Game – Borderlands 2 [REVIEW] – The Ultimate Vault Hunter’s Upgrade

IGN Rating: 5,4/10
Genre: First-person Shooter, Action Role-playing
Developer: Gearbox Software
Publisher: 2K Games
Director: Paul Hellquist
Engine: Unreal Engine 3
Platforms: Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nvidia Shield


Who wouldn’t want to play a Borderlands series from Gearbox? The big changes from the first series make Borderlands 2 is the most hybrid game in 2012. There are many new things that we can get from this sequel, how he combined a two gameplay into one game is one of the greatest achievements of the Gearbox. In fact, playing this game-no little bit of boredom in it. Of course, this game has the same purpose for both sequels.

“Borderlands 2,” takes the timeline after the event of the first 5-year series. The previously Vault Hunter named Roland, Lilith, Mordecai, and Brick managed to find “the vault” in Pandora and managed to destroy the aliens inside. However, the consequences must be in charge by this Vault Hunters. The opening of the vault makes a precious mineral Eridium appear and spreading around Pandora. This attracted a large company called Hyperion Corporation led by Handsome Jack to stop by Pandora and try to mine as many of Eridium as possible. Generation Vault Hunters-also appeared and consisted of Axton, Maya, Salvador, and Zer0. The four of them have the same primary target of Hyperion that is now growing into a tyranny. A conflict that revamped Pandora also began again with the help of the rebels named The Sanctuary who will help The Vault Hunters.

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For this series, Borderlands 2 indeed still have a strong bond from the first series it. In Borderlands 2, we will still see four characters with a new face view but still have the same skills in each character. Players also still have the freedom to edit the characters you want. But is that all that makes Borderlands 2 so unique? Apart from all that, Borderlands 2 still presents the feel of RPG and FPS with the same gameplay from the previous series. Players will find similar things like in the first Borderlands, the number of main missions and side missions that are so much from the previous series, as well as the weapons that the players will get so much earned during the play.

The most important thing for Borderlands 2 lies in the idea of a game and the characters are made as unique as possible from the first series. The presence of a new skill system is also no longer a one-way, but the skill will play a role each of the existing skill trees. The stereotype is the same from the first series but it is still a bit different from this game. For example, the character Zer0. Zer0 characters who were introduced as melee fighters characterize the ninja because of the katana he uses it. Although Zer0 has a thick stuff, this character is still building a range fighter with weapons that players want.

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Gearbox still presents a fairly large weapon with uniqueness in every weapon. Not apart from the level of scarcity, the weapons in this game almost most aren’t possible to find the same weapon both playing single player or multiplayer. Therefore, the player will try to make his character look unique and it is definitely different for every person who is in Pandora. Borderlands 2 is an addictive game that keeps repeating the incident. We will be made to complete hundreds of side missions, join with another player, increase the difficulty level, and repeat it again.

Borderlands 2 is a completely different game compared to the first series. Gearbox shows us how the random system it creates makes a new experience every gamer playing so unique that there is no limit whatsoever. However, there is one more thing we can get than the first series that didn’t exist. In the first Borderlands, we know that killing many enemies and completing missions as many as possible is one of the things that our characters can get a lot of experience so it will be very fast to level up. And here it is, Gearbox presents a new system called Badass Rank as a side quest to help strengthen the player character.

Borderlands Glitch

Badass Rank has a system with a fairly simple way each working. The player will have a mission by killing or collecting an existing target with a certain number limit so that we will get a Badass Rank that exists. For example, we will be made to collect a money of 200,000 or kill some enemies with a specified amount. Once completed, the player will get a token in order to collect the badass rank. You will be given an opportunity to upgrade the player’s character permanently in percentage form. The good news, Gearbox makes this system unlimited. So, this Badass Rank will continue to appear even though players will often complete from existing quest.

In this Borderlands 2, Gearbox tries as much as possible to make the map even wider than the first series. So, Borderlands 2 isn’t a game that can be played by one player only but it will be much better if played in multiplayer mode. Multiplayer mode allows the player to better maintain the level of fun and guaranteed the player’s probability to get rare items that will be very easy to get. The cool part from this Borderlands 2, not infrequently you will find a lot of good players here. It’s very rare to get toxic players, Borderlands 2 has pretty decent players because most of the high-level players we sometimes share the rare weapons they get.

 


Overall, Borderlands 2 is a super addictive game that you will play endlessly. The plot in this game is also very pronounced, the items are very diverse, side quest is quite a lot, AI is smarter, and skill tree more plays its role. It all looks good and unique so that the weaknesses are closed.

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Anime – Cowboy Bebop [REVIEW] – See You Space Cowboy…

MyAnimeList Rating: 8,81/10
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi, Space
Studios: Sunrise
Author: Shinichiro Watanabe (Story) Yutaka Nanten (Art) Hajime Yatate (Story)
Seiyuu: Kouichi Yamadera, Aoi Tada, Megumi Hayashibara


Cowboy Bebop is one of the anime that can be regarded as the best science fiction anime in the 90s era. I’ve also been watching this anime for a long time and this anime is very different from many aspects when compared to anime nowadays. We know that nowadays, fans are more interesting in an idol, moe, waifu, harem, and so on that the story in the anime is forgotten. I also really like the things like that but this is one that causes why the anime is best compared to the anime of the 90s. If watching at the present time, Cowboy Bebop loses the sensation of the terms I mentioned earlier but if glanced from various aspects ranging from artwork to storyline, Cowboy Bebop is said to be the best sci-fi anime of 1998.

Spike

“Cowboy Bebop,” tells about Spike Spiegel (Kouchi Yamadera) is a bounty hunter who has an easy going nature but is very reliable in the world of martial arts. Taking a back spot away from the future, Spike Siegel teamed up with Jet Black (Unshou Ishizuka), Faye Valentine (Megumi Hayashibara), and Edward Wong Hau Pepelu Tivrusky IV (Aoi Tada) crossed a galaxy to search for high-priced fugitives every day.

Cowboy Bebop is a masterpiece of Sunrise Studio that tries to produce something different from others series. It might be rather difficult to explain why this anime is so great for reviewers and critics. In fact, even in the international world is always glorified by this masterpiece. First of all, let’s try to think that this is not an anime. Cowboy Bebop is like a series made by a successful American from its novel adaptation. This series is made as if it were watched by adults only, who love the action movie and science fiction. Cowboy Bebop like a Trigun or Black Lagoon that can only be watched by adults only, although for the present is also very difficult to find anime of this kind. If it’s made, it may fail greatly because of the market demand that is off the mark.

Knockin' On Heavens Door

Cowboy Bebop is an image that successfully raised the anime to the international world. That is why outsider more prefer this anime over other anime. As Orson Scott Card says, an American novelist, critic, and public speaker: Cowboy Bebop has turned a perception of what people always say badly about anime. Cowboy Bebop managed to make the anime better than its stereotype as a story that made it a big achievement in the sci-fi genre. Cowboy Bebop is more aimed at the episodic system and focuses more on becoming itself like an American Serial TV that always has a continuous plot from time to time like one of the anime that I have reviewed also titled Monster. Both series have a continuous plot so that many people who are very interested to watch both the series even those who don’t like anime will also like it.

For the size of the Cowboy Bebop series, it can be said to be like the Samurai Champloo series which I have also reviewed. Both series are more focused on a genre of action even though the author seems not to focus on that genre. Both series also sometimes have an unpredictable story ranging from characters to existing stories. Each episode feels random because sometimes we will be made laughing, sometimes we will be made touched, and sometimes we will be amazed of his action. In essence, both series are very difficult to guess. Just like the Monster series, sometimes we are always surprised to be plot-twisty in every episode. Cowboy Bebop has an impressing story that neatly and sensibly enough to be surprised because of this series.

Spike Siegel

One more thing about this series is that although this series is titled “Cowboy” in its title, this series doesn’t focus on the theme of the cowboy. We will be amazed by a very cool space-shaped cowboy. Sounds weird, right? For some people, it may sound strange. Why you have to create a nonsense story like this? Hold on, dude. Cowboy Bebop takes on the feel of exoticism and the culture of outsiders like the Indians living in a desert on Mars, a Red Dragon syndicate who always believes in mystical things, Vicious who relies more on katana in some of his battles, and Spike Siegel who owns Jeet Kune Do. Of course, the sci-fi elements aren’t lost out like a western movie with sophisticated technologies.


Overall, Cowboy Bebop is a masterpiece that everyone should be obliged to watch it. Although this series has been long enough, this series still remains to watch but for you who like it. I was also a bit lazy to watch it when the beginning of the first episode started, but I forced myself to watch it to the end and managed to understand what this series is trying to explain us.

Anime – Your Lie In April [REVIEW] – A Single Melody Can Bring In The Fresh Spring Air Of April

MyAnimeList Rating: 8,89/10
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, School, Shounen
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Author: Naoshi Arakawa
Seiyuu: Risa Taneda, Natsuki Hanae, Ayane Sakura


Who is not familiar with this masterpiece of an anime? There is no doubt that this anime is a winner in the anime division of the 2016 Sugoi Japan® Awards. Your Lie in April is an anime with a simple yet thrilling, upset, and laughing story at the same time. And the fact of this anime is all who watch this anime cry. Again, I’m not on the list of people like that. The anime that made by A-1 Pictures is always just present us how beautiful an artwork they bring it like Sword Art Online, Blue Exorcist, ERASED, Anohana, Fairy Tail, Seven Deadly Sins, and others. Of course, this anime also presents us a masterpiece that is so beautiful when viewed from the artwork alone. But, is this anime story as good as its rating?

“Your Lie in April,” tells about Kousei Arima (Natsuki Hanae) is a genius pianist who always dominates the competition so it is known by young musicians. They called him a “machine” under his mother’s harsh teachings. After his mother died, Arima had a mental disorder who could not hear his piano voice even though his hearing was okay. Two years later, Arima never again touched a piano and considered the world as merely a talentless gray. He just lived his life with his best friend Tsubaki Sawabe (Ayane Sakura) and Ryouta Watari (Ryota Osaka) until one day, he met a beautiful girl violinist named Kaori Miyazono (Risa Taneda) who changed the life of Arima back into music again.

Arima Kaori

As much as possible to never tell the spoiler because the chances are if I tell this anime spoiler excessively, this anime will lose the touch of the story that will make you cry for those of you who have never watched it. For anime like Your Lie in April, this anime has a very cliche story if we got the first impression of this anime. The story of the anime is just a pianist who falls in love with a violinist and his daily life will be made colorful. But, this anime could have caused a deep scar if it was far away watching it. Especially for those who have been watching it may be if remember, this anime will make you depressed. Because this anime takes the existing romance genre, of course, there’s always NTR (Netorare) in every romance anime. This elaborate triangular love will bring us feelings of pleasure and sadness at the same time.

Because this anime’s worked on by A-1 Pictures, this anime has a very beautiful and fascinating graphic for this size romance anime. In fact, this is just a romance but its graphics that make us stunning in every episode. In fact, the graphic of his background and his character seems to look very detailed when viewed from a distance. The anime features four main characters, Kaori Miyazono, which is filled by Risa Taneda, Arima Kousei, which is filled by Natsuki Hanae, Tsubaki Sawabe, which is filled by Ayane Sakura and Ryouta Watari filled by Ryota Osaka.

Natsuki Hanae and Risa Taneda in Shigatsu wa kimi no uso (2014)

In addition to its graphics who always get a positive response from the audience, this anime has a beautiful soundtrack both opening and ending. The first opening was entitled Hikaru Nara by Goose House, the first ending entitled Kirameki by wacci, the second opening titled Nanairo Symphony by Coala Mode, and the second ending entitled Orange by 7!!. The soundtrack in the anime is also very memorable as it presents popular classical music from famous musicians such as Ludwig Van Beethoven, Frédéric Chopin, Fritz Kreisler, Alexander Scriabin, and others. All the soundtracks in this anime are very good to hear.


Overall, this anime is a masterpiece that is not inferior to other anime. A simple but plot-twist romance story presented at the end of the story has proved that the anime has largely succeeded in making the audience cry like a baby even for those who don’t watch anime as well. For those of you who have never watched this anime, I suggest you must prepare your mentality and a tissue to watch this anime.

Movie – Full Metal Jacket [REVIEW] – In Vietnam The Wind Doesn’t Blow It Sucks

IMDB Rating: 8,3/10
Genre: Drama, War
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Writer: Gustav Hasford
Stars: Matthew Modine, R. Lee Ermey, Vincent D’Onofrio


What we really wanted from all of the Stanley Kubrick movies? Indeed all of his films are the best of all but does Full Metal Jacket be one of the best war movies of all time? The answer is yes. Full Metal Jacket is one of the best war movies like Apocalypse Now and Saving Private Ryan. Stanley Kubrick tries to combine a psychological theme with war genre. It may sound strange to an audience that unfamiliar with a psychological film combined with wars like The Shining. However, what Stanley Kubrick wants to convey to his audience is how in boot camp training and war it can bring down someone’s mental.

Matthew Modine and Arliss Howard in Full Metal Jacket (1987)

“Full Metal Jacket,” tells about the twists and turns of newbie soldiers undergoing training at the boot camp in order to deal with how vicious Vietnam war is. These boot camp exercises show how a torture Gny. Sgt. Hartman (R. Lee Ermey) to his students until one of his students was mentally depressed. A boot camp is like a hard discipline upheld, oath of superiors, very heavy training, up to the bully of friends of his boot camp, all done by Gny. Sgt. Hartman in order to strengthen his students mentally.

As we know as war movies, there have been a lot of war movies showing a very loud boot camp training like Platoon and Hacksaw Ridge. I don’t know much fewer films that have the same theme as those two films because I may not have seen enough war movies yet but Stanley Kubrick shows to his audience is very cliche. Cliche in other ways I mean is how all the scenes that exist in the boot camp are very memorable such as dialogue, acting, jokes, all is very memorable.

Vincent D'Onofrio in Full Metal Jacket (1987)

In this movie, Gny. Sgt. Hartman who played by R. Lee Ermey really badass in this movie. How he can cast out a joke of dark comedy, insults out of his mouth and can make his audience laugh even though it is a serious thing to the story that carries a very disturbing but interesting psychological theme. The film is divided into two stories such as training in boot camp and the brutal of Vietnam war. We will be made to laugh the first 45 minutes of the film but all that changed after 45 minutes. In this second story, the sensation of this film changed drastically into a serious impression.

Matthew Modine in Full Metal Jacket (1987)

Like Stanley Kubrick’s films that always insert a moral message in every movie, Full Metal Jacket also has something like that. Full Metal Jacket doesn’t focus too much on war with the effects of explosions everywhere and shots but this movie has something very deep to be understood. War always keeps one from wondering what to do on the battlefield. Humans want peace in every human heart but what is about in this film ironically has to be solved by war. Innocent people are killed on the battlefield, killing people but not being depicted by the mistakes that appear on their faces, making us wonder whether what we are doing is something fair. In essence, war always makes people change drastically into a psychopath by itself.


Overall, Full Metal Jacket is a war movie that can cause scars of the heart after watching this movie. This movie is a war movie with good quality to watch for elite film fans. The meaning that exists in it until the dialogues and actings that makes this film seemed to have no shortcomings for myself.

Game – Day Of Infamy [REVIEW] – Experience Close-quarters Battles In Iconic WWII Settings

Steam Rating: 9/10
Genre: First-person Shooter, Action, Strategy
Developer: New World Interactive
Publisher: New World Interactive
Engine: Source
Platforms: Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux


A game that takes the theme of World War 2 with a shooter theme called Day of Infamy yesterday has announced in steam for a free weekend starting from October 12-16 yesterday. For the Developers, New World Interactive may take a little theme from Call of Duty: WWII which will come in November this year. Day of Infamy is a game for a savior of gamers for those who like realistic shooter game because this game is a game of world war 2 themes best like Call of Duty.

“Day of Infamy,” takes us to the closest experience from a second world war situation. Players will be aimed at protecting the line, attacking by the shore, burning all existing enemies, or using the radio in order to call the attacking support from the air. Day of Infamy is a multiplayer game of cooperation that will make the players feel a game that never existed.

Insurgency

To become the attraction of the players, Day of Infamy developed a war game with a new update in Brittany, France. The game developer has also added a feature to an area in a forest, Black Panther Africa battalion tank, and Australian soldiers. A big notice has also emerged that Day of Infamy released a map for a greatest war movie made by Christopher Nolan named Dunkirk that every player can play.

A shooter game enthusiasts WWII themes like this may be slightly different from other war theme games because this game has a rather difficult to control. Some players say this is a game where the realistic level really feels. But, some say that the weakness in this game is located on the radar that sometimes always cause misunderstandings, jumpscare because of sudden attack players don’t know where the shots appear and bugs that sometimes occur. Day of Infamy is like the Red Orchestra and Rising Storm which has the same theme with the same control.

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Players who just want to find a realistic graphic will be very unsuited for this game. Day of Infamy is not concerned with how good a graphic it is but Day of Infamy has a very admirable gameplay. The gamers say that this game is the most difficult FPS game they have ever played. As I said before, this game does have a difficult control. Experience the sensation of Day of Infamy is how you can manage skill and class that will be useful to play later. There is nothing wrong with this game but this game isn’t a failed game if it’s equated with Call of Duty or Battlefield.


Overall, Day of Infamy is a great game to play with a medium setting PC. Day of Infamy is not a game that amazes us very much about its graphics but Day of Infamy is concerned with a theme of its WWII and a more focused gameplay so players can enjoy this realistic shooter game.

Game – Borderlands [REVIEW] – Lock, Load, & Face The Madness

IGN Rating: 8,8/10
Genre: Action Role-playing, First-person Shooter
Developer: Gearbox Software
Publisher: 2K Games
Director: Matthew Armstrong
Engine: Unreal Engine 3
Platforms: Microsoft Windows, OS X, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360


What is so impressive about this game is we were in an adult cartoon. This cartoon is certainly not recommended for children because of violent scenes that are not worth for children. In addition, the combination of this game is so unique that isn’t boring to play. The game developer combines an RPG technique coupled with a stunning FPS in order to attract the attention of its players when viewing the gameplay. It is impossible if we only see from the cover of this game because some will also not interested in what is portrayed on the cover.

“Borderlands,” takes setting from a planet called Pandora. Atlas Corporation discovered an ancient vault not far from the planet Prometheus. There are countless weapons of destruction belonging to aliens that are also used for bandits. The alien ruins are then separated throughout Pandora so that there is an abundance of alien technology that can be found. The atlas then deemed unsuccessful after knowing Pandora was in a rainy circle and the arrival of Spring made Pandora into a chaotic absence of hibernation. Atlas then left the planet Pandora. This incident made another company called Dahl Corporation want to go into the journey to that planet. The purpose of Dahl’s arrival to Pandora was to run a mining operation that required a great workforce to do. The company then searches it without anyone being helped to find a vault. Led by Patricia Tannis who is a xeno-archeologist, Tannis then gets a proof that there is a vault in Pandora. This incident makes Atlas send their personal troops named Crimson Lance to kidnap Tannis and get the vault’s location. Chaos occurs everywhere on the planet Pandora. Rich people and important people can leave that planet so easily that the poor can only surrender. Dahl finally also gave up on the job he was doing and went to look for another job. Although “The Vault” is just a story inside the legend, some Vault Hunters are interested in running this operation in Pandora.

Borderlands DLC

What comes to Borderlands is a stunningly unique display called Cell Shading. In general, the cartoon appearance of this game is actually not 2 dimensional but 3 dimensional. As a result, this game creates a 3-dimensional feel combined 2-dimensions that are so unique when playing this game. Especially if this game also uses First Person Shooter that makes this game looks amazing. However, this game is certainly not just focusing on how it looks but what this game is trying to bring something is a gameplay that is not less interesting as his artwork. This game takes the form of FPS in general like shooting, sadistic everywhere, and the violence of the body fragments when killing the enemy. Combining an RPG game form, Borderlands presents an editable and level-based customization character during gameplay. Starting from the use of various weapons to the development of different characters. Of course, presents a pattern where we do not find it in any FPS game.

Players can use 4 different character types: Soldier (Roland), Hunter (Mordecai), Siren (Lilith), and Berserker (Brick). Surely it all has a uniqueness of each character. First, Soldier. Soldier is a short and medium range character and the leader of everything. These characters most often use Combat Rifle and Shotgun weapons. The skill is characterized by this type of support in battle. Secondly, Hunter. Hunter is a long-distance character. This character works behind from other characters and most often uses Sniper Rifle and Pistol. One of the uniqueness of this character is easily found rare weapons and money. Third, Siren. Siren is a female character in this game. Most often rely on a weapon that has an elemental effect. The elements used on his weapons are fire, electricity, acid, frozen, and others. And finally, Berserker. Berserker is one of the tank characters who rely on a tantrum and a blow from all his enemies. Most rely on empty hands supported with defense skills like a tank. Most often use explosive skills like Rocket Launcher and other explosive weapons.

Borderlands SS

We have finished the character recognition and we will go into the next phase of character development system. When a player defeats any existing enemy and completes newly missions, there will be many rewards that players get such as money, accessories, experience, and weapons. This RPG using system leveling experience. Like the RPG game, Borderlands also presents a rule level 5 which means that the player will get a capability in every character when in level 5. In level 5, players will be able to open a skill tree that is so diverse for each character. These skills are like Soldier’s Scorpio Turret, Hunter’s Bloodwing, Siren’s Phase Walk, and Berserk’s Berserker. The skill that player open can be a passive skill, which means this skill will be activated automatically without the need to activate. Like RPG games, the system skill in this game has three branches of the skill tree. For example, on Soldier characters. Soldier has three branches skill that is Infantry, Support, and Medic. Infantry focuses on improving a turret skill, reducing cooldown time and firing missiles. Support focuses on Turret cooldown, burst fire on the turret, and auto-filling bullets for other players. Medic focuses on team regeneration and creates an automatic revive effect on the turret. This skill enhancement will determine how strong the player is and how weak the player is. Not all skills can be maximized because the use of points in this game is limited. Fortunately, this game presents reset points if there are some errors that you do or if you don’t like this style of play. Of course on condition of paying some money.

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In addition to character development, weapons leveling are also provided in the Borderlands. For example, if players more often use Combat Rifle, then the weapons will increase. Players will get an additional bonus when using such weapons as accuracy and higher damage. Borderlands provides a variety of weapons consisting of Combat Rifle, Revolver, Repeater, Shotgun, Sniper, SMG, and Rocket Launcher. These weapons are most commonly found in a crate, the vendor’s machine from New-U station (The main point of the character in this game. For example, a checkpoint when a player dies, teleport to another place, or a customization character). According to Guinness Book of World Records (Gaming), Borderlands was awarded the most guns in a video game: 17,750,000. Why can it be that much? The weapons in this game have a variety of statistics that will help his character. Such as the addition of damage, recoil, accuracy, barrel length, round size, and others. Just like other RPG games, Borderlands presents a weapon that is divided according to its color. Starting from White as the most common weapon, Green as a weapon that has little development, Blue as advance level, Purple as a unique weapon, and Orange as a rare weapon. One more, to be easy and cool when playing this game, it is recommended to play multiplayer mode because it will be easier leveling, getting rare weapons, and have a lot of money. Of course, playing multiplayer improves enemy mode to a more difficult level.


Overall, Borderlands is like playing an RPG action game combined with FPS style. A new nuance for gamers who love FPS and RPG games at the same time. Moreover, Borderlands provides a multiplayer system that is so interesting and fun to play.

Movie – Catch Me If You Can [REVIEW] – The True Story Of A Real Fake

IMDB Rating: 8,1/10
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Director: Steven Spielberg
Writer: Frank Abagnale Jr.
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken


Leonardo DiCaprio is an actor who is now considered an actor who just looks rather than acting. Since the two films that practically overrated, Titanic and Romeo + Juliet, she has a lot of female fans who are crazy about him. However, if we look at other films including this movie, Leonardo DiCaprio is arguably the best of all. Like his acting in Inception and Shutter Island is one of those movies. And it also includes this movie, Catch Me If You Can.

“Catch Me If You Can,” tells the true story of a Frank Abagnale Jr. (Leonardo DiCaprio), known for being the greatest and biggest scam ever since his 19th birthday. Frank’s life was initially still living happily with his parents who were so intimate when he was 16 years old. But the debt that depressed his father required moving into a new apartment. That’s when his mother started cheating and divorcing. Frank finally chose to run away from home and start his new life as a con man. At the start of his escape, he making a fake check that initially always fails until he begins succeed to make a fake check and is very difficult to distinguish from the original. Living by changing his identity, an FBI named Carl Hanratty (Tom Hanks) who never know to give up after Frank even though he has also been deceived many times. The hunt between a cat and a mouse begins.

Tom Hanks, Brian Howe, and Frank John Hughes in Catch Me If You Can (2002)

Different from others films like Titanic or Romeo + Juliet, Leonardo DiCaprio shows an action that can be spelled out very well in this movie. Described as a cheerful young man, he seems to act as a person in disguise. With his intelligent mind as a fraudster, he can make the FBI become a mess. Leonardo DiCaprio can balance Tom Hanks as someone who chased each other in different countries. Or you can say, Leonardo DiCaprio is better than Tom Hanks in this movie. Tom Hanks is described as a person who doesn’t like to joke but in his heart, he just wanted to catch Frank because that’s his life while Leonardo DiCaprio is the person who enjoys the chase.

Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonathan Brent, and Shane Edelman in Catch Me If You Can (2002)

Catch Me If You Can show something very detailed in this movie. Frank is someone who enjoys the life of his deception in various countries but all he wants is living with his family. Therefore, we always learn from the past in order to get the best results in the future. This film doesn’t have a dark impression like a thriller because this movie is not a thriller. The audience will see an exciting opening credit and think what will happen in this movie. With some soundtracks as if an undercover agent, Catch Me If You Can is a movie with a tense but fun impression to watch.


Overall, we don’t feel this movie has a duration of 140 minutes makes us want more in this movie. Although the duration is almost 2 hours and a half, this film always keeps his pace so as not to be boring to watch. Leonardo DiCaprio performed his acting really well here.

Movie – La La Land [REVIEW] – Here’s To The Fools Who Dream

IMDB Rating: 8,2/10
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Director: Damien Chazelle
Writer: Damien Chazelle
Stars: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Rosemarie DeWitt


A simple story but combined with beautiful music is like a bedtime story. That sentence could explain how beautiful La La Land is. After making the same theme of jazz in the previous movie Whiplash, Damien Chazelle then made an ordinary boy meets girl story that contains a happy and romantic impression but very memorable to watch. For this movie, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone are the main actors of this film.

“La La Land,” tells about Mia (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress who has failed multiple times in auditions. To be able to finance his life, he must be willing to work as a barista. Later, he meets a jazz pianist Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) who aspires to open a jazz club of his own. Unlike Mia, Sebastian is a very idealist, making it difficult to get a job. A romantic happy story begins when two of them meet each other.

La La Land (2016)

We often see a film that can be spelled very cliche like La La Land. However, Damien Chazelle makes it very special through his cinematographic techniques. La La Land is a movie that takes more dancing scenes while singing. Of course, that scene it’s not unusual because for the beginning this movie made us smile to see dozens of people doing a dance movement on a highway. Especially if only using one camera only. It feels like, it’s impossible that it might even produce with happen very bad results. Damien Chazelle made it all beautiful.

Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling is no doubt. Both have become a rumor how the couple actors and actress is often played together in other movies as well Crazy, Stupid, Love. In this film, the audience will be amazed to see these two couples dance with a very cheerful. Emma Stone draws a figure who likes to talk sober but sometimes cause a sad scene. Especially when the song The Fools Who Dream that looks expression of Emma Stone almost surrendered and depressed.

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in La La Land (2016)

Although La La Land is a cheerful romance movie that everyone can watch, La La Land has a cliche message for everyone, “Never give up.” Sometimes we need someone to push us from behind, it could be friends or family. As depicted in this film from the characters Mia and Sebastian, who sometimes often clashed conflict but sometimes often pushed from behind. Somehow, the ending in this movie somewhat bleak at the end of the film. Despite presenting a beautiful memorable theme at the end, ending in the film is a bit off the mark for the theme of the story.


Overall, La La Land is a simple realistic film. The message delivered in this movie is also very understandable to everyone. For the audience, this film feels memorable. Especially after watching this movie feels like to dance on the streets while singing. La La Land teaches us a simple yet important message in life.

Movie – Arrival [REVIEW] – Why Are They Here?

IMDB Rating: 8,0/10
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Writer: Ted Chiang
Stars: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker


Arrival is a science fiction drama film directed by Denis Villeneuve and has worked on Sicario and Prisoners. In this movie, we will curious about the really interesting story and the best performance from Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner. With a cinematography coupled with a great tense storyline, this movie will probably be very memorable for anyone who watched it.

“Arrival,” tells about the coming of an alien on earth. They drove an airplane in the shape of the arch and landed it at 12 random points, one of them was the United States. Panic, fear, and indecision are present at the same time. A linguist Louis Banks (Amy Adams) and physicist Ian Donnelly (Jeremy Renner), headed by military chief Colonel Weber (Forest Whitaker), communicated with the aliens to find out what the purpose to came on earth.

Amy Adams in Arrival (2016)

Arrival is a science fiction movie that very different from the others. Despite the theme of the aliens, this film will not provide a scene of the battlefield that occurred among the aliens like Independence Day. This film will not tell a space journey like Star Wars, Interstellar, or The Martian. Rather, this movie is a drama movie with a fairly slow storyline and a bit confusing to watch. However, Arrival certainly presents something special for the end of the story. Some of the audience will be made satisfied when watching the end of this movie and will be much to argue about how the story exists.

Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner in Arrival (2016)

This movie presents something interesting though some who don’t understand what this movie wants to convey. Amy Adams is able to maximize her acting in this movie, while Jeremy Renner as we know he plays as Hawkeye in Marvel Universe. The story in this show is a story that will never forget from what we watch. The cinematography is very epic and will make us love this movie.


Overall, Arrival is a film that proves alien-themed films don’t always provide a battle scene that is created in such an effect. However, Arrival is a sci-fi drama that makes the audience in the confused and touched at the same time when watching this.

Movie – Zootopia [REVIEW] – Welcome To The Urban Jungle

IMDB Rating: 7,9/10
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Director: Byron Howard
Writer: Rich Moore
Stars: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba


Disney has always never run out of creative ideas for creating a quality movie with a very simple animated story that has a meaning contained in it. Therefore, in 2016 made an animation about the anti-discrimination called Zootopia and won an Oscar award in the category of Best Animated Feature Film of the Year. For the theme of the movie, this movie will take us into an adventure of the animals life, where all animals behave like humans.

Ginnifer Goodwin and Nate Torrence in Zootopia (2016)

“Zootopia,” tells about the life of the animals in which they have solved a problem that is always appreciated by the laws of nature. The equation of these animals distinguishes between predators and prey animals. After Zootopia was built, this republic ceased to exist in the animal food chain. Everything can live in peace, safety, happiness, and comfort. A conspiracy suddenly arises where predators are accused because their personalities become wild and want to prey up. A fox named Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman) and a rabbit police named Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) work together to solve this conspiracy.

Zootopia is very different from other animated films, especially if the moral is also very relevant in real life. Disney always makes us amaze with the animations that he created and always make us touched at the same time. For this movie, we can see it very clearly and clearly visible in this movie. The world is already like this, how the government wants to remove a racism and always in hearts of every human being.

Maurice LaMarche in Zootopia (2016)

In this film, we will see how the predators are accused because their wilds are rising again for no apparent reason. Take for example in the real world such as black peoples with white peoples, Muslims who are always regarded as terrorists, or Jews who are always regarded as world troublemakers. This film seems to have no more peacefulness which breaks the opposing classes with other classes, no longer a race that senses the stereotype, and no more human and ever-present differences of humanity. The world is perfectly safe when viewed at a glance, but the racists never escape in human mind. The government will always make a strict regulation about anti-discrimination, but the racists will always be there.


Overall, Disney always not made us bored about the films that he made like Zootopia. This movie is great for viewing from all aspects from animation, voice content, and dialogue to existing and all existing meaning looks neat and very hit for real life.