FF7 AC, Harold & Kumar, Beetlejuice, Charlie Bucket

This post is old, so what you see here may not reflect my current opinion and mindset, certain information may be outdated, and links may be broken.

In the past 24 hours, these are the movies/animes I’ve watched.

* Final Fantasy 7: Advent Children
* Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle
* Beetlejuice
* Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

Here’s a short review for each of them.

Final Fantasy 7: Advent Children
For those of you knows me, I never played FF7. Well, to be exact, I did. I played the first five minutes of it, got bored with it, turned the damn PSX off, and never returned to it. After seeing this movie/anime though, I want to play the sodding game now. It intrigued me. And Reno. OMG. Because of him and Rufus, I want to play it just because they are fucking hot and awesome. Really though, the graphics were SUPERB in this movie. I saw snippets of it at the PX couple days ago, and I was like holy shite, I gotta watch it NOW. I did, and I was very impressed with it. There were some parts where I seriously could not tell that it was all CG animated. Damn. This movie seriously rocked my socks.

Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle
This comedy ruled. I could not stop laughing in this movie. This is one of the best comedies I’ve seen lately. The guys who played Harold and Kumar did a wonderful job on this. I just cannot believe that these two stoners would spend all night trying to get some damn hamburgers and fries though. Yet that was what made the entire movie bizarre and enjoyable at the same time. It maybe stereotypically insulting at some point, but I can ignore those and still enjoy it. I still think the funniest part was when Neil Patrick Harris steals Harold’s car though…

As much as I love Tim Burton, I think this was one of his weakest movies out there. I mean, it still had his usual gothic-ness to it, but…it just didn’t feel like his other movies. It has its level of weirdness in this movie, and I liked it, but…Beetlejuice was not even in the movie that much! Grrr. I wanted him to be in it more. And man, the way those two couple died in the beginning. I was just like, “HUH?!” This entire movie was pretty anti-climatic. I say that the set designs, special effects, and the music were the only things I really liked in this movie.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
OMG! A much more true adaptation of the book! I was so happy about that! Oh of course, Wonka’s back story was not in the book, but I felt like they were well added scenes. Compared to the old Chocolate Factory movie, this one was just way better. And the Oompa-Loompas did not freak me out in this one. While Johnny Depp did a good job portraying Wonka, I felt like something was amiss. I mean he was brilliant when he did Jack Sparrow, but here…the magic of it was missing. He just didn’t seem to really put everything into it. That’s just me. After watching two movies where food is an issue, I was seriously craving for some burgers and chocolates.

Yep. I really enjoyed my movie/anime session. The last three movies were seen at my friend’s house who I spent the night at. It was fun. We had a lot of tummy aches from laughing that’s for sure. ^^


  1. Ying Ying on

    FF was a pretty cool movie. And I thought so too that some parts looked so real! Everyone in the show looked too good looking…haha. Oh! I love Reno! He’s funny =) Did you realize the part in which Reno stepped on the guys glasses and then the guy whipped out another pair of glasse? I found that so funny…hehe.

    I dunno…a lot of people said Charlie and Chocolate Factory was a good movie, but I was creeped out by it. I liked the old movie’s oompa loompa songs better…and all the oompa loompas in this movie looked like a short Indian dude -_- Haha…it’s just my opinion though.

  2. Hi. I went to technorati.com and checked out “Seoul” blogs, and yours was #2, so I thought I’d check it out.

    I loved Harold & Kumar (saw it last Christmas at a friend’s place in Orange County, CA). Beetlejuice was good for his day. Burton was not yet in a position to do what he wanted, so he went for funnier rather than dark.

    I liked Charlie (saw it at Yongsan Garrison) but I can see how it was creepy. I always thought the original was creepy, especially when I was a kid. In the new one I guess they didn’t want the kiddies in the audience to think those people got killed (that’s one of the things that freaked me out in the original). Bambi’s mom dying also had a profound effect on me. :(

  3. Sorry about the multiple posting. It looked like the comment wasn’t going through. :(

  4. Hey there tara-chan, remember me?
    I just wanted to stop by to see how you’re doing. ^_^ But really I wanted to post, “OMFG! YOU’VE NEVER PLAYED FF7?!?!? YOU HAVEN’T PLAYED FF& UNTIL YOU LIVED AND BREATHED!!!” Heh, heh, seriously. You have GOT to play FF7! The graphics are cheap but hey, it’s still a pretty damn good game! I haven’t seen FF: Advent Children yet, I need to download it and watch it because I’m not waiting for the DVD release. >_>

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