Under The Bed 2

I’ve been watching quite a number of bad horror movies lately (cuz we are subscribed to the Thrill channel on cable tv, a channel which plays horror movies or dramas all the time), and I thought maybe I can write them down somewhere so that in future if any of you sees it, you all can just proceed on to do anything else but watch them.

There’s actually quite a number of movies from China with titles that are very literal, and the below is one of them. There’s more to come as I’ll blog about them in time to come.

I believe most of the budget from this movie goes into making the poster, or at least I hope so, cuz if not I don’t know where did the money went. At least the poster can compensate for the total lack of …anything.

*This review is definitely going to contain spoilers. The point is to dissuade anybody from watching it, cuz I ended up very pissed off after watching it and thus, this.

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I realised there seems to be a pattern in the kind of horror movies China produced. There’s going to be a boobs person who’s always wearing low cut to show the boobs and a few other random people whose faces I can’t seem to recall, to be fair, I don’t remember the face of the boobs person as well. I guess, due to the great amount of silence that supposedly should lead to a scary moment, but ended up being repeated boring anti-climatic scenes, the boobs served to be a great consolation to some of the audiences. It’s something to distract people from focusing on how shitty the movie is, and somehow acts as a light lamp by the bedside to prevent you from sleeping, if you are bothered by it.

For people like me, I had my handphone.

Of course people would ask me, if it sucks so bad, why did you bother watching it to the end? To that, I’d say it’s a good question. Actually before halfway into the movie, I’ve already wanted to go back to my room and do anything else but watch this shit, but my mum retreated earlier than me and told me to tell her the storyline the next day. I was reluctant but weirdly held a strangely positive attitude that day, so I continued watching it. Now I know I shall probably spend that positivity somewhere else in future.

As already mentioned by Lynnette that there are no ghosts in horror movies made from China. I think I kind of heard that somewhere else previously as well, but probably just kind of thought I misheard until I’ve watched a few and again from Lynnette that I realised there aren’t. Not sure why don’t they just take out the entire genre, cuz if this is the case, doesn’t that just invalidate all the promotions that were done for the movie? Like if it’s being marketed as a horror movie, regardless of how well done the posters are, people already know that there’s not gonna be any ghosts in the movie. They might as well just make a poster with just the title on it, save the money.

I don’t even recall having seen a scene with the above poster in the entire movie. In fact, the whole storyline doesn’t seem to have anything to do with anything under the bed.

This whole movie takes place in a seemingly abandoned building, I think they should have just came to Changi Hospital to film the whole thing instead, it might be more interesting. That seemingly abandoned building is actually a dormitory for this bunch of people who are training to be doctors / nurses / whatever. Until now I’m still quite not sure if it’s cuz of the lack of details or my lack of interest in the show, I don’t understand how come there’s only 6 people staying in a frigging dormitory.

The ENTIRE building with only 6 people to stay in it. There’s newspapers, random cloth lying around on the floor in the corridor, and the windows at the corridors are not like glass panels, but more like those gaps located nearer to the top of the walls that are more commonly used in the toilets you see in your office toilets. With that, they have white curtains draped over the gaps, and since they couldn’t even afford a few rubber bands to tie the curtains up, everything in the corridor was left flying around. Tell me that place isn’t haunted. On what planet does that look like a dormitory, it’s like an exorcism waiting to take place and a girl is going to bent over backward and came running to the camera. Whats weirder is this building is built like in the middle of some forest. I don’t even recall seeing the hospital at all, like where were they supposed to study.

All I could remember from the entire movie was those newspaper and cloth lying around, the boobs, people running around frantically. Okay, maybe it’s my lack of interest.

Anyways, point is, mannequins started appearing randomly. There’s a lot of sudden suspense music, which usually leads to false alarm, then the next thing you know, somebody is missing (this kind of scene kept repeating). The closest thing that happens that’s related to a bed is that 2 mannequins appeared on a bed being tied together, back to back, with a stake pierced through the heart or something. Okay, maybe a knife, a stake is like used to kill a vampire or demon or a real monster. Actually I can’t remember what state the mannequins were in, honestly if anybody were to  ask me to guess a movie with a drawing of mannequins being tied together on a bed, I would have guessed 50 Shades of Grey. It’s more like a bondage / SM thing to me than a horror thing to me.

So everytime a person or 2 went missing from the 6 people, everybody would run around, trying to look for the missing people. Then there’d be a weird display of friendship between whoever’s left, like seriously people, can you all just get a grip. So after a while, one of the guys started to realise that if any 2 people were to show a deep friendship between them, they are likely the next targets to go missing – lamest deduction ever. This deduction is so lame I can’t even. Just imagine me rolling my eyes constantly as I’m trying to recall the scenes.

If I were in the movie, that’d be the last thing ever on my list to be the reason as to why people went missing. C’mon man, the building is in the middle of the forest, surely a tiger appearing randomly would pose a greater possibility. Hell, I’ll take it if a chicken came out to peck me and the bird flu kind of spread to me in that way and I died. This guy should probably watch more Kindaichi.

So, anyways, as the disaster of a movie continued, more people went missing and eventually ended up with I don’t even remember how many people. Maybe 1 or 2 or 3. Turns out there was a random psycho who looked like a total hobo – long caveman hair and wearing white gown – staying in this dormitory with them, and he was randomly kidnapping people who are seemingly good friends – well, turned out the guy’s guess previously was right, can you believe it? I can’t. If this is the kind of reason that I’m dying for, there IS going to be a horror movie made from me haunting this crazy hobo.

Anyways, the motivation behind that weird hobo’s action was that, in the past, he was a successful student who very nearly went on to become a star doctor but ended up betrayed by his friend who stole his research or something and took off. Unable to accept the betrayed, he turned psycho and started doing weird research to sew people together, reason being that a friend couldn’t betray you if he or she is sewed behind you. Sure, at that moment, the friend’s top priority will probably to stab him from the back instead of betraying from the back. Like who will still remember anything like betraying anybody else when you’re being sewed to a psycho’s back.

Yea, so basically that’s it. Turns out one of the guys which I have thought died or went MIA earlier on came back and managed to kill the psychotic hobo.

Yea whatever, thus marks the end of the entire bullshit. By the way, I think the ghost from the above poster probably just came to part time for the poster. Didn’t see it anywhere in the movie, and the psychotic hobo looked nothing like it.

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Inside Out

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Woo hoo! There it issssss!

The first movie Pixar’s made since 2 years back (Monsters University)! And it is goooood!

I wasn’t really expecting much from this movie, I’ve seen the trailer before when I was watching a movie few months back and didn’t quite understand what was going on, nor remember anything about the trailer actually. Taking into consideration that Pixar haven’t been coming up with good movies, I’ve assumed that the good writers had probably switched company and went to DreamWorks.

And my oh my, Inside Out is actually quite interesting. It shows the main emotions that are actually running a person’s mind, and how our actions are affected by emotions, and how all these emotions form a part of our personality. The best part is when we are led to take a glimpse into the brains of other people and showed their internal emotions working.

I’m thinking that the anger emotion character would probably be the biggest in my brain.

Anyways, I’m proud of myself for not really tearing up at the end of the movie where there is usually a cliche touching part that tricks the tears out of you. I’ve heard a lot of sniffling sounds during that moment, so I was like thinking, “Hey, good job me, for not tearing up.”

Recommend that you all watch this show, and please Pixar, continue to hold your standards.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PS: Why is there a Toy Story 4???????? Isn’t it supposed to be done????? I mean,  that’s the reason why I felt that it won over so many animation movies like the Shrek, Ice Age, Madagascar that never ever seemed to end. And now Pixar is milking their movies too. Gosh.

Les Misérables

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To my surprise, I never blogged about this movie before. I thought I did, and I went to search my blog posts at least twice to trying to find myself blogging about this movie, but apparently I didn’t blog about it at all.

Probably completely forgot  about this movie.

Anyways, now that I’m listening to this musical recently like almost everyday, think I should probably blog about this show. It’s always interesting to blog about horrible movies than the ones that are good, I usually have nothing to write about the good ones cuz I’m usually just asking people to go watch them and thus usually don’t want to write too much about it.

I’ve recently just mentioned to a few people that I’d rewatch Les Miserables than to watch Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 again, I’m going to take back that claim. To be honest, I really cant decide which one am I going to rewatch if I really had to watch any of these. (and then again why am I putting myself in a situation where I have to like choose between the 2) I think it’s because this movie was watched so long ago, I forgot how Misérable I felt while watching this show.

So, to renew the deep feelings I have for that show, I went to re-listen to the soundtrack, and that’s after I heard quite a lot of the 10th year anniversary version (which is considered one of the best). And oh goodness, this is why I cannot decide which is worst, Mockingjay or Miserables. In any case, if you guys wanna try to listen for yourself, you can find it on Spotify, I think the tracks to look out for are these:

– Fantine’s Arrest
– Who Am I?
– Fantine’s Death
– The Confrontation (this is like the classic)
– Master of the House
– On my own
– Epilogue (this is quite important also, the last finale song)

Compare these tracks from the 2 versions and you will be able to see why I say the movie sucks.

My friend told me the good thing is I’ve watched the movie first before listening to the 10th year anniversary, else I probably won’t last long in the theatre. Yea, I agreed with that.

Anne Hathaway’s version is okay, she’s putting a lot of emotions into her singing, a bit exaggerating but still bearable.

As for Hugh Jackman, I have no idea what is he trying here. Actually I probably understand, before the actors go into acting in this movie, they’ve probably heard all the different version, and they probably don’t want to sound too much like any other version and created their own instead. I think partly the reason why I’m okay with Anne Hathaway’s is because hers is very much like the 10th anniversary’s (which might not be a good thing for her. Or not. I don’t know, really care also).

I think I actually like to force myself to do strange things that I don’t like. I kept comparing the 2 versions of “Epilogue” and while the 10th year anniversary’s is longer than the movie version (at a 9 minutes length), and the movie’s at a 8 minutes length. But it felt like time moves so slow when I’m hearing the movie’s version.

Seriously, just don’t watch the movie.

 

But please go listen to those I’ve mentioned and let me know your thoughts on it =D

The Hunger Games : Mockingjay Part 1

I think I haven’t blogged for a long time. Not sure why, I feel like I’ve shook off the habit of blogging now. Even on weekends, when I’m not studying, I could have find the time to blog, but it just didn’t occur to me about blogging. And then I end up spending whole day rewatching some TV series.

Thus, now have to try to find back the blogging habit, cuz don’t really leave this blog to die.

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(May contain spoilers, so you can don’t read on if you’re planning to watch)

I’m behind on so many movies, and I kinda get what Oi Oi said when she blogs about movies / books even though me and Lynnette sometimes don’t go through them (Probably Lynnette does sometimes, my frequency is probably lesser than sometimes). It’s so that we can look back on what movies we’ve watched before, and remember what kind of nice / painful memory we’d gone through when watching it. Sometimes I’m shocked to see I’ve actually watched some certain movies before and flushed it away from my memory completely (have no memories of it at all).

I’ll do the backtracking again when I feels like it. But I should blog about this now while it’s still quite recent.

I was bored for the first movie, it was pretty slow paced, but not that bad, it was the introduction to the whole idea of the Hunger Games. And then I think it got better in the second one, I can’t really remember how I did felt throughout the whole show, but the last scene which shows a close up on Jennifer Lawrence’s face was the impact for me, as I find her expression awesome. The transitioning of a lost panic expression, to emotional struggle as to what’s going to happen, and the look of determination (like she finally made the decision on what she should do).

So I thought the third one is going to be great. I thought I’d probably see a fired up Katniss, probably training for a fight? I think I was generally expecting a really nice tension, or a good preparation for a good fight. What I’ve gotten is 2 hours of neutered Katniss going around acting like a distraught woman who kept going back and forth on her decision. I could have understand if this was shown at fist first 30min-1hour of the show. BUT NOT FOR FRIGGING 2 HOURS.

I get it, she wanted to save her mother, her sister and most importantly Peeta, who has been caught by the Capital. As much as I get it, and she probably get it but refuse to accept it, she can only do so if the whole Capital is being turned over yos, there’s like thousands and thousands of people dying while she’s just acting like a distraught woman all over the place.

Throughout that 2 hours, I’m forced to watch “The Making of the Mockingjay”, halfway through I felt like I’m watching a documentary, where they go around in the woods, mountains, waterfall, ruins, visiting patients. Hey dude, am I watching Hunger Games of the documentary on Salvation Army. As the Resistance was trying to promote Katniss as their mascot Mockingjay, a public figure that inspires people to fight for their freedom, Katniss was assigned a camera crew, to film her going around making Presidential visits to injured patients. No serious, there is a camera crew. So they can like film her and broadcast these clips to people and make them join the Resistance.

Then you will see this short intervals whereby Katniss is like the Bella in New Moon, torn between 2 guys. As Peeta is in the Capital now, so obviously she has no one to turn to except for Gale (the guy from her childhood, as obviously has something going on until Katniss volunteered for the Hunger Games and started romancing with Peeta, which Gale just watched on and can’t do anything about it), so she kinda started seeking comfort in him. Granted, it was much better than New Moon (I didn’t watch it but I read it so I know how bad it is) because New Moon is probably 2 hours on THIS triangle relationship.

The Capital seems like such a powerful government, that they have satellite cameras which are able to track down Katniss while doing her visits at the hospital, but completely safe when they’re out in the open everywhere else, while making her propaganda marketing films.

Argh, this show was such a mess, I have no idea, why do they want to make it into 2 parts when they can obviously film it into 1 movie. Okay I do know why, cuz of the money. But seriously, there’s just no content at all. Can you imagine if they only filmed Lord of the Rings now? There will probably be like 12 movies instead of 3. UGH.

Conclusion: This is a total disaster, I’d honestly just watch Les Miserbles again for the second time. I still feel the agitation when talking about how bad the movie is. Yikes.

It’s like the movie is mocking me.

Frozen + Hunger Games : Catching Fire

Okay I needa stop procrastinating and start blogging, I kept feel like slacking all the time even though I have tons and tons of things to do, I have no idea how am I going to start school in a month’s time. Anyways, out of point, I’ll get to that in a couple more posts (gotta settle this and Aus trip first).

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This show is really… kinda disappointing. I’m not sure is it cuz I haven’t seen the trailer before watching this, I had no idea what to expect or the movie, and absolutely no idea what the whole show is about.

I watched another movie with the exact same name, and that was like the top 10 worst movies I’ve seen, this might well be up there also. Really, I’m not sure if the movies qualities are getting more and more bad or just my expectations getting higher and higher. Usually I’m quite okay with animation movies, because usually animation movies doesn’t suck as much as real movies.. I’m reminded of Epic.

Moving on. I think Disney is trying too hard to incorporate music into the movies, like how they used to do Disney classics, which were brilliant. I find Tangled okay, the songs are not bad (except those with the fake mother singing, I just didn’t quite like her voice and it’s kinda annoying to me hahas), and I enjoyed watching Tangled. But this is just… weird. The songs don’t sound nice, and it’s definitely not catchy. Actually, I don’t even remember what songs are there now.

The only part I like about this movie, is when Erza (the older sis, who is the one with the freezing ability) decided to let herself out and stop refraining herself. The change was kinda amazing, she used her ability (that controls ice, generate ice and basically everything to do with ice) to build an ice castle, with all the icy decorations and thingies, and then all of a sudden she had the ability to create clothes out of nothingness (unless you’re telling me her clothes are made of ice) but I think it’s a very small detail that nobody really fixate on. And.. her make up changed.

Somehow, I really thought this show consist of 2 female leads and 2 male leads, I’m not even sure if the last part is considered a twist or not because I totally didn’t expect it. I know twists are called twists because nobody expects them, but the last part came a bit abrupt to me, a sudden twist out of nowhere. And… Isn’t the older sis the female lead? I have no idea how come in the end seems like it’s the younger sis who is the lead.

I think… only the effects are amazing for this movie.. I guess.. I’m not sure what else to praise hahahas.

The only song that’s nice of the show.

For a moment, I thought she’ll build out the castle of the Disney’s icon.

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I think I prefer this more than the first one. Actually both shows rendered me bored throughout the whole thing, but there were more interesting parts for this than the previous one.

It’s actually a first for me to find a show being both boring and interesting. Movies recently are getting longer and longer in duration but is there really a need for that? Somehow I feel like the movie is very draggy. After some time of watching the show and I got bored midway, I can’t remember which part was that, but I squinted to look at my watch to see what time is it, and holyyyyyy gawd, it’s only 1 hours. Okay, well, at least I managed to survive the whole show without looking at my watch for the first hour. I think I started looking at my watch 20 minutes into watching City of Bones, I think watching documentary of bones would be more interesting.

One thing to note is that, Peta and Katniss seem more like a couple now, and the childhood guy friend person look more and more like Chris Hemsworth now, I’m just staring to see which angle of him resemble his brother more.

I got bored mostly of the touchy parts, whenever there are some “romantic” (not to me) scenes appear where there are random kissing and cuddling, I got super bored. And I kept getting constantly reminded of the love triangle thingy in Twilight’s New Moon movie, where Bimbo was flirting with both Jacob and her imaginary figment of Edward (I didn’t watch the movie, I read the book, which I think is 10x worst than movie). My friend got a little upset that I compared this show with Twilight, but I really can’t stop comparing the love triangle though I do agree that they did try to keep it to a minimum because there were just so many other things that Katniss is worried about.

I like the part where the bizarrely-dressed rich people were offering some vomit-induce pills / thingy to Peta when he said he were too full for more food, so that he can vomit out what he just had to take in more variety of food – because this is exactly what is happening in reality isn’t it. Oh yeah, and my other favorite part was when they went to the first district where she said what she felt to the family who had lost their kids (the dark-skinned little girl who was helping her in the first movie) and a guy raised his hand and whistled the tune, only to get dragged away, I teared up at that point.

Come to think of it, I teared at a few parts, including the parts where I got bored and yawned so hard some liquid formed in my eyes, the touching parts wasn’t that touching enough to drive me over the edge though, so it’s just a little.

Anyways, it’s a nice buildup to the subsequent movies, I’m already looking forward to the third one already.

One thing to really look forward to is that Jennifer Lawrence’s acting is really good. The whole movie (at least this) really depended on her acting skills, a lot of her emotions, feelings, struggle, I love the last part where her facial expression changes from devastating grief into a look of determination to revenge. Felt like a revolution leader in the making. LOL.

I keep having this feeling that it’s not Sunday night today, and that I don’t have to go to work in 9 hours’ time. But the sad fact is that I have to. Depressing.