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Avatar the Movie

Yesterday, I watched Avatar the movie for the second time. The first was several days before Christmas with my best buddy, the second time I went with my wife, my sis and my sis’ boyfriend. Thanks to my ma for taking care of the kids so that we may go and enjoy ourselves a little bit, it has been a while.

Both times we watched the 3D version of Avatar. I admit I was a little skeptic about 3D since the last time I remember watching something in 3D was using this glasses made of thick paper or carton with green and red plastic for the ‘lenses’. I don’t see any fun watching a movie wearing something like that.

I also remembered that before I go watch the movie for the first time, I heard one of my co-worker said that there was nothing special about the 3D effects. In the end I decided to go watch in anyway, since I want to watch that movie not because it is in 3D but because I want to see James Cameron’s grand project with my own eyes. Read the rest of this entry »

The Forbidden Kingdom Movie

Jet Li and Jackie Chan dishing it out.Being a longtime martial artist myself, I am sure you can already guess who my favorite martial arts movie stars are. Jet Li and Jackie Chan are one of my favorite martial arts movie stars, and you can also imagine how happy I am when I first heard that they are going to make a movie together and an action movie nonetheless!

Of course I won’t object if they want to make a drama movie together sometime in the future. Although I’m sure that they can actually play a drama movie together, most of their fan probably won’t be very happy. Jet and Jackie are already considered today’s most favorite martial arts movie star, and doing a different movie altogether won’t be as successful in my opinion.

Back to the movie. It was very good in my opinion and beside the obvious main stars, the other star are well cast. You just can’t find a better person to play the antagonist in martial arts movie than Collin Chou. I also love him in the Matrix when he played as the Seraph. He has played with Jet Li several times now.

Li Bing Bing or Liu Yi Fei, which one will you choose?And Li Bing Bing is just beautifully cold as the White Haired Demoness, while Liu Yi Fei also fits the role of Golden Sparrow. But I have to admit I like her better as the ‘past’ Golden Sparrow rather than the ‘present’, she just looks too modern for me and her clothing, makeup and hairdo just doesn’t fit the last scene. Read the rest of this entry »