Depression, Steve Rogers grew up a frail youth in a poor family. Horrified by the newsreel footage of the Nazis in Europe, Rogers was inspired to enlist in the army. However, because of his frailty and sickness, he was rejected. Overhearing the boy's earnest plea, General Chester Phillips offered Rogers the opportunity to take part in a special experiment - Operation: Rebirth. Armed with his indestructible shield and great battle savvy, Captain America has continued his war against evil both as a sentinel of liberty and as leader of the Avengers. [Source: Yahoo! Singapore Movies]

All in all, not a bad movie, with lots of adrenaline packed actions and there was never a dull moment. Girls will probably go ga ga over Steve Rogers, especially the scene where he emerged from the steam machine that was transforming him, which unfortunately will put all guys self esteem at an all time low. Don't know what I am talking about? Watch the movie to find out for yourself. I quite like the ending, where Captain America wakes up disorientated after a 70 years sleep in present time New York. With this scene, I am quite certain that we have not seen the last of Captain America.

Rate: 7/10