Just Almost

This afternoon, Gian was being a good sleeper.
Work is yet to begin.
And so I pay a little attention to the TV, which playing Mr. Bean’s Holiday and The Croods.
I got hit so hard! I almost forgot how to laugh :O:O:O:O

Oh so big no, no!

Thankfully, its just almost. Not completely forgot. And so I laugh at The Croods family, especially Grug, the father.


Tersesat di Seribu Ombak

Persahabatan Wayan Manik, Samihi dan Syamimi berangkat dari konflik. Konflik yang kemudian membuka jalan untuk perbedaan bersanding hidup dengan damai.

Bagaimana Wayan Manik bersikap ketika Samihi beribadah dan sebaliknya bagaimana Samihi menerima saran Wayan Manik untuk belajar dari guru kidung untuk keperluan mengaji menunjukkan perbedaan tidak harus berkonflik.

Ketika persahabatan dalam perbedaan harus direlakan bercampur dengan isu pergaulan setempat, dalam hal ini pergaulan yang rawan di tempat wisata seperti Singaraja, Bali dan kisah percintaan yang anehnya musti berakhir dengan bunuh diri, meski bersambut gayungnya, inti pesan moralnya menjadi kabur.

Sekabur tafsiran ‘pulang’ ke rumah seribu ombak yang berkali-kali dengan gesture ritual persembahan, sungguh dapat menyampaikan pesan moral bahwa ‘pulang’ atau bunuh diri itu tindakan yang dibenarkan.

Meski terharu biru mendapatkan film yang mau mengangkat isu perbedaan sekaligus mengingatkan akan kampung halaman, terus terang saya mendapatkan diri saya tersesat di akhir cerita.


Bourne Legacy: Legacy? More of Cross Identity

Aaron Cross (Jeremy Renner), one of Outcome program participants, survived the wipe out plan by its own creator, the CIA. Outcome program is the following program which built Bourne in the first place. As one of CIA officers plans to go public with the program malfunction, they decided to kill all the following programs and its agents throughout the world.

Cross then went to the city for medicines and found that the lab has been wiped out also, leaving one doctor survived, Marta Shearing (Rachel Weisz). Just in time Marta is forcefully held for suicide, Cross came to rescue.

Unfortunately, Dr Shearing had no medicines Cross was looking for. And surprisingly, Cross could have been lived without those medicines and still have the abilities, both cognitive and physical. He just needs to be injected with live viruses, the medicines ingredients. The viruses was kept in Thailand, and there they went.

Successfully injected, Thailand didn’t come easy for Cross and Dr Shearing to escape the local police and one of LARX (the suddenly-active-following program after Outcome) participant. Bourne wouldn’t leave his legacy without successful runaway. So did Cross and Dr Shearing.

To take down super soldier, CIA only send drone? That is so weird.
To have a target house burned down and their agents went missing, took CIA hours to send their forensics? That is even weirder.
To pull out passengers manifest and have everybody’s background checked out, instead running facial recognition S/W? No wonder CIA’s screwed.
Last but not least, what’s with the (ordinary branded) sunglasses? And selecting car instead of motorbike to chase a motorbike, really, REALLY? LARX is totally a bust!

Battleship: A Bummer

After an ultra-powered signal sent into the deep space towards a planet which is predicted having similarity with Earth, few years later, 5 unidentified objects from the outer space are detected about to enter our atmosphere. Having no anticipation at all, those objects hit Earth right around the Hawaiian coast where the military join forces combat training took place.

Fortunately, the ET had damaged their telecommunication device from a collision with a satellite before entering the atmosphere. Buying some times for the humans to defend the planet.

Destroyers, state of the art combat ships, are dealing with the ET army. One ship, which is commanded by Stone Hopper (Alexander Skarsgard), is destroyed without any survivors by the ET and leaving his brother, Alex Hopper (Taylor Kitsch), the next in command. With help from the Japanese army, lead by Nagata (Tadanobu Asano), they managed to survive the ET’s attack.

Up in the hill, Samantha (Brooklyn Decker), Alex’s fiance figured out how to stop the ET from invading the Earth. They need to destroy the hill where the satellites are going to be used by the ET to send signal back to their planet. And with help of the scientist, Dr Nogrady (Adam Godley), Sam established a communication with Alex, telling him to blow up the hill.

Since the last destroyer John Paul Jones was crushed, Alex fought the last ship of the ET with the legendary Missouri battleship, which is less sophisticated than a destroyer ship, with help of the veterans to run the battleship. The ET’s last ship was destroyed, back ups were being sent by Admiral Shane (Liam Neeson) and the hill was flatten.

After a high expectation wait, I was disappointed. The story was total fuzz and just did not add up. And the cameo, Rihanna, was just not suppose to be in any scene. She’s best stay on the stage, get a hold on her hat on the stage instead on the water while swimming for the life boat, and just sing!

Right from the opening scene, when the signal sent out into the deep space without any security and/or defense anticipation to the ET depiction, who’s very lame compare to all the weapon technology they’re suppose to have.

The savior of this movie is just the ‘Transformers’ effects, both the robot effect and the sound effect (according to W, at least). Real bummer, really.