Movie – Ready Player One [REVIEW] – A Better Reality Awaits

IMDB Rating: 7,8/10
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Director: Steven Spielberg
Writer: Ernest Cline
Stars: Tye SheridanOlivia CookeBen Mendelsohn


Movies, a story where it’s recorded by a camera and composed of moving images until shown in a theater and a cinema. A movie has become the root of the things we used until often seeing even though it’s the result of our own recordings. Have you remembered how much you loved cartoons you’ve watched in the 80s or 90s and wanted to watch them again? It’s called nostalgia and of course, you can watch it again but the distinctions are so different from the old days. What about video games? Definitely, it’s also like that, just like a movie. But, there is a film that answers our call on a nostalgic background until our nerd souls appear from the deepest of the heart. Ready Player One is a film directed by Steven Spielberg from a novel adaptation by Ernest Cline. We know that Steven Spielberg has two different types of films. The first types such as Saving Private Ryan, Bridge Of Spies, Lincoln, Schindler’s List and Empire Of The Sun are a serious film that always draws a blow for the Oscar awards. The second type such as E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Jurassic Park, The Adventures Of Tintin, and Raiders Of The Lost Ark are a family movie that is worthy to watch together. But, Ready Player One combines all that stuff and anyone can watch it. Ready Player One may be dominated by adult audiences considering people who want to watch it also just want to nostalgia back in the days for things like video games and movies. However, everyone can also watch it even children who want to try it may also be the first step to open the creation of a child’s nerd. But, this is Steven Spielberg, one of the people who can grant the requests of every nerd who wants to see all the characters of video games and movies joining into a movie that intense to the point of opening your nerd soul.

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“Ready Player One,” tells about a year in 2045 where a reality has become a dirty place to live in. Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) is one of those people who always run away from reality and go to OASIS, a virtual world where people are more spends their days in there. In OASIS, you can go anywhere, do anything, be anyone without limiting your imagination. OASIS was created by a genius James Halliday (Mark Rylance), who left his legacy and full control of the OASIS for anyone who managed to get the three easter eggs he made in OASIS. When Wade success to get the first easter eggs, he and his friend try to get the treasure and all the dangers they get in OASIS.

Tye Sheridan in Ready Player One (2018)

Ready Player One is a movie with incredible visuals experience if you watch in the cinema. I can’t believe this movie is directed by Steven Spielberg even I don’t want to believe it. But, he managed to make something that even I got to shudder when seeing it from beginning to the end of the film. Two hours wasn’t enough because the story went too fast or I was not aware of it. Ready Player One shows how a movie always focuses on the main character. The storytelling is probably simple and mild, nothing impressive at all from the synopsis. Virtual reality and the real world are certainly the pull of people who want to watch this movie. When it comings in the race scene until they got the first easter eggs, I can only see how amazing this scene is. There are King Kong, Jurassic Park, Akira, Back To The Future, and others. Steven Spielberg knows what pop culture in that year even now. Even to see the whole reference, there could be more than 100 easter eggs in this movie. What I’ve noticed is just a few and the common noticeable. Although there is a small segment that embraces it, it’s also difficult to notice. If I want to talk about the cinematography, it’s outstanding. Steven Spielberg never came out with his techniques. We can see how he can block something, cut between cuts, until the shot he took. Well, this movie is also one of the most difficult films he ever made after Saving Private Ryan and Jaws. This is also not very strange because there are many directors like Christopher Nolan, Robert Zemeckis, Matthew Vaughn, Peter Jackson, and Edgar Wright were all considered to direct this movie.

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Speaking of the characters and actors, maybe the actors and actresses who play in here are still young but they managed to show everything in this movie. Tye Sheridan was great in this movie. He shows a gloomy character, resentment, and hatred of things around him even OASIS becomes his escapism from the real world. But he is the same. It makes no difference because he still feels alone but he has a best friend, Aech is played by Lena Waithe even though he only knows through video game world, not the real world. Lena Waithe also is cool, I think but not much I want to talk about him. Olivia Cooke as Art3mis is the same as Tye Sheridan, her character is hurt inside but very cool outside. Her cool characteristic is a trait that wants to be helped by anyone. From here, we know that Art3mis and Wade are indeed falling in love with each other and certainly, this is a cliche thing although I don’t deny it as well. If I want to talk who is the greatest, Mark Rylance and Ben Mendelsohn. I admit they both can be said the most dominate in this movie although I also can’t distinguish which one is the most dominant. Mark Rylance is great for being able to perform along with the coming-age actor and actress in this movie even though his role is short but Ben Mendelsohn is the problem. I’m not questioning his acting problem but the scenario for his character is bad. This antagonist character always does the wrong things when choosing an option, where his character produces a lot of plot holes let alone on the ending, I don’t know what to say about that. The music is really good, reminds me of the Jurassic Park movies and the movies I’ve seen in the childhood. Alan Silvestri is the composer where he also scores films such as Back To The Future, Forrest Gump, Predator, and other classic films.

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When it comes to the moral messages that Steven Spielberg or Ernest Cline wants to convey, I think everything is clear. Wade is someone who hates peoples around him or even the things he encounters. It was just empty inside, the real world was nothing but a wind of messages that never existed while he was still able to enjoy his own world. Not just Wade, everyone who enters in OASIS is like that. On the streets, at home, even in public places, everyone tried. There is no longer a reality where everything is connected to one another. There is only the real world of fantasy that is not real either. It can also be associated with the real world, where people care more about their gadgets than themselves. You guys always see this or you even I live it, you hang out with friends or family but all people bow with their gadgets. Moreover, it has also been affected in children, children who prefer to be a vlogger rather than being doctors, architects, engineers, and etc. But there’s also a good side too. Wade is indeed a lonely person in the real world but not in OASIS. He even has a friend who believes in himself even though he only knows in a fantasy world than friends which we know in the real world always stab each other from behind. We are also more open in the virtual world than the real world which feels empty. But, this is all also not apart from what happens in a fantasy world because, of course, it will not fit with your expectations. Speaking about this movie, the ultimate showdown at the end of the movie is the best scene of everything even though I don’t want to spoilers. By the way, it’s really weird and funny that Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining also exists in this movie. Moreover, for those who haven’t watched the movie may not be into the jokes.


Overall, Ready Player One is one of Steven Spielberg’s greatest movies though is not a masterpiece but it’s worth to watch. This film presents us a pop culture classic until now as if Steven Spielberg has answered the demands of the nerd where we just want to see all video games and movies into one in a movie. With a cool and brilliant visual, a cinematography from Steven Spielberg, a nostalgic score from Alan Silvestri, and the ultimate showdown at the end of the film is really a masterpiece. But behind it all, this film clearly shows us the irony of the reality. This is one of the film nerd ever made by a famous director. This is very suitable for you especially nerd or just want to see some action.

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Movie – Pacific Rim [REVIEW] – Go Big Or Go Extinct

IMDB Rating: 6,9/10
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Director: Guillermo Del Toro
Writer: Travis Beacham
Stars: Idris ElbaCharlie HunnamRinko Kikuchi


When I watch this movie again, I think it’s okay to enjoy some movie that has a plotless but pretty insane with the action scene. In fact, Pacific Rim is one of the most enthusiastic movies I’ve ever watched while this movie just came out. I always watch it over and over during my perpetual holiday, back in the old days. Watching with friends, I think I want to go back to those days. That’s why Pacific Rim is the most favorite movie ever, I’ll admit. But, the sensation is so offbeat when I watch this movie again. I just feel the feelings that I want to go back to the old days. A few months ago, the sequel was just released out directed by Steven S. DeKnight. I read the review of the sequel and found that the film received many negative responses compared to the first film. Not to mention, Guillermo Del Toro is no longer directed the movie who just got an Oscar in The Shape Of Water. In addition to his movie known for The Shape Of Water, he is also known for his films such as Pan’s Labyrinth and Hellboy. For Pacific Rim, it’s like a merger between Gundam and Godzilla. If those put together, this is it or can be compared with Neon Genesis Evangelion but very different if seen from the plot that was presented. It’s just about a monster against robots that are full of intense, action, action, and action.

“Pacific Rim,” tells about a horrible creature known as Kaiju, appearing in an ocean and starting a human war where many lives are being snatched up to millions and emerging fears from mankind. In order to fight the monsters, a weapon of destruction is made. A robot called Jaegers in which the robot is controlled by two pilots whose minds are unified and locked in a neural bridge. But Jaegers is still unbeaten by Kaiju. Amidst the critical, there is no choice but to call back the long-retired Raleigh Becket (Charlie Hunnam) and the new Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi) where they are both united but still trapped in a frozen past. Together, they stand as their sole hope in the face of the rigors of an apocalypse.

Idris Elba in Pacific Rim (2013)

What’s presented by Pacific Rim is a movie that has a large destructive level with a truly brilliant visual effect seemed like you’re watching a robot films as a child. However, this is not like Transformers directed by Michael Bay which is more dominated by children and adolescents. Pacific Rim doesn’t forget its audience especially adults. It’s about a visual effect of the fight between Jaeger against Kaiju which’s shown very realistically as if we as the audience are in it as well. The action that presented is quite stunning so it always makes the audience amazed and forgets the premise of the story that presented. The opening scene opens with an explanation of the world’s setting, the origin of apocalypse and the emergence of monsters. But, this might be pretty annoying with the narrator because I don’t really care and it’s a cliche thing for me. The use of the place is very proclaimed and impressed to have the essence of an apocalypse is in itself like the monster movies you’ve ever watched as a child. The action between Kaiju and Jaegers is stunning with a heigh that’s almost equivalent to a skyscraper. Designed with capabilities as well as a slightly original control system. Therefore, all of that is displayed from the action, the design Jaegers and Kaiju has its own uniqueness.

Charlie Hunnam and Rinko Kikuchi in Pacific Rim (2013)

Although we’ve been misled by the visual effects and CGI that presented in this film, the story seems solid and flat. The film also keeps a story about humanity, depression gets trapped in the past and trusts each other. It’s a cliche and everyone who watches it doesn’t really care. The plot presented seems to be in a push, especially when it reaches the climax. There are many holes plots that also make me wonder how this can happen, why not like this, like that, and etc. The characters are also not deeply developed. There is no development at all between the characters. If I’m talking about the acting in this movie, I think it’s the same as I’m talking stupid essence. Charlie Hunnam is like Luke Skywalker from Star Wars, starting from him that’s considered as a hero because of his appearance until his character who has more expectations. Again, it’s cliche. Rinko Kikuchi it’s the badass of all the characters, I think. Her acting it’s okay, I guess but she is the most badass character in this movie. However, the most I like about all the actors and actresses in this movie is Idris Elba. When talking about acting, he is the most dominant in this movie especially when he made a speech at the climax of the story that reminds me of Roland Emmerich’s Independence Day. Charlie Day also I think he is good although it’s a bit annoying. He is also more helpful to present the characters from behind the curtain although there are some parts that are directly in essence so that it looks very much if impressed in a hustle. But, everything stays exact from main characters to supporting characters.


Overall, Pacific Rim is intended for teenagers as well as children who want to watch action battle between robots against monsters. But, Guillermo Del Toro can make it possible for adults. For other aspects besides the action and visual effects, I think it needs to be dug deeper into the plot. But, it’s about action. “The awesome dumbest movie ever made,” Honest Trailers said. The visual effect is very brilliant, made as if we are also in the world of apocalypse it. Plot holes that persist are no guarantee that this is the worst movie ever. It’s better than Transformers. Pacific Rim is one of many inspired movies, one example of which Hollywood can also make a movie like this. If you want to enjoy intense action, Pacific Rim is the answer.

Anime – The Disappearance Of Haruhi Suzumiya [REVIEW] – His Whole Life Turned Upside Down Like A Bad Joke

MyAnimeList Rating: 8,74/10
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Romance, School, Sci-Fi, Supernatural
Studios: Kyoto Animation
Author: Nagaru Tanigawa (Story), Noizi Itou (Art)
Seiyuu: Tomokazu Sugita, Minori Chihara, Aya Hirano


Haruhi Suzumiya’s franchise is like riding a roller coaster that always reduces the speed and movements. Sometimes slow but sometimes fast so our mood is always unfortunate when we enjoy it. I’ve watched the first season one year ago and the second season a few months ago. Honestly, it was hard to watch it because I had dropped some of the episodes. However, this franchise is the best ever. Many people discuss the lack just because in “Endless Eight” is so boring because there is no idea. Actually, that’s something I never suspected anyway if there were such anime that doing a thing like that. Steins;Gate and Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- introduces the time travel thing although I would never compare it to the franchise of Haruhi Suzumiya. This time, I want to talk about how the movie made all of the franchises possible with something unmatched.

“The Disappearance Of Haruhi Suzumiya,” tells about Kyon (Tomokazu Sugita) with his SOS Brigade friends preparing to celebrate their Christmas holiday together. A few days later, Haruhi Suzumiya (Aya Hirano) suddenly declared lost and no one knew her at all. Not to mention, Mikuru Asahina (Yuuko Gotou) doesn’t know anything and very afraid of Kyon. Itsuki Koizumi (Daisuke Ono) also gone disappeared. The SOS room was replaced by a literary club with Yuki Nagato (Minori Chihara) with his unusually shy characteristics. In this series, Kyon tries to try to find out what is really going on in the parallel at that time and will be confronted in two choices that bring him into a different world.

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The Disappearance Of Haruhi Suzumiya mostly takes on some unresolved plots holes from the franchise. In this movie, Kyon is trapped in a world of a different time parallel with Haruhi Suzumiya disappearing with no evidence. Everyone and his friends didn’t know about her and his friends like Yuki Nagato and Mikuru Asahina became forgetful that didn’t know nothing. The story seems simple and solid so the first impression I get from a few minutes of this movie is the pace that runs slow to 20 minutes or more. Kyon’s try to figure out why himself and the world he’s living is changing drastically. Therefore, I love how the story in this movie works because we don’t know what will happens next. Kyon that getting depressed that almost despair is a character that is not Kyon’s type. All he could hope was a miracle that just came right away. However, it’s not as easy as he thinks because the conflicts that exist in this anime always provide a twist that appears just like that. Also, the plot holes of the previous series will be related in this anime and will have an interconnected a red wire. I also don’t know how I feel about the ending that I also don’t know if it’s a happy or bad ending because I think it’s a bit of an anti-climactic as well as the dialogue of the main character that is pronounced feels ambiguous. Not to mention, the ambiguous scene at the end of the movie after the credit left a still unanswered impression until now. Although some people can interpret it, I’m literally very unaware of it. I like every second of this movie. It doesn’t make me feel bored and always curious about what will happen next. Due to focusing on Kyon, I like the character that is more development in here than from the character that is not too focused on the series. Kyon has an enthusiastic, depressive, hopeless character in this anime. He also realizes his feelings because of Haruhi Suzumiya is the closest person to him.

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Such as KyoAni anime in general who always brings an artwork that has its own characteristics, The Disappearance Of Haruhi Suzumiya has a beautiful art and visuals down to the details. An improvement of the one that presented from the two series is indeed great but, the movie has a unique depiction of characters, background, cinematography, and smooth movements and obscure scenes. So, I don’t really discuss the artwork and the visual aspect of it because I recognize that the Kyoto Animation is just an awesome studio. The soundtrack and the music in this anime are very good because it supports that what the scene like the intense instrument with a great choreography. The opening theme take the music that existed in the first season’s “Bouken Desho Desho?” by Aya Hirano as well as filling the voice of Haruhi Suzumiya. I also really like the ending theme’s “Yasashii Boukyaku” by Minori Chihara as well as filling the voice of Yuki Nagato. Tomokazu Sugita also shows the other side of Kyon’s character more to a different perspective to the emotional thing because it’s the main focus of it. A character that we often see with their complaining nature, Kyon in this movie show the other side of someone who is heartfelt and pessimistic when he deals with the problems. Minori Chihara is also like that. She shows the other side of Yuki Nagato’s a shy character than the emotionless in the episode series.


Overall, The Disappearance Of Haruhi Suzumiya is not the best anime movie ever. But I just wanted to say that this is better than the previous series even though I didn’t say that the episode series is bad. We will see the other side of the characters and focus on Kyon with his struggle back to his time parallel. The other side of Yuki Nagato also shows his sweet personality compared to the character that has no emotions at all. Despite that, both are so good and sweet. The stories that are always made a curious about what will happen next as well as a little twist that makes us don’t imagine it’s presence really makes the total overall to be better. It’s simple like this, the movie is very charming and heartwarming but it’s intense and leaves the impression that is touched and ambiguous.

Anime – The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Season 2 [REVIEW] – Always End Up Becoming Strange

MyAnimeList Rating: 7,27/10
Genre: Sci-Fi, Slice of Life, Mystery, Comedy, Parody, Romance, School
Studios: Kyoto Animation
Author: Nagaru Tanigawa (Story), Noizi Itou (Art)
Seiyuu: Aya Hirano, Tomokazu Sugita, Minori Chihara


After several months has been passed, I finally watched the series from The Melancholy Of Haruhi Suzumiya despite the movie entitled The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya and the spin-off entitled The Disappearance Of Nagato Yuki-chan, which tells a different story in the parallel universe, I didn’t watch those it yet. I admit that this anime is the one that blends all of its elements than any other anime. Sci-fi, a slice of life, comedy, mystery, romance, school, even parody, all of that it’s combine and create something unusual. I can’t think that the author who wrote the novel itself has a great imagination. But the second season is not what I want. Although the impression is also almost similar to the first season that I’ve watched, the second season has many lapses than I had expected.

Let me explain here. The second season is a composite of all the episodes in the first season. I watch it according to chronological order rather than from the broadcast date of each episode. If I watch it from the date of the show, then the first episode you watch is The Adventures of Mikuru Asahina Episode 00 and ends with The Sigh of Haruhi Suzumiya arc where Kyon and all the members of SOS make a short film where the results will be shown in the episode of The Adventures of Mikuru Asahina. If I think, you better watch according to the chronology story which will be fresher and more enjoyable. Starting from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya arc, The Boredom of Haruhi Suzumiya arc, Bamboo Leaf Rhapsody arc, Mystérique Sign arc, Remote Island Syndrome arc, Endless Eight arc, The Sigh of Haruhi Suzumiya arc, The Adventures of Mikuru Asahina Episode 00, Live Alive arc, The Day of Sagittarius arc, to Someday in the Rain arc. This is according to the chronological story that was aired on television in 2009. So that’s up to you. Do you want to watch according to the story’s chronology or episode’s date?

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From all of you who’ve watched this anime, Endless Eight arc is the most boring arc ever in this anime. Of all the reviews I read, they have the same complaints including me. I also emphasize that I can enjoy this arc so it doesn’t make me turn back in this anime. Just imagine, you sit enjoying this arc with episodes that keep repeating itself. Be patient in front of your TV or monitor screen and enjoy this arc as if it’s so boring. Although like that, this arc also has an important influence on you watching this anime because if you just turn away from this arc, you can’t see the twist at the end of this arc. So, it makes no mistake if I also enjoy this arc even though the overall is so boring. There are some parts that I like about this arc where the time is narrowed as short as possible even if it only appears for a few seconds. So, I’m used to being wrong if the anime I’m watching has some broken episodes and it sometimes feels deja vu.

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The art is more improve after I watched the first season a few months ago. If I compare it, the second season has a beautiful art as well as the ratification of the Kyoto Animation. The music and the sound are also spectacular. I love the opening song itself entitled “Super Driver” by Aya Hirano who also fills the voice of Haruhi Suzumiya. The ending song “Tomare!” by Aya Hirano, Yuko Goto, and Minori Chihara is also good but not memorable. These three seiyuu also certainly fill out the voice of all the characters that exist in this anime. Overall, I enjoyed all of the moments to the whole aspect that shown in this anime. The interesting plot of the story is presented so epic by the author, the characters I think I can say are very distinct, and the various twists that are always found in every arc include Endless Eight arc. In the end, I was so imposing this aim to spend the whole series from The Melancholy Of Haruhi Suzumiya. I also want to watch the movie and spin-off later and I will review it as soon as possible.


Overall, The Melancholy Of Haruhi Suzumiya is an epic anime with the plot stories narrative to be unique and interesting. The whole genre that mixes up the slice of life, as well as school and mystery, is the most compelling thing and I don’t think that far. However, some parts of it make me uncomfortable to watch it and have to impose my self to be able to blow it. However, this is something very interesting to enjoy. Kyoto Animation is the best of all.

Movie – The Truman Show [REVIEW] – All The World’s A Stage…

IMDB Rating: 8,1/10
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Director: Peter Weir
Writer: Andrew Niccol
Stars: Jim CarreyEd HarrisLaura Linney


What if a person’s living his daily life, meeting people around him, getting married but all of that is a fake? What if this world is just a fake one? Is there someone watching us or is it just a show? Don’t get my point too far because The Truman Show is a movie that similar to this point. First of all, I can’t believe Andrew Niccol wrote this story with a truly unique, creative, and genius impressed. Initially, I watched this movie in my own room with my four friends. I watched this movie originally only by myself. But, somehow it all goes undeviatingly so this movie has more interesting to watch together. So, this movie tells the journey of one’s life from birth to the end of his life.

“The Truman Show,” tells about Christof (Ed Harris), a director who can’t persist the movie industry anymore. He’s tired of movies he thinks are clichés like visual effects, dramas that are too boring, and fireworks everywhere. Therefore, he made a show with a story that was focused on one person and he was Truman Burbank (Jim Carrey) as the main actor. In this movie, Truman goes through his daily life like a normal person but he doesn’t realize that people around him are just a fake. A place where he lives is, in fact, a good metropolitan studio in this movie and the ocean. There are hidden cameras everywhere in order to monitor Truman Burbank’s daily life. This show also became the most popular TV show in the world: The Truman Show. Suddenly, he finds a fact that one day he knows that.

Jim Carrey, Laura Linney, and Holland Taylor in The Truman Show (1998)

There is only one thing I can say about this movie, amazing. I can’t understand how the writer of this movie can think too far. He eventually made a movie in which there is a movie or movie in a movie. Truman Burbank is the main actor in this film and this show. From his earlier adult life, he has been chosen to be a star in this show. But, Truman was not aware of it. The director has also made everything in order to become a necessity for Truman starting from the people around him, his family, his friends, all of that are a scenario until he grows up. For 24 hours, this show will always be on TV and I can’t believe it. Just imagine if there’s someone who made the main spotlight in a life full of lies or imagines if this show really exists in real life. Until the time he suspects, there will be some scenes that make us laugh, make us become emotional, and make us feel tense when watching this movie.

Ed Harris in The Truman Show (1998)

Peter Weir also brings us a very interesting cinematography. The hiding cameras hidden in various places to the shirt buttons make me more interested to see this movie again. For hidden cameras, the cinematography is made slightly hidden so we’re like see a real original TV show. For regular cameras, we see something that is in the film. Jim Carrey who plays Truman Burbank is an actor who shows his intelligence that what if someone is acting without using a script. I also just watched Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind where he played a serious character in it. For this movie, he isn’t quite as funny as the movies he has starred but he still conveys his character especially as his films. Ed Harris who plays Christof also doesn’t take much part in this movie but his acting is amazing even is just a small piece. Not to mention, Jim Carrey and Ed Harris are both actors who’ve never met in this movie. Similar to The Godfather: Part II, Al Pacino and Robert De Niro. They play their acting separately so there are elements where the two actors will be blended. This movie shows us a life that is, in fact, a real world. For example, Truman with his surroundings is the world and Christof are the God who commands all of Truman’s life. Just like this world where everything already has a scenario by the God. The God who regulates what a world will look like in the future. So, this is not a mistake if this movie inserts some spice life in it as not dramatic but this is an entertainment that must be watched by many people.


Overall, The Truman Show is a movie that I can’t believe the scenario and the plot story. This is a movie in the movie with a unique storytelling. Jim Carrey is a figure who always makes us laugh with his films despite this movie, he is not too excessive as well while Ed Harris is a figure who can manipulate his audience emotional because the characters he got are very stunning and memorable. The Truman Show is something that is insinuating about life and this movie is highly recommended for those of you who haven’t watch it yet.

 

Movie – Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind [REVIEW] – Would You Erase Me?

IMDB Rating: 8,3/10
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Director: Michel Gondry
Writer: Charlie Kaufman
Stars: Jim CarreyKate WinsletTom Wilkinson


As we know, Jim Carrey is an actor who always takes his acting to the highly entertaining level so we are never made to stop laughing at him. Speaking of Jim Carrey, his movies like The Mask and Dumb and Dumber are the most memorable movies I ever watched as a kid. Bruce Almighty is also included but, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind is a movie you would never suspect. This movie, in fact, I wonder why a romance genre slips into a sci-fi genre in it. Is this a swindle or is this not going to be what we think?

“Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind,” tells about Joel Barish (Jim Carrey), an introvert person. One morning when he wanted to go to work, for what reason he skipped off and head straight to a shore. There, he meets an orange-dressed woman with blue dyed hair. She is Clementine Kruczynski who has the opposite characteristic of Joel. They initially chatted and dated in an ice on the Charles River. They lay there until night, Clementine wanted to visit Joel’s house. In the morning, he gets Clementine along with other people but forgets about Joel as if making himself a stranger. From here, Joel realizes that Clementine’s memory has been removed and Joel wants to do the same thing. However, Joel didn’t want to do that and began to correct his mistakes.

Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind is a movie that I never imagined the plot story. The premise is rather simple with a little spice psychology up to sci-fi genre in it but, this movie isn’t a romance movie you want to find. Joel Barish is an introvert person. Despite dating Clementine, he never told a story of his embarrassing moment or past experience while Clementine was an extrovert person who had always expressed Joel’s feelings for granted. So, this is like the reciprocal relationship between these two characters. Introverts and extroverts are both very unexpected characters that will be an unexpected result. Speaking of both of these characters, Jim Carrey is an actor who also I didn’t believe his figure. Although his films have always been a funny and silly character, unlike this movie. He performed all of his acting full emotionally as well as Kate Winslet who has acting reciprocally with Jim Carrey. Both of these shows all of it’s acting with full emotional so that we are also taken along as well. In addition to the two of them, the movie also stars Elijah Wood, Mark Ruffalo, Kirsten Dunst, and Tom Wilkinson. For Elijah Wood and Mark Ruffalo, I initially thought they were antagonists in this movie while performing with not too monotonous in here. Kirsten Dunst who also plays a role in the Spider-Man movie along with Tobey Maguire show her figure that I think put sympathy towards her. However, I don’t want spoilers here because once you hear a little spoiler, there will be no plot-twist for you.

Kirsten Dunst, Mark Ruffalo, and Tom Wilkinson in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Charlie Kaufman is a really smart guy in making a story like this. This movie presents all its scenes with full absurd to the style of non-linear storytelling in it. So, it makes no mistake if this is a romance movie with a plot-twist that I never thought too. This romance between Joel and Clementine will be told in a non-linear order in Joel’s memory at the time of the abolition of his memory. Along with this scene goes on, Joel’s past will be revealed one by one, the story from the beginning of their meeting to the cause why they can break up. There are a few moments in which this increase the emotional story that will culminate, they will tell a story that I don’t think so whether to say the movie is good, bad or both ends. Michel Gondry, I think the cinematography he’s doing is pretty good for me to enjoy because I’m not really paying attention to what’s unique. But, I admit that the cinematography he built is also good. The shooting from a frame by frame is very well taken, the close up of its characters that sometimes are from far away and also from near I feel it’s well built. Which became one of the shortcomings for myself that each scene is built as complex as possible. I think, there are some of that make me less important to show. However, it doesn’t affect everything because the movie is also not up to the duration of two hours.


Overall, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind is a romance movie that I never thought would just like this. Jim Carrey displays all his acting with great seriousness that seems to see the original character when compared with comedy movies that always starred. The plot of the story he built is also so absurd that we are very hard to think what really happens in this movie. Charlie Kaufman is a very worthy person to get an Oscar award. This movie is not a romance movie entirely but, this film makes everything so emotionally up to some of you will definitely cry when watching it. By the way, I also watch this movie at the time when Valentine days. So, happy Valentine day for those of you who celebrate it.

Movie – Blade Runner 2049 [REVIEW] – The Key To The Future Is Finally Unearthed

IMDB Rating: 8,3/10
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Writer: Philip K. Dick
Stars: Harrison FordRyan GoslingAna de Armas


This is a movie that I want, a movie that shows the masterpiece with its beauty cinematographic and a visual effect that is not always unwarranted. Although this movie is not directed by Ridley Scott anymore, I just wonder about Denis Villeneuve why he can be such a genius person to make this masterpiece from a sequel of a masterpiece as well. Of course in this sequel, it still brings some elements of a city of in Los Angeles that is so bleak with the amount of pollution, smoke, filth everywhere, and all sorts of that things. And also, this movie is still cast the main actor of the prequel Harrison Ford and the sequel starring Ryan Gosling. If you haven’t watched this prequel or the movie yet, you should watch it right now because you will never see a movie as good as Blade Runner.

“Blade Runner 2049,” tells about 30 years after the incident in the first movie. Set in 2049 in the same city, a new blade runner named ‘K’ (Ryan Gosling) investigated a dark past of what had happened for 30 years. ‘K’ then finds a clue where he will run a mission to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former blade runner who has disappeared for 30 years.

Ryan Gosling and Ana de Armas in Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Blade Runner 2049 is a sci-fi movie that still brings some elements from its first series such as the philosophy and the existence of the story of both movies. The urban atmosphere in this movie still portrays a gloomy atmosphere of dark, cold and dirty until people still regard the replicant as a threat to humankind. Although not directed by Ridley Scott again, I’m grateful that Denis Villeneuve very understood the first film so well that we still feel the sensations that are accurate in the first movie. Denis Villeneuve is known for his films such as Arrival, Sicario, Enemy, Prisoners, and others. His films also somehow have a uniqueness that’s different from the others. For the second series of Blade Runner, this movie is a bit lost its thrilling nuance. It’s not the same as the first movie that makes the all of the audience very confused so don’t want to watch for the second time anymore. I can say that this is a movie that will change some prospective filmmakers. Its beauty is so satisfying, its cinematography, and all of such things. There will be no more movies like this at the end of 2017 even for the future, it will be very rare to find movies like this.

Ryan Gosling in Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

For the second series of Blade Runner, Ryan Gosling is the main actor of this movie. I can’t get rid of his figure after watching La La Land from romance to a serious movie. The character that played by Ryan Gosling is a character who makes a pity for him. ‘K’ is someone who has to learn a variety of emotions especially in uncovering a mystery to find who exactly he is. This character is like someone who doesn’t care about people around him because he’s considered a replicant by humans in that city. Therefore, ‘K’ always accompany him with an AI Joi. For the performance of Ryan Gosling somewhat it’s interesting to watch if this movie is a thriller, it may be difficult to get used to. Harrison Ford who played as Rick Deckard also has a performed satisfactorily despite his age of inadequacy, he was still able to do even with many physical action scenes. What I like about this sequel is the movie approximately described in detail while the first movie it’s so difficult to understand. The opening scene is also an actor from one of the WWE wrestlers, Dave Bautista a.k.a Batista who played Sapper Morton even though his role here is so short. Jared Leto who played as Niander Wallace is also very good here but for some reason, this character always appears and disappears just like that but he will be the main point of the plot-twist in the story.

Harrison Ford in Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Just like the first series, Blade Runner 2049 will make you bored with this movie and the duration is also almost three hours. So, this movie isn’t for everyone. Although like that, this movie is more alive than the first series for me. I don’t know why but it’s certain that many people will not feel satisfied when watching this movie in the cinema. But, I just wonder the nuance of the noir that feels lost little by little although there are still one. But, this movie relies more on the plot-twist at the end of the movie although the plot-twist is not too elegant, this will be the core of the main story after you wonder if Rick Deckard is a replicant or a human being. The lack here is that there are so many scenes, dialogues, and angle camera that I find less important to watch so we can’t remember all the important dialogues because they are forgotten by these unimportant elements. But I admit it with its cinematography and visual effects that are so beautifully built for sci-fi movies like this. It’s so full of emotion, the story that keeps developing and it explained slowly but surely so it will make any sense to answer the questions of you big fans of Blade Runner.


Overall, I suggest now for those who haven’t watched the Blade Runner franchise, you should watch it now. No movies are as beautiful as Blade Runner. I’m speechless about this movie and I don’t know what I want to say. The cinematography from Denis Villeneuve and the visual effects that so satisfy the eyes of the audience so that we sometimes don’t feel bored with its beauty of the world from the dark side. Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford are actors who show their performance with the utmost, a fully emotionally constructed character, and a plot-twist that you can’t imagine.