Saturday, June 07, 2008

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Kung Fu Panda

Wow watched 2 movies in a day! Hee... I loved it! Totally crazy! Yes for a movie freak like me.

The first movie is The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. This is the second movie of the series and have to say that my expectations are high as the first one was really good. Seems like a lot of people still watching even though this is out for sometime, I think, as we only managed to get seats 3 row form the front.

The movie plot: "One year after the incredible events of “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” the Kings and Queens of Narnia find themselves back in that faraway wondrous realm, only to discover that more than 1300 years have passed in Narnian time. During their absence, the Golden Age of Narnia has become extinct, Narnia has been conquered by the Telmarines and is now under the control of the evil King Miraz, who rules the land without mercy.

The four children will soon meet an intriguing new character: Narnia’s rightful heir to the throne, the young Prince Caspian, who has been forced into hiding as his uncle Miraz plots to kill him in order to place his own newborn son on the throne. With the help of the kindly dwarf, a courageous talking mouse named Reepicheep, a badger named Trufflehunter and a Black Dwarf, Nikabrik, the Narnians, led by the mighty knights Peter and Caspian, embark on a remarkable journey to find Aslan, rescue Narnia from Miraz’s tyrannical hold, and restore magic and glory to the land."

This movie follows where it left off the last one. However if you did not watch the first one don't worry, you actually did not lose out much. You will be able to catch up within 30 mins of the movie.

For me this show is good as well but it is a bit slow when it comes to the war and fight scenes. The plot is simple where the Prince Capsian lost his crown and together with the people of Narnia, they managed to fight off the bad guys. The scenery is beautiful with all the greens and the hills as back drop. Overall I give this movie 3.5 stars out of 5. Looking forward to the 3rd series of this movie.

The second movie is an animated show Kung Fu Panda. We watched the 2315H show, thinking that there should be less kids. I was so wrong, there are tons and tons of kids. What are the parents thinking? It was way past their bedtime! They should be in the bed. Hee...

The plot of the movie is very simple. ""Kung Fu Panda" features Jack Black as Po the Panda, a lowly waiter in a noodle restaurant, who is a kung fu fanatic but whose shape doesn't exactly lend itself to kung fu fighting. In fact, Po's defining characteristic appears to be that he is the laziest of all the animals in ancient China. That's a problem because powerful enemies are at the gates, and all hopes have been pinned on a prophesy naming Po as the "Chosen One" to save the day. A group of martial arts masters are going to need a black belt in patience if they are going to turn this slacker panda into a kung fu fighter before it's too late."

This movie totally rocks! It was way much better than Shrek and both kids and adults will totally loved it! There are a lot of jokes in the movie which are really funny. The main thing I learnt from the movie is as long you put your heart to it and believe in it, you are able to do it. Both the Po, the Panda and the Shi Fu managed to do it in the end. Overall, I give this movie 4.5 stars out of 5. There is a chinese version of this movie, I think I will want to watch it again!. Hee....

A "loved to watch movies" Polarbear

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