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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 – 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.

Anime – Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? [REVIEW] – Fanservice Became You Strong

MyAnimeList Rating: 7,85/10
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Fantasy
Studios: J.C. Staff
Author: Suzuhito Yasuda, Omori Fujino
Seiyuu: Inori Minase, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Saori Oonishi

Warning, this review will contain a spoiler!!!

There are so many cliches in anime. Like other mainstream anime-themed fantasy, action, main characters are initially weak and become strong, and much more. For this one anime, it looks like there isn’t much I will write. This anime is very mainstream for me, but I don’t offend who like this anime. There aren’t too many memorable scenes for this one anime. The title is also very long, so I’ll mention the short,”DanMachi”.

Hestia

“DanMachi,” tells about a teenager named Bell Cranel (Yoshitsugu Matsuoka) goes to the dungeon with only his courage and ventured into the dungeon. Inside the dungeon, a monster is out of control and makes Bell cornered. Suddenly, a beautiful girl named Ais Wallenstein (Saori Oonishi) save Bell. Bell then fall in love with Ais. But Bell himself was a weak man. Bell then gradually gains strength and is determined to pursue Ais. Ais is known as the princess of the sword, while Bell himself is a very weak person. So, Bell himself thinks it’s impossible to pursue Ais.

For myself, the storyline is very mainstream. No surprises, no plot-twist, nor memorable scenes in it. This anime also issued a lot of fanservice scenes. The story is arguably flat. However, there is one scene that is very memorable to me. That scene is a battle of Bell against Minotaur Level 4. This scene is arguably very nice and cool to enjoy.

Visual, nothing is special. As always, this anime is fantasy and visual itself just like any other fantasy anime. However, the characters in this anime can be looks cool. Especially on the character Bell. Bell itself is the main character of this anime. He is very weak at the beginning of his appearance. His own strength is very rapidly developed due to bully by the people around him.

The opening and The ending are also very common for me. From “Hey World” by Yuka Iguchi to “RIGHT LIGHT RISE” by Kanon Wakeshima, nothing special from their respective soundtracks. This anime is perfect for anime fans. For those of you who love action, fanservice, and don’t make you confuse, this anime is perfect for you to watch.

Movie – Now You See Me 2 [REVIEW] – A Good Film For A Worst Sequel

IMDB Rating: 6,5/10
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Director: Jon M. Chu
Writer: Ed Solomon
Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson

For the second sequel of “Now You See Me”, this seems a bit disappointing. In fact, this is getting worse than I thought. This follow-up story is like a lot of mistakes and coercion. The director was also replaced by Jon M. Chu. In fact, Louis Leterrier may be better than Jon M. Chu. But, I really know to make a sequel movie isn’t easy.

Many additional characters in this film like Lula (Lizzy Caplan) and Walter Mabry (Daniel Radcliffe). And of course, there are other characters like Dylan Rhodes (Mark Ruffalo), Thaddeus Bradley (Morgan Freeman), Daniel Atlas (Jesse Eisenberg), Merritt McKinney (Woody Harrelson), and Jack Wilder (Dave Franco).

In this second sequel, it’s told about The Four Horsemen had a year to hide their identity from FBI. For some reason, the character of Henley Reeves (Isla Fisher) disappears without a trace. The Four Horsemen is planning to re-appear in public by hijacking a new mobile phone launch event. Both of these films seem to use too much CGI. Starting from the scene where Daniel Atlas changed his clothes and to control the fall of rain water. Suddenly, this action is disrupted by a person named Walter Mabry, a technological ruler who then managed to trap The Four Horsemen. They were threatened for a near-impossible theft act.

As a sequel, it’s bigger and more lively. However, everything becomes chaotic if the audience continues to yawn and complain in the first hour. The plot is very predictable, the quality is much worse than the first, until the magic that continues to rely on CGI.

“Now You See Me 2” is the same as before. Describes a pretty neat trick as well as impossible. But, that makes the audience disappointed this is a very compelling plot-twist. There were no early signs of the plot-twist. But at the end of the film, the plot-twist appeared instantly. Although like that, “Now You See Me 2” is arguably interesting and very entertaining to watch.

Anime – Drifters [REVIEW] – Battle In A Brand-New World War

MyAnimeList Rating: 8,07/10
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Historical, Samurai, Fantasy, Seinen
Studios: Hoods Drifters Studio
Author: Kouta Hirano
Seiyuu: Yuuichi Nakamura, Naoya Uchida, Mitsuki Saida

Want to learn something but through anime? Want to know more about the figures of historians from all over the world? Maybe the question will be answered by just watching this anime. (That question is just seems like a weeaboo) Action, blood, cool, and etc. The audience will be amazed by the action of the figures of historians who are trapped in this fantasy world. Anime itself is adapted by Kouta Hirano who actually has something more valuable. Before this anime, he is also the author of Hellsing.

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“Drifters,” tells about a samurai from Shimazu clan named Toyohisa Shimazu (Yuuichi Nakamura), trying to retreat after losing the battle at Sekigahara. When severely wounded Toyohisa suddenly stranded in a strange white room with many doors and met a strange man. Without knowing the reason, Toyohisa was immediately sucked by a door and moved into a strange place in the world of living fantasy creatures.

Rescued by two Elf children, Toyohisa met with Nobunaga Oda (Naoya Uchida) and Nasu no Yoichi (Mitsuki Saiga) who also fared like Toyohisa. Without understanding the reason why they were sent into this world, the three samurais were stirring the kingdom who thanks to their actions helping the elves village and was attacked by government troops for rescuing Toyohisa. Called Drifters, the three of them invite the elves to rebel.

The first scene immediately opened with a fierce battle Sekigahara. The audience immediately drifted to see the first episode of Drifters which is anime with the action genre. Without much dialogue and unimportant scenes, this anime also opens the story with a mystery about the reasons why they can be in a fantasy world. The anime has a fast plot that the audience will not be bored by this anime.

Just like “Hellsing,” this anime also goes with a very regular story like anime in general. That way, the flow flows smoothly and reduces the chances of boring the audience. Oh, I almost forget it. By the way, the season two also got confirmed but not announced the years.

Novel – The Kill Order [REVIEW] – Before WICKED Was Formed

Goodreads Rating: 3,69/5
Author: James Dashner
Genre: Science Fiction, Dystopia, Fantasy, Apocalyptic, Adventure, Action

After into a mild depression because my idol died, I also recently never write another article because I go out-of-town because there is a wedding family event for two days. Sorry if all this time never writes an article again. But this time, I want to try to review a novel that I’ve read for a long time titled, “The Kill Order.”

Thirteen years before Thomas entered Maze, before Thomas with his friends who decided to escape from Maze, it turned out to have a story before them where the solar storm made life on earth changed drastically to be so bad. Mark and Trina and their friends had already experienced an incident where they were hunted by humans who had lost consciousness or in other words, insane. All of this is due to the arrival of a berg or light aircraft which at first is the one who will help them. But, they came not in peace. They instead showered the residents with hundreds of arrows.

Yeah, actually this isn’t a sequel to the series “The Maze Runner.” It coincides precisely before The Maze Runner or prequel.

Actually, why should the arrows? Why not machine guns or other destructive weapons? The virus is not from flares, but from products born before flares are released. Why named flare? Human creator of this virus is too arrogant to recognize a new disease that at first sounds brilliant to be a karma.

Behind the creation of this virus develops and becomes uncontrollable. The title itself also mentions it very clearly, The Kill Order. James Dashner is like making something unrelated to The Maze Runner. I am very disappointed in this book because it gives a lot of questions in my head. I thought, reading this book is solving the puzzle before The Maze Runner is there. But, on the contrary. Despite that, thriller, adventure, and dystopia are not spared from this book.

“The Kill Order” is exactly the same as “The Scorch Trials,” the second series of The Maze Runner. But the mysteries in my own head still can’t answer. I also haven’t read the third series of The Maze Runner. This book is very good although there will be no deep impression.

Movie – Swiss Army Man [REVIEW] – Stranded Deep

IMDB Rating: 7,0/10
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Director: Dan Kwan
Writer: Daniel Scheinert
Stars: Paul Dano, Daniel Radcliffe, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

First of all, I just wanted to say that this is very strange. I don’t know what I will write to explain the description of this movie. How?

Jet Ski

“Swiss Army Man,” tells about of someone stranded on an island, Hank (Paul Dano) who is very desperate and wants to end his life by hanging himself. In the middle of his depression, Hank noticed a male corpse (Daniel Radcliffe) washed away and lying on the shoreline. Hank then approached the corpse and didn’t intend to commit suicide. Apparently, this corpse can do anything. He can fart and become a jet ski driven by Hank, light a fire with his finger, a water pump, a weapon for hunting, and a cut wood. The corpse is also very curious about life. So, Hank began to teach the corpse about life and love while trying to get out of the woods together.

Maybe, I managed to describe it. Don’t worry with the synopsis because the reality is like that. Strange and absurd, those two words can explain this movie. One of the uniqueness that I love about this movie is its soundtrack is very iconic and funny than other films.

Daniel Scheinert and Dan Kwan really have a touch for this psychological drama movie. They include elements of farts and strange things in this movie. This movie is so inviting us to think about life. All those weird things will not work if the movie is not edited.

For some reason, I really like this movie in terms of the story is very childish but mature to creativity that poured on this film. Humor that is in this film is very good because two main actors. Paul Dano is very cool and funny as Hank. Daniel Radcliffe as Manny the corpse is the best performance of his film career. Although in Harry Potter he played well, but like having a very limited impression. Manny is innocent like a child is very funny.

“Swiss Army Man” takes the most childish things like fart and masturbation. Although it looks very disgusting, it is a part of the metaphor. The film explores it that a part that exists in humans but only the man himself is prestigious and ashamed of such things. There is a fascinating scene for me that is when they both talk on a campfire and how beautiful it is to go home. Manny said “why should we struggle to find our way home? That place is so terrible. We can’t do fun things there.” The film also teaches something to us that ‘garbage’ is not something that is very useless. All things must be useless only us alone who can not use them.

I just want to say that this movie has a lot of boos. They came out even though this movie hasn’t reached the middle of the duration because of the weird things. This is a human, only always looking from one perspective than from another perspective. Someone deserves to criticize something if they manage to finish. Don’t be too fast to judge something as waste. I don’t understand why this movie is humbled just because it’s different from other movies that have something like a fart?

This movie is something original. Something important to say by ourselves but don’t dare to say it directly. The ending also has a very undeniable twist.