August 21, 2013

Unbeatable 激戰

MMA fans~ here's something that might interest you.

Brought to you by Tune Talk, the sponsor for ONE FC Championship which will be happening in November, here's Unbeatable. Read till the end to find out what surprise I have for MMA fans. Don't worry, it won't be a very very long post.

Wee~~ free popcorn and drinks too :D

Unbeatable is a Hong Kong Chinese movie about MMA, directed by Dante Lam, starring Nick Cheung (张家辉), Eddie Peng (彭于晏), Mei Ting (梅婷). Here's something to get you started if you're still lost.

It's a drama film about mixed martial art, revolving around Nick Cheung and Eddie Peng. Eddie wanting his father to stand up from his bankruptcy, asked Nick to help him train so that he can go for the tournament. Nick was a champion last time, but because of something happened, he forgot about his passion for mixed martial art and the purpose of him doing it. Slowly he regained his passion and found what was lost. Still amazed me how Nick did his move during the final.

It is a pretty straight forward film, no puzzle to be solved, don't have to think so much. Suitable for family to watch, but not really recommended for kids as during the fights it is pretty brutal.

But it's true, never give up on your passion or whatever you like. No matter for what reason.    

Here's some extra info for you if you read my whole post.
Remember my previous post about MIMMA? Guess what? MIMMA Season 2 will be announced end of this year! Can't wait!

August 06, 2013

The Wolverine

It wasn't as bad as I thought it is. Initially thought it was gonna be really long and draggy. Well ok, it was kinda long since it's a 2 hour-long movie.

Check out the trailer in case you haven't watch it yet:

Directed by James Mangold (who also directed Knight and Day, starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz) , The Wolverine is an action movie about wolverine from Xmen (duh! *rolls eyes*), where he got "invited" by someone he saved last time back in Japan to see him before he pass away, but things wasn't as simple as he thought. A trip to Japan which almost cost him his life.

Starring Hugh Jackman as Logan aka the wolverine, Rila Fukushima as Yukio (the red hair chick with bangs), Tao Okamoto as Mariko, Will Yun Lee as Harada. 

The whole film takes place at different places around Japan, except at the beginning of it, where Yukio found Logan and managed to convince him to follow her back to Japan.

Like most action movies, expect it to be full of actions, explosions, shootings. The parts I like are the fights on top of the bullet train and the final fight towards the end. I jumped a bit during the last part because it wasn’t something I’m expecting.

Another part which I've noticed, is when Logan and Yukio was on the plane, on the way to Japan, they are sitting at the opposite direction of each other, showing that they are not in the same "group". What I'm trying to say is, they have different objective at that time. At the end of the film, they are sitting facing the same direction together, showing that they are now on par with each other and they both have the same objective now.

There’s one part which I don’t really like though, which is the part where Yashida (the old man who wanted to see Logan before he dies) who was lying on this bed, and it will automatically go up and down tracing the body movement of Yashida to help him get up. It looked really really fake, and yes of course I know it’s CGI, but it’s kinda too obvious.

Overall, it was a not bad film for me. I’ll give it a 6.5/10.