Friday, 25 November 2016

#TheImitationGameMovieReview


Hello, and good evening!

Today's review is more into history! Yayyers!

As you can see in the title, I'm doing a review on the movie The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch. I do have a crush on him, since watching the series of Sherlock. Ehe. Pardon my fangirling act right now. Let's get back to the review. For this time, the prompt that I've chosen is: Has watching this movie helped me as a student?

So, has it helped me as student? I hereby announce, this movie has been the most beneficial to my life ever since I stepped into college. Here's why. First of all, The Imitation game is about the World War II history, between the Britsh and the Germans. It was mostly the part about Alan Turing and his machine that successfully cracked the messages sent by the Germans to their armies. This movie has given me the advantage of studying history just by watching it, as I am obviously not a keen reader. Hence, I most likely learn about facts and histories in movies like this. 

The Imitation Game, helped me while I was completing my first essay using MLA citation format. My groupmates and I chose a prompt about "Should we understand or defeat our enemy? Which is more important?" Without hesitation, I included the examples that I've learnt while watching the movie, which is obviously we need to understand our enemy before we are able to defeat them. Moreover, this movie has triggered my interest to know more about the World War II history. If I had not watched it before, I would not have any thought of reading about World War II history. 

After watching this movie, it has been really helpful since I started to read more about the other wars as well as the Vietnam War and also the Cold War. Yes, both of then were already taught during secondary school, but i tend to forget things I don't have passion with, like history. I have trouble remembering facts because I love to see things and listen things more than reading and memorizing. I am very grateful that my friend presented about codes and ciphers, then he was the one suggested us to watch that movie. His name is Hafizuddin, may Allah bless you. (:

Finally, I urge you guys to watch it if you haven't watched it yet. Please watch this movie, pretty please? Hahaha. I promise you that you won't be disappointed. I'm going to rate this movie 7/10. Have a nice day ahead, lovelies!

INTERESTING WORDS

1) ransacked - a frantic hunt for an item that leaves chaos and/or damage in its wake

"The thieves continued to ransack the house until they came across the drawer stuffed with money."

2) tardiness - the quality or fact of being late; lateness.

"Because of her frequent tardiness, she got demerited."

3) errands - a short journey undertaken in order to deliver or collect something

"He finished his errands before the dateline given to him."

4) pacifist - one who loves, supports, or favors peace over violence

"Since he was a pacifist, he was hoping not to be drafted into the National Service."

5) irascible - easily made angry

"Because Charles is very irascible, you have to be mindful of what you say to him."

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

#IndependenceDayResurgenceMovieReview

" After all this while, they thought they already achieved independence, but suddenly, they need to fight for it again."
The Official Poster
Huff huff!

As for today's review, I would like to write a review on Independence Day: Resurgence. And again, I didn't plan to watch this movie, on June 24, 2016, Friday at Aeon Kinta City, Ipoh. It was actually a gathering with the whole batch for a dinner together at Seoul Garden, but we headed there too early, and the dinner starts after maghrib. So, I decided to join some of my comrades watching this movie to kill time. I had never seen the 1st Independence Day, yet. Yeah I'm looking forward to watch it sometime, as today, finally, I just ended my final examinations. Do pray so that I'll pass with flying colors, thanks [': *feeling a little bit leisure*

Hence, today's entry will answer this prompt : If I could change one thing about the movie, what would it be?

But, before I answer the question, allow me to give summarize briefly about the movie first. Ehe. This movie is a sequel to the 1996's Independence Day. After 20 years, on 4th July they were about to celebrate another Independence Day but it turns out to be another event of them fighting for independence. On that fated day, the aliens attacked them again because it detected a super-robot from outer space that happens to try and save the Earth's population and also had the specialty to defeat them. The aliens had already colonized a lot of other planets and now they are heading for Earth again. 

Now, back to the question, what was that one thing that I would like to change about this movie? I would obviously made changes on the scene where President Whitmore sacrificed himself to detonate the bomb to kill the alien's Queen and had this deep conversation with his daughter Patricia Whitmore just before that.

"It's good to see you flying again.
You place is in the air."

"You should have let me do this.
You saved the world once before, Dad."

"I'm not saving the world, Patty.
I'm saving you."

This just breaks my heart. I cried in the hall, luckily it was dark, ]':

If I were to change the scene, I would replaced the one responsible to detonate the bomb with something else, because it is possible. I could've used some vehicle and remote controlled it as I don't want any main character sacrificing themselves just to kill that alien Queen when there's other ways to do it. The vehicle would carry the decoy for the super-robot with its fake signature so that it can lure the Queen into the trap and detonate it from afar. Hence, nobody is hurt and then after its shield has broken, the fighters can continue their strategy to kill it.

Seeing the close relationship between Patricia and her father really reminds me of my dad and myself. I am very close to him and for sure I would never let him sacrifice himself since there really are other ways to make things up instead of sacrificing himself for me. If President Whitmore were my father and sure he had already sacrificed a lot during his years of governing the United States of America. He should be resting from his job already, let the advanced technologies of today do the work.

Well, on the other hand, it was a great job for the director to include that scene eventhough after that there was nothing at all showing what happens to Patricia regarding her father's death. I was keen to see her say or express something more on that scene because to me that scene is supposed to be very influential to Patricia Whitmore. The movie had made me cry and I'm gonna remember this movie for a long time, I guess. *giggles.

That is all for today's entry, thank you for reading! Merci beaccoup!


INTERESTING WORDS

1) tyranny - excessively cruel use of power

"The leader of the clan’s tyranny was responsible for the deaths of millions of innocent surveillance."

2) evasive - not straightforward or honest

"The boy thought he could hide his guilt by being evasive with his parents."

3) catatonic - motionless and unresponsive

"A catatonic fear immobilized Carla, preventing her escape."

4) decoy - a person or object meant to lure something to danger

"Tony uses an expensive worm decoy to bait big fish."

5) jinx - a person or thing that brings bad luck

"The witch threatened to put a jinx on her."