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December 14, 2010

The Warrior's Way & Due Date



The first few seconds of The Warrior's Way movie (where Dong-gung Jang threw a knife at his water reflection) was awesome! But the rest of it were crap... totally unbearable... 

This is officially the worst ninja movie ever... I thought that it would beat Ninja Assassin (acted by Rain) with its awesome CGI effects... However, this movie is just another proof that cool effects alone cannot make a movie watchable... Ninja Assassin is indeed a few times better... 

Alief told me that they should just focus on comedy... I agreed... It started as a comedy but it failed to maintain the sense of humor... Furthermore, this movie has no focus at all... I refuse to call it an action movie because the action was just a handful... I cannot call it romance either because the lovey dovey scenes between Dong-gung Jang and Kate Bosworth were terrible (the cowgirl accent made it worst)... I can't also call it a tragedy because the killings and massacre didn't touch my heart... This movie lack focus... It was all over the place!!!

This movie would be better if the fighting scenes were more elaborated... Instead of showing how Yang instantly kills an enemy with a single slash, they should let him dance for a while with awesome sword handling techniques... They should also raise the pace and cut the warrior soul searching scenes... The movie should also be gorier... Besides that, they should change the battle between ninjas and cowboy bandits scene - ninjas kill their targets by hiding in the dark and being stealth... They don't just charge forward recklessly... Only samurais do that...

I was really disappointed because I had high hopes for this movie since it was made by the producers of Lord of the Rings... and the trailers were great! I thought that it would at least be at par with the movie "300"... But I was dead wrong... Shisshhh...

I like the costumes though... the ninja outfits were wicked and intimidating... I also like how the ninjas appeared... 

(3 out of 10 stars)




The movie Due Date was funny... but it was not funny enough... It started out very slow and some jokes seemed kinda forced... The real laugh only started at the middle of the movie when Robert Downey Jr and Zach Galifianakis finally managed to avoid the slapsticks and focused on more spontaneous humorous acts... 

Robert Downey Jr sure knows how to act... His fast talking, face impressions and perfect timing to pop out jokes are great... I could say that his actings saved the movie...

The funniest scene is when they accidentally drank Zach's dead father's ashes... I cried laughing... 

There were attempts to put some heartfelt moments into the movie by bringing up the issue of Zach's dead father... those attempts almost failed because of Zach couldn't portrayed a sad expression... However, the director was clever enough to shorten the scenes and focus more on the journey... 

All in all, Due Date is a good comedy... However, it lacks "heart"... Yes, u'll have good laugh but there's not enough substance to keep u grinning even after hours of watching it... 

(6 out of 10 stars)


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