So… Is It Good?

A blog featuring the various writings of E. H. Lau.

Archive for July, 2013

So Is It Good? – The Wolverine

Posted by cyberpfalcon on July 28, 2013

Answer: Yes
Rating: 9/10
Quick Summary: A great superhero movie with great action and premise.

+ Excellent action scenes
+ Interesting plot
+ All-around good acting
+ The movie actually remembers that it’s set in Japan, and it doesn’t just skim over the setting. It delves into some of the culture, but not too much that it’s boring.

= There are a few scenes that one wouldn’t understand if they haven’t seen the X-Men trilogy
= The Silver Samurai character is adapted unfaithfully in this film

– A few plot holes

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So Is It Good? – The Lone Ranger

Posted by cyberpfalcon on July 19, 2013

Answer: Yes
Rating: 7/10
Quick Summary: A fun and enjoyable, but flawed, western.

+ Great visuals
+ Fun action
+ An enjoyable ride

– The framing story wasn’t really necessary and sometimes broke the pacing – all just for one cheap joke
– Some scenes weren’t necessary, or too long
– Lots of padding

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So Is It Good? – Pacific Rim

Posted by cyberpfalcon on July 14, 2013

Answer: Yes!
Rating: 10/10
Quick Summary: Awesome sci-fi, mecha, action movie with a great premise and stunning visuals.

+ Visuals so stunning that I didn’t even feel that it was CGI.
+ Amazing action
+ Beautiful, horrifying, realistic designs for the monsters and the mechs
+ Interesting and intriguing sci-fi backstory
+ Good, developed characters that you feel for
+ There wasn’t a minute where I wasn’t engaged in the movie.

– … I can’t think of anything negative to say about this movie.

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New Justice Knight Story – Flight of the Iron Eagle

Posted by cyberpfalcon on July 7, 2013

The new Justice Knight story is finally up, sorry for the delay!
Start from the beginning of the story!
The next planned update is on August 2nd.

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New Justice Knight Delayed To Sunday

Posted by cyberpfalcon on July 5, 2013

Unfortunately, I still have a bit of proofreading left to do, so the new story will be posted on Sunday. Sorry about this.

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So Is It Good? – Man of Steel

Posted by cyberpfalcon on July 4, 2013

Answer: Yes
Rating: 7/10
Quick Summary: A good, but flawed, superhero movie with interesting sci-fi concepts and great visuals.

+ Interesting sci-fi concepts and backstory
+ An deep look at how Superman’s younger life would be
+ Great action scenes
+ Amazing visuals
+ Good acting
+ Awesome Kryptonian costumes

= A darker, interesting take on the Superman mythos

– Same song keeps getting used
– Tried too hard in conveying “the pain of Superman”
– Most characters other than Superman don’t get a lot of development, resulting in scenes where I didn’t care about the character’s predicament
– Some scenes dragged on for too long

Notes: Wow, some people just can’t stop flicking on their f***ing cellphones, even during a film.

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