Movie – 2001: A Space Odyssey [REVIEW] – Let The Awe And Mystery Of A Journey Unlike Any Other Begin

IMDB Rating: 8,3/10
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Writer: Arthur C. Clarke
Stars: Keir DulleaGary LockwoodWilliam Sylvester


Warning, this movie contains a spoiler!

2001: A Space Odyssey is a masterpiece made by Stanley Kubrick that managed to make me imagine what I just watched. This film is adapted from a novel by Arthur C. Clarke and this film in fact managed to make me confused myself. There are not many things you will see in this movie, a little dialogue, and an unintelligible plot. Actually, this movie has no story at all but will relate how the ending of the story during you watch this movie. This film also tells the origin of humans according to Darwin’s theory why humans are so clever until now. But, I can’t say anything about this movie because I also don’t believe how Kubrick could make a movie like this in 1968.

“2001: A Space Odyssey,” begins in a chapter called ‘The Dawn of Man’ where the scene tells about the origin of humans according to Darwin’s theory that humans come from monkeys. They sometimes form groups, finding some food, and try to survive day by day. The strong will survive and the weak will die. Then, a black monolith stone fell to earth and made the monkeys become smarter. They can make weapons, their way of thinking has changed, and a variety of things that change little by little. Then, the evolution changed the minds of people to explore a space. In 2001, the astronauts recovered a monolith in a crater on the moon. After the time skip, Dr. Dave Bowman (Keir Dullea) and Dr. Frank Poole (Gary Lockwood) and his space friends and an AI computer HAL 9000 (Douglas Rain) join in the mission to landing on the Jupiter.

Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, and Douglas Rain in 2001 A Space Odyssey (1968)

I don’t know how this movie works because, in fact, the synopsis at all is also a bit difficult to understand. There are some sections that we will watch this movie. The first section is the most boring section where you will see an early scene of human life according to Charles Darwin’s theory. In this scene we will show how the man who previously called monkey lived like a stone age, the laws of nature still exist, and the weak will die. The beginning of this scene has also puzzled me why Stanley Kubrick shows us a very long black screen and then came some title of the movie with a very disturbing but epic music. The monkeys then got smarter when they found this monolith stone. Then in the second section, we will see some astronauts discovering a monolith rock on the moon that eventually turned to the third section. In the third section, it tells about Dave Bowman and Frank Poole undergoing a mission to land on Jupiter and its HAL 9000 computer. In essence, the dialogue in here is not very focused and the core of the story is rather difficult to understand by some people.

Keir Dullea in 2001 A Space Odyssey (1968)

So let’s say it’s as if you watched this movie in that year and you have no idea what the technology is. If we watched in this era, maybe this movie will feel stupid and silly if distinguished from other sci-fi movies especially if this movie aired in theaters. I bet that most of the audience will come home with full of regret. Despite that, 2001: A Space Odyssey is a father of sci-fi genre followed by Star Wars in 1977. Back in the main review, this movie would be stupid and silly to watch in this era because this film depicts a technology that still uses a button instead of using a touchscreen or anything is that. Apart from that, I always appreciate and love all the films that made by Stanley Kubrick because he shows great cinematographic techniques that are so stunning and it’s hard to think how he can do it. But, does this movie keep a lot of secret messages inserted by Stanley Kubrick? No one knows.

Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood in 2001 A Space Odyssey (1968)

If compared with some other movies, this movie is similar to Coen Brothers’, No Country For Old Men and is almost similar to a mindblowing anime like Serial Experiments Lain. In essence, 2001: A Space Odyssey is just like the two films. The only thing here, Stanley Kubrick wants to interpret the mind of his audience into an experience full of a space odyssey. You guys will be invited how you guys catching the story and what it means. According to my opinion, the monolith stones in this movie is like a ‘god’ that comes to bring a blessing to its peoples. Not only that, the stone has also changed the evolution of a much smarter mankind as like as a machine. This is more evidenced by the ending where Dave Bowman enters a wormhole-filled with many various colors that make us somewhat feel disturbing. By the time Dave enters the wormhole, the paradox of time occurs so that he meets many of himself such as become elderly to a critical old man. After that, he met a monolith which we consider as a ‘god’ to give him blessings to Dave and to live a new life after being reincarnated. Maybe for me, that’s what I think after reading many references about this movie and watching it bit by bit. Accompanied by Richard Strauss’s classical music, 2001: A Space Odyssey is a film that affects many sci-fi movies right now.


Overall, 2001: A Space Odyssey is a masterpiece of Stanley Kubrick that every movie enthusiast must watch or anything. Though not as good as sci-fi now, I assume that this movie is a movie that produces a visual effect and other sci-fi movies. Stanley Kubrick tries to make his audience bewildered in search of the core of this movie story, how you think, until what the experience you got.

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Movie – Interstellar [REVIEW] – Mankind’s Next Step Will Be Our Greatest

IMDB Rating: 8,6/10
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Director: Christopher Nolan
Writer: Jonathan Nolan
Stars: Matthew McConaugheyAnne HathawayJessica Chastain


Warning, this review contain spoiler!

Interstellar is a masterpiece of Christopher Nolan that I can say as a sci-fi movie that’s different from the others. Starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, and Jessica Chastain, Interstellar brings a further experience to the audience to experience an inexplicable sci-fi movie. As always, Christopher Nolan always brought his own surprises in every movie. The most usual again, he also always carries the soundtrack that was delivered by Hans Zimmer as the soundtrack for this movie. They can both be said to be a legend that haunts Hollywood or maybe not.

“Interstellar,” tells a 60-year-old story from now where a human effort to find a plane that could become a new life for mankind. At that time, the earth has begun to no longer be inhabited by humans. Corn is the only food that can survive and the climate change that experienced the earth filled with pollution. But, corn’s in its critical time and will soon die. The last hope that humans have is to find another planet that humans can live in. Professor Brand (Michael Caine) along with his daughter is a NASA researcher who now works in private. What the most important things now is foods, gadgets, and smartphones. All the things especially that will be useless again. Children should be educated to become farmers because remembering food is almost extinct. At the time, NASA could only put that hope on Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) who was a former astronaut and worked back with his team in search of a habitable planet.

Matthew McConaughey, Timothée Chalamet, and Mackenzie Foy in Interstellar (2014)

The first impression when watching this movie was initially confused what exactly this movie wants to convey. When the beginning of the first film scene, we will see the life of Cooper who looks casual with his two children and his father. Therefore, I think that this movie may be wrong for me because it’s written that this film is sci-fi genre. Later in the 30th or 40th minute, the real story has begun. And at the end of watching this movie, it feels like a blow your mind like other Christopher Nolan movies. I don’t know how to explain it but I already know why this movie has a very high rating even though this movie was 3 years ago. Not too long either.

So anyway, this film consists of two main points of the story that the conflict between father and son until the space mission that must be implemented by his father to save humanity. To remember, this movie really feels impossible especially if this movie shows how a person is back in age not nearly the same. Let me explain, their journey into space takes almost 100-150 years on earth while in space is very short. So, they will lose many people they care about because of the time difference.

Matthew McConaughey in Interstellar (2014)

What makes this movie is great because of a visually promising effect. The audience will be shown how the beauty of outer space is as beautiful as possible from what we imagine. Christopher Nolan took his framed-per-frame framing so that his portrayal looks very realistic in outer space. Christopher Nolan’s also very smart about how space is. This film shows a scene with a sound that only propagates through an air intermediary or object. In essence, it sounds like it’s heard but it’s not heard in space. Interstellar is a film that introduces several theories such as blackhole and wormhole. Not only that, the film also introduces heavenly bodies and planets based on calculations from scientists and mathematicians.

I also wonder why this movie has the impression of drama in it. My first impression was like spending too much time on the part of the drama while the adventure and sci-fi were too oblivious. But after watching the ending of the movie, I thought, “Oh, I see. Oh, that’s it. Oh, I understand now.” Yeah, some of you would say that in your heart. Although the beginning of this movie scene is very slow, focusing on drama, or so, all of that is a process that will be explained at the end of the film.


Overall, Interstellar is the most realistic science fiction movie I’ve ever seen. Yeah, although I write a little spoiler in this article, Interstellar is a movie that should not be missed. It’s just that you may find it hard to accept this movie because there are so many physical terms in it. However, this movie is also very good to watch. All of the scenes in this movie are very emotional and very sad. For those of you who have not watched it, maybe you should be hard to face this movie because this movie doesn’t present a happy ending.

Game – OneShot [REVIEW] – The World Knows You Exist

Steam Rating: 10/10
Genre: Adventure, Puzzle
Developer: Little Cat Feet
Publisher: Degica
Engine: RPG Maker
Platform: Microsoft Windows


Warning, a big spoiler ahead!!!

Who said that Undertale’s the best RPG game ever made? Or maybe another favorite RPG game you guys might think of as the best RPG game ever? For me, maybe that’s just your assumption. I really like RPG game whatever it matters is the RPG game. I also once said that Undertale can be said as the best RPG game ever. However, OneShot changed my opinion about RPG games. I also don’t know how to review this game. What is clear, OneShot is an RPG game that brings you to an experience that is never imagined at all.

“OneShot,” tells about a girl with cat-like eyes Niko awakening from her sleep in a locked and dark room. In the room, there was a bookcase, a PC, a window, and a TV remote. After that, she finds herself that she’s in a wasteland with broken robot and dark place. Finding out who she really is, it turns out she is a ‘Messiah’ who holds a lamp that she says is used to light the world back. Niko meets a robot ProphetBot saying that Niko’s a ‘Messiah’ who has a goal to bring the sun to a tower in the center of the town.

OneShot SS4

So, OneShot is roughly the same as any other RPG game that has a pretty cliche story in it. But what makes me scares about this game is how the programmer of this game can compose the story with a unique idea. Let me explain this, when the player first plays this game Niko will wake up from a dark room. The player must find a useful TV remot to open a PC that’s locked by a password. After completing this puzzle, the PC then as if talking to ‘you’. Yeah, yourself play this game and even more shocked, this game knows your real name for some reason even though you never told him at all. The first time I play this game, I was immediately surprised why he could know my name. A message that says, “Do you know what that means, [Insert player name]?” It shocked me even though I never told my real name to this game at all. So essentially here, this game assigns ‘you’ to save the world in the game itself. It’s as if the NPC in this game thinks you’re the god who leads Niko’s way to her destination.

OneShot SS2

There is another unique thing about this game that this game can create a new document by itself. So, I’ll explain. In a building after successfully turning on a generator, all the robots go straight back to the original where they aren’t moving at all. Then, there’s a computer that lights up the first time playing. We turned on the computer and what happened? The computer sends a message to the player that only the player can understand. So, here it’s. There’s a box with a password and there is not a clue in the game. To be able to open it, it tells us how to open the box. And ‘you’ is ordered by that computer to check the document in Harddisk C. Yeah, you have to minimize the game and open the document that the computer sends. And there it says if there’s a password in order to open the box. Although this game isn’t a horror game, I also sometimes feel afraid of things let alone surprise by this game.

OneShot SS3

During player play this game at all, Niko will often wonder to ‘you’ about what she should do next, sometimes revealing how is her previous life. In essence, ‘you’ as a player will communicate with Niko on every journey. Sometimes, we will see a glitch that’s indeed from the game itself. A few more unique things are when we find a bed that’s useful for Niko to rest. When the player interacts that bed to get Niko to rest, the game suddenly goes out on its own. Like if the player should rest too when playing this game. The next day, the player plays this game and will see a dream from Niko’s picture. When she wakes up, she will ask ‘you’ about what you saw the dream.

OneShot SS1

Just like other RPG games, players will be confronted with a choice that will lead us to a bad ending or good ending. Actually, this is what I hate about this game. But, I don’t hate about the gameplay. I just hate that choice. What is clear, you should also try this game if you want to feel a different experience with other RPG games. In the end, this game’s about a relationship between the player with the character as if ‘you’ accompanied by a game character who talks with ‘you’ yourself. What is clear, if you don’t have friends you can play this game. Hey, just kidding.


Overall, OneShot is an RPG game that brings you into a very unique and different experience from other games. The conversation between the character and the player is the warmest and saddest thing ever. A game that can be said the best RPG games and also a game that makes some gamers cry like a baby.

Movie – World War Z [REVIEW] – Remember Philly!

IMDB Rating: 7,0/10
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror
Director: Marc Forster
Writer: Max Brooks
Stars: Brad PittMireille EnosDaniella Kertesz


World War Z can be regarded as an apocalyptic zombie movie that’s very different from the others although it can’t make the audience into a hype and feel amazed. Adapted from the novel by Max Brooks, World War Z isn’t what we’ve expected especially those who’ve read the novel or maybe not. If we compared by Resident Evil that has so many series but getting more worse, World War Z can make the audience to see a bunch of zombies from the expectations we want.

“World War Z,” tells about a virus that’s spreading so fast can make half the city turns into a zombie. This virus has a fairly fast period of approximately 12 seconds. The result has become a global mess with death everywhere and the infected population is increasing. Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) is a former UN agent who re-assigned as a team in order to investigate the origin of this virus. Together with his wife and child, they must be able to survive the emergence of the zombies.

Brad Pitt and Daniella Kertesz in World War Z (2013)

I really don’t want to say this but World War Z is a real apocalyptic zombie movie, how the world is on the verge of being critical and has very little chance of saving the world or maybe not at all. Marc Foster with a tremendous CGI really produced a zombie movie that could be said to be a real zombie movie. This’s exactly what the zombie fans want, a very epic apocalyptic movie with a zombie-like a tsunami wave to how the main character in this movie must make decisions quickly and precisely.

Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Sterling Jerins, and Abigail Hargrove in World War Z (2013)

World War Z also comes with a movie that can warm the hearts of the audience. How can it be like that? This film also presents a drama element like a family movie that can make the hearts of the audience to be partially affected. This element makes a film that originally was a zombie apocalyptic movie somehow turned into a family movie. This element makes all the elements of action and thriller it’s not felt so that in the end we are only made touched by the drama element. But I was not bothered by the element because it was all written with some famous screenwriters like Matthew Michael Carnahan who wrote State Of Play, Drew Goddard who wrote The Cabin In The Woods, and Damon Lindelof who wrote Star Trek: Into Darkness.


Overall, World War Z is a movie with a story that is not too dramatic and not cheap though there is little drama in it. However, this film can be said as a real zombie movie. The storyline of this movie is very neat and very epic to watch. Brad Pitt managed to show great acting in this movie.

Movie – Wreck-It Ralph [REVIEW] – When The Game Is Over, The Fun Begins

IMDB Rating: 7,7/10
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Director: Rich Moore
Writer: Phil Johnston
Stars: John C. ReillyJack McBrayerJane Lynch


Yeah, maybe you can say that Toy Story is a film made by Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios the best as well as the first ever. The success was followed by two sequels that aren’t less interesting and touching. Then, Wreck-It Ralph is in the eyes of the audience in 2012 which is almost similar to the story with Toy Story but involving arcade game video characters. Therefore, this film can be said to evoke nostalgia and memories about arcade games we’ve played for a long time.

Wreck-It Ralph Screenshot 1

“Wreck-It Ralph,” tells about Ralph (John C. Reilly) as a villain in an 80s game programmed to destroy a dwelling called Niceland. Because of his character, he always gets opposition from a hero character named Felix (Jack McBrayer) and his magical hammer that can fix any damage Ralph made. Due to his hero’s actions, a medal was always awarded to Felix in every game round and won an affectionate award from other characters in the game. Contrary to Ralph, he becomes disgusted with the treatment he receives just because he’s a bad guy. Ralph then intends to prove that he can also be a hero and deserves a medal like Felix. That intention then encourages Ralph to jump into another game. The decision to jump into another game brings Ralph into a dangerous adventure where he enters into an FPS game Hero’s Duty and meets with Calhoun (Jane Lynch) into Sugar Rush game meeting with Vanellope (Sarah Silverman).

As usual, Disney always presents an animated film that’s quite different from other animated films. Wreck-It Ralph can be regarded as a successful film featuring funny elements, humor, colorful, characteristic, to a conflict that makes the audience feel touched. Just like any Disney or Pixar movie, Wreck-It Ralph always inserts a moral message in it and a very touching drama. Ralph who’s an evil character tries hard if he can also be a hero. Not just Ralph, other characters such as Calhoun and Vanellope certainly have a background that can make the audience to sympathize with the character.

Wreck-It Ralph Screenshot 2

Wreck-It Ralph is a movie filled with diverse stories. Sometimes the plot always makes the audience surprised, the problems that pop up and will be solved in total slowly, until the animation that makes us not to look out of the screen. Speaking of Wreck-It Ralph, the film focuses on an old and classic arcade game like Pac-Man, Street Fighter, Sonic the Hedgehog, and more.


Overall, Wreck-It Ralph is a very cool animated film from Disney and Pixar. It’s suitable for all ages and is suitable for family. For those of you who want nostalgia about old games, pixels or something like that, Wreck-It Ralph is the most recommended movie. Of course, this movie is present for you who are non-gamers.

Anime – Little Witch Academia [REVIEW] – In A Time When Magic Is On The Decline Amid Society

MyAnimeList Rating: 8,17/10
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Magic, Fantasy, School
Studios: Trigger
Author: Yoh Yoshinari
Seiyuu: Megumi Han, Michiyo Murase, Yoko Hikasa


What exactly do we want about anime to be made in the future? In the present time, you can compare how the difference anime then and now that has a fairly large difference. Anime nowadays actually doesn’t really give a deep impression of the work of market demand but you just need a character like moe or something else because most of the anime is a male majority. Therefore, anime in modern times is actually not have to make a very complicated story. However, Little Witch Academia brings back the anime side just like a fantasy story that will not be boring to watch. It can be said, Little Witch Academia is an anime saved that is almost extinct in modern times.

“Little Witch Academia,” tells about a world where magic is no longer acceptable in society. Atsuko Kagari (Megumi Han) is a very passionate girl who enters Luna Nova Academy in order to reach her dreams she has dreamed that becoming a magician like Shiny Chariot who was a famous magician and disappeared in public a few years ago. On her way to school, Kagari got a friend named Lotte Yansson (Fumiko Orikasa) and Sucy Manbavaran (Michiyo Murase) who later became roommates. At the academy, Atsuko realizes that she’s not a magician because she doesn’t come from a witch family like any other student. She had to learn from the basic then learned about what that magic really was. After finding a staff associated with Chariot, Atsuko must find a way to activate and use Shiny Rod’s mysterious cane and hope to meet her idol.

LWA

When watching this anime, we feel like I’ve seen a movie that also looks like that. Surely you guys will think of Harry Potter because when first watching, this anime also creates an impression like that. Just the difference, the main character here doesn’t have any magic talent at all and ends up being mockery from some of her academic friends. Little Witch Academia also features a world in which the modern era and magic are being dubbed as ancient. Character development is also very good and diverse so watching this anime at the end of the episode create a fairly sympathetic impression of their respective characters.

Akko Lotte

Like what I said earlier, Little Witch Academia can be said to be an anime saved today because it displays a story like a classic anime only difference in artwork from Studio Trigger that makes it more felt again. With sound effects, background, and a unique soundtrack that create an impression like Disney cartoons, this anime further reinforces the story’s impression until what’s inside is more interesting. In addition to Harry Potter, this anime also reminds us of KILL la KILL which has very exact artwork. The different is KILL la KILL uses an artwork advancement that focuses on the action like a sketch so it makes it look like an anime in the 20s. Little Witch Academia features a typical animation that made by Studio Trigger.

Akko

In addition, this anime has some flaws in it although literally I also really like it the lacks. This anime is not actually too focused on the main storyline because basically, this anime just like anime slice of life with the magic theme. Each episode also sometimes displays unnecessary fillers and isn’t related to the main story. The original story was about to start a conflict around mid-episode. Sometimes, the filler actually has important points in it and sometimes shows that point at each end of the episode. Even so, Little Witch Academia is still fairly attractive and not boring to watch.


Overall, Little Witch Academia is an anime saved who managed to bring the elements of classical stories in modern times. An original anime with the fantasy genre, the stories from zero to hero are very good to watch and suitable to watch for everyone.

Movie – Journey To The Center Of The Earth [REVIEW] – Same Planet, Different World

IMDB Rating: 5,8/10
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family
Director: Eric Brevig
Writer: Jules Verne
Stars: Brendan FraserJosh HutchersonAnita Briem


Journey To The Center Of The Earth is a film adaptation of a novel by Jules Verne. However, this film has nothing to do with the novel at all, although it’s still a bit offensive. Journey To The Center Of The Earth is a movie made by Eric Brevig who worked on several visual effects from famous movies like Men In Black, Pearl Harbor, and The Day After Tomorrow. If you keep in mind, it looks like this movie’s really similar to someone who has watched it on TV because this movie is also often displayed over and over on TV. However, this film also received a lot of negative responses from critics who criticized this film.

Journey to the Center of the Earth

“Journey To The Center Of The Earth,” tells about a professor named Trevor Anderson (Brendan Fraser) recalling his old memories of his older brother Max Anderson (Jean Michel Paré) who disappeared for 10 years while his research traveled to the center of the earth. When he woke up from sleep, he immediately went from sleep to his research lab which is also used as an office. That’s when he heard the news that his lab would soon be closed. This makes Trevor very sad because the lab is the only memory left by his brother. Back home with great regret, he has been waited on by the wife of Max with his son Sean Anderson (Josh Hutcherson) to leave Sean on vacation to his uncle’s house. At the same time, he received a box containing the remains of Max memories. In this box, there is a book called ‘Journey To The Center Of The Earth.’ Trevor then opens one page at a time and finds the codes he has seen before. It made him go to the lab with Sean to check the files on his computer. Once matched, it turns out that all the code is exactly the same and Sean who participates in it turns out there’s a map of a single signal from the transmitter where he’s once doing the research. When Trevor reexamined the dots, he immediately realized that this point was a point that was the result of a study with his father. This point will then take them to a mountain Snæfellsjökull, Icelandic. Starting from here, their adventure finds a world that is at the center of the earth begins.

Journey to the Center of the Earth

Although some people would find this movie really good or anything, maybe not for me. Journey To The Center Of The Earth is a film from Jules Verne’s novel adaptation. However, I don’t see the sensation that tells the title because this movie is also the remake of 1959. This version doesn’t carry even the exact same story with his novel. In fact this film is very different from the adaptation of the novel alone. The story of this film is just a professor who was inspired by this novel by Jules Verne so wanted to dig deeper into the puzzle made by Jules Verne and the code left by his brother. However, this film also has its own uniqueness because this film is made more recently than previous versions, especially this film has started to rely on visual effects rather than from previous versions. Actors who play this movie also seem to be reliable. Moreover, he also played in the films of the most popular series The Mummy. By the way, Josh Hutcherson who has played in The Hunger Games is also here. In fact, he’s still about 9-10 years old.


Overall, this movie is actually not too bad because this movie is also very suitable for all of you. Stories in this movie also sometimes seem boring and pace this story is so fast. Even so, it all depends on you want to enjoy this movie using your own imagination or something like that.

Movie – Divergent [REVIEW] – What Makes You Different, Makes You Dangerous

IMDB Rating: 6,7/10
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Director: Neil Burger
Writer: Veronica Roth
Stars: Shailene WoodleyTheo JamesKate Winslet


Divergent is one of the movies that I made as well as my college reference other than The Hunger Games. This movie I just watched and it’s good to me. I don’t know what’s good but this movie is good even though the rating isn’t as I think too. Taken from an adaptation of the novel by Veronica Roth’s, Divergent may be regarded as a dystopia of little romance. This film also makes me interested to know more about the novel itself, so I also want to read the novel too. However, we will discuss the film. So, let’s review together!

“Divergent,” tells about Chicago for some reason surrounded by a fence. The Chicago society here is divided into 5 factions based on human nature in order to keep peace in the city. The factions are Abnegation, Amity, Candor, Erudite, and Dauntless. In addition, there is a Divergent where they have the five properties. Therefore, Divergent is considered dangerous for Chicago because they can’t be controlled. Beatrice (Shailene Woodley) is one of the successful Divergent tested by Tori (Maggie Q) for having three properties: Abnegation, Erudite, and Dauntless. When the faction determination test, Beatrice who initially had to choose Abnegation instead chose Dauntless while her brother Caleb (Ansel Elgort) chose Erudite. Nothing can be done, her parents have to surrender just like that. Of all the factions that exist, Dauntless is a faction that is somewhat because of a bunch of crazy people. Beatrice who has chosen Dauntless then met several friends namely Christina (Zoë Kravitz), Al (Christian Madsen), and Edward (Ben Lamb). In addition, one of the new boy named Peter (Miles Teller) always called Beatrice as stiff because of her impression always bored. Starting from Beatrice changing her name to Tris, meeting with a pretty cruel instructor, until we’ll see how Tris was initially the weakest member became strong little by little.

Tony Goldwyn and Shailene Woodley in Divergent (2014)

Divergent is roughly similar to a mix of two films, The Hunger Games, and Harry Potter. In essence, Divergent is a solid movie that has a very bored impression at first. Tris is a very weak character figure from the beginning, we see how Tris became strong and became the center of attention in her fax. A few direct questions came to me, why could she be so strong? I also don’t know why but this is the name cliche, dude. Moreover, the most favorite part of Divergent fans is the romantic love story between Tris and Four. Although there is a romance here, this movie isn’t too much to discuss. The romance here also doesn’t run fast like the romance movies nowadays at first.

Maggie Q and Shailene Woodley in Divergent (2014)

Divergent is a movie with a story that has a lot of story mixing the main story that tells about a city divided into some of these factions. However, there are many questions that arise in my head. What causes the division of the faction? Why did they make a fence across the city in Chicago? What’s beyond that? What are the characters in this movie adolescent or adult? What is clear, there are so many questions that popped into my head when watching this movie. Maybe I should watch some of the sequels that already exist to be able to answer some of those questions. Or maybe read the novel. Or maybe those questions will never be answered despite trying both? Yeah, nobody knows.


Overall, Divergent may be a pretty good teen movie and entertaining to watch. I also say a little good because I think there are so many flaws that I can mention in this movie. However, the movie is very good to watch by teenagers as well as adults. Especially for those who like action romance.

Movie – Mad Max: Fury Road [REVIEW] – Only The Mad Survive

IMDB Rating: 8,1/10
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Director: George Miller
Writer: Brendan McCarthy
Stars: Tom HardyCharlize TheronNicholas Hoult


A remake of the movie that once starred by Mel Gibson this seems to have given birth to something new for this Mad Max series. For Mad Max: Fury Road, this series offers its audience with crazier and thrilling action supported by a fairly crazy visual effect as well. Although the story here is very different from the previous series and picked up from a different timeline, Mad Mad: Fury Road is a film played by Tom Hardy and has managed to become one of the best film remakes ever. In fact, this film also gets 6 Oscars Award in Best Achievement in Film Editing, Best Achievement in Costume Design, Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling, Best Achievement in Sound Mixing, Best Achievement in Sound Editing and Best Achievement in Production Design in 2016.

“Mad Max: Fury Road,” tells about the earth that has become an earthy ground after the nuclear war. Human civilization turns into chaos where water and food are very difficult to obtain. Therefore, the law of nature becomes one of the people must be able to survive, the strongest will win. Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy) is an unidentified nomad who on his way was suddenly caught by a bunch of War Boy led by Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne). Under his leadership, people live in deprivation where everything is controlled by Immortan Joe. A War Boy Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) had betrayed Immortan Joe and planned to escape with a large rig car and some of his subordinates who couldn’t stand the leadership of Immortan Joe. War Boy-was hunting her, where one of the War Boy named Nux (Nicholas Hoult) took Max as a blood sac because of lack of blood. An adventure around the land of the middle of nowhere like hell where the romp between Immortan Joe, Furiosa and Max begins.

Tom Hardy

Actually, I don’t see what’s interesting from this movie if reading the synopsis only. The story is very cliche and very simple so at first, I didn’t want to watch this movie. However, all that changed after watching the whole course. Although the story here is very simple storytelling, Mad Max: Fury Road is a movie from beginning to end we aren’t aware that this is a movie. With a theme that carries the post-apocalyptic, we think initially this film will contain elements of fiction in it. Honestly, the story in this movie actually looks very stupid because the pace is too rushed. What I’m amazed by this film is the action chase in the land of nowhere broad and endless. It has a little dialogue here and more rely on the action of Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, and Hugh Keays-Byrne.

Tom Hardy in Mad Max Fury Road (2015)

The development of the character as a whole has also been very impressive to describe a survival world. A world where nuclear radiation contamination, arid soil, lack of food, and water supplies make people come back to natural law. This movie is also actually not too complete if there’s no sequel because there are a lot of some questions that appear in our heads. Although some people have been watching the series from Mad Max before, the character of Max here actually isn’t described as dominant. What exactly is Max’s past and why? All that’s still full of questions but the good news is, this movie will get its sequel entitled Mad Max: The Wasteland.

Hugh Keays-Byrne in Mad Max Fury Road (2015)

We are talking about visual effects where this film is a movie with a very crazy visual effects for me. Therefore, this film’s getting a lot of positive response from some critics who looked from a different perspective. With a 3D cinematic visual effect, the audience will be created as long as the movie is amazed by its visual effects. Backgrounds, the world of nowhere, the cars of war, the chase, the sandstorms, to the background of the animated music group played by a guitarist who uses the fire guitar, all of which made the whole audience wowed in every minute.


Overall, Mad Max: Fury Road is definitely a movie that’s never missed for fans who love action and thriller. Even this movie can offset the Box Office movies that aired later that year including Avengers: Age of Ultron. A remake made by George Miller’s something that shouldn’t be missed.

Anime – Noragami Aragoto [REVIEW] – The Only Way To Correct Past Mistakes

MyAnimeList Rating: 8,43/10
Genre: Action, Adventure, Shounen, Supernatural
Studios: Bones
Author: Adachitoka
Seiyuu: Hiroshi Kamiya, Yuki Kaji, Maaya Uchida


For Noragami Aragoto has undergone enormous changes when compared to the previous season. Overall, Noragami Aragoto has a much better story than the first season even though the first season was also good. Indeed the story that existed in the previous season didn’t seem to have the impression that so surprising or something that people said, especially also ending it’s not very satisfactory. However, the first season has a unique impression for me. For the second season it will also feel like it’s even better. But what makes a change from the previous story? Oh yes. Before reading this review, I suggest reading my first review of Noragami that I’ve written before because there might be a spoiler available for this second season.

Noragami

“Noragami Aragoto,” tells about Yato (Hiroshi Kamiya) and Yukine (Yuki Kaji) has finally fixed up a relationship between god and the Regalia. And it’s all back to normal again. Yato who still doesn’t know what to do still runs a 5 yen job every day because one day, he thinks he will get his own shrine. Hiyori Iki (Maaya Uchida) who still cannot fix his spirit by Yato still enjoy his everyday life with going to school. This time, Yato has to deal with a mystery of the past involving Bishamon (Miyuki Sawashiro) where there is a division between the two of them. Kazuma (Jun Fukuyama) is a trusted Bishamon Regalia dragged into the matter of both of them and must try to help Yato to avoid misunderstandings.

What’s in Noragami Aragoto is something new from the Noragami fans. Especially for this second season, the story takes 2 arcs from the manga which is the most favorite part to follow but also slightly different when compared to the manga and anime. When compared with the first season that doesn’t open some background from some main characters, this second season tells more details again each character that makes us also dragged into it. If in terms of visual is still a keen interest in this anime. Moreover, all of that’s supported by the soundtrack and the most memorable opening song ever titled ‘Kyouran Hey Kids!!‘ by THE ORAL CIGARETTES. I can also say that this opening is one of the best opening anime in Fall 2015.

NA Screenshot

And as usual, the ending for this anime always hang in every episode. Even the ending was also like that. Luckily, I watched this anime finished all over the people who watched it once a week on this anime on-going. So essentially, in every episode that somehow we are always made curious by the author. However, this anime still doesn’t run away with the soundtrack, the aspect of the story, the visuals, and overall still fairly good to watch like anime action. Of course, it’s also supported by the famous seiyuu in it.


Overall, Noragami is an excellent anime to watch. Especially for those of you who love shounen or something, Noragami is the answer. The second season of this anime is also very good, considering also I am still following the manga of this anime and if made in the third season will have a very long story.