Showing posts from July, 2011

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

As a movie created for fanboys, Captain America: The First Avenger has spread a buzz of excitement in the Marvel fandom, triggering that all too familiar childhood feeling of idolizing a favorite superhero, and the giddiness that comes along with seeing the hero in action, i.e, saving the world against evil.

Captain America: The First Avenger introduces the origin of the iconic patriotic guy circa 1941, clad in the American flag motif, with his indestructible shield, and how he came to be a superhero.

It’s World War II, and stick-thin Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) wants more than anything to join the military-- his wafer-thin build, including a plethora of health problems, not stopping him from trying to enlist. After repeated rejections, his desire and determination to fight the Nazis are not deterred, until ultimately, he is finally recruited by Dr. Erskine (Stanley Tucci), who notices that despite Rogers’ physical built that is similar to that of a concentration camp prisoner rather tha…

REVIEW | Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (2011)

When David Yates started directing the Harry Potter movie franchise, he gave a realistic feel to the wizarding world in the big screen, bringing to life the palpable magic that we felt in Rowling’s novels. Yates, since the fifth movie installment, smoothly fuses the real world that we know with the dead seriousness of the Harry Potter mythology. His realistic, serious treatment of his Harry Potter films transcends its fantasy genre; gluing what is real and not into a believable magical world that the books have transported us to, as if he and Rowling are one in their storytelling.

In the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, the epic finale of the Harry Potter movie series, Yates has done, in my opinion, his greatest Harry Potter film—and rightly so, because a series of masterpiece should be ended with a masterpiece.
In HP7.2, in the last hunt for the horcruxes to ultimately finish the Dark Lord, you get hooked right from the beginning. We are given scene after scene of wow-ind…