Monday, 30 May 2011

Review: Kung Fu Panda 2

The first Kung Fu Panda is a blast, watching one cute fatty panda working his way to the top of Kung Fu is very satisfying and some very nice Chinese reference as well. Due to the success of the movie, Dreamworks decided to make another one, and guess what, it's another brilliant entry for Kung Fu Panda.

In this sequel, Po, with the Furious Five, go on a quest to destroy Lord Shen, who wants to conquer China. Along the way, Po's past is the theme of this movie. The story might be familiar to the first movie, but is sure is fun to watch. The jokes are again, referring to Chinese culture and over the top, it is super duper funny, I laughed non-stop at the cinema, trust me.

Kung Fu Panda 2 made great use of it's 3-D effect. At first I doubt it, but 3-D is the way to go, it added so much depth to the movie. With the addition of the visual effects, Kung Fu set pieces and animations, Kung Fu Panda 2 is set to entertain your eyes.

Kung Fu Panda 2 might be a repetitive sequel to the brilliant first movie, but in this case, repetition is underrated.

Rating: 4/5

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Review: Fast Five, Furiously Hit the Strides

The Fast and Furious series has been one of the big movie franchises out there, the series is all about cop chases, racing sequences, hot babes and brainless fun. In Fast Five, directed by Taiwanese Justin Lin (also directed the third and fourth movies), taking the formula to the new level.

While the movie still retain the basic old formula of the series, but the plot is significantly better than the other films as it has its purpose, other than just fast cars and sexy females. While it won't win any Oscars or good opinion for its story, atleast you see the objective of the movie and the cast. I'm surprised that despite all the esemble casts, the movie does not feel like it is too cramped or too compressed to make one movie.

The main attraction of the movie is of course the action and driving scenes, characters driving ridiculously dangerous and ridiculously fast around the streets of Rio is brilliant and fun to watch. Although I missed the racing scene, it has been moved as a side story rather than primary, which is a bit sad.

Overall, Fast Five is what a summer blockbuster should be. All fun, exciting and entertaining...

Verdict: 4.5/5 (WATCH!)