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.


Movie – Blade Runner [REVIEW] – Man Has Made His Match… Now It’s His Problem

IMDB Rating: 8,2/10
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director: Ridley Scott
Writer: Philip K. Dick
Stars: Harrison FordRutger HauerSean Young

Blade Runner is a sci-fi thriller that can be said to be a total failure in income and criticism are very diverse in that year. But why is this movie so much thrilling while there are many negative responses in that year? What makes it so good that the sequel is made? Yeah, I also don’t know why if this movie made a pop culture like an anime version of it, even considered as the best dystopian movie ever. However, this movie is the same as 2001: A Space Odyssey for myself because watching this movie for the first time will certainly be a very boring impression. Watched for the second time leave a lot of answers and watch for the third time, you’ll realize that this is a masterpiece. Especially if the director of this movie is Ridley Scott who also directed Alien, The Martian, and Gladiator. Plus starring Harrison Ford or better known as Han Solo in Star Wars franchise or Indy in Indiana Jones franchise.

“Blade Runner,” set in place in 2019 in the future. Tyrell Corporation is a company responsible for creating replicants, an android that has the same artificial AI technology as humans. Replicants are created to work in colonies outside the earth. Therefore, a rule for replicants is strictly forbidden to enter the earth and they must be killed by a Blade Runner if they break the rule. One day, four replicants made it to Earth and Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) was a Blade Runner who was assigned to hunt down all the four replicants.

Rutger Hauer in Blade Runner (1982)

Before I start reviewing, I want to make a statement. Remember when I reviewed 2001: A Space Odyssey that misrepresenting the future? This movie has a similar thing and strangely too, the movie seemed boring for the first time for myself. So this way, it’s 2018 and one year the atmosphere described in Blade Runner will be just like the movie. I mean, this is 2018 and may not necessarily resemble a futuristic city atmosphere in Blade Runner. What I mean here is flying cars, races that are connected in outer space, and humans who can already create android very similar to humans, have feelings, and also have emotions. However, I consider this movie to be the most unique sci-fi movie ever seen since it was produced in the 80s. I also wonder why this movie is so difficult to taken by people in that year too. I give an applause for Ridley Scott who makes this beautiful sci-fi movie. I mean, I recognize his greatness because when compared to sci-fi movies nowadays, I think Blade Runner is the best. People said it makes no sense because maybe those who haven’t watched or didn’t understand the movie.

Harrison Ford in Blade Runner (1982)

These futuristic Los Angeles cities remind me of Len Wiseman’s Total Recall movie, starring Colin Farrell. The atmosphere portrayed from both movies is very similar. A city is depicted so drearily, narrow, damp, and so dirty. Therefore, there are so many movies that represent futuristic but bleak atmosphere thanks to this Ridley Scott movie. What I love about this movie is that Ridley Scott incorporates a classic noir movie element but a futuristic scene with a soundtrack that is perfect to completely describe the atmosphere of this bleak city. In addition to Total Recall, Blade Runner also reminds me of one of the anime Psycho-Pass. But the similarity may be only in terms of the story, where humans are subservient to technology that has vanquished the human brain. And another one, this movie is a thriller with the noir genre so you will not get action scenes everywhere. I myself love this movie like this but I’m surprised this movie is very unconventional from other thriller movies.

Joanna Cassidy in Blade Runner (1982)

Although Blade Runner is a movie with a continuous plot, this movie will tend to be difficult to understand and follow the story because this movie goes with a story that’s so slow with boring characters. The dialogue also sometimes feels brief but from here the audience will understand it. However, the concept of the story built in here is very appealing to this world where humans are more human impressed but lost for killing the replicants. The man who thinks that a replicant is a rebel or something, I see it’s mere nonsense because of the fact that man is the cruelest here. In fact, replicants that are considered dead still have hearts and emotions to understand humans. I also like the last monologue spoken by Roy Batty played by Rutger Hauer. Maybe this includes a small spoiler but the quote that he said was somehow very meaningful with the improvisation of the actor itself. I was immediately touched in this scene as well.

Overall, Blade Runner is a movie that can be seen from anywhere because the movie seems ambiguous and has different perceptions of each person. The sci-fi, thriller, with neo-noir elements, all combined into one with a pretty futuristic city effect. I also want to watch the sequel starring Ryan Gosling. However, I can’t speak with this movie because Ridley Scott managed to make all the audience feel ambiguous to be confused about the beauty of this masterpiece.

Movie – The Matrix [REVIEW] – The Future Will Not Be User Friendly

IMDB Rating: 8,7/10
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Director: Lana Wachowski
Writer: Lilly Wachowski
Stars: Keanu ReevesLaurence FishburneCarrie-Anne Moss

The Matrix is a 1999 sci-fi movie made by The Wachowski Brothers which is considered to be the most successful and best sci-fi movie of the year. But if you’re discussing this movie in this times right now, The Matrix is just a movie that became history. Especially the visual effects and some pretty stupid costume and cringe for some people who watch it now. But I consider as normal things for me. The Matrix has become a pop culture where there are so many things that related on the internet like the red pill and blue pill scene that become a meme ’till a slow-motion effect that’s used for some of the parody. The Matrix is the inception of a movie where we are led to a life that we keep questioning in daily life like a simulated world, an enslaved human being, and a terrible future. Apart from that, this is just a fictional story so don’t bring it with your heart.

“The Matrix,” tells about Thomas A. Anderson (Keanu Reeves) is a hacker aka Neo who meets Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne) and Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) and tells Neo that he is The One. Having made it out of the Matrix and explore into the world where man is, Neo is The One that chosen by Morpheus where Neo can provide a peace of mankind based on Oracle (Gloria Foster) predictions. Neo initially wasn’t sure whether this was true or not after he knew that his existence could threaten mankind.

Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss in The Matrix (1999)

First of all, I was embarrassed because today I can watch this sci-fi noir film that’s so mainstream in society. But I love this movie from every aspect, it has pretty crazy characters, cool accessories, costumes that balance the action scenes, and much more crazy stuff you will find in this movie. These crazy ideas offered by The Wachowski Brothers, I don’t know how to describe it but this is a classic and most retained thing. A system which we think whether the world we live in is actually an illusion and a simulated world, the existing world that controlled by aliens and technology that has overcome the world. Sounds likes a very stupid thing to believe but think twice more because this is a fictional story. The first impression I got from this movie is a scene that originally was a fight from Trinity played by Carrie-Anne Moss. The rest of it, I don’t understand what this movie explain to me, what is the purpose, how is the plot, and so on. Initially, I don’t understand until in time where some dialogue that made me understand little by little.

Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss

For a movie filled with crazy ideas like this, I like the part of the story where humans are a simulated. In addition, I also like how the computer is really sophisticated and far from the future. Like for example, you can create your own simulation world, what you want to do in that world, and you can make anything. I also love how the computer in this movie works like in the Neo scene where he learned some martial techniques that are immediately installed in his head. And in an instant, he immediately took over everything. It was the craziest thing I ever see in my life. Speaking of Neo, I like the actor who plays this character, Keanu Reeves. People thought that anything Keanu Reeves did and his acting was the worst thing ever. Actually, Keanu Reeves isn’t an actor who can be said that way because I see Keanu Reeves as an actor sometimes has a cool acting in it or sometimes fails. His movies such as Speed, John Wick, Constantine, Point Break, and Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure are good and cool movies. What is clear, he is not an actor like that because I also like it. Laurence Fishburne who plays Morpheus isn’t more plentiful in here and Carrie-Anne Moss who plays Trinity also not too monotonous. However, the costumes comparison between Carrie-Anne Moss and Keanu Reeves may seem a bit ridiculous to Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss that looks badass. Besides, I can’t get rid of Natalie’s character from Memento.

The Matrix (1999)

For the plot that presented by The Wachowski Brothers, I think there are shortcomings and I don’t like it. Actually, I don’t want to say this but in the end, it looks just the same in my eyes. Like Divergent, this movie has embedded an element of romance that looks cliche so I sometimes feel annoying because how can a sci-fi movie with full action suddenly appeared a drama scene in it. Maybe some people look really like, ordinary, or even have the same thought with me. One more thing I want to discuss in this movie is a scene that’s very famous in pop culture. Whatever it’s, it is nothing but a slow motion scene where Neo avoids the bullets. This scene actually I’ve often seen it on television that even made a parody in other movies. Therefore, this movie won an Oscar award in the category of Best Effects, Visual Effects.

Overall, The Matrix is a movie that has a lot of phenomenal and memorable scenes in it. For the first year, visual effects are the most unique thing in years because of the scarcity of movies that have an effect like this. I can’t wait to spend the whole trilogy of this movie. Is it likely to be slightly different, or very good, or even worse than this? The Matrix will never be dead because it’s so phenomenal.


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

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

Warning, this movie contains a spoiler!

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

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

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

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

Keir Dullea in 2001 A Space Odyssey (1968)

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

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

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

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

Movie – A Clockwork Orange [REVIEW] – Being The Adventures Of A Young Man Whose Principal Interests Are Rape, Ultra-violence And Beethoven

IMDB Rating: 8,3/10
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Writer: Anthony Burgess
Stars: Malcolm McDowellPatrick MageeMichael Bates

So far, Stanley Kubrick movies I’ve watched are The Shining, Dr. Strangelove, Full Metal Jacket, and including this movie. I can say that A Clockwork Orange is a movie that can be called as one of the best masterpieces made by Kubrick, although many people say that The Shining is the best of all. A Clockwork Orange again made me love Stanley Kubrick’s films, especially if the movie discusses anything related to anti-hero or so on. Stanley Kubrick can be said as a director with talent that have no lack in it anymore because he seems capable of making all sorts of genres of all films. Although he’s said to be the best director of all time, apart from that, of course, he has a lot of controversies in every movie and A Clockwork Orange is one of them.

“A Clockwork Orange,” tells about Alex (Malcolm McDowell) is a sociopath and an anti-social who has a gang of four people who he lead on it. The daily high-level crimes they doing every night are fighting with other gangs, beating innocent homeless people, invade into people’s homes and destroying, theft and rape. All of that is change when Alex accidentally killed someone until he had to go to jail for 14 years. In the prison, Alex began to change his personality and surrender himself to become an experiment conducted by the government. This experiment aims to get someone to stop committing criminal acts. But his experiments didn’t what he expected.

Malcolm McDowell, Warren Clarke, and James Marcus in A Clockwork Orange (1971)

The first impression I get in this movie is a movie that will probably feel crazy from beginning to ending. When the beginning of this movie, the audience will be shown the face of Alex in the zoom out along with his members of his gang while drinking milk in the bar that has a very mature content. First of all, this movie isn’t recommended by children or for those of you who have not 18 because there is a lot of content that’s inappropriate to look at. Back to the discussion, I thought that this movie tells about a psychopath who always acts crazy on a street in Britain. Kill, rebel against one gang with another or anything related to psychopath and sociopath. However, it all turned grim when it entered the scene where Alex became a brainwashing experiment. The nuances of each scene always keep us remembering what’s we’ve watched before, whether it’s violent, sexual, or disturbing. One of the most memorable scenes that many people remember including me is the scene where Malcolm McDowell improvised by singing the song Singin ‘in the Rain during the raping scene.

Malcolm McDowell in A Clockwork Orange (1971)

A Clockwork Orange is a movie where you can bring out emotions and sick feelings while watching this movie. But somehow Stanley Kubrick made all of it with his genius idea that there was a sense of satisfaction in itself. This film is also actually a satire and criticism of our daily life. Alex is a sociopath where he is unforgiving and wants to do it arbitrarily about what he wants to do. He couldn’t understand humanity so that he had no mercy to rape his victim, beat him, and all sorts of ways he did to generate his own sense of satisfaction. However, karma always haunts the culprit. By the time Alex gets through the government’s experiments, Alex thinks his life will become free. But it didn’t get well when he met his parents again, reunited with the victims he had punished, and met his old friend back after what he did. In essence, he experienced karmic punishment with what he had done in the past. If I think about this more deeply, I don’t know which one is the good guy and the bad guy. For me, it’s all same because Alex is actually an ordinary human like anybody in general. Although the people in this movie think that Alex has done an inhumanity in the past, it’s all same if there is a feeling of resentment in it. Hence, Alex victims look like the bad guys who hurt poor Alex. Actually, this is very familiar with life especially you can see all over the place in this world. People always assume that someone is bad just because he has been bad in the past wherein present days are not like that anymore. But, come on. Why do people always see someone just because of his past? And also, what is the result of the treatment of revenge? Do you guys feel your own satisfaction? Or is it all just a waste of time and energy?

Alex DeLarge

I love all the social realism in this movie and it’s all show neatly arranged and detailed in it. A person may have good intentions in his heart even if he does it the wrong way. This is also actually I often see around me like news about a doctor become suspected of using drugs. People who have superficial thoughts will think, “He is a doctor but he using drugs. I hope he dies in hell!” or so on. I just don’t like people like that, seeing things from their own perspective while something full of lies would be easier to trust than an honest person. This movie also contains something that looks like a mental and psychological where the character of Alex who underwent an experiment ended like a controlled person like a robot. Alex is just a helpless person where he can’t do everything according to his conscience. He was forced to be a good person and pushing hated with things like violence and sex. Actually, this movie does have all aspects of it that also you can see it by yourself with it’s your own thinking.

Overall, A Clockwork Orange is Stanley Kubrick’s most crazy yet beautiful movie to watch. All kinds of memorable scenes in it are also here. Can be viewed from all aspects such as social satire and so forth. A Clockwork Orange is a film that can be said to be able to cover all sorts of issues in it which will be combined into one. Disturbing, madness, Beethoven, to sarcasm words that make some of us laugh.


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

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

Warning, this review contain spoiler!

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

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

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

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

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

Matthew McConaughey in Interstellar (2014)

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

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

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

Movie – Elysium [REVIEW] – A Man Takes On A Mission That Could Bring Equality To The Polarized Worlds

IMDB Rating: 6,6/10
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Director: Neill Blomkamp
Writer: Neill Blomkamp
Stars: Matt DamonJodie FosterSharlto Copley

Have you ever played Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare before? Or have you ever watched a movie with the same director with this movie District 9 before? If both of that thing you’ve done, maybe Elysium isn’t a movie that’s rare to hear any more. A film made by Neill Blomkamp may not be as good as District 9 which is also made by himself. But with the support of some great actors, Matt Damon and Jodie Foster can already prove that this movie will also have expectable results. The reality is like that but for myself, it seems very quickly bored if watching over and over again. But far from it, Elysium is a movie with a unique story and can predict how the earth portrays in the 22nd century.

“Elysium,” takes the time far away in 2154 where the earth has turned into a stretch of land due to the near extinction of plants. War, disease, and poverty were the most common on earth in that year. Elite people who have good wealth economically and socially decide to move to a colony in space named Elysium where this place is a residence of everybody’s dream and can live eternally there. While those who can’t afford to be willing to live on earth that has polluted with pollution and can only dream to live in Elysium sometime in the future. Max (Matt Damon) is an orphan who also has a dream to live there and promise to his orphaned friend named Frey (Alice Braga) to invite her someday. Time after time, Max then forget his dream. At the time he was working in a factory, Max was dying and made him not have much time to 5 days. The only way to cure himself is by going to Elysium and using an immortal capsule that can cure all sorts of diseases. Is Max able to survive within 5 days or is he just desperate?

Matt Damon in Matt Damon (2007)

Elysium does have a unique story. Moreover, this film predicts a state of the earth in the 22nd century that’s described as the earth is already damaged. If associated with the present time, there is a project that’s almost similar to this film that is a registration to a colony called Asgardia. Could it be, the half population of earth will be gone because some of that may be going to that colony. Elysium is a tangible proof depicting a world that will take place in the 22nd century where the laws of nature will prevail again. Wealth is everything and those who don’t have it will use the laws of nature as much as possible. However, one person must be able to get ahead in order to break that rule so little by little there will be many people who follow it.

Sharlto Copley in Elysium (2013)

The film also tends to have a fairly short storyline. The duration of the film is also not up to 2 hours. In fact, watching this movie may be somewhat dissatisfied with the duration isn’t up to two hours. In fact, the story in this film is very interesting to be followed by the support of actors who have different characteristics. All of that already has a requirement that this film can be said the best sci-fi movie of that year. In fact, the plot and the story of this film are not brought battle and hit to be witnessed. Apart from that, Elysium actually is a sci-fi movie that must be watched. Some scenes can be viewed in great detail from the scene of the fight, the action that tends to be brutal and the main character that feels tortured sometimes. However, the story of this movie is somehow forgotten so that if watching this movie for the second time may be boring.

Overall, Elysium is a sci-fi movie that must be watched by fans of science fiction movies because I also tend to be very fond of films that tell the technology, the future and so on. Although there are many shortcomings in it, Elysium can be a very interesting and entertaining spectacle to watch.

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

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

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

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

Tony Goldwyn and Shailene Woodley in Divergent (2014)

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

Maggie Q and Shailene Woodley in Divergent (2014)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tom Hardy

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

Tom Hardy in Mad Max Fury Road (2015)

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

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

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

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

Movie – The Hunger Games [REVIEW] – May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor

IMDB Rating: 7,2/10
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director: Gary Ross
Writer: Suzanne Collins
Stars: Jennifer LawrenceJosh HutchersonLiam Hemsworth

Finally, I’ve finished watching this movie. It’s been a long time since I wanted to watch this movie. Some of my friends say, “Hey, watch The Hunger Games.” And sometimes they wonder if just me who have never watched this movie. And then I watched it now because I made this movie as my college reference. So, what’s the result? Some are good and some are not. The Hunger Games can be said is a teenage movie that is so overrated in my opinion. In the adaptation of the novel entitled by Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games has made a lot of inspiration that we see now there are so much movie-themed like The Hunger Games.

“The Hunger Games,” tells about a world that was devastated by a nuclear war that caused the United States to split into several areas. In an area called Panem, an event of survival games reality is always held every year. Twenty-four teens each consist of 12 males and 12 females. They will be selected randomly where they will represent 12 districts of Panem. They will be released in the wild until only one person will survive. The winner of this event will get an honor, fame to the provision of food for his family. Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) are two teenagers elected to represent District 12.

Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games (2012)

What The Hunger Games presented was an inhumane film because the Tribute battle of 12 districts was shown live through a reality show. If equated with Battle Royale, arguably The Hunger Games is also like that. Although I have never read the novel, I am astonished by Suzanne Collins how she can take an idea that produces an unusual story. From what I read from some articles, Suzanne Collins takes inspiration while watching TV at night. While changing the channel on TV, he sees a gaming show showing several people competing to win a prize and then he sees a footage of the Iraq war. From here he takes inspiration by combining a classic and contemporary.

Jennifer Lawrence and Amandla Stenberg in The Hunger Games (2012)

The Hunger Games reminds me of an adaptation film from James Dashner called The Maze Runner that has the same background and almost similar story elements. The Hunger Games directed by Gary Ross features cinematography in order to make the audience not feel bored when watching the movie. But does it work for me? I don’t think so. Gary Ross from the beginning of the movie made a cinematography that made me sick. Gary Ross always shows the effects of shaking camera from the beginning, action, up to the time of the dialogue as well. Although some people will say good, for me isn’t. But, the whole story got me carried into that world. Starting from the exploitation of the wilderness image for a long duration that isn’t boring even though the first minute is very convoluted.

Overall, The Hunger Games is the best novel adaptation ever. Although I just watched it, this movie didn’t seem to die. Many people say that The Hunger Games is so different from the novel, I don’t care because I haven’t read the novel at all. I also just don’t accept how people always equate The Hunger Games with The Twilight Saga because the two films are very different at all.