Saturday, September 15, 2018

The Humanity Bureau - An Average Not Memorable Science Fiction Action Movie

Yesterday there was a new movie premiered exclusively in the largest cinema chain in Indonesia. As I have seen almost all the latest movies, I decided to give this one a chance. It was a Nicolas Cage movie which nowadays usually are B class movie. But this film caught my attention as the synopsis from the cinema website seemed to hint something interesting. More details on the movie below.

Brief Story Line

When the earth suffered the effects from global warming, some of the Midwest American area were in panic and having recession. To resolve it, the government had formed a new agency named The Humanity Bureau to identify the non-productive people and exile them to an area called New Eden. Noah Kross (Nicolas Cage - Teen Titans! to the Movies, Ghost Rider etc) was one of the best agents assigned to verify such cases. 

Friday, September 14, 2018

A Better Tomorrow 2018 - An Almost Identical Remake of John Woo's 1986 Classic

I mentioned in 1 of my previous posts that while I was on holiday trip with my wife, I was able to watch 2 1/2 movies and one of them was this. I was intrigued by the title as it is clearly a remake of the hit 1986 classic which I loved a lot. So I opted this as my second movie of the day, and I was excited as I would be able to see this without interruption. Well here goes more on the movie.

Brief Story Line

Zhou Kai (Wang Kai - Railroad Tigers, Ode to Joy TV series etc) and Zhou Chao (Ma Tianyu - The Founding of An Army, Ice Fantasy TV series etc) were 2 brothers who were very close but were having the complete opposite line of work. Zhou Kai together with his right hand man Ma Ke (Wang Talu - Legend of the Naga Pearls,  Suddenly Seventeen etc) were members of a smuggling ring and specialized in the route between China and Japan. Meanwhile Zhou Chao was a rookie police and never knew about his elder brother's activities.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

The Predator - A More Humorous and Lighter Tone Predator Movie

At last another big budgeted action movie playing in the cinemas after we were shown horror, thriller, rom-com genre for a while. It was actually quite odd that this kind of movie did not play during the US summer time. But anyway, I am just glad we have this in the month of September. Oddly enough, there were not a lot of cinemas with Dolby Atmos system playing in Jakarta yesterday, so my options were quite limited. I decided to see this one with my wife at the cinema nearest to our home. OK let's get on with the movie now.

Brief Story Line

During one of his mission, Captain McKenna (Boyd Holbrook - Logan, Jane Got A Gun etc) encountered a spaceship that was having the Predator inside it. Worrying that he might be leaking the information about alien, the CIA led by Agent Traeger (Sterling K. Brown - This is Us TV series etc) tried to imprison him. While being transported to the place where he would be locked up, McKenna met with other soldiers to be imprisoned as well. They were the never-afraid-to-die "Nebraska" Williams (Trevante Rhodes - 12 Strong etc), the funny guy Coyle (Keegan Michael Key - Why Him?Storks etc), the twitching guy Baxley (Thomas Jane - Before I Wake, Dreamcatcher etc), Lynch (Alfie Allen - Game of Thrones TV series etc) and Nettles (Augusto Aguilera).