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Legend of the Naga Pearls
2 people found this review helpful
Oct 29, 2017
Completed 0
Overall 6.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 4.0
I cannot deny that the CGI effects of the movie and the cinematography are both done extensively and creatively that it turned out great. But the entire premise of the story as well as the development of the plot and each characters lack the distinctive approach and depth. It felt like all the focus were in the CGI and how each scene will look great on the screen that the transition, the story progression and the characters were all left to wander around. It is not something I wholeheartedly recommend to anyone and it is such a letdown as I can see so much potential.

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Love O2O
1 people found this review helpful
Feb 3, 2018
30 of 30 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 7.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 6.0
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 6.0
Honestly, mine would be an unpopular opinion.

I saw the movie version first before this so I had some comparisons.

Firstly, Angelababy took her role as WeiWei very natural. It's like she owned it. ZS on the other hand doesn't feel right for the role. She's awkward to watch, tho she looked close to the age of Wei Wei, it's bothering to keep watching her. Often times, she is busy pouting all over the screen than to actually embodies Weiwei's natural charm. She is also awkward at kissing. Also, there's a big change in plots between the two versions, the Wei Wei and Xiao Nai in the movie gives off a real and natural feeling that they are indeed both hot bods and smart bods of their department/campus.

Secondly, I would prefer the movie's take on the gaming wardrobe of the characters especially of WW and XN. In the story, they are part of their server's leaderboard and are considered elite players. This descriptions can be easily distinguised by looking at their equipments and dresses unlike the drama version. I can say this coz I am a gamer too.

Thirdly, why I did not pretty much rave all over this drama is because the other supporting characters (especially KO-Mei couple and ErXi-CaoGuang couple) are more interesting to see on screen than the actual main leads.

Lastly, since the drama is longer than the movie, each episode seems dragging and boring to watch. If not because of the occassional gaming scenes, I would probably already dropped it. They are trying to slowly transition and progress in the story but sadly it is wasteful. The plot doesn't suggest a complex storyline nor rooms for intense twists. It is only a simple and straight flatline of story so getting it into a 30 episode is already a drag. (The main cast did not even help making it more comfy to watch, except YangYang is undeniably very charming but that is just it)

Probably if Angelababy was casted as WeiWei in the drama version, everything would be good or there's a significant change and uplift in the overall feels of the drama.

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Ace Attorney
0 people found this review helpful
Apr 10, 2018
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Overall 7.5
Story 10
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 6.0
I had been playing Ace Attorney since high school and I really fancy its storyline so much. I loved how the live-action stays true if-not-always with the game premise.

My only setback is the flashy display of technology, overacting gestures of the cast and the cheap costume plays.

I also have mixed feelings with regards to their comedic transitions. It was so out of place that it felt inappropriate. Though, I laughed and did exactly what the purpose of those scenes and lines for, it still does not beat the need for balance, simplicity and the essence of the story itself.

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A Korean Odyssey
0 people found this review helpful
Mar 6, 2018
20 of 20 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 5.0
A Korean Odyssey is a great retelling of Journey to the West franchise. I loved how they tried to set it in the contemporary world and put romance between the monkey king and SamJang. I loved how the other characters look so fancy supporting each other and playing with their scripts. It felt very homey and friendly. The OST is amazing, very catchy.

What I didn’t like tho is the animation editing and the numerous failed edits in some scenes which is noticeable. There’s been some scenes cut hastily or not shown which makes the whole flow a bit rush and lacking. There’s a lot of fillers that should have been compressed in few episodes, too. 1 evil spirit for 1 episode is a bit much.

It is also predictable and closes in an open ending. Some might find it uncool.

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Painted Skin: The Resurrection
0 people found this review helpful
Feb 4, 2018
Completed 0
Overall 8.5
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
After saving the lives of the man she loved and his wife, fox demon spirit Xiao Wei was imprisoned in an ice for breaking their demon law. After 500 years, she escaped and is in search for a man who would be willing to give his heart. Only by this act can she escape her icy punishment completely and become a human.

Apparently, or as I think it is, Xiao Wei again met Pei Rong in another life as Princess Jing, the warrior who saved her in her staged ambush. Just like before, Princess Jing loves General Huo (the incarnated Wang Sheng--Xiao Wei loved in the previous life (in the first movie)) Again, by fate, the three of them met.

I like this sequel as it shows a bit of a soft side of Xiao Wei and her desire to feel and be a human. She had hated Pei Rong in the previous life but the connection she established with Princess Jing, might be complicated but can be measured as friendship. The plot of the first movie is about protecting and sticking up with marriage promise. This sequel, on the other hand, not only shows that but also shows love between friends, forgiveness, consideration, sacrifices and letting go. The idea that this film focuses on Princess Jing and Xiao Wei as they help each other makes it different and better than the first movie.

It's kinda sad how Xiao Wei, again, is put in the same position once again. General Huo offering his heart in exchange for saving Princess Jing. Unlike in the first movie where she did it because of her love for Wang Sheng... this time she flat out rejected General Huo's offer and saved Princess Jing on her own. (Well Princess Jing saved her multiple times anyway). This kind of gesture is sweet and warm but sad at the same time.

Where could Xiao Wei be now after saving Princess Jing and returning her heart? Hope if there's a next movie, she have a happy ending.

The main cast again wow the entire production of the movie... better cinematography, better fighting scenes and better plot. Not giving it full stars tho as I personally hated the characters... and I don't like hiw the film started.

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Painted Skin
0 people found this review helpful
Feb 4, 2018
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 6.0
The plot was interesting. It is simple and classy. No intense plot twists, straightforward storytelling but I was hooked until the end.

Probably, it's because of the amazing transitions of frames, the great scripting and acting of the cast, as well as the choreography of the fight scenes that did not spoil the entire feel of the film.

It has the right balance of fantasy, drama and romance. I had been investing the entire time and was crying during last segments in return. Amazing, everyone.
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Mulan
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Feb 4, 2018
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.5
Rewatch Value 9.5
I did not know there was this adaptation until I found it this morning. I went ahead to watch it and dang! I'm glad I did. I know Zhao Wei because I watched her before in Shaolin Soccer, when I saw that she's Mulan--I knew it will be a good flick. Seriously, it is far better.

I wholeheartedly thank them for being loyal and faithful to the real Mulan story and for not romanticizing Mulan as a disguised woman in love.
Furthermore, with the talented cast, it became greater than just having faithful plot.

Amazing, I have no ill feelings or complaints.

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Once Upon a Time
0 people found this review helpful
Feb 3, 2018
Completed 0
Overall 6.5
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 6.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 4.0
The CGI and the plot is amazing. What sets this film back to a lower rating tho is the messy start, lousy editing and scripting and the rushed feel it had. The actors did well. They did great making their own roles from the original materials and looked cool in their fighting scenes.

I love the plot so I am considering trying the book novel itself. People might get confusion when they watch it and it is understandable. It will actually take you more or less half the movie duration to actually get the plot... When I realized what the plot really is, I have liked it. I particularly find it interesting and rich in potential. Too bad the reception and overall film creation did not give justice on the beauty of it.

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When a Snail Falls in Love
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Jan 23, 2018
21 of 21 episodes seen
Completed 1
Overall 10
Story 9.5
Acting/Cast 9.5
Music 9.5
Rewatch Value 10
With captivating story plots and convincing acting of the actors, this drama is not very far from my definition of perfection.

It did not waste any screen time being overly dramatic nor display nonsense script and unnecessary acts. Every facial and body expression from that little twitch of the male protagonist's finger to his wrinkled eyebrows are all on point and entice a great sense of heightened euphoria within me. It is very seldom to see a drama/flick that does not romanticizes the idea of "romance" itself and overlooks the quality of the story in the process. This drama makes a good use of every seconds running to showcase everything patiently in a creative way of story unfolding; being sensitive in every angle possible. The connections, the behaviors, the relationships, and even the psychology of everything is well crafted.

Even the art--Xu Xu's comics is very creative and warm. It does not feel out of place in the overall visual nor in the very story. Every puzzle fits perfectly like they should be there because they must be. Amazing mind is what the mastermind of the story have.

I might as well hunt for the novel itself.

Can't get enough of the mysteries and warm and sincere display of affection.

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Our Times
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Sep 10, 2017
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Overall 8.0
Story 8.5
Acting/Cast 8.5
Music 7.5
Rewatch Value 8.0
Why I liked it (without giving too much information that can spoil you):

1. Brings back youthful memories

Yeah, this movie certainly makes you remember all the things you and your school friends did years back–including those embarrassing memories you buried deep within your brain. LOL. Nice throwback trigger to the time you ecstatically cheered your crush on or helped your friend passed their love letters (or even your letter) or you cursed together your teacher from being too strict.

2. Remember Meteor Garden?

Since we are already doing the “throwback” game, who would have forgotten about Meteor Garden? A smash-hit Taiwanese TV series that centers around an ordinary girl Shancai and rich-and-handsome-but-arrogant boy Dao MingSi. They share the same feels. Hsu Taiyu and Dao Mingsi share the same personality, except that Hsu Taiyu was not really that rich like Dao MingSi and not really as dumb as him. Lin Chenshin is also not as openly revolting against Hsu Taiyu’s bullying but shares the same bravery when protecting their love ones.

3. Do you also remember That Thing Called Love?

This also shares familiarity with That Thing Called Love in a way where they both tried to help the other catch their crushes’ hearts. Fake smiles. Fake love. If only they have been honest from the start.

4. Inspires you to be someone that is not labeled based on anything but of who you are, because you deserve it.

One of the scenes that really get to me is the part where Lin Chenshin and their friends indirectly defended Hsu Taiyu in front of the whole school during their awarding ceremony, citing that they should not be labeled on how they fared their school exams or what grades they got.

5. Makes you love your friends more.

Yeah, it made me feel even more appreciative and loving towards my friends. This is a friendship movie, too, so it is just right enough to feel that after watching it. We cannot avoid falling but we should not be scared of it. Whatever decisions we make is our own responsibility and that we should not blame ourselves for other people’s decisions. We change ourselves to trap ourselves in that guilty prison or just to escape painful reality but we can always change back to who we really are… and we have our friends around to support us in our way.

This is also posted on my blog: https://woahbam.com/watch-times-taiwanese-movie/

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