Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Eh-hum # 103

We are in the middle of June, and classes (for most students) have already started. As for me, I did not enroll this year (GASP!). Why? To put it simply, the subjects I still need are not being offered this semester. I’ll take this opportunity to assess my goals/plans for the future (and beyond).

Oh yeah, I want to greet my fellow Pinoys a belated HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY; I hope all of you feel independent from whatever, or whoever, we should be independent from (sigh).

I finally was able to watch Steamboy last 11 June 2006 at 2100 (Pinoy time). The animation is superb; a nice blend of computer generated images and hand-drawn/painted movements. Really, not even Disney blockbuster full-length animated features are a match to anime movies: the intensity of the plot, detailed illustrations and the fluidity of the character’s movements are indeed remarkable.

To reiterate, Steamboy’s animation is without a doubt amazing. Unfortunately, it overshadowed the story. There are moments that I find myself not interested and wanting to switch channels. I think the way they tried to convey the main lesson of the story was underdeveloped. Sayang, the message was very significant, even today (science without morals is dangerous). I was also unimpressed with the fight scenes. Nonetheless, the dubbing was good, especially Alfred Molina as Edward Steam. In most cases, I prefer subtitles to dubbing because I would like to hear the character’s original voices. For me, that somehow helps determine the personality of the characters. I am not particularly good of giving, uh, criticisms about movies, books and other mediums of entertainment (and learning), so those are the things I can come up with. I hope it made sense.

Movies that I hopefully will get to see...like soon:

With all due respect to Chicken Little fans, I think Disney should leave the CG animated movies to Pixar (even if the former bought the latter last year). "Cars" should prove that Pixar is still on top of its game. Posted by Picasa

I think Jack Black is a very cool and funny guy (watch School of Rock, da best!). Nacho Libre tells the story of an aspiring Priest who gets into the Lucha Libre (Mexican Wrestling) circuit to help save an orphanage. This sure will be crazy funny and at the same time heartwarming. Posted by Picasa

I rarely see romantic movies--I am more into epic adventures and action comedies. But when Sandra Bullock's in it, its usually entertaining. And when Keanu Reeves is in it, you can't help but STARE at him... The storyline is unrealistic, of course; but since this is a love story, anything seems possible. Posted by Picasa

More movies to come, stay tuned!


Liza said...

Hey Con! Grabe I can't wait for Nacho Libre too!! Sobrang gusto ko din si Jack Black and yeah astig talaga yung School of Rock! :) So have you seen Lake House? Ganda nun grabe :)

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