Now You See Me

Woho, I finally got to see this crime / mystery movie. It was released this year and even though I don’t really like crime movies this was great. I mainly decided to watch it because of the story and the visuals. I was not disappointed.

Amongst the cast there are many familiar faces, Morgan Freeman is the most famous one out of a few others. The story is about a group of magicians who rob a bank in front of a huge audience. Now it’s up to CIA to solve this strange phenomenon.

The visuals are great, the characters are all likable in one way or another, the plot has originality going for it and the acting is done well. Still it’s not a clear 10 / 10. This is because of the mystery part. I don’t really like movies where the viewer is supposed to solve the puzzle of the movie. It was done really well in this movie, but it is still not my style and towards the middle of the movie I just wanted for things to speed up.

Like many others (Life of Pi and Avatar) this is a movie that I think is partly worth seeing for the visual effects. The difference is that the movies I mentioned are extraordinary and Now You See Me is “just” a great ordinary movie. Still the plot is pretty special if you remove the puzzle solving bits. The problem was the ending. The movie kept building up tension and at the end I was kind of disappointed. I did not foresee the ending at all, but it still felt kind of plain to me. Tough I would say that this is a normal movie with extraordinary parts in it that makes the movie a must see. 8 / 10

Scary MoVie (5)

Here we have it…. How do I put this in a nice way? The epitome of s**t! I thought that the original scary movie was mildly entertaining. Now they have made five movies of this parody movie franchise and the V in MoVie represents the digit 5.

If anyone has missed it Scary Movie is all about making parodies of well known movies, originally just horror movies. But we see parodies of movies in other genres as well. So it is technical like ten movie parodies in one and the cast are this time familiar faces who play awful stereotypical characters.

I was surprised to see how many celebs that actually joined this movie. This must be some kind of record for the movie franchise. How do you judge the acting skills when the actors are supposed to play characters with poor acting abilities? Well it turns out to be an ocean of badness. As for the plot I must say that it was the worst thing I have seen so far and it was not even remotely funny.

There is one exception. The sex scene? If you can call it one? Well either was Lindsay Lohan and Charlie Sheen brought the only slightly amusing moment of the film for the viewers to see. Let’s now pretend that you have seen the movie. You have pretty much lost all of your intelligence so you might as well stick around for the credits. Then you will get a several minute bloopers. They were a million times funnier than the move but they are in the credits so I won’t include it in my score. Therefore I think this will actually be one of the lowest ratings I have done in a while… 1 / 10 stars.

Sex scene? Or the weirdest gymnastic odd thing I have seen to an epic soundtrack? (The screen capture looks bad, I know, sorry about that.)

Sex scene? Or the weirdest gymnastic odd thing I have seen to an epic soundtrack? (The screen capture looks bad, I know, sorry about that.)

Top 3 Worst Movies of 2013

School has just started and I already have a cold. Because of that there has not been that much time of me to do anything so I decided to make a little post about the top 3 worst movies of 2013 so far. There is a special place for these movies in the future and it’s not in heaven… So do you agree or disagree and what are the worst movie you have seen this year?

3. After Earth.

I thought It would be this cool sci-fi movie, but an unbelievably poor plot and Jaden Smith with his bad acting as the main actor made this movie a flop in my mind.

2. Sharknado

The first time I watched it I must have been in a strange mood because I could laugh at how bad it was. Then I forced my friend to watch it with me recently and the second time around it was not so much fun anymore and the poor visuals were awful and not funny at all. Not to mention the horrible plot. It really is a must see because of how bad it actually is…

1. Apocalypse Earth

“The winner takes it all” Is what the ABBA song said. Well this winner does take it all because it is the first movie in months that I have actually turned of because it was so bad. I usually Finnish all kinds of bad movies but this one was so bad that I could not watch more than 15 minutes. Stay away people, stay away!

Insomnia

A horror book with a male protagonist that was released in June this year. We meet Parker who has not been able to sleep for years. How he is still alive is a mystery but he keeps getting weaker and it’s only a matter of time before he dies. Then he finds a way to sleep, but this leads to obsession on his part that is almost similar to a drug addiction. His thoughts blur his memory is failing him and soon enough he don’t know anything at all, or does he?

Confusing ,yes? Well there was a lot going on in the book so many twists and turns that before you could make your mind up on whether you liked or disliked the event a new one came up. The main character is really good and even though the others were okay too, none of them really stood out to me. There is so much going on in the book that it becomes overwhelming at times but in the end I liked the weirdness and how strange everything was. It stood out to me in mostly a positive way.

I found that the setting was really good as well. With so many things happening it was nice to have a solid realistic place that everything happened in. This book is really strange tan extremely unbelievable so I really liked that R.J Johansson kept a normal setting and didn’t throw in some even weirder things.  Tough this is an author I will keep my eyes on and I will be picking up the sequel when it comes out because Insomnia was a really unique book. 8 / 10

Remember Me

Here we have a game for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The game is set in future Paris  (Neo-Paris) and you play as Nilin, a woman with no memories who after escaping a facility must fight to get her memories back. The biggest thing this game got going for it is the originality. The plot very is different tough at times it can get confusing.

Neo-Paris

The gameplay usually have a great flow. Tough awkward camera angles are a reoccurring annoyance and even though the game is usually clear about where you are supposed to go the camera angles can sometimes make it hard to see these directions. Another thing that is quite of a struggle is the combat, I found it to be pretty hard and even though it looked good it was not so fun to play those sequences. The main reason is because of how much time it took, some boss fights lasted almost 30 minutes and I think that is a bit excessive.

The game does have originality and like I said it is the best thing about the game, the graphics are great, the setting for the game is marvelous and they manage to incorporate many different styles throughout the game. The highlights of the game are defeating the bosses in many different settings and the remixes you do on people’s memories in the game. Remixing a memory is a little bit like Surgeon Simulator except it is in someone’s mind. They look great and they effectively make you know more about the plot.

Memory remixing

So even though the game has its up’s and downs I think it is a must have and the game is a lot of fun, unless you get into that long time consuming fight… 8 / 10

Elegy

Finally the last book of the Watersong series landed in my mailbox. It took quite a while considering that I ordered the book before the release date (6th of August.) I have no idea how Amanda Hocking’s last book in the series ended up being about 200 pages thicker than the other book but it was awesome. I will not consider the plot summary to be a spoiler since the biggest spoiler is already on the backpage of the first book and that is the fact that Gemma is a siren (mermaid) and she does not like it.

So Elegy is all about the final showdown. Gemma and her sister Harper think that they might have the answer to break the siren curse. But Penn (the siren leader) is as evil as it gets and her plans to have power over everything leads to the ultimate showdown.

The first book was just okay and after it all the books have kept improving and Elegy left the series at its peak. Even though I still don’t like Harper she was out shadowed by all the awesomeness. The plot is the best one so far and I really think the fact that the book was longer than the other ones helped a lot. There were time for so many things to happen but with enough space in between so it did not feel rushed.

Aside from me disliking not liking Harper the rest of the characters were the best they have been so far. We also got to meet a new character who is interesting to say the least… To sum up the amazing showdown Elegy was the best book in the series, greatly written, with a perfect exciting plot and wonderful characters and some of them I will really miss now that it’s all over. 10 / 10

Other reviews in the series:
0.5  Forgotten Lyrics
1. Wake
2. Lullaby
3. Tidal
4. Elegy