Sunday, 14 January 2018

[Movie] The Greatest Showman

Genre: Drama, Musical & Performing Arts
Directed by: Michael Gracey
Written by: Jenny Bicks, Bill Condon
Release date: December 8, 2017 (Indonesia)
Production house: Chernin Entertainment, Seed Productions, TSG Entertainment
Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes. 

I must say that this movie is the greatest show, INDEED. I feel so much joy watching the movie. The story, the characters, and especially the music, everything got me amazed! No wonder everyone talks about this movie (people posting about this movie on instagram stories, share the songs and reviews all over my timeline lol). I've always loved musical movies, either it's animated or not (this is also why I love all Disney movies). Although some people find it annoying, I love movies which the characters sing almost all the time (dikit-dikit nyanyi).

The movie tells a story about P. T. Barnum (Hugh Jackman), a man who's such a risk taker in his life. He lives a modest life with her wife Charity Barnum (Michelle Williams) and both of his daughters. Despite being responsible to his family living, he still takes a big risk when he tries to make his dreams come true when he bought a museum from a loan. He wants to own a show, and make money from it. Then he searches for "freaks" to serve as performers for his museum. This attracts a large audience, despite protests and poor reviews. As his show business gets better, he met Phillip Carlyle (Zac Efron), someone who he knows could bring his reputation amongst the upper class. They worked together and Barnum's American Museum starts to get known by countries. But Barnum never gets enough of it, until things happens and he finally find out how to stop.

The plot is quick but it doesn't rush. This movie contains life lessons that often happens in our lives, and wrap it beautifully in songs; never gets enough of what we already have (Never Enough), feels different and gets ignored by people (This is Me), but also complicated love (Rewrite The Stars) and unconditional love (Tightrope). 

Songs in this movie gives me chills! Even I got chills already during "The Greatest Show", the very first song that begin the movie. The way they sing it makes me believe that the show they're playing is really the greatest show! There are 11 songs i n the movie, and I love each of them. The song I love the most is Tightrope. It's sang by Michelle Williams, the cast of Charity Barnum, and tells about Charity's feeling as the wife of P. T. Barnum, the risk taker. I'm so touched by how much she loves him that she 'risk it all' for the life they choose. Yeah, despite the personality Barnum has, Charity stays with him, believes in his husband's dream, and enjoy everything that comes with it. For her, living with Barnum is beautiful, and so worth it. This is so wonderful for me: when you can make the decision to leave the 'better things' in life just to be with the one you love. Can you tell how beautiful her heart is?? *cries*

I highly recommend this movie, especially for those who loves musical movies. To be honest, I really want to watch this again in the cinema because I'm in love with this movie and of course because I know that it'll be sooooo worth it!!

Rate: 10/10

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

[Travel Photo Diary] Singapore 2017

Went to Singapore a few weeks ago with my mom and sis. It's my first time going to Singapore and it was fun. My favorite experiences goes to Universal Studio Singapore and Yayoi Kusama's art exhibition at National Gallery Singapore. I felt so lucky that I managed to go to the exhibition. Yayoi Kusama's art is kind of unique and colorful. Also checked out some 'touristic' places like Chinatown, Bugis Street, Little India, Orchard Road, Marina Bay Sands, Gardens By The Bay, etc. and most of them are satisfying. Missed Haji Lane and Clarke Quay (and many more) but it's okay; means I gotta go there again next time! 

pictures are taken using Canon EOS 1300D

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

[Movie] Spider-Man: Homecoming

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Directed by: Jon Watts
Written by: Jon Watts, John Francis Daley, Jonathan M. Goldstein
Release date: July 5, 2017 (Indonesia)
Production house: Marvel Studios, Columbia Pictures, Pascal Pictures
Duration: 2 hours 13 mins. 

To be honest, Spiderman is one of my favorite superhero character. Why? I think it's must because he's so playful and funny. He talks a lot during fights and his carelessness is sooo amusing. Despite that, he's a clever student! I like that. I like how he can keep up his scores mostly because of his brilliant brain. A nerd that is actually a talkative and lovable person! Such my type :))))))

Properly presenting Tom Holland as the brand new Spiderman 3.0, I think Marvel has done a great job in this movie! Tom Holland himself is an easy-going and humorous person, which makes his personality suits Spiderman's character. Plus, he's cute!! Although I really feel like didn't had enough of Andrew Garfield as the Spiderman 2.0...:( Andrew is a great actor and good-looking and cute and he makes a wonderful couple with Emma Stone! Well, in short, the movie Spider-Man: Homecoming tells a story about the young Peter Parker (15 years old!) who would give his all to be a part of the Avengers. The time setting is a few months after the 'civil war' between Iron-Man and Captain America in the movie Captain America: Civil War. Peter was recruited into Iron-Man's team, and since then, Peter always tries his best to draw Tony's attention and secretly wishes to join the Avengers.

I love the fact that Tony Stark is in the movie! I've always liked his arrogant character (gaya orang kaya sombong xD). And, oh yeah, I was #TeamIronMan back then when the Civil War movie was booming. I thought I have to wait for Captain America's next movie for more of Stark, but thanks Marvel for letting me to watch him in Spider-Man's movie. Although he's arrogant and seems ignorant, he is 'always there' for Peter. When Peter's in trouble, he will (or his robots will) be there to help. He's such a responsible parent lol xD

And about Aunt May...? Well... We've always enjoyed Spider-Man movies with our loving old lady Aunt May, but no, no old ladies this time. In this movie, it's a hot attractive woman as Aunt May. Yes, it's Marisa Tomei in the house! Despite the very different appearance, he's still a loving auntie to Peter. And I was totally surprised when I find out that Marisa Tomei is actually 52 years old. I mean, wow, WOW. I'm totally impressed with how she keeps up her youth xD she's so pretty (and so attractive) for a 50 y.o woman!

This time, Spider-Man's enemy is a man in a robotic bird costume. It's Vulture. This man is actually just a man who loves his family and wants his family to be happy... but he picked the wrong way to actualize it. I can't tell much about this movie because I'm so sure if I talk more I'm about to spoil the whole movie lol. So, if you want to find out Vulture's true identity, or who's Peter's girlfriend now, or whatever you want to know, go watch it to the cinemas!

Rate: 8/10