Hayao Miyazaki is a name that everybody should know with films such as, Howls Moving Castle, Lupin lll: the Castle of Cagliostro, Princess Mononoke, From Up Poppy Hill and many more. Now viewers get to see his last in final feature length film; The Wind Rises, reviewed Around the Geek style. Continue reading The wind rises review
If you are a fan of the DC animated movie franchise, which produced films such as, Batman Under the Red Hood, Superman vs the Elite, and Justice League Flashpoint, then you have turned to the right movie review. DC Comics does not disappoint, with yet another strong title in their animated movie department. Justice League War is the animated retelling of the six issue run of the new 52 justice League Comic. The comic, which came out in 2011, reintroduces original members such as Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, Cyborg, and Shazam, in a new modern day setting, complete with new costumes. Continue reading Justice League war review
Let me start this review off by saying, if you liked the original Robocop movie, than you need to stop reading this review right now. This is not the same movie that you saw over twenty-six years ago. There are a lot of differences from the original. If you do not fit into the before-mentioned group, then welcome to the Around the Geek official Robocop review
“Robocop begins with the loaded question of ‘Why is America so robophobic?’ This launches the prime directive of the movie; the battle of mechanized law enforcement.” This latest reboot is pretty much the same as the last, a powerful multinational conglomerate Omicorp, needs to bring robotic law enforcement to the United States, by transforming a critically injured police officer into a cyborg cop. Continue reading Robocop movie Review
Just as the title indicates, ip man (master of bruce lee) has done it again in there latest “IP MAN: FINAL FIGHT”. It seems that these movies only seem to get better, and the last of this series of movies is a perfect send off and tribute to the life of ip man himself.
Now, to the action! Although the sammo hung and Donnie yuen combination make for a deadly one, I find myself quite refreshed seeing the different flows and pacing of the action choreography in chun chi li (RUSH HOUR, SHANGHAI NOON, DAY AFTER TOMORROW) and kwok lam sin(IP MAN, IP MAN 2) direction of the action sequences. The action seems to be more fluid and smooth in nature compared to the sharp fast rhythmic direction of sammo and Donnie. Now it goes without saying that the fight choreography doesn’t miss a beat and will have you “oooohing” and “oooowwing” but it is graceful all at the same time. No fast cuts needed as there were consultants and wing chun experts on set long takes and lots of dolly and panning methods where used here, leaving one to ponder how many takes did I take for them to get the perfect shot? Insane… I know. But my young padawans these are masters of their craft at work.
The plot was solid, just a biopic of the life of ip man. Not much to ask, not much to complain about. But the setting seemed to be more interesting than the life of ip man. 1950’s hong kong makes for tear jerking life struggles and internal conflict within a lot of the characters. But the overall theme seems to be that of “loyalty”.
All in all I have found this movie to be extremely enjoyable. Plot was solid enough for me to enjoy but I wasn’t watching it much for the plot but for the action which I give high praise as all the ip man movies. I would absolutely recommend “IP MAN:FINAL FIGHT” to action movie junkies such as myself!