This Means War (2012)

It was a rainy lazy Sunday and I simply did not wanted to think and just spend my day watching movies. Then I decided to watch “This Means War”.

This Means War is a romantic comedy movie with a little splash of action, starring Reese Witherspoon (Lauren), Tom Hardy (Tuck) and Chris Pine (FDR). This movie was released on February 2012.

After some times without having a date, Lauren now faced with a very difficult choice, Tuck and FDR. It is like a very very very tough choice since Tuck and FDR both seems having a perfect personality (and hot, like really really hot!).

The two guys are CIA agents, and best friends. When they know that they fall in love with the same girl, they try to make rules and agree on gentlemen agreements. But later, they cannot bear with it and finally use their spy agency resources and run their own tactics to get Lauren’s heart.

This movie is light and entertaining.
The background story is quite shallow. The villain is just a mini insertion to make Tuck and FDR look like CIA agents and have a serious task to do. But, do not be disappointed because this movie can makes you laugh out loud with Tuck and FDR silly action in order to get Lauren’s heart.

Despite many shortcomings, fortunately this movie supported by beautiful and super handsome actress.
Aww how lucky Reese..! She can get a scene with Tom Hardy with his handsomeness, melting voice, and…..British accent. How cute! :3
She also get a scene with Chris Pine with his crystal blue ice and womanizer act (yet still melt women hearts).
Ahh, but I still prefer Tom! #teamTomHardy

My advice when watching this movie:
sit, do not think to much, do not expect to much, enjoy their handsome faces, and laugh out loud. :D

Flipped (2010): you never forget your first love

Some of us get dipped in flat, some in satin, some in gloss; but every once in a while, you find someone who’s iridescent, and once you do, nothing will ever compare.

-Chet Duncan, “Flipped”-

Flipped is drama movie directed by Rob Reiner, starring Madeline Carroll as Juli Baker and Callan McAuliffe as Bryce Loski. This movie is an adaptation of Wendelin Van Draanen with the same title.

Bryce meets Juli when his family move to another house, right across Juli’s home. When they first meet, Juli know it is love while Bryce is not so sure about it. Juli is a unique and always-want-to-know things, but Bryce feels annoyed with Juli’s behaviour. He tried to stay away from Juli, eventhough it is useless because they live in the same street and go to the same school.

Day by day, year by year, Juli still admire Bryce. After realizing some events, finally Juli thinks that she might be wrong about Bryce. While Bryce begins to see Juli the way he never seen before.

This movie is set in early 60’s. With the duration of 90 minutes, Flipped tries to tell about first love. Seems that the duration of the movie is too long to tell this simple story. But, I enjoyed it! Uniqueness of this movie is the way of storytelling. Flipped tells the story from both Juli sides and Bryce sides. So, it’s kinda funny and sad to see their stories. While Juli thinks that Bryce may interested on her, Bryce thinks the opposite. etc etc etc.. :(

So…, nice and simple movie! I enjoyed the music, the old 60’s settings, the oldies lighting, the character. Love it! :)

Movie Review: Crazy Little Thing Called Love (2010)

I’ve watched several Thailand romantic movie, and its addictive! Finally, I had a chance to watch this movie, Crazy Little Thing Called Love. Not a new movie though, but still worth-watching. :)

Crazy Little Called Love (2010) is a Thailand romantic comedy starring Fern Pimchanok Leuvisedpaibul (as Nam) and Mario Maurer (as Shone). Nam is a high school girl who is secretly in love with her senior, Shone. Shone is a charming 10th-grade-student who interested in photography and football. He often teased by his schoolmate because his father failed to take penalty shoot on the football cup. Eventhough, many girls are still crazy for him, including Nam.

Aware as not-a-dazzling-girl in the school, Nam, with the help of her friends, try everything to improve herself to get Shone’s attention. She start to treat her dark skin and start to study diligently.

On the next next next grade, Nam has become a beautiful girl. Then come another charming boy at school, Top, Shone’s best friend. Top has expressed his love, but Nam refused him because of her love to Shone. But, Shone and Top already have agreement that they won’t love same girl. This promise makes Nam’s love to Shone seems not possible.

In the end of school year, Nam will go to continue study in America and Shone will take a football career. Before they separated for long time, Nam expressed her feeling to Shone with all of her courage. But sadly Shone has been dating someone. After that meeting, it turns out that Shone also has a feeling for Nam.

Nine years later, they meet again. And…..happy ending :)

This movie has a simple storyline. It describe first love and its cheesy things. That CHEESY!!!

Although the story is simple, unfortunately the movie is told with a bit long-winded and makes the duration is quite long, almost two hours. But don’t worry because the transformation of Nam may not be boring and can be a refresher during this film. Pretty good movie, nothing special but still entertaining.

After watching this movie, it is funny to realize how every little thing can make us either happy or worried. Chasing is really the best part, right? :P

Besides that, love can make someone change, either to fit with his/her loved one or to get his/her attention. It’s good if the change go to the positive direction.

I think, on eastern culture, it is not usual if a woman express her feeling first to a man she loved. So, note to every man, say ‘love’ if you love her before it’s too late because second chances do not always exist. :P

NB:

First Love 2: The Sequel, 9 Years Gone. This sequel takes part after the 9 Years of Shone and Nam’s life. The director confirmed that there is a sequel, however, it is still only in draft-processing but will be released soon. If ever there will be, Mario Maurer will reprise his role as Shone and Fern Pimchanok Leuwisedpaiboon will reprise her role as Nam.

Source: wikipedia