Anticipating: The Forbidden Kingdom

6th March 2008

Dear Chibi,

It feels like forever since I first heard about this film! I’m really anticipating it though… Jackie Chan and Jet Li in a film together, not forgetting to mention pretty Liu Yi Fei XD I hope it’ll be good..the trailers looked good at least.

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NANA movie 2

24th November 2007

Dear Chibi,

While watching the anime, I found myself feeling sad… while watching the live action movie, I found myself crying throughout the film. I’ve really wanted to watch this movie for quite some time but I couldn’t find the English subbed for it, and so eventually watched it on crunchyroll instead. I enjoyed it and it was faithful to the original which I liked, except the ending was better, hehe. I thought it was funny how characters like Junko had a scene that last about half a minute, teehee. No Sachikos though. I liked the choice they made in terms of which characters appeared and which parts were left out. Yuna Ito playing as Reira was funny.. I’m glad they decided to add the “Stella” part in the movie but it would have been cuter if she did that pose!
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I don’t think this series is for everyone though, and it wouldn’t make much sense (and may even appear boring) if you haven’t seen the first movie. I also enjoyed watching “Ready-Steady-Nana” and “The Other Side of NANA2” (the Making) afterwards which was heaps good watch =) I would have preferred all the original cast from the first movie but I guess Yui Ichikawa taking over Hachi’s role wasn’t too bad.

Death Note 2, The Last Name

21st November 2007

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Dear Chibi,

I don’t quite know what to say about this movie. It seems like characters have been ‘dumbed-down’ so the cases were easier and quicker to solve (for the purpose of fitting the whole story in) Yet, its because characters are suppose to be very smart that makes Death Note clever. It was a bit better than the first movie, but I just gave up hope on Light… again, poor choice of actor.

I liked watching Misa and L interact in this scene, though it made L less…. wise. I think things went too easy for them.
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They did an o-kayish job shortening the story, but somehow it felt longer than the events in the anime. I blame poor directing. You would think by cutting it down shorter everything would be more fast-paced.

There are a few bits I did like though, not to bag out the movie too much. I was interested in seeing how they can pull off the same ending without characters like Mello or Near appearing. I think it worked in some ways…

Anyways, I don’t want to say too much to spoil the story for anyone who does intend to watch this. I’ll finish off with two characters I liked:

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L change the WorLd

20th November 2007

Dear Chibi,

L.. I knew you looked familiar! I only just realised that Kenichi Matsuyama also acted in the NANA movie, as Shinichi Okazaki…lol.. how come I didn’t see that until now? Goodness, it’s so obvious now ^^; I have yet to finish the 2nd Movie of Death Note ’cause I watched half way and then had friends over last time (and..got a little bored) Will continue it some time soon though. There’s also some news on another…Death Note Movie?

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“L change the WorLd,” the movie, which opens on February 9, covers the final 23 days of L (played by Kenichi Matsuyama), which is not part of the original manga or films. To create the story, producers turned to a well-known author, who at the time had not yet read the original work.

The writer is not attaching his or her name to the novel; instead, it will be published under the name of “M.” The name is said to be symbolic, referring to “where those who have used the Death Note go,” which is “nothingness” (“mu”).

The novel version reportedly includes many scenes that do not appear in the film.

Watch the trailer

the horror of Death Note Movie 1

15th November 2007

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Dear Chibi,

O.M.G… The live action Movie for Death Note is.. UNBEARABLE. It is TERRIBLE!!!! It makes Death Note look really really really bad and cheesy >< Do not watch it unless you are, well, prepared ^^; When my bro and Jacky both warned me it was going to be bad, I prepared for the worst.. it was worse than I imagined. Not only was it altered DRAMATICALLY from the original.. the directing and acting was terrible (did anyone notice there was close to no soundtrack??) . There was really lack of effort to make the characters look and behave like the characters should. Come on.. our main character Light.. LOOKS DUMB! He’s suppose to be intelligent and good looking… I don’t see any of that in him. I’m serious.. how can anyone think he is anything else but an immature idiot?!
One good thing about the movie is Ryuk (he looks very scary) but that’s how he looks… downside is, he is a little out-of-character. What happened to his famous line.. “juicy”? XD I was disappointed about that.

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Nana 2 Anticipation

13th November 2006

Dear Chibi,
I want to watch NANA2..can’t wait!! I just saw the trailer for it… so good X3 I wish Hachi didn’t change actress though. I miss Nana.. even though I’ve watched it 3 times before. I was thinking of getting the manga, but it’s very looong..

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Official Trailer: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=0JJNBHQM