Movie Review #4 – The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Movie Review #4 – The Hobbit: An Unexpected JourneyAs I write this I’ve gained some knowledge in the art of writing stories. I haven’t yet read the Hobbit by J R R Tolkien. But I’m going to and soon.

But mostly I want to trouble you and tell you how good this movie was.

The Hobbit is the prequel to The Lord of the Rings. And you must not miss it. I’m amazed and wonder why I waited so long.

Mostly I’m more amazed how a 310 page book, could be divided into two parts. The first part is the one I just watched. I realize maybe it is for the best. See, when you turn a novel into a movie, it loses a lot of content and power and this one just kept me occupied because as I guess, almost none of it was cut out.

Bilbo Baggins played by Martin Freeman is my favorite character, mostly because he is perfectly fit for playing Bilbo Baggins and maybe also because I love to watch his exploits as the modern day Dr. Watson, in the BBC TV show Sherlock.

It greatly intrigues me and makes me question, on how great a story teller Tolkien was. More of all, Peter Jackson, the director, just made it happen, the movie, he did it. The same way he did with The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. He is an amazing director and for what he has achieved with his films, is something to be never forgotten.

Mostly I want to praise the epicness of this movie. ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ will delight you, shock you, astound you and take your breath away with every second that passes watching the movie.

For an almost 3 hour movie in today’s world, it wins. Hands down. Hats off.

Eagerly waiting for the next movie ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’, which is going to be released at the end of this year.

A note for Sherlock fans: Benedict Cumberbatch is going to be in it, which is perfect because he acts as the modern day Sherlock just as Dr.Watson. Two great actors of a popular TV show, together. Coincidence? I think not.

The World is Not Your Enemy

There are times when I feel that everything in life is trying to fail me or take me on a road that is very likely to be a failure. In these times, I start wondering who our enemy is. The world? Or the people around me? Or myself?

This question is what haunts everybody in times of despair and distress. We start to blame everything, we become unhappy with everything. We become grumpy. We go into depression. Depression is something that haunts everyone in these times. Continue reading “The World is Not Your Enemy”

Movie Review #3 – Iron Man

iron-man-coverAs I had already watched Iron Man 2. I decided I should after seeing that Iron Man had scored more in IMDB ratings and Tomato Meter.The opening scene, perfect. A nice way to begin the story of a movie. We already love Tony Stark. Mostly, we all love Robert Downey Jr. His acting skills are awesome. Like Johnny Depp has many personas that have won so many people’s hearts. We also know Downey Jr. is perfect for playing Tony Stark and his other great role that is Sherlock Holmes. I admit it, I didn’t know how Tony Stark became Iron Man and I was curious. And it blew my mind (Well, figuratively) after I finished watching it and found out just that. I can’t believe I watched Iron Man 2 first. Maybe it was for the best. As they say, always leave the best for the last. Or maybe it was the other way around. Well, who cares? All in all, the movie was awesome and everyone who likes a good action + superhero movie should watch it.

Movie Review #2 – Skyfall

Movie Review #1 – SkyfallWhen Adele singing Skyfall comes on at the beginning of the movie, you’ll be shocked how much it makes sense with the scene. It’s the perfect theme song with the perfect singer, what more could you ask for. The intro of the movie and the song playing together makes for the music video of the song, don’t need another one. Not asking for another one.

The beginning is like ‘This is what happens when you get old’. This mostly applies to M. Though Bond is older, he hasn’t lost his nerve yet, he is smart and promiscuous as he ever was but there is something else that you have to see, in the movie and I’m not going to say what.

Bond is awesome in this movie because you get to see Bond’s character in a whole new light for the very first time.

It’s amazing what you can do with mirrors and komodo dragons these days. I don’t get why they are used only for decorations.

As much as I like Bond, M’s character is quite interesting.

A must watch if you are into the computers and love to watch hackers take over the world and stuff.

The visual effects are seriously mind blowing.

In the end you realize, there is a reason he is called 007 instead of just James Bond.

A must watch for all the James Bond fans as well as all the other movie buffs out there, like me.

Movie Review #1 – Argo

Movie Review #1 - Argo

My hands are itching to type in this review, so I’m going to do it.

For me, Argo is the best movie of this decade. My first favorite is and always will be, The Shawshank Redemption (If you haven’t watched it, go do it now. Of course, not all will like it) but here is something to be fond of and cuddle with. So that makes me wonder whether I’m addicted to historical movies that have stories of hope and redemption, like the short stories I’ve written.

One word to describe it would be ‘brilliant’. Just brilliant. A movie that gets your heart racing faster and faster with every scene that goes by. By the end, you are on the edge of your seat. You want to know what’s going to happen.

Ben Affleck is a ‘brilliant’ director himself. Hell, I would give him all the best director awards myself, if I could. What’s surprising is he himself is the main hero of this movie. It amazes me, how he managed to pull it off. Acting and directing together, that’s some crazy stuff right there and yet he pulled it off and wonderfully.

The story of Argo is a story, you do not want to miss and it is a story that will not be forgotten. For your sake, go watch it, maybe you’ll love it, maybe you won’t.

But then remember, this is something that really happened, once upon a time in our history. And this movie itself will not be forgotten in our future.

What the World Needs Now is Love

Love is one of the oldest and the most strongest of the emotions in a human being. I believe love has the power to cure anything and anyone. I’ve seen it with my own eyes. But then I’ve also seen how people are separated because of their greediness even while they are brothers they hate each, they lack the love.  Why does this happen? Continue reading “What the World Needs Now is Love”

What Would You Do if You Couldn’t Fail?

What Would You Do if You Couldn’t Fail?

Failure is inevitable but what if? Sometimes I wish I couldn’t fail. I know you do too. But let’s just imagine for the moment that we can’t fail and you know then you’re free to do all kinds of stuff. Continue reading “What Would You Do if You Couldn’t Fail?”

A Little Fear Can Go a Long Way in Fiction

People can use fear against people to control them.

Fear is a weapon, for the evil ones, the bad ones. Our fears are our weakness in a way.

You should realize that fear is the most important weapon an enemy can wield against you, so that you lose a fight. You feel suddenly overwhelmed. Your heart beats faster and you just don’t know what to do. Continue reading “A Little Fear Can Go a Long Way in Fiction”

Why Characters Aren’t Flawless and Shouldn’t Be

There’s a reason for flaws in characters. Flaws make a character human, believable and lovable because as readers we know them as our own. Admitting one’s flaw is like baring open the soul to another person. Because flaws are the reasons we are liked, loved and cared for. Continue reading “Why Characters Aren’t Flawless and Shouldn’t Be”