There are a lot of things that you could say go right in a movie, but isn’t it so much more fun to say what went wrong?
Terminator Genisys. Honestly, if you are still watching the Terminator franchise, it is more from nostalgic childhood attachment than any real expectation of an actual plot (much like Jurassic World. Don’t even get me started on that monstrosity. Ah, Hollywood. *sigh*)
But regardless of that fact, I still thought Terminator was a good movie. Not great, but acceptable. It’s the first movie of what is supposed to be a new trilogy (snore) under Paramount Pictures, so we’ll be beaten to death by this story of killer robots until the killer robots actually show up.
Speaking of killer robots, Arnold Schwarzenegger will always be back, and I will always be excited to see him. I can’t lie. But this guy got a severe beating in the movies – it was a little painful to watch. No one should hit old people, amirite? Also – did you know that he is the same size and muscle mass as he was in the last Terminator movie he appeared in (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines)? I guess once a Mr Universe, always a Mr Universe. Damn. (this dude, btw, is 68 years old. Let that sink in. He is old for real. Like, the white hair in the movie, is actually his.)
While I like that Hollywood is still getting use out of supposed over the hill characters, this feels a lot like a one man Expendables movie to me. Schwarzenegger is a legend, yes, but the more movies they make, the less the shine on that legend badge (they say this will be his last one, though. As they said last time). I mean, Paramount wants to make 2 more Terminator movies. O____o
Sarah Connor aka Khaleesi put in a good performance, significantly less challenging, however (obvs) than her role in Game Of Thrones. I kept wanting her to break out into Dothraki. Jai Courtney was acceptable (though thick-headed) in a movie for the first time ever (what the hell was I, Frankenstein? That entire movie was a mistake that I have to learn to forgive Aaron Eckhart for). I didn’t believe the romances in the movie, though. Seemed a bit quick – ok, a lot quick – and forced, to me. Dude from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – sorry, Jason Clarke, was a great John Connor (who has been played by everyone and their mother, it seems, including Christian I have a permanent sore throat Bale).
If you haven’t watched the other Terminator movies (but then why are you watching this one, then?) then the movie is not super hard to understand, which is a plus. In fact, you may be more inclined to notice inaccuracies in the timeline if you have watched the other ones, so maybe that is not such a bad thing. The flick was a bit long, but entertaining nonetheless. I give it a 6 and a half out of 10.
The author blogs at akello.co.ke
Black Panther Advance Screening | Win Tickets!
Long live the king. Black Panther opens next week and here’s your chance to win tickets to the ultimate fan experience and watch Black Panther in advance courtesy of Britania.
1. Pose as your favorite Wakandan character while holding any four packets of Britania biscuits.
2. Upload that picture on any of the social media platforms with the hashtag #BlackPantherChallengeKE
Each winner gets a ticket for two to attend the screening on Wednesday February 14th, at Century IMAX at Garden City Mall, Thika Road Highway. Exit 7. And courtesy of Taxify Kenya, each winner will get picked up, dropped off at the screening and given a ride back home after the event, all at no cost. Talk about royal treatment!
So what are you waiting for? Take up the challenge and step into the spotlight.
Black Panther opens in cinemas and IMAX format here in Kenya on Friday February 16th.
MJX 2017 VOLUME 2 | Sign Up for the Cosplay Showcase!
ABOUT THE COSPLAY SHOWCASE! AT MJX NOVEMBER
NOTE: It’s going to be fun! Whether you want to make a new costume, use a previous one, (or borrow) you are encouraged to do what’s best for you, and most importantly, have fun and meet fellow cosplayers.
Why Sign Up? This will help us properly plan the segment not only for you, but for the other cosplayers. Our first Cosplay Showcase! was during our first Cosplay Community Kenya #CosComKE Workshop in February 4th, 2017.
What will happen:
You will get to strut your stuff, show off your costume and props. Each registered participant will have a few moments to tell the audience something brief about their costume and why they picked the character they did… and do a lil’ something-something for the crowd, that’s reminiscent of their character. Easy-peezy, right?
Discounted event ticket price for all registered cosplayers. Secondly, on-location professional photography for all registered Cosplayers. Later, a select number of cosplayers (5 from each day) will be picked for an exclusive special professional cosplay photography shoot in studio the following week. The images from this studio shoot will be edited into composites, looking really cool and ‘wow!’. These images will look like they’ve been taken from the world of movies, anime, comic books that the you got your inspiration from! Visual examples below: