3D Movies . . .

I’ve been watching too many films in the recent years but I don’t always write my opinion about them unless they’re either very good or very bad… Sometimes, I’m just too bored to write. LoL!

Animated films are still my favorite among all the other genres. I am a big fan of PIXAR and Dreamworks. It’s a good thing that other companies are also trying out their hands on 3D films — such as Disney, BlueSky and some others I can’t remember at the moment.

Anyway …

These are some of the not-so-recent movies that caught my attention but I’m too bored to write an article for each of them. LoL!

Tangled is a story about Rapunzel, a girl who dreamed of seeing “the stars” that mysteriously appear during her birthday. With the help of Flynn Rider, she not only discovered what those mysterious stars were, she also found out that the world around her is much more different than how her mother described it.

It’s perfect as Disney’s 50th animated film! Story, animation, voice acting and musical scoring — they all get 5 STARS from me.

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"Carl Fredricksen spent his entire life dreaming of exploring the globe and experiencing life to its fullest. But at age 78, life seems to have passed him by, until a twist of fate (and a persistent 8-year old Junior Wilderness Explorer named Russell) gives him a new lease on life." === Yahoo Movies

It has been months since I anticipated the release of this film and I did not regret watching it twice on different occasions (Friday afternoon with my siblings then Saturday night with my boyfriend).

PIXAR NEVER FAILS TO AMAZE!!! This is their 10th consecutive wonder and might be another award-winning film from Pete Docter. Both the animation and the story are SUPERB!

The animation is crisp and clear, and they brought the lighting and texture effects to another level!!! I admire and envy their staff at the same time.

PIXAR brought the usual mix of contrasting characters to make the storyline interesting. I found it a bit odd that a 78-year old retired balloon maker and a 92-year old shamed explorer can still do so many things. IRL, men would be affixed in their wheelchairs already. I guess PIXAR just wants to convey that old age shouldn't be a hindrance to continue dreaming and living it.

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Old Dog, New Tricks ! ! !

"For super-dog Bolt, every day is filled with adventure, danger and intrigue – at least until the cameras stop rolling. When the canine star of a hit TV show is accidentally shipped from his Hollywood soundstage to New York City, he begins his biggest adventure yet – a cross-country journey through the real world. Armed only with the delusions that all his amazing feats and powers are real, and with the help of two unlikely traveling companions – a jaded, abandoned housecat named Mittens and TV-obsessed hamster in a plastic ball named Rhino – Bolt discovers he doesn't need superpowers to be a hero." — Yahoo Movies

An oblivious dog that doesn't know how to be a real dog; a pragmatic cat who teaches the oblivious dog how to become a real dog; matched with a boob tube addict hamster that has a strength of a dozen men!

OMG! I cannot stop laughing while watching the whole film! It is SUPERBLY HILARIOUS!!! LOL! LOL! LOL!

Hands down to Disney once again! I don't think that this film was produced by PIXAR but when I read reviews, I found out that some of the people behind this are part of PIXAR – no wonder it's "KABLAM~!!!"

"Let it begin ! ! ! LET IT BEGIN ! ! !" – Rhino

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Communication without “words” . . .

"After hundreds of lonely years of doing what he was built for, Wall-E (short for Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-Class) discovers a new purpose in life (besides collecting knick-knacks) when he meets a sleek search robot named Eve. Eve comes to realize that Wall-E has inadvertently stumbled upon the key to the planet's future, and races back to space to report her findings to the humans (who have been eagerly awaiting word that it is safe to return home). Meanwhile, Wall-E chases Eve across the galaxy." Yahoo Movies

WALL-E is a great film! I watched it with my siblings during my day off and I can assure everyone that it's a MASTERPIECE!!! PIXAR has done it again! From the story to technical stuff – it's just AWESOME! All the characters are given importance regardless of how small their roles are and they're really funny. There are some tear-jerker moments as well as valuable lessons we can get. (hmm just rambling here haha!)

I wonder if the future will really be like this. Hmmmm~

*update Dec.3,2008* I bought a 2-disc DVD of WALL-E and it contains some scenes that were scrapped to give way to better ideas. It also has a short film containing BURN-E, the droid that got locked up when WALL-E and EVE entered the AXIOM. LoL!

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It’s the Year for Ending Trilogies !!!

After Spiderman, two other movies are ending their third sequels this year!

Shrek the Third

"Far Far Away needs a new king, and unless Shrek can find someone else, he'll be stuck with the gig. He sets off to find the only other possible heir, Fiona's forgotten cousin Artie. While Shrek's away, Prince Charming returns to the kingdom for revenge, and Fiona is about to add a little ogre to the posse! Can Shrek, with the help of his loyal friends Donkey and Puss-in-Boots, save the day?" Yahoo! Movies

Overall, the story is really funny and everyone will enjoy watching it – or at least we know we did! CG is so-so and not so fluid, though.

I never thought Snow White can kick ass! LOL!

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Pirates of the Carribean : At World's End

"Will Turner (Orlando Bloom), Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) are allied with Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) in a desperate quest to free Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) from his mind-bending trap in Davy Jones' locker, while the terrifying ghost ship, The Flying Dutchman and Davy Jones, under the control of the East India Trading Company, wreaks havoc across the Seven Seas. Navigating through treachery, betrayal and wild waters, they must forge their way to exotic Singapore and confront the cunning Chinese Pirate Sao Feng (Chow Yun-Fat). Now headed beyond the very ends of the earth, each must ultimately choose a side in a final, titanic battle, as not only their lives and fortunes, but the entire future of the freedom-loving Pirate way, hangs in the balance." Yahoo Movies

COOOOOOLLLL MOOOOVIIIIEEEEEEEE!!! Jack Sparrow is soooooo hot! And, wait 'til you see his father! Well, I may be biased coz I am a FAN of Johnny Depp but I really enjoyed watching the movie!!! *drool*

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A family of SUPERS ! ! !

"Once one of the world's top masked crime fighters, Bob Parr–known to all as 'Mr. Incredible'–fought evil and saved lives on a daily basis. But now fifteen years later, Bob and his wife–a famous superhero in her own right–have adopted civilian identities and retreated to the suburbs to live normal lives with their three kids. Now he's a clock-punching insurance claims adjuster fighting boredom and a bulging waistline. Itching to get back into action, Bob gets his chance when a mysterious communication summons him to a remote island for a top-secret assignment." — Yahoo Movies

Yeah, this is an old film but I recently bought a 2-disc DVD copy and re-lived the glory days of this PIXAR masterpiece.

I became emotional as well while watching because I can somehow relate to what's going on with the Parr family – my parents are also into some kind of argument close to their dilemma (no, not the 'super power' part, the 'marriage' part). How I wish mom heard what Edna said (and did) to Helen. LoL!

Anyway… As usual, PIXAR did a great job with the story and the animation. I keep laughing at the character design for Syndrome, though. He looks like Vegeta from Dragon Ball Z!

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