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Movie – The Godfather: Part III [REVIEW] – All The Power On Earth Can’t Change Destiny

IMDB Rating: 7,6/10
Genre: Crime, Drama
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Writer: Mario Puzo
Stars: Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Andy Garcia


Warning, this review will contain a spoiler!!!

The Godfather: Part III is arguably the worst sequel of all “The Godfather” series. But, that’s how many people say that. To me, The Godfather: Part III may also be arguably losing power and some other elements compared to the prequel series. The Godfather: Part III is also going to focus on the story of sorrow experienced by Michael and also some romance stories that exist in The Godfather.

“The Godfather: Part III,” tells about Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) who can no longer continue his business. Therefore, Michael can only regret his actions for killing innocent people including his brother, Fredo. His business was entrusted by Joey Zasa (Joe Mantegna) in New York and to restore his reputation, Michael often did a charity run by Vito Andolini, his father.

Godfather 3

Of all the Godfather series I’ve watched so far, The Godfather: Part III is arguably the most depressing and saddest movie ever. In this movie, Michael looks like someone who doesn’t respect himself and must regret his sins in front of the archbishop. Michael has regretted his sins for killing the people he cares about. And also, Michael must have a very sad death to die alone with his dog. The Godfather: Part III is also the last series of the trilogy of The Godfather. Actually, Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola ever had a planned to make the part IV. But, the film never made itself because Mario Puzo died.

Mary

Al Pacino acting arguably more looks like a mafia because of the previous series he just gets a little performance. One of them, there is a scene that is required for Al Pacino to cry for hearing the song “Speak Softly Love.” While listening to this song, Michael cried because he remembered his first wife who died tragically. In addition to Al Pacino, Sofia Coppola acting who is also the son of the director Francis Ford Coppola looks good.

Vincent

The Godfather: Part III focuses on romance, especially the relationship between Vincent with Mary and Michael with Kay. Therefore, The Godfather: Part III lost some touch of mafia elements, unlike the previous film. However, this doesn’t change the fact because of The Godfather: Part III is the exact same film from the previous film as well.


Overall, although the film was only nominated for an Oscar in 1991, this film looks good in terms of the story. Mario Puzo has created a magic touch on all of The Godfather series. Fans of Mafia, Mario Puzo, Francis Ford Coppola, or all of the circles must watch all the series from The Godfather.

Movie – Suicide Squad [REVIEW] – Justice Has A Bad Side

IMDB Rating: 6,2/10
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Director: David Ayer
Writer: David Ayer
Stars: Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie


This movie is the most I await his arrival in 2016. Unlike films like Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice or even Captain America: Civil War, this movie I’ve been waiting after I saw the first trailer. But, this movie isn’t as I think too. And more annoying again, this movie is the most overrated of all time in 2016.

Joker

“Suicide Squad,” tells about a group of governments who want to design a secret mission. This group will be named Argus. Argus is a group where all its members are the most famous and most dangerous criminals. The criminals are Deadshot (Will Smith), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Joker (Jared Leto), Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney), and Enchantress (Cara Delevingne).

Diablo

From the beginning of the first trailer I watched, this movie has been getting a lot of good response from the appearance of Joker, Bohemian Rhapsody song, and the amazing editing. This film managed to become a trending topic on Twitter by beating Finding Dory movies and other 2016 movies. However, Suicide Squad is just one movie that is very deceptive if by looking at its own poster.

Deadshot

From stories to conflicts, they are very flat. From the first beginning of the film, introduced in detail and slowly from the introduction of the character. Until the conflict, the film is somehow like something is missing. In my opinion, this film is only able to steal the attention of the audience just like the characters Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, Harley Quinn, and Rick Flag. Some members of the Suicide Squad who aren’t too direct attention are just ignored and abolished. What’s more, Joker should be the main star of this film even got a lot of negative responses. Jared Leto is just someone who can’t describe a figure that looks so much like a Joker. Unlike Requiem For A Dream or Fight Club, Jared Leto only has at least appear in this movie. Harley Quinn who became successful and managed to steal the attention of the audience. Salute for successful Margot Robbie plays Harley Quinn.

 

I don’t know what David Ayer, the author, and director thinking of this film. The cinematography David Ayer used was pretty good and interesting, but only the script and the story were so superficial. This film doesn’t show how and what the purpose of this film. And the storytelling written by him is also so weak.

Harley Quinn

On the other side, this film also uses some dark-comedy like other DC films. However, only a few and only this time using dark-comedy. In the end, this film is just making the audience and critics talk too much about this movie. Although the film received so many negative criticisms from famous critics, there are some positive points that can be taken from this film. One of them is action and comedy that always appear in every film. With music that is full of distortion that can be perceived by the audience, this film so covers the shortcomings. Visual Effect that Ayer made also not bad it feels like playing games. CGI is really neat.


Overall, this film shows many flaws that are not realized by the audience. That’s why some of his positive points mask the shortcomings. If you want to watch this overrated film, I will never forbid you. I just assume this movie is like a click bait on YouTube videos or food that has a beautiful name to a price that is expensive but not according to expectations that we imagine.

Movie – Who Am I [REVIEW] – No System Is Safe

IMDB Rating: 7,6/10
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Director: Baran bo Odar
Writer: Jantje Friese
Stars: Tom Schilling, Elyas M’Barek, Wotan Wilke Möhring


CLAY

What do you think about what is the coolest kind villain ever? If I was asked a question like that, then I would answer ‘Hacker.’ I don’t know what your answer is but why must ‘Hacker’? Why not psychopath or rob with a mask? I think psychopath and robbers are cool but nothing who can beat the action of the hackers. They think that the world is in the grip of the real world and their actions always not seen behind the screen but only with a laptop or smartphone, they can do whatever they want.

“Who Am I,” tells about Benjamin (Tom Schilling), someone who has a very bleak past. His father escaped when he was born and his mother had four personalities so she committed suicide when he was eight years old. Benjamin lived alone with his grandmother who was then a teenager and his grandmother suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Ben is someone who is very closed because he’s never considered by the environment around him. Because of his introverted personality, he doesn’t even dare to say hello to Marie (Hannah Herzsprung) the girl he likes as a child. Behind his bleak, Ben is covertly secretly into a superhero on the internet. He is someone who is very good at reading machine language until he meets with Max (Elyas M’Barek), Stephan (Wotan Wilke Möhring), and Paul (Antoine Monot Jr.) who is a powerful hacker.

 

No System Is Safe

C.L.A.Y.

 

This movie is a cyber mafia movie with stories and plot-twist that really amaze the audience. This film shows how a person has a very dark past, someone who bullies on the internet, brought us to the world of ‘deep web’, and hackers who always just do the trick to the audience.

Of all the hacker movies I watch, this movie is a very good movie from scratch because we can’t predict it. The director of this film, Baran Bo Odar takes us in a matter that moves into a mind game. With endings filled with various Plot-twist, it will be hard to guess how the end of the movie is. Although like that, this film doesn’t really make the audience to think hard.


Overall, this movie is very obliged you to watch especially for those of you who really like the world of computers or hacking. Tom Schilling and his friends are good acts but not as good as other movies. This movie I recommend to all of you for those who like Thriller or Mystery.

Movie – Premium Rush [REVIEW] – Ride Like Hell

IMDB Rating: 6,5/10
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Director: David Koepp
Writer: John Kamps
Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Shannon, Dania Ramirez

How about a movie that’s about someone who’s being chased by the police and using a bicycle? Perhaps, it is very rare to get a movie like that. But this movie says “no”. Someone who used a bicycle while he was chased again by police on the highway. Moreover, if riding fixie bikes are pretty hard. I once rode a fixie bike and it was pretty hard for a regular bike. Moreover, if the speed can be up to 5-6 gear.

Hero

Wilee (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is a bike courier in Manhattan. A bicycle courier service is needed in Manhattan because an item can deliver up very quickly and immediately. Wilee is very different from other couriers. If some bike couriers use bikes with 5 to 6 gear with brakes, Wilee prefers Fixie bikes with gear 1 without brakes but has a great speed. Passing urban Manhattan at incredible speed, Wilee suddenly receives a mysterious package requested by his ex-friend named Nima (Jamie Chung). Wilee was even being chased by a corrupt policeman named Bobby Monday (Michael Shannon) to hand his an envelope.

This film is very clear because it focuses on the Thriller genre filled with scenes of the chase. The only difference, the theme he raised about a bicycle courier who was chased by the police. When compared to fixie bikes with mountain bikes, I better choose mountain bikes. The fixie bike requires us to pedal the bike incessantly, while the mountain bikes are not. In this film, Joseph Gordon-Levitt shows his skill how a person is pedaling a bicycle with wind speeds to avoid using brakes.

Wilee

This film has a very dark impression and very bleak like other Thriller movies. Cinematography used is High-key lighting, style with very bright and bright depiction. Due to the high-key lighting, the aura of the Thriller film is not felt at all. However, David Koepp managed to set the course of the film to be very tense for the audience. The use of the camera is also very smooth when following the fast speed of movement Wilee so that the audience will be carried as if was on a bicycle as well.

Premium Rush uses a nonlinear storyline. The plot is what makes this film also has a little thriller sensation. The audience will initially be shown a scene where Wilee crashed into a taxi and was badly injured. Since then, the story will reverse how Wilee got caught in the event. The storyline of this film is very similar to Reservoir Dogs or other non-linear films. But I can say this movie is very similar to Reservoir Dogs.


Car

Overall, for you Action-Thriller fans I would suggest watching this movie. Especially for fans who really like the nonlinear film. The film is also arguably still has shortcomings, especially the storyline that looks simple. However, his cinematography masks the deficiency. So, this movie is very interesting and entertaining to watch.

Movie – Scarface [REVIEW] – The World Is Yours

IMDB Rating: 8,3/10
Genre: Crime, Drama
Director: Brian De Palma
Writer: Oliver Stone
Stars: Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Bauer


I played the game before on PlayStation 2’s, Scarface: The World Is Yours. The game model is exactly same as Grand Theft Auto. However, this is more exciting than Grand Theft Auto. Although I was finished, I still play it even on my PC. The movie also I watched when childhood. However, when compared with the game is very different. Scarface: The World Is Yours is a sequel to the film.

Tony

“Scarface,” tells about the year 1980 in May. Fidel Castro has just opened a port of Mariel in Cuba. His goal is to gather his members with his relatives in America. Recorded 125,000 Cuban refugees arrived in Florida and among them 25,000 criminals. Antonio ‘Tony’ Montana (Al Pacino) and his friend Manny Ribera (Steven Bauer) get permission to stay in Miami after successfully killing Rebenga (Roberto Contreras) for Omar Suarez (F. Murray Abraham).

Omar then asks Tony to trade cocaine with a Columbia merchant and Tony manages to do so. Tony brings the money and cocaine at once. Tony and Manny then had the opportunity to meet Frank Lopez (Robert Loggia), a drug dealer and Omar’s boss. Tony also fell in love with Elvira Hancock (Michelle Pfeiffer), a Frank woman. Frank eventually recruited Tony and Manny to become his members.

Movies mafia indeed no longer underestimated its existence. Especially the actor is Al Pacino. Al Pacino acting in this movie is very cool. Describes a very arrogant, cunning, evil, and criminal nature. Al Pacino is the main actor in this movie. So do the supporting actors like Steven Bauer and others. However, Al Pacino is the main star. Al Pacino was interviewed in another talk show. He was asked, “Who is the character of the film you have ever played and which one of you favorite the most?” Al Pacino replied, “I prefer to play Tony from Scarface.”

Although this is a classic movie, this film portrays a real human is. Tony is described as a greedy person and always wants something more. Scarface shows that no matter what human behavior, humans are still blessed to love those around them. However, Tony here just assumes that all can be solved with money.

Machine Gun

This film is purely a lot of the ‘F’ word in it. Probably countless, similar to the Goodfellas movie that many say ‘F’. However, this film teaches us that money never solves the problem. In fact, the happiness and togetherness can’t be bought with money. The happiness is only in the hearts of every human being, however our circumstances and wherever happiness is always there and never replaced with money.


Overall, this film in all aspects is very good indeed. Starting from the theme of lifting drug dealers and a little mafia theme until the lessons we can take from watching this movie. Al Pacino is the star of this movie.

Movie – The Martian [REVIEW] – Bring Him Home

IMDB Rating: 8,0/10
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Director: Ridley Scott
Writer: Drew Goddard
Stars: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig


What would happen if you lived on Mars with limited food or no food at all? Maybe, I’ll just give up rather than survive on Mars. But, this film says not. This film shows how a person is harvesting a potato on Mars. Why? It’s very impossible, but this movie will explain it.

Mark

“The Martian,” tells about a team of researchers facing a storm and required to go back to earth immediately. Suddenly, one person was stranded and left for allegedly dead. Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is an astronaut botanist who survived the storm and was forced to survive on Mars with limited inventory.

The main actor of this film is Matt Damon who plays as Mark Watney and directed by Ridley Scott. This film also features some famous actors such as Jessica Chastain, Jeff Daniels, and Sean Bean. Initially, the book is written by Andy Weir who can be downloaded for free on his blog. However, someone asked to make its e-book and can be downloaded on Kindle.

I have never seen the trailer. I also originally heard of this movie from all of my friends. But they also recommended me to watch it. And this movie makes me feel excited with the visual effects and plot. Just like other space movies such as Gravity or Interstellar, this movie makes the audience more amazed and curious about what happens in this movie.

This movie teaches us that if you face some problems, it’s not to escape the problem. In fact, who can escape the problem if he is just a Martian? No one else? If you encounter some problems, don’t escape for whatever the problem is. Quite calm and be patiently is important.

Mars

Initially, I think will cause some bored with this film. However, during the duration of two hours more, this film is very dissatisfied with the duration of it. Ridley Scott is very clever to draw stories from one scene to another. If you really want to find a plot-twist in this movie, then this movie doesn’t present it. The Martian is a film that doesn’t give a special impression but is very interesting to watch.

This film also slipped small comedies inside. Like, Mark always makes videos while living on Mars. He always said some funny jokes. Rotten Tomatoes gave this movie a 93% Tomato rating, while the IMDB rating was 8.0. From rating, you don’t need to hesitate to watch this movie.


Overall, I very recommended watching it. The beauty of visualization on Mars and also how NASA and outer space work is great. Especially, for Gravity movie fans, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Moon, or Interstellar, I recommend this movie.

Movie – Pulp Fiction [REVIEW] – I Don’t Smile For Pictures

IMDB Rating: 8,9/10
Genre: Crime, Drama
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Writer: Roger Avary
Stars: John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson


During this time, only a few Quentin Tarantino movies I watched like Inglourious Basterds, Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill Vol. 01, and this movie is also included. But, this is a masterpiece made by an intelligent director. How?

Travolta & Jackson

“Pulp Fiction,” tells about of two hitmen (Samuel L. Jackson & John Travolta), Mafia boss (Ving Rhames) and his wife (Uma Thurman), a boxer (Bruce Willis), and two novice robbers (Tim Roth & Amanda Plummer).

Actually, it’s very short to explain what’s going on in this movie. In fact, the description is too short to write. But, what makes this film so masterpiece? For some reason, this movie won a lot of awards like Academy Awards USA in category “Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen,” Golden Globes USA in category “Best Screenplay – Motion Picture,” BAFTA Awards in category “Best Actor in a Supporting Role,” and “Best Screenplay – Original.” This film also beat the best film, Forrest Gump and many people are mad at that fact. I feel sorry after for 23 years just found out if there is a movie like this in that year. Same goes with Forrest Gump, The Shawshank Redemption, and other classic movies.

John

One of the uniqueness of this film is the plot of the film that runs in nonlinear. Just like Memento, Pulp Fiction is divided into several parts and runs in a row. However, the film isn’t so confusing to watch. In general, Pulp Fiction is only divided into three parts. This movie seemed to cause the prejudice to be a sense of shock but amazing.

The characters in this movie look very common in general like hitmen, a mafia boss, the mafia wife, robbers, and boxers. However, the script created by Roger Avary and Quentin Tarantino incorporates elements of dark-comedy in each character. Like a boxer rushed by a mob boss but that mob boss was kidnapped by gay, a careless assassin, a mercenary who often quotes some gospel, mafia wife who has a hobby-dancing, so much more. Who knows how many dark-comedy’s in this movie. Quentin Tarantino also didn’t hesitate to feature many famous actors such as John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, Bruce Willis, and Tim Roth.

Uma Thurman

This movie isn’t like other gangster movies. When compared to the famous gangster movies like The Godfather, Goodfellas, Scarface, or others, you’re wrong. Pulp Fiction isn’t like a gangster movie that many scenes shoot each other. Precisely, Pulp Fiction brings a lot of cool dialogue and some kick-ass. This film is very difficult to explain. Maybe, you better watch it so maybe you can understand.


English, Motherfucker

Overall, if you want to see a scene where the main character performs a full adrenaline or visual effect or something like that, Pulp Fiction doesn’t show something like that. Pulp Fiction is a masterpiece that shows the ins and outs of gangsters with very different perspective. This film is also included in the film that affects the world of cinema.