Fast & Furious 7 – Review!!!

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I would like to start the review stating that “Fast & Furious 7” is a beautiful tribute to the late star Paul Walker. I actually had tears roll down my chin as the movie ended with the song “See you again”. The movie has everything. It has rib tickling funny scenes from Tyrese Gibson’s character, mouth shutting dialogues from Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, stunts that would make you sit on the edge of your seats and this goes without saying, jaw dropping action scenes by virtually everyone in the movie. In one scene Dwayne actually ‘Rock Bottomed’ Jason Statham.

I will try to refrain myself from letting out any spoilers (Sorry for the ‘Rock Bottom’ spoiler above though!). The movie has everything that you would expect it should have and everything that you never thought that any movie could have! I had seen all of the trailers a minimum of 50 times each before I went for the movie, and the movie still managed to make me feel as if I was watching for the first time! I even had the dialogues by hearted from the trailers, for instance Dwayne’s “Daddy’s gotta go to work”, Tyrese’s “Can somebody just walk me through what we’re supposed to do” and Diesel’s “I don’t have friends… I got family”, but when these were said in the movie, they had so much more impact to them.

The stunts that have been performed in the movie are just stupendous, even though they defy all the laws of Newton! For instance the one where the FnF crew jump off of a plane while sitting in their cars, following which there is another amazing heart stopping stunt where Paul Walker jumps off a falling bus towards Michelle’s car which she drifts to the edge of the cliff to catch Paul!

For me personally, the movie had a huge sentimental attachment, alongside all of the stunts and action and emotions that were flowing through the movie. All for the one without whom the franchise might not have been what it is today… “Paul Walker”. The movie without a doubt would have been way better had things been otherwise, but following the unfortunate tragedy, I would say that there could not have been a better way for the movie to end and have a curtain call for the character ‘Brain O’ Conner’. And hats off to Paul’s brothers Cody Walker and Caleb Walker who helped filling in Paul’s shoes to finish a few bits of scenes that were yet to be shot by Paul.

“See You Again”

It’s a beautiful song dedicated to the late Paul Walker.

 The movie is most definitely set to break loads of box office records. It has already broken the pre booking record set by the second installment of ‘Captain America’ last year (2014).

My rating : ***** (5 Stars)

Hope you all enjoy/ed it just as much!

God Bless Paul Walker!

Furious 7!!! Looks More Furious Than Ever!

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The road to Fast & Furious 7 has finally brought us to the 7th installment of the multi-million dollar franchise. The trailer to the movie which was actually slated for a release this year (2014), but due to the unfortunate passing away of the co-lead actor “Paul Walker” last year, who plays the character ‘Brian O’Conner’, has been postponed to 2015 release.

Now, I am a totally crazy fan of the Fast & Furious series, which seems to get intenser and intenser by the installment. I am also a huge fan of the late actor Paul Walker, without whom not a single movie would feel complete, Vin Diesel and Dwane ‘The Rock’ Johnson, so don’t expect any criticism what so ever in this post. And just in-case the fans thought that the franchise isn’t that star studded already, they throw in Jason Statham to the recipe! There is just no stopping these guys! And this is just the trailer, I can’t even start to wonder what the movie has in hold. The background score is well, how should I put it… just #dontdaretolistenwithoutheadsetssurroundsoundorintheatre awesome!!! Yeah go figure!

Just when you thought that you have seen it all and what more can they do, they throw the trailer on our faces and leave our jaws dug deep in the ground!

Well instead of jabbering here about it, I’d rather let you watch the trailer right here, eventhough I am pretty sure most of you have already seen it considering 4,402,978  views just hours after its release on YouTube!

Can’t wait for the movie to blow the theaters!

How to Train your Dragon 2 – Movie Review!!!

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This had been one of the most awaited animated movies of this year. After the success of the first part, there were loads of expectations that were clinging on to the sequel. And i can safely say that they have stood tall to all the expectations that atleast I had from the flick. So Hickup and Night Fury are back with the rest of the Berk island members and the dragons and to describe how the adventure was this time round in one word would be “FreakingAmazinglyAwesome”!

The movie has everything that is needed to make a third movie possible. The humor, the fast paced action, the drama, the emotions and the animation… It is a complete package. The humor would make you laugh while clapping your hands, the action would push you to the edge of your seats and the emotional scenes would ring that emotional bell in your hearts. The story goes around Hickup finally meeting his long lost mother after 20 years, who he thought was actually dead, and a character named Drogo Bludvist, who unlike our hero Vikings, likes to ride and control the dragons by means of force and punishments. And so you end up having two sides to the dragons going at each other. Toothless, the beloved Night Fury has (off course) a major role to play in the movie as he discovers pretty exciting things about himself and has to go through a heck of a ride trying to protect his friend Hickup all through out the movie.

I just can’t wait for the next movie, which was confirmed back in 2010 itself and is already slated for release in 2016. I would give the movie an easy 4 out of 5 stars!!!

****/5 Hope you like it just as much!

 

Love Never Felt So Good!!! by MJ Feat. Justin Timberlake

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They say that technology is taking us away from people who are near us, which might be true. But this time the same technology has been a blessing and has brought back the King of Pop in front of the world, and now it feels as if Love Never Felt So Good. The song is the first single from the legend’s 2nd posthumous album “Xscape”.

The music video has Justin Timberlake with a bunch of young  dancers, dancing the trademark steps of MJ, with widely seen and known video footage of the late star from his previous hit music videos and some other footage running in the background. The video gives a really lively feeling and can truly be called a celebration of the life of the legendary star! The song has a hint of another immensely popular song by MJ himself, “Beat It” having similar beats and music.

Watch the video right here! Hope you love it as much as I did.

Amazing Spider Man 2 – Movie Review!!!

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Spidey is back and how!!! The sequel to the ‘Amazing’ Spider-Man franchise, that rebooted the Tobey Maguire’s SpiderMan series is here and has done a pretty decent job. Before starting to talk about the movie, a take on the comparison with Tobey’s version. The Amazing series is more flashy and more beyond reality kinda movie, whereas Tobey’s version used to seem more grounded and more real, even though his version of Spider Man was even more gifted with real web shooting from his wrists, unlike Andrew Garfield’s version who uses machine to shoot webs. But the way the villains and the technology itself is depicted in the Amazing series is a bit far-fetched. Moreover, the script writers have done a good  making this movie go in a bit different path, while staying loyal to the original story line. So in other words, both the series cannot be compared.

Will try NOT to make this post a spoiler for the people who are looking froward to watch the flick.

The movie has new actors joining the franchise for the sequel, Jamie Foxx as the Electro, Dane DeHan as Harry Osborn and the remaining characters from the first movie reprising their roles. Having the main villain as Electro, expect loads and loads of light shows in the movie. The writers have done a good job linking the first movie with the sequel, talking about the reality of Peter’s parents. The action sequence is off charts. The stunts and dramatic slow motions in between have been placed very well. Some of scenes felt a bit visually exaggerated though, like the scene where Spidey and Electro fight at the power station the power grids start lighting up as if they are acting like the equalizer to the background score playing. The movie does feel like it is being dragged a bit somewhere during the middle of the story but then it picks up again and runs to the end. Other than Electro, Spidey also has two other villain to fight, Green Goblin and Rhino. Rhino is hardly there in the movie though, but the evolution of Green Goblin has been shown well, as to how the hatred starts filling in Harry’s head against Spider Man and eventually his buddy Peter Parker.

The movie is a ride filled with excitement, action, drama, emotions and one heck of a light show. Would stop right here, before I spill out some important parts of the story. I would give the movie a 3 and Half stars out of 5.

***.5/5

So how did you find the movie?

 

PS: There is a scene after credits you might wanna watch out for!!!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are here!!!

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Yup! After a log wait since the news was announced and after lots or should I say LOADS of speculations and risk of spoiling every boy’s childhood favorite superhero image of the mutant turtles, the trailer has finally been released by Michael Bay.

Raphael, Michelangelo, Donatello and Leonardo are teaming up in Michael Bay’s production “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”, and this time the turtles have their eye candy April O’Neil played by the beautiful Megan Fox. And the role or The Shredder would be played by William Fichtner. By the looks of it, the trailer looks pretty darn exciting, but like they say “don’t judge a book by its cover”, never and I mean never judge a movie by its trailer. I remember during my childhood waking up at 5 am to watch TMNT on TV, and I for one can assure that I would rather have the movie not being released at all, than have the entire franchise getting ruined over some big budget live action. But then again, since it is Michael Bay’s production, I do have peaking hopes from this movie.

The movie would be released on 12th of August 2013. The first trailer was released recently. Watch it right here and decide for yourself what you feel about it.

Guilty All the Same (feat. Rakim) – Linkin Park

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Linkin Park is coming back with a new single and hopefully a new album soon. The new single or probably just a song that the band has released on YouTube is a lyrics video named “Guilty All the Same” featuring Rakim. Having Rakim feature on a track itself would make the song heavy-duty lyrics, but listening to the music style  to me gave a hint of “Minutes to Midnight” album’s touch to it, with more live instruments and less digital tones, the kind that were used in “A Thousand Suns” and “Living Things”.

Many feel that Linkin Park is trying to go back its basics, but you never know, which new style of music is hidden up the sleeves of the band.

Listen to the song right here and decide what you feel about it.