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”

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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”

Gods of Egypt

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Bek and Horus at the garden created by Osiris.

What makes the world go around? It is nothing more than ego. The same driving force might be the cause, the primary cause, of the creation of this world. But, whose ego then? Surely, it is God’s ego that plays the role of the governing dynamics. He doesn’t need human being to worship Him. Nevertheless, He needs us, human being, to make sure His Existence and Power recognizable. Like it or not, we must get used to such asymmetrical relationship until we die.

Gods of Egypt, the latest movie of Gerard Butler and Geoffrey Rush best illustrates the notion above. Set (Gerard Butler) and Osiris (Bryan Brown) are brothers; sons of Ra (Geoffrey Rush), the Creator of the Universe and serves as the most powerful God. Set is hungry for power. On the coronation of Horus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), son of Osiris, as the next King of Egypt replacing his father, Set Continue reading “Gods of Egypt”

The Revenant

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Glass and little Hawk, his son and the only family left.

When it comes to father-and-son relationship, revenge is the only one left when someone has ruined the relationship. That’s what makes Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) survives, no longer afraid of death since he has experienced numerous incidents common people won’t be able to overcome. With his own eyes, he sees Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy) stabs to death Hawk (Forrest Goodluck), his son and his only surviving family member. When it happens, Glass can do nothing but lies on branches of trees, made for him after bizarre quarrel with a bear which successfully made him physically wounded.

The story of The Revenant is started when Glass and his son work for a group of trappers. Both father and son are hunting for deer when the group is suddenly attacked and slaughtered by Arikara Indians. Then they help Continue reading “The Revenant”

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

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Bebop and Rocksteady start entertaining TNMT fans since this series.

If your childhood is around 90’s, then the name Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles must have been familiar to you. The adventure of the four teenage mutant turtles would be entertaining for most kids back then. Following the success of the cartoon series, Nickelodeon Movies tries to visualize it in big screen using state-of-the-art visual effects. The initiative seems to be serious one since the production company has released 2 (two) series of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Furthermore, in the recent episode, which is entitled Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, a number of famous bad guys in the cartoon, has been introduced, such as Bebop and Rocksteady.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows is started by Baxter Stockman (Tyler Perry), a famous scientist for some people, is trying to help Shredder (Brian Tee) escape from his transfer. In doing so, he is assisted by the Foot Clan, a ninjutsu clan led by The Shredder. The mission is accomplished by teleporting Continue reading “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows”

The Legend of Tarzan

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The legendary Tarzan is John Clayton III a.k.a. Lord Greystoke, the husband of Jane Porter.

As a movement, human rights is something rather new. It takes World War II, in which persecution towards Jews in Europe took place, to introduce the concept globally. However, only a few realize and remember what European countries did (and do?) upon the third countries and the rest of the world for centuries prior to the world war happened. Colonialism, persecution, slavery, mass murder and ethnic cleansing are among cruel and nasty things they did in the past. Such inhuman and immoral conducts gave birth numerous famous legends worldwide, which is The Legend of Tarzan is one of them.

Tarzan (Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård) is John Clayton III or Lord Greystoke, a British nobleman of the Greystoke’s who is raised by gorillas in the African jungle. As he is introduced to human civilization and Continue reading “The Legend of Tarzan”

Point Break

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Johnny Utah welcomed by the group after doing jumping from the height of the Alps.

Johnny Utah (Luke Bracey) is an extreme sport athlete who quits his profession after the tragic death of Jeff, his colleague and best friend. Seven years after the incident, Johnny takes totally different path of life: working behind the desk as an FBI agent. However, his choice is not an easy one since he has to prove his instructor (Delroy Lindo) that he is the right man at the right place. And, Johnny has the opportunity to prove.

A group of bandits of unknown identities and motifs has taken unusual crime against international community. For instance, they rob diamond-sorting facility in India only to share the diamonds to the poor. In another occasion, they take billions of dollars of money from a plane then ‘purge’ the money to the poor from the sky of South America. Such habits create puzzling Continue reading “Point Break”

EuroTrip

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Among the four teenagers, it is only Scott who comes to Europe to pursue his love. The rest accompany him and experience a number of unexpected incidents which will make the audience laugh till the end of the movie.

Being teenager is liberating. No one can dictate how a teenager behaves and thinks since he or she demands is a world that’s rich in surprise and challenging situations. Such attitude drives a teenage embracing adventure, roaming in an uncharted territory, and develops hatred of unprecedented degree towards routine and predictability. However, most adults consider that fun is the only thing a teenage wants. EuroTrip, a 2004 teen movie directed by Jeff Schaffer, shows the opposite idea in funny and humorous ways. The film tells the story of a group of teenagers of different interests coming to Europe from the U.S. only to get what they want without losing a bound of friendship.

Inside the mind of Cooper Harris (Jacob Pitts) is having sexual intercourse with any sexy girl he encounters. One night in a school party, he meets his friends Scott Thomas (Scott Mechlowicz) who has been cheated by his girlfriend Fiona Continue reading “EuroTrip”

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