2017

Transformers: The Last Knight

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Humanity is at continuous war with the Transformers and Optimus Prime is gone. The only thing hat will save Earth from total destruction is to find the secrets of the past and the hidden history of Transformers on Earth. The key to save the world lies in the hands of selected people destined for this extraordinary journey. The last installment of the Transformer Series is directed by Michael Bay under Paramount Pictures.

Casts: Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Hopkins, Josh Duhamel, Laura Haddock, Isabela Moner, Tyrese Gibson, John Turturro, Stanley Tucci & John Goodman.

Genre: Fantasy, Science-Fiction, Action-Adventure

Past Movies of Mark Wahlberg: The Great Wall stood by the 2nd word of its movie title.Patriot’s Day got me in tears & thrills… & Deepwater Horizon

WHAT I LIKE?

Transformers: The Last Knight is a true testament that the whole of Transformers series brought Cinematography, Visual Editing & Production Design in Hollywood to the optimum level. If we are to identify films with huge budget and literally huge actions, Transformers will be the first move to come into my mind. The last series of the franchise continued to live up to its legacy of bringing superb visual effects and jaw-dropping action-sequences unique to a Transformer movie. The Last Knight proved to be as explosive as all other Transformer movies combined giving a complete and satisfying experience to adrenaline-junkie audiences and those audiences hungry for extreme actions and explosions all throughout. With the introduction of new characters, the movie was able to thrive to its loop holes from the past. The new characters were generally good. Production-design was always the best and I love the action this time. Forgiving all other major loop holes the film committed, The Last Knight is pretty enjoyable with a round of popcorn and a can of soda.

WHAT I DON’T LIKE?

Transformers has perhaps been long overdue after the 2nd installment, with the replacement of the old characters and controversies surrounding it, the movie since the 3rd one has really lost its track in bringing in a solid and coherent story line & plot that could have made all our live easier in the first place. The movie is full of complexities and somehow it manifested on its last installment. In as much as the 5th movie tried to save the whole franchise, it still failed to out everything into pieces. With less character build-up, the movie suffered from a bloated running time and a complex of plot and sub-plots. Still, if you are in for some Transformers Formula, you will find Last Night satisfying the least.

RATINGS:

7/10 Popcorns

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2017

Patriot’s Day got me in tears & thrills…

 

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Patriot’s Day is a real-life account of the Boston Marathon Bombing last April 15, 2013 which stars Mark Wahlberg under the direction of Peter Berg.

Casts: Mark Wahlberg, J.K. Simmons, John Goodman, Michelle Monaghan, Kevin Bacon, Jimmy Yang, Vincent Curatola & Alex Wolff

Genre: Violence, Drama, Crime Investigation (R)

Check out my previous review of another Mark Wahlberg Film based on real-life events – Deepwater Horizon.

What I like?

One of the best and most-organized investigative movie based on a tragedy – Patriot’s Day has perfectly interpreted that horrible day in the Boston Marathon way back 2013 and has able to successfully supported the tragedy with precise and gripping formula about the investigation and the very impressive storytelling technique that has incorporated real-time video footages very well. The mixture of real videos and news article were used just right and were helpful as the story progresses. The real accounts of the survivors and a little of their backstory made the film connect with its audience. Aside from that, the investigation process was done with superb direction as the film has able to bring the audience from the tragedy upto a very detailed aftermath that will send you thrills and excitement throughout. The good thing about the movie is that it did not dwell much on the dramatic side as it blended well in between  the investigation process. It may not be as dramatic as it should be but the film still got me in tears with some solid scenes executed-well. The explosion scene was done with accuracy too. The horror after the explosion and the blood around was really heartbreaking to see. The hospital scene was also horrifying as the film depicted well the injured victims. What I also love about the film is it was able to give justice and respect to all the heroes, injured and even the deceased victims of the Boston Marathon bombing with its direct-to-the-point cinematography and sequences. Moreover, the film showed how strong Boston were during those times. The climax got me. It was thrilling and at the same time very affecting. Action sequences were in the right amount as well. Mark Wahlberg gave his best. He was great. Aside from him, the actors and actresses gave great performances too. Despite its tragedy theme, the movie came our to be so inspiring as it was able to convey the strong spirit of all us humans in times of challenges. Truly, a film-worth watching.

What I don’t like?

Are you kidding me? This is movie was superb! Anyways, some scenes are quite disturbing so be ready to see a lot of blood and flesh especially during the explosion.

Ratings:

10/10 Popcorns

 

2016

Deepwater Horizon

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Deepwater Horizon is a chilling and disturbing real-life account of the worst Oil spill in American history last April of 2010 and spilled millions of gallons into the Gulf of Mexico. The movie was successful to depict a scary scenario of the accident that claimed 11 souls and had a destructive effect in our environment. The sequences are precise and the visuals are astonishing and impressive. The film is intense. The scenes during the accident are breath-taking. Mark Wahlberg is at his best on this one. Other characters were great too. I wish they have seen more of the investigation part. Good for single-watching but it is truly worth your admission ticket. 4/5 stars