Thursday, June 19, 2014

Godzilla (2014) Movie Review

Godzilla (2014) Review
Godzilla (2014)

We all know this creature. Its beyond our comprehension and we can only relate its existance to that of a God. This is Godzilla and his stories have been told for decades though cinema.

So, Hollywood wanted to reboot the story and make it more realistic and larger than life. I frankly fell for the trailer since the day I watched the first trailer online. I wanted to watch this movie. Period!

When I walked out of the hall, all I can say is that the 3D sucked, considering it was iMax. The story fell short of excitement and Godzilla was no where to be seen for the most part of the movie. Disappointment dawned on me. I needed a drink.

The best part of the movie was the performances of Bryan Cranston, Juliette Binoche and Ken Watanabe. They and the God himself were the saving grace of the movie. Rest simple placed several questions on my mind. Why do we need to place human stories in the foreground and have the main action be part of the background? Imagine Transformers battling out in the background and the human subjects driving the plot all through. Will you like that? No!

Godzilla's enemy, the MUTO was better understood as a creature than Godzilla himself. The character who held the movie's story telling thread and who we were suppose to get attached to, simply was eliminated half way through the plot. That, for me as an audience, left me somewhat lost. Catching up with another character and his drive to do what he did, just didn't have the screen time to establish.

Military was a waste and so were the scientists. If in an age of guided inter-ballistic missiles, you need to carry payloads in a train, that's lame (I am aware of MUTO's capability). And if you are trying to kill a creature with what's his primary food source, it falls way short of being clever or well researched.

I just hope they get better script writers. Perhaps the Japanese can help with this. They know their God better.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Eargasmic Smooth & Classic Jazz

Check it out!
Smooth Jazz Classics
Nice & Easy (Smooth Jazz) on 8Tracks

Author: Kaylabuena

PS: For some reason, I am not able to embed the 8Tracks compilation on the blog. So, just tap the image above to open the playlist in a new window and enjoy.

Do You Know How Many People Walked The Moon?

Men who landed on the moon
Men Who Landed On The Moon

I am quite surprise at my limited knowledge on such an important feat. On a discussion with a friend, I got a bit curious as to who was the third person to land on the moon. Niel Armstrong and Buzz Alderin are known world over and mentioned in academics globally. But, my curiosity was to find the next one to have landed there, if there was a third person to land on the moon.

Guess what, twelve people had landed on the moon. Twelve!

Here are the 12 names for those who are as surprised as I am.  The list is in chronological order.

  1. Neil Alden Armstrong
  2. Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin
  3. Charles 'Pete' Conrad
  4. Alan Bean
  5. Alan Shepard
  6. Edgar D. Mitchell
  7. David Randolph Scott
  8. James B. Irwin
  9. John Watts Young
  10. Charles M. Duke Jr.
  11. Harrison 'Jack' Schmitt
  12. Eugene A. Cernan
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