Self/Less

What is soul actually? Is it merely a function of brain wave? Then, what is body? Is it only an empty vessel in which your soul can be injected freely? Such intriguing questions will aries when you see this Self/Less.

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Edward Kittner is Damian Hale in Self/Less.

The story begins with Damian Hale (Ben Kingsley), a successful businessman, is dying. An offer by Professor Albright, that he can live eternally using other body, comes then. After a series of treatment which cost 250 billion USD, Damian finally enjoys his new life with new body previously owned by Edward Kittner. Then comes the nightmare when he misses a single drug. Damian is haunted by past experience of Edward Kittner.

The drug seems to work on erasing memories of the past user of the body. Damian then overcomes his curiosity by taking thorough investigation, only to discover that he is trapped into longing for an ideal family.

By the time he pursues assistance, Damian is gradually aware of the concept of life: that he should die and not take the life of others. At the end of the movie, he quits taking medication so that Edward Kittner back to life.

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Ghost in the Shell

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Batou and Mira seek Kuze’s whereabouts after the cerebral hacking incident.

The idea that robot can do some things more efficient and effective than human being has delivered initiatives to develop robotics engineering as a branch of science and discovery nowadays. A wild imagination says that in the near future the boundary between human and machine is disappearing due to the advancements in the field; allowing humans to enhance themselves with cybernetic parts. Ghost in the Shell, the most recent Scarlett Johansson movie, visualizes this wild fantasy which occurs in the era when technology makes it possible to transplate human brain into a fully synthetic body; a initiative that results in the strongest attributes of human and robot.

Mira (Scarlett Johansson) has no past memories other than being drowned. A terrorist attack has damaged her body and it’s only her brain can survive. Thanks to Dr. Ouelet (Juliette Binoche) who manages to put her brain into a Continue reading “Ghost in the Shell”

Batman v. Superman

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Misunderstanding between Batman and Superman has left both superheroes involved in a battle.

Can superhero cause harm? Or, the worse, be considered reckless for causing collateral damages of unprecedented magnitude and, at the some points, being accused of doing violence against human rights due to performing methods of his own? That’s the central theme of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the latest Ben Afleck’s movie.

The duel between Superman (Henry Cavill) and General Zod has left thousands of casualties. Instead of happiness, Superman brings suffers to others due to the magnitude of the battle, though the general is finally deceased by the demigod. At the same time, Batman (Ben Afleck) prefers to perform crime eradication with his own methods, leaving policemen and some people angry. People are getting tired of
superhero, then, with Superman treated as Continue reading “Batman v. Superman”

London Has Fallen

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Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) tries to save Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckhart) in London Has Fallen

How far does a corrupt man bring down a system? The answer is unthinkable, unimaginable disaster. British government might have superb and magnificent Corruption Perception Index, but it doesn’t make Russian government buy it. Russian doesn’t buy such a crap, and we can see that in the most recent Aaron Eckhart’s movie entitled London Has Fallen.

The movie is started by a scene in which Aamir Barkawi (Alon Moni Aboutboul), a notorious terrorist godfather, has his daughter’s wedding ceremony in Pakistan bombed by a collaborative action of counter-terrrorist governments. Somehow, he is survived along with his sons. Two years later, they launch revenge: First, by killing British Prime Minister James Continue reading “London Has Fallen”

Allegiant

Allegiant
Social unrest in the new Chicago has risen a new society called itself Allegiant

The use of scientific method to engineer society has been a popular theme for movies. For quite a long time, people are fascinated by the desire to control and show supremation to others by means of logically-sound techniques. The campaign of the supremation of scientific methods and logic has never ceased despite the facts that the employment of its discoveries to engineer society always ends in failure. That’s the core of the latest movie of Divergent the Series entitled Allegiant.

Jeanine is dead, leaving an uncontrolled society in which a battle of interests occurs. Such condition forces Tris (Shailene Woodley) and her friends to leave Chicago for good: to find new world by jumping over the Wall. Accompanied by Four (Theo James), Caleb Continue reading “Allegiant”

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

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Jack, Glen and Kris Paronto examine Rone in 13 Hours

Political and economical interests would be boring subjects unless one has the capability of transforming them into action movie with daily life drama to make it more colorful. The challenge is then to choose the right theme for the movie: which of the themes has the most profound impact towards the audience, will be the greatest interest to the director. To such extent, Michael Bay has done great job. Based on true events in Libya in 2012, his latest movie, 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, can be considered as the best after Black Hawk Down made in 2001 by Ridley Scot. The difference is that Black Hawk Down has unsuccessful military operation at its core, while the Michael Bay’s is based on military attack towards US base; making it more dramatic cum heroic.

The story is started with Rone (James Badge Dale) picks up Jack Da Silva (John Krasinski) at Benghazi International Airport. Both are enlisted in the GRS, an elite military group, along with other four men with single purpose: giving military back up for illegal CIA operations in Continue reading “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi”

Kung Fu Panda 3

Kung Fu Panda 3

Sometimes, other people know us better and truly understand the purpose of our existence and creation. We might need to perform painstaking endeavor in order to discover the truth about ourself. It is hard to present such value through literary work or common cinematographical work. It will be different if we put it into animation or carton: It works! Try Kung Fu Panda 3, and you will agree with me.

The movie is started by a scene in which Kai disturbs Grand Master Oogway who is meditating to find inner-peace. Kai then takes Oogway’s chi and turns him into jade. However, within the last minutes Continue reading “Kung Fu Panda 3”

The Mummy

The Mummy
Nick and Vail are the liberators of precious antiquities.

There is nothing more appealing and tempting than power. It has become a human nature, since the beginning of human civilization, to do what is necessary to have it. Thus, it’s always interesting to produce movies using the quest of power as the main theme. The most recent work of Tom Cruise entitled The Mummy is one of them.

As narrated by Dr. Henry Jekyll at the beginning of the movie, The Mummy tells the story of Princess Ahmanet who was the sole heir to Egyptian monarch. It was not only the real situation, but also her desire. But, everything has changed after his father has baby boy. In order to gain power, she made a Continue reading “The Mummy”

Logan

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Logan and Laura are on the run to North Dakota.

It’s only a movie of superb quality that contains elements full of surprises. Nice plot, reasonable scenes and acts, wonderful characterizations, and also human touch, they all play important role in creating a cinema work of magnificent quality. And, I find this quality in the latest Hugh Jackman’s film entitled Logan. During the last 17 years we have been entertained by his role as Wolverine in the X-Men film series. In his nine films of the series, we acquire the fact that Wolverine has Continue reading “Logan”

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