movie

Rampant

January 14, 2019

Holla assalamualaikum people ! How are you doing ? This is a review of Rampant, a korean movie which was released around October last year. I watched this movie with a friend of mine, she constantly pursuing me that I should watch this, so I did (only to shut her up). Well, it is not a bad choice actually. So, here is the review ~

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Title : Rampant / Outbreak / Rage / Changgwol / 창걸
Runtime : 121 minutes
Country : Korea
Distributor : Next Entertainment World
Genre : Action, Zombie
Plot :

Lee Chung is a prince of Joseon, but he was taken hostage by the Qing Dynasty. He is a womanizer, and enjoys gambling. Despite that, he is an amazing swordsman. When his brother, Lee Young the crown prince succeed the throne, he brought Lee Chung back to Joseon. At a village, he faced a human that acts like monster during the night. Despite didn't wanted to take responsibility for the villagers, Lee Chung are forced to as he return to the palace. 

Basically, this is a zombie movie that happened during Joseon era. Fun facts, this movie was premier at 19 countries during the same period.

SPOILER ALERT

Okay, since this is a movie that I had watched few months back, and had no intention to watch it, this review might be a bit blurry and confusing ? But I will try my best. First, I was confused with the story line because one, it happened during Joseon era where I had a hard time to identify who is who (sorry but I don't really recognized Hyun Bin and Dong Gun to differentiate them), and two, it is a zombie movie, so the cinematography is usually at a dark places. But, it was soon resolve when Lee Chung arrived at the palace. It is clear to me then.

Just like how fast 'Train To Busan' story develop, Rampant is also a fast moving movie. There was not even one moment where I lost interest to watch the movie. Every scenes filmed, is a must to watch, especially when we are wondering the reason why there was a zombie at the era. And yeah, it was not revealed at the end of the movie. During the falling action of the movie,  the reason why the zombie rampant exist in Joseon era was revealed, although it is a bit unclear how the first zombie got the you know, the zombie DNA.

I really love Hyun Bin character in this movie. He acts as a prince who didn't want the throne, he even went against his father. He had no intention to rule the nation. When his people asked him to protect them, he was reluctant, saying that he had no potential to do so. But the situation change his perspective and he eventually thinks that he needed to be on the throne, to protect his people.

Out of 10, I would rate this to be 8.7. It is a great movie and I was actually glad that my friend insist that I should watch this. It is definitely worth it.

-thes


china

Saving Mr Wu

January 11, 2019

Assalamualaikum and hi everyone. Here is another movie review and it is a Chinese movie. I found this movie while I was scrolling on my favorite website. I was attracted because this is based on a real case happened in China.

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Title : Saving Mr Wu / Jiějiù Wú Xiānshēng
Runtime : 105 mins
Country : China
Genre : Drama / Thriller / Action / Crime
Plot :

Mr. Wu is a well known action actor was kidnapped by Zhang Hua and three other accomplices who was disgusted as a police. The witness then reported the case to the police. The police force then form a unit led by Chief Xing. Zhang demand a total ransom of RMB 3 million. Before leaving to get the money, Zhang told his accomplices to kill Mr. Wu at 9PM regardless he got the money or not. The police successfully caught Zhang and it is a matter of time to save Mr.Wu.

I personally liked how the story develop. Even thought it is based on a real case, the scenes are not necessarily exactly how it happened. With a minimal involvement of actors make it easier for me to figure out who is who.

SPOILER ALERT

To start my review, I would like to talk about the character, Mr.Wu. The way he was abducted was so easy. Even though he did question the real identity of his abductor. They pretended to be police officer and tried to fool Mr. Wu. It was unsuccessful and they had to force Mr.Wu to get into the car. When he called his friend to get the ransom money from the banks, Mr Wu dropped few hints to him. Given that he used to be a soldier with that friend, he gave out infos that only both  of them would understand. When Zhang left to collect the money, he tried to do some psychological talk with one of the abductor. He tried to convince him to betray his friends and released him. 

Second, the unit that was supposed to catch Zhang and his gang was on guard all night and day since Mr.Wu's friend reported his situation. They catch up with his pattern but never catch him. Zhang was caught by coincidence when he visited his girlfriend house. It was nerve-wreaking moment whenever the team supposed to caught Zhang but lose him. I don't know how many times did I felt so frustrated but when Chief Xing caught him, I swear that it was the second happiest moment for me. 

I can't say much about this movie as it is quite straightforward and the plot is easy to understand. Although it is not a movie that I would give a high rating ( 6/10 ) but it is worth watching again. So, I will leave it as it.

-thes

personal life

Thoughtless Thursday #011

January 10, 2019

Assalamualaikum and good evening everyone ~~ I think it has been tooooo damn long since my last post (other than me doing reviews *rolleyes). So, to update about my life, currently, I'm in semester break for 10 freaking days only. And truth to be told, I did not go home. Don't ask me why because me myself didn't know.

this is not mine; credited to the rightful owner ( The I'm not crying JK meme)

So, for the ten days holiday, I'm going to watch all of my pile up dramas, maybe a more frequent blog update, more reviews of what I watched ? I also thinking of 'renovating' my blog but then, it is not my main priority and I'll do when I'm in the right mood. And I'm going to maybe do some exercise? And last but not least, I'm going to read novels (the one that I won from Giveaway buku from Teme by skblog if I'm  not mistaken). Anddddd I just hope that I will survive this 10 days. And today is D-10. I have 9 days to go. 


Hold up, it is still not too late for me to say Happy New Year , right ? Hehe. I was thinking to do a scheduled post for new year but then I forgot. Well, I had my final exams on the last day of 2018 so, yeah, no time. So, I hope everyone of you will had another wonderful year ! 

seems familiar ? yeah, this is what I edit for 2018 new year and yeah, I'm lazy to edit a new one.

I guess this is it from me, till then ~

-thes

k-drama review

Life

January 05, 2019

Assalamualaikum ~ Now I'm having a 3 days gap to my final paper for this semester so here is another k-drama review ^^ 

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Title : Life / Laipeu / 라이프
Episodes : 16
Genre : Medical, Management
Network : JTBC
Plot :

Sangkok University Hospital is getting its new president as the hospital has changed its management. The new president, Go Seung Hyo is a businessman that put revenue as the top priority. He planned to moves department that generate more losses than revenue to a rural hospital. One of the department involved is emergency department which is an essential department for a general hospital. Ye Jin Woo, a doctor at the emergency  department and few more doctors from various part of hospital tried to get rid of Go Seung Hyo.

Honestly, I thought that this gonna be a one typical challenging doctor lifestyle type of story but it is not that typical.

SPOILER ALERT

At the beginning of the drama, I think that this is a very good drama as there is almost no story of medical staff going against management of the hospital. Indeed, it is. But not so good. As the story develop, it became quite boring and the drama had successfully make me slept while it is playing. 

If you asked me if I wanted to re-watched this drama, I don't think I will. Even the plot is simple
and predictable. Even so, I still kept watching because I really love the relationship of Go Seung Hyo and one of the pediatricians, Lee No Eul. Their kind of cute scene makes me keep going. Oh, and also the real reason of Director Lee (former director of Sangkok University Hospital) death.

I can say that it is a bit of heavy for me. Why ? Because I keep relating the management in this drama to what I have learnt, which is sucks. Nevertheless, it is a good lesson for me. Handling a big company / organization / corporation are not a simple thing (keep reflecting on what I should do after diploma, lol). You might want to give it a try, then do it.

-thes

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