Monday, April 27, 2015

Avengers: Age of Ultron

 Released Year: 2015
Directed by Joss Whedon

Casted by:
Robert Downey, Jr. as Tony Stark / Iron Man
Mark Ruffalo as Dr. Bruce Banner / Hulk
Chris Evans as Steve Rogers / Captain America
Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow
Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton / Hawkeye
Chris Hemsworth as Thor
Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Pietro Maximoff / Quicksilver
Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch 
James Spader as Ultron 
Paul Bettany as J.A.R.V.I.S. and Vision 
Claudia Kim as Helen Cho
Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury
In the Eastern European country of Sokovia, the Avengers – Tony Stark, Steve Rogers, Thor, Bruce Banner, Natasha Romanoff, and Clint Barton – raid a Hydra outpost led by Baron Wolfgang von Strucker, who has been experimenting on humans using the scepter previously wielded by Loki. They encounter two of Strucker's experiments – twins Pietro, who has superhuman speed, and Wanda Maximoff, who can manipulate minds and throw energy blasts – and apprehend Strucker, while Stark retrieves Loki's scepter.

Stark and Banner discover an artificial intelligence within the scepter's gem, and secretly use it to complete Stark's "Ultron" global defense program. The unexpectedly sentient Ultron, believing he must eradicate humanity to save Earth, eliminates Stark's A.I. J.A.R.V.I.S. and attacks the Avengers during a victory party at their headquarters. Escaping with the scepter, Ultron uses the resources in Strucker's Sokovia base to upgrade his rudimentary body and build an army of robot drones. He recruits the Maximoff twins, who harbor a grudge against Stark for weapons responsible for their parents' deaths, and together, they visit the South African shipyard base of arms dealer Ulysses Klaue to obtain vibranium. The Avengers battle them, but Wanda subdues the heroes with haunting visions, causing the Hulk to run amok and forcing Stark to use his powerful "Veronica" armor to stop him.

A worldwide backlash and the doubts and fears Wanda's hallucinations have caused send the team into hiding at Barton's safehouse farm, where they meet Barton's wife, Laura, and children. Thor departs to consult with Dr. Erik Selvig on the meaning of the apocalyptic future he saw in his hallucination. Realizing an attraction between them, Romanoff and Banner plan to flee together after fighting Ultron. Nick Fury arrives and encourages the team to form a plan to stop Ultron. In Seoul, South Korea, Ultron forces Banner's friend Dr. Helen Cho to use her synthetic tissue technology, vibranium, and the scepter's gem to create the perfect body for him. When Ultron begins uploading himself into the body, Wanda is able to read his mind; discovering his plan for human extinction, the Maximoffs turn on Ultron. Rogers, Romanoff, and Barton hunt Ultron and retrieve the synthetic body, but Ultron captures Romanoff.

The Avengers fight amongst themselves when Stark secretly uploads J.A.R.V.I.S. – who is still operational after hiding from Ultron inside the internet – into the synthetic body. Thor returns to help activate the body with lightning, explaining that the gem on its brow – one of the six Infinity Stones, the most powerful objects in existence – was part of his "vision". The robot and the Maximoffs join the Avengers, and the team heads for Sokovia, where Ultron has used the remaining vibranium to build a machine to lift a large part of the city skyward, intending to crash it into the ground to cause global extinction. As the city begins to lift, Banner rescues Romanoff, who awakens the Hulk for the battle. The Avengers fight Ultron's army while delaying Ultron from activating his plan's final procedure. Fury arrives in a Helicarrier with Maria Hill, James Rhodes and S.H.I.E.L.D. agents to assist in evacuating civilians, but Pietro dies when he shields Barton from a barrage of fire. A grieving Wanda abandons her post to destroy Ultron's primary body in revenge, inadvertently allowing one of his drones to activate his machine. The landmass plummets, but Stark and Thor overload the machine and shatter the city into pieces. In the aftermath, the Hulk, unwilling to endanger Romanoff by being with her, departs in a Quinjet, while the Vision confronts and then destroys Ultron's last remaining body.

Later, the Avengers have established a new base in upstate New York, run by Fury, Hill, Cho, and Selvig. Believing the Mind Stone is safe with the Vision, Thor returns to Asgard to learn more about the forces he suspects have manipulated recent events. Stark and Barton retire from the team, and Rogers and Romanoff prepare to train new Avengers: Rhodes, Wanda, the Vision, and Sam Wilson.

In a mid-credits scene, Thanos retrieves the Infinity Gauntlet and, dissatisfied by the failures of his pawns, vows to hunt for the Infinity Stones personally.
 L² Scored: 10/10

L² Comment:
This movie is definitely better than the first movie which has shown in 2012. The first few second of the movie has already caught my attention and the stunt is magnificent! I didn't read the comic, but putting Hulk and Black Widow together is a good idea and I love to watch the scenes whenever they are together. This time Captain America & Thor seems less important compare to the first movie, but I still love them both. The best part would be the Twins whom have the super power~ 

Sunday, April 19, 2015


Released Year: 2014
Directed by David Ayer

Casted by:
 Brad Pitt as US Army S/Sgt. Don "Wardaddy" Collier
Logan Lerman as Pvt. Norman "Machine" Ellison
Shia LaBeouf as T/5 Boyd "Bible" Swan
Michael Peña as Cpl. Trini "Gordo" Garcia
Jon Bernthal as Pfc. Grady "Coon-Ass" Travis
Jason Isaacs as Cpt. "Old Man" Waggoner
Scott Eastwood as Sgt. Miles
As the Allies make their final push into Germany, a battle-hardened U.S. Army staff sergeant in the 66th Armored Regiment, 2nd Armored Division named Don "Wardaddy" Collier commands an M4 Sherman tank named Fury and its five-man, all-veteran crew: gunner Boyd "Bible" Swan; loader Grady "Coon-Ass" Travis; and driver Trini "Gordo" Garcia. The tank's original assistant driver/bow gunner, "Red", has been killed in battle. His replacement is the enlisted Army typist, Norman Ellison, who has neither seen the inside of a tank nor experienced the ravages of war. During his encounter with the men, they harass him and are cruel, obnoxious, and rude to him. Norman is then ordered to clean the tank, and vomits outside after finding a part of "Red's" face. While at a forward operating base, it's revealed that Wardaddy greatly despises the Waffen-SS, shown when he harasses an injured captive SS officer before telling Norman to kill every one of them he sees.

The surviving crew, who have been together since the North African Campaign, belittle the new recruit upon meeting him, both for his lack of experience and for his reluctance to kill Germans, especially the teenagers of the Hitlerjugend; a decision which results in the death of their platoon leader, Lieutenant Parker, and the destruction of his tank and crew. In an effort to 'educate' him to the realities of war, a furious Wardaddy demands Norman kill a captive German artilleryman. When Norman refuses, Wardaddy forces the gun into his hand and executes the prisoner by pulling the trigger over Norman's hand.

The bond between Norman and Wardaddy becomes stronger after capturing a small German town. Searching a house, Wardaddy and Norman discover a German woman, Irma, and her cousin Emma. Norman is then left behind closed doors in the bedroom with Emma. After they come out of the bedroom, the four then sit down and have breakfast together, but the tank crew barges in, rudely teasing the women and angering Wardaddy and Norman. Shortly afterwards, a German bombardment hits the town, killing Emma and some of the American soldiers caught out in the open in the square. Norman tells Wardaddy that he has begun to enjoy killing German soldiers.

A platoon of four tanks, led by Fury, receives orders to hold a vital crossroads, protecting a clear path to supply trains and a camp full of allied nurses and rear-echelon supplies troops (the map shows Emmerthal south of Hameln, where the railway from the Ruhr district to Hanover crosses the Weser river). On the way to the crossroads, they are ambushed by a heavily-armed German Tiger I, which quickly destroys one of the tanks. The remaining three tanks reluctantly attack the German tank, knowing they are outgunned. The Shermans advance and attempt to outflank the Tiger, but two other Shermans are destroyed before they can make it. With some decisive and experienced maneuvering, Fury gets behind the Tiger where its armor is weakest, and destroys it. Bible notes that he believes they were spared for a reason and the men proceed to the crossroads, knowing that they are the only tank left to protect the camp down the road.

As they reach the crossroads, the tank is immobilized when it hits a landmine. Norman is ordered to scout a nearby hill and he spots a reinforced company of three hundred Waffen-SS panzergrenadiers heading their way. The crew initially wants to abandon the tank and escape on foot, but Wardaddy refuses to leave. The crew, not wanting to abandon their leader, decide to stay and plan an ambush.

Immobilized, outnumbered and outgunned, the group talk as Bible recites "Isaiah, Chapter Six" as Wardaddy proclaims. Norman is then given the nickname "Machine" by Coon-Ass for his Nazi-killing, and drinking like a machine. Wardaddy and his men nevertheless inflict heavy losses on the Germans using both the tank's and the crew's weapons, Wardaddy using small arms. As they continue to fight and begin to run low on ammunition, one by one Grady, Gordo, and Bible are all killed. Wardaddy is gravely wounded by an SS sniper. Norman and Wardaddy retreat back into the tank where they share their last words. When SS soldiers drop two grenades into the tank, Wardaddy, wounded and unable to move, orders Norman to escape through the bottom emergency hatch of the tank. Norman escapes as the last surviving crew member and hides in the partial crater previously made by the landmine explosion. The grenades then detonate, killing Wardaddy. A young Waffen-SS trooper discovers Norman beneath the destroyed tank but does not report him. Norman continues to hide as the surviving German soldiers move on.

The next morning, Norman awakens to return to his fallen brothers in Fury, he places his coat upon Wardaddy and takes his revolver as he hears movement outside. As Norman awaits his fate, he is discovered by U.S. Army troops, who tell him that he's a hero. As Norman is being transported to safety, he looks back at the carnage of the hundreds of dead German SS troops surrounding the remains of the destroyed Fury.
  L² Scored: 2/10

L² Comment:
Once again, this movie prove that "war" genre movie is not the movie that I wanna watch~ if not because of Pitt, Lerman & LaBeouf, i dont think i will even finish the whole movie. As for the storyline, umm... damn~ i dont even remember except it is in the World War II times...

Saturday, April 18, 2015

The Expendables 3

 Released Year: 2014
Directed by Patrick Hughes

Casted by:
Sylvester Stallone as Barney Ross
Jason Statham as Lee Christmas
Antonio Banderas as Galgo / Felipe Silva
Jet Li as Yin Yang
Wesley Snipes as Doctor Death
Dolph Lundgren as Gunner Jensen
Kelsey Grammer as Bonaparte
Randy Couture as Toll Road
Terry Crews as Hale Caesar
Mel Gibson as Conrad Stonebanks / Victor Menz
Harrison Ford as Max Drummer
Arnold Schwarzenegger as Trench Mauser
Kellan Lutz as John Smilee
Ronda Rousey as Luna
Glen Powell as Thorn
Victor Ortiz as Mars
Robert Davi as Goran Vata
The Expendables—led by Barney Ross and formed by Lee Christmas, Gunnar Jensen, and Toll Road —extract former member Doctor Death, a knives specialist and team medic, from a military prison during his transfer on a train. They recruit Doc to assist them in intercepting a shipment of bombs meant to be delivered to a warlord in Somalia. Arriving there, they reunite with Hale Caesar, who directs them to the drop point, where Ross is surprised to find out that the arms trader providing the bombs is Conrad Stonebanks, a former co-founder of the Expendables who went rogue and was presumed dead. In the ensuing firefight, they are forced to retreat due to Stonebanks' advanced weaponry, and Caesar is severely injured in the process.

Back at the United States, CIA operative Max Drummer, the Expendables' new missions manager, gives Ross a mission to capture Stonebanks in order to bring him to the International Criminal Court to be tried for war crimes. Blaming himself for Caesar's injuries, Ross disbands the Expendables, not wanting his team to get killed following him, and leaves for Las Vegas where he enlists retired mercenary-turned-recruiter Bonaparte to help him find a new team of younger mercenaries to pursue Stonebanks. The recruits include former U.S. Marine John Smilee, nightclub bouncer Luna, computer expert Thorn, and weapons expert Mars. Skilled sharpshooter Galgo asks to be included in the team, but Ross turns him down. The new team rendezvous with Ross' rival Trench Mauser, returning a favor for Ross, who has traced Stonebanks to Romania where he is set to make an arms deal. Ross and the new recruits infiltrate an office building Stonebanks is using as a meeting place and capture him. However, Stonebanks' men catches up to them, with the aide of his GPS Tracker, and fire a missile at the team's van. Ross is thrown into a river, while Smilee, Luna, Thorn and Mars are captured by Stonebanks. Ross kills Stonebanks' retrieval team and escapes.

Stonebanks sends Ross a video, challenging Ross to come after him and gives him his location in the country of Uzmenistan. While preparing to leave and mount a rescue alone, Ross is found by Galgo, who offers his services again. Ross agrees to give him a chance, later accompanied by the veteran Expendables. They rescue the young mercenaries, only to learn from Stonebanks that he has rigged the place with explosives. Thorn is able to use a jammer device to delay the countdown, giving them just under half an hour before detonation. Stonebanks then orders the armed forces of Uzmenistan to attack the building with full force, including tanks and attack helicopters. Drummer and Mauser arrive in a helicopter to help, alongside retired Expendables member Yin Yang. The new and veteran members of the Expendables work together to kill Stonebanks' men. When a second wave of Stonebanks' army starts moving in for an attack, Drummer lands on the building to evacuate the team. However, Stonebanks personally attacks Ross, Ross kills Stonebanks just as the batteries of Thorn's device run out and the entire building begins to explode and collapse. The team makes it to Drummer's helicopter and flies away to safety.

Caesar recovers from his wounds, and Ross officially accepts Galgo, Smilee, Luna, Thorn and Mars into the team. They all celebrate at a bar together.
 L² Scored: 1.5/10

L² Comment:
This is definitely not the kind of movie i wanna spend my weekend with. No doubt that most of them were big, or still big in the hollywood... But watching a bunch of old man fighting with each other makes me laugh. A few times i even "almost" fall asleep~ should i find the expendable 1 & 2 to watch? Or am i just wasting my time?

Saturday, April 11, 2015

The Gigolo 鴨王

Released Year: 2015
Directed by 區焯文 Au Cheuk-man

Casted by:
何浩文 Dominic Ho as 何巨鋒 Fung
何佩瑜 Jeana Ho as Chloe Choi
袁嘉敏 Candy Yuen as Michelle
唐紫睿 Hazel Tong as Yoyo
Fung is a student who has a huge cock. While his mother hurt herself and unable to work, Fung decided to become a cleaner in his cousin's gigolo shop. But one customer Yoyo seduce him with big cash and Fung finally decided to become a gigolo. But to get the perfect training, he went to look for the previous Gigolo King who taught him how to please woman. 

Fung's regular customer Michelle was frustrated how her husband treat her badly in sexually and seek happiness from Fung, But Fung fall in love with Chloe who happened to be Michelle's step-daughter. Fung decided to become an actor and act in Chloe's new movie but was discovered by Chloe's father that he is a gigolo. During the fight, Michelle killed her husband and wanted to murder Chloe as well, but Fung shot Michelle instead. 

In the end, Chloe in-heritage all her father properties and Fung also become her personal gigolo.
  L² Scored: 8/10

L² Comment:
Actually i kinda like the storyline, but towards the end, it is too over and and i don't like the ending of the movie, Dominic Ho is super hot and cute and hopefully he can show us more of him next time instead of just his butt~

Sunday, April 5, 2015

The Eight Hilarious Gods 笑八仙

 Released Year: 1993
Directed by 蒋育臻 Cheung Yuk Zhan

Casted by:
郑少秋 Adam Cheng as 呂洞賓 Bing
关之琳 Rosamund Kwan as 何仙姑 Gu
吴君如 Sandra Ng as 藍采和 He
吴孟达 Ng Meng Tat as 曹國舅 Jiu
温兆伦 Deric Wan as 韓湘子 Zi
成奎安 Sing Gui An as 鐵拐李 Li
黎彼得 Peter Lee as 漢鍾離 Han
郑丹瑞 Lawrence Cheng as 張果老 Lao
Wang Mu Niang Niang lost her six pearl to the devil, and if the devil ate it during the night of no moon, he will become strong and manage to take over the world. Therefore Bing and He was send to 6 persons who have the faith to become god and goddess. But the 6 persons they met are bad but when come to the fight with devil, there sacrifice. However the 6 pearls chose them and make they reborn to become god and goddess to defeat the devil. In the end, 8 of them become the legendary 8gods.
 L² Scored: 6.5/10

L² Comment:
Used to watch this before once when i was young, it was quite funny that time. Well, it still makes me laugh a bit, but not as much as last time. The whole storyline was ok, of course it did not follow the legend, and sometime its a bit stupid in some scenes either...

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Yesterday Once More 龍鳳鬥

 Released Year: 2004
Directed by 杜琪峰 Johnnie To

Casted by:
劉德華 Andy Lau as 盗生 Mr Thief
鄭秀文 Sammi Cheng as 盗太 Mrs Thief
胡燕妮 Jenny Hu as Mrs. Allen
吳嘉龍 Carl Ng as Steve
Andy Lau and Sammi Cheng star as Mr. and Mrs. Thief, a husband and wife team of super-thieves. After a successful diamond robbery, the two get into an argument about how the loot should be split up and the husband leaves.

Two years later, Mrs Thief is on the verge of remarrying although her affections lie more with the expensive necklace belonging to her fiance's mother-in-law than with the husband to be. When a plot to steal the necklace ends up falling into the hands of Mr. Thief, the couple are forced together again.
L² Scored: 7.5/10

L² Comment:
Well, I never realize this movie is almost 11 years ago~ Its good to watch back the old good movie with my idol in it. The whole storyline is not bad, a bit new but kinda predictable... Nothing much difference of both Andy & Sammi's performance in this movie, the surprise is to see the old hot movie star Jenny who is actually good in it.