Nah, yeah, as planned, we went to watch that movie this morning.
And it was somehow... below my expectation... :(
Well, the action scenes are pretty good, actually. Especially the Iron Man VS Hulk part. But the plot... :(
Everything happens toooo fast, at the point it becomes confusing, especially for them, who haven't watched the other Marvel's movies. And the ending is too simple for a Marvel film.
From 1 to 10, if I were to give score, then 7.
I prefer the first Movie, with Loki and his alien comrades as the enemy than this one.
However, above it all, I am happy to be able to see Black Widow again. She's sooo cool! xD
My favorite Avengers is still Tony Starks a.k.a Iron Man, though. But in this movie, I somehow adore our wonderful captain, Steve a.k.a Captain America :3
And-- Oh, yes, yes. This is not related to the review, but I just want to write it down here, so:
There's a love scene between Agent Romanoff and Dr. Banner in this movie!!!
And as you know, when Arashi cosplayed as Avengers back then in Shiyagare Christmas Special, it was Nino who played Agent Romanoff, and Oh-chan played the Hulk so... Ohmiya...!!! xD *slapped for being random* xDDDDD
Nah, this is just an amateur review of mine. So, if you are planning to go and watch the movie, but then happen to read this, I say just go. Watch it and decide yourself, because maybe you would have different oppinion than me :D
If I'm to choose which Peter Parker I like better, then I'll choose Andrew Garfield's version :3
No offense, but I think Tobey's version is a little bit too serious.
Andrew's version is more easy going.
Peter Parker in Amazing Spiderman is not a nearly-perfect-person like in the previous Spiderman movies. On the contrary, he's just a kid. A brat. A lazy grumpy little brat xD but I like it! I like this side of his personality xD
I'm the type who always fall in love with heroes, who's not-so-hero in their daily life (Take a look at Tony Starks. And Kosuke Nitou. And Kaitou KID xD). And even when they're in their hero mode, I like it when they show their "ordinary human" side, which could be happening sometimes.
I also love it when they suddenly doing some random things in their hero mode xD (like in this movie, when Spidey suddenly joins the fireman to "tame" Electro, or when he calmly knocks on the hijaker's truck's window, then introducing himself politely, as if he's a salesman xD That's so damn funny! xD)
To make it simple, I hate perfect heroes. Because for me, they're boring xD
That's why for me, Andrew's version is far above Tobey's version.
I think it's just a matter of taste :3
Overall Amazing Spiderman is a great movie. The plot is cool (looks like it follows the comic version more, comparing to the previous movies), the action scenes are great, the animation and effects are superb, it has action and drama with a nice balance, and the most important thing: bittersweet ending.
Or maybe I should say sad ending? Because Gwen is dead and all...
But well, no. It's bittersweet for me, because in the end Peter could get back on his track again, eventhough Gwen has already gone...
Well, I think enough for this amateur review xD
Nazotoki wa Dinner no Ato de, alias The After Dinner Mysteries. Ini adalah salah satu film yang dibintangi oleh Sakurai Sho yang paling aku suka.
Karena temanya menarik.
Disaat dunia perfilman sekarang sedang dibanjiri oleh cerita-cerita bertema percintaan, horror, atau cerita detektif yang serius dan berat, NazoDi yang tampil dengan tema komedi misteri ini membawa angin segar tersendiri bagi penonton.
Penonton bisa menikmati cerita detektif dengan cara baru. Tidak perlu takut dibebani plot yang berat, karena humor-humor yang ada bisa mengimbangi semua itu, sehingga alur cerita tidak membosankan.
Karakter-karakter yang ditampilkan dalam cerita ini juga memiliki kepribadian yang unik.
Ada Hosho Reiko, putri tunggal jutawan terkenal, yang bekerja sebagai detektif polisi. Reiko ini memiliki gengsi yang tinggi, tapi dia selalu berhasil ditipu oleh pelayannya.
Pelayannya itu bernama Kageyama, yang selalu setia mendampingi kemanapun sang nona pergi. Kageyama ini juga selalu membantu sang nona memecahkan kasus-kasus yang sedang ditanganinya, karena di luar dugaan, Kageyama ini sangat cerdas. Bahkan jauh lebih cerdas dari nonanya, sehingga kadang-kadang Kageyama mengejek nonanya, yang selalu gagal dalam memecahkan kasus yang sedang ditanganinya, dengan kata-kata semacam, "Maaf Nona, apakah Nona ini bego?" dan sejenisnya.
Kemudian ada Kyoichiro Kazamatsuri, detektif narsis nan nyentrik atasan Reiko. Detektif Kazamatsuri ini sama payahnya dengan Reiko dalam hal memecahkan kasus. Selalu ada saja tingkah konyol yang dibuatnya. Bukannya sibuk mencari bukti untuk memecahkan kasus, dia malah sibuk tebar pesona kepada para saksi dan tersangka, terutama kalau tersangka atau saksinya itu wanita cantik.
Berbanding terbalik dengan semua humornya itu, kasus-kasus yang ditampilkan sangat menarik dan rumit, sehingga kalau ingin ikut mencoba memecahkannya, penonton harus berpikir keras. Ini yang membuat aku betah menonton semua episodenya, termasuk episode spesialnya.
Tapi sayangnya, drama dengan plot yang menarik ini hanya terdiri dari sebelas episode (10 episode reguler, ditambah 1 episode spesial). Rasanya terlalu singkat.
Karena itulah, ketika ada berita bahwa novel NazoDi ini akan diterbitkan dalam versi bahasa Indonesia oleh Penerbit Haru, aku semangat banget kepingin segera membacanya. Aku kepingin melanjutkan petualangan bersama Reiko dan Kageyama memecahkan kasus-kasus misterius.
Disamping itu, aku tipe orang yang selalu berpikir, bahwa versi novel itu biasanya lebih bagus daripada versi filmnya.
Kita ambil contoh saja Harry Potter. Jujur saja, aku merasa lebih puas ketika membaca novelnya, daripada ketika menonton filmnya. Karena itu, dengan membaca novel NazoDi ini, aku ingin membandingkan, apakah filmnya sebagus novel aslinya? Dan apakah aktor-aktor yang berperan dalam film tersebut berhasil "masuk" ke karakter yang mereka perankan dengan baik?
Jadi, begitulah. Kita tunggu saja novelnya.
Pokoknya, The After Dinner Mysteries ini sudah tercatat di urutan teratas daftar "Novel Yang Wajib Dibaca"-ku.
Thanks for Neil-san (motobocor) who's so kind to share the DVD rip x3 <3
1. The Intro
I was like "waaaaaa!!" All the time during the intro xD aah, I'm just realized now that I miss them so much! All of Handsome-tachi. Especially Take-chan >.<
That's why when Take finally appears (he shows up at the stage last), I have to block my mouth so my scream don't wake my next-door-neighboor xDDD
2. This is The Time
Basically I love this song, so... \(´▽`)/
Haru-Take all over this song xD
Yuta... You've grown into a real Hansamu ;.; so cute, yet kakkoi >.<
But I don't really like Takkun's hair. It's purple. And weird -_-
3. Kimi no Rithm
Sawayaka team~ \(´▽`)/
Hontou ni sawayaka da yo~ x3
Kinapin, Yuta, Mikki, Shuhei, and... Oryooooooo~ \(´▽`)/
Oryoo with his Sakuta Ryuusei's smug xDD
Shuhei looks totally kakkoi here >.< And I fall in love with his voice! >.<
Love Mikki's hair too x3
4. White Serenade
Gee! This is my most favorite song in SHL 2012 album! Kakkun's voice is so... Adorable! <3 <3 <3
Haruma looks georgeous here. But still, I can't take my eyes off Kakkun x3 <3
Mijut, Soichi, Yuujiro, and Ruirui are the back-dancer here :3
Nice performance! X3
OMG, TAKE-CHAN IS SO HOT!!!!!!!! >////////<
My eyes stick on him all along the performance >/////<
That last wink, is soo..... >///////< /dead/
Kimi-chan's voice never change. I love it x3 but he's so skinny... T.T
Ruirui looks beautiful x3 /bricked xD
Mijut - Soichi - Takkun
Love the costumes very much, especially So-chan's <3
Mijuta's and Takkun's legs are georgeous as usual. Long and thin~ <3
Ahhh, my fettish! >///<
Mujuta's grins and wink... O///O
7. Kimi Dake no Hero
THIS IS DEFFINITELY MY FAVORITE PERFORMANCE! XDD
Taka-nii - Yoshitaku - Shota - Izuken - Yuujiro
There's a vtr played along during their performance on stage.
A typical super hero story, where 5 of them have to fight the bad guy (Takkun, Kimi, and Ruirui)
At first, they lose. But then they get a power for "Henshin" xD
Shota becomes Red
Yujiro becomes Blue
Izuken becomes Green
Yoshitaku becomes Yellow
And Taka-nii becomes... Pink!!! XDDD
..... Or purple?? Saa...??? XD
The fightling scene is so hillarious! XD
Takkun makes a 'The Matrix" move (with slo-mo) when Taka-nii gives him a punch xDD
The coreography is hillarious too. Aah, I love this performance! So amuseing! XD
8. Feel the Same
♪ I fly, I can fly, kimi ga iru kara~ ano sora e, I just go away, doko made mo takaku tobitai yaya~ ♪
I love this song too <3
Haru-Take again xD
Well, I'm not a HT shipper, but it's been a while since the last time I watched them together like this, so, it feels a kind of nostalgic x3
They show some parts of the show that aren't recorded into DVD during this song... It makes me want to watch the entire show... T.T
Take in that pink cat costume. Kakkun and Haruma in those Dracula costumes, Mijut in that police costume... Soichi and some others doing tap dance. Papa Shuu shows up, Hansamu-tachi swing their towel along with the audiences. Take looks soooo cheerfull all along the show...
Aaaa... Mitai!!! >.<
9. With You
One of my favorite song too. This is the last song recorded.
Take cries. Kimi cries... Kawaiiii >.<
Mijuta's grin again!! >/////<
Some Prestage members show up here and sing along x3
Aaaahh~ I really want to watch the full show >.<
I want to see them singing Arashi's Truth >.<
Cho tanoshii! Take-chan looks so handsome here, with his short-black hair >///<
I hope after RuroKen's filming is over, he'll cut his hair short again, and dye it black >.<
Ah well, SHL 2013 had just ended 2 days ago. Hope this year's show will be recorded into DVD too.
Take-chan wasn't on the stage this year though. He'll just show up in video. But they say he showed up on the first day show xD
Btw last night Shota, Takkun, Dori, Mijut, and Soichi was on Stolabo Live Streaming. Handsome Party or so. I forget the title. They were broadcasting live until 5 or 6 am JST! Sugeee!! XD hope there will be someone who record it and share the video, because from Shota's tweets,, it looks like the live was so interesting xD
Aah, well. Can't wait for SHL 2013 DVD x3 <3