Friday, June 16, 2006

Khan Kluay

  • Directed by Konpin Khemkamnerd
  • This 3D animation is by far the most successful local animated productions ever made in the Thai history. All the animated elephant characters are very cute and natural. Human characters are however unnatural and clumsy. The light, sound, and other special effects are above expectation. The story tells the adventure of a young elephant who tries to find his missing father before he becomes a brave and strong warrior elephant. The film might be funnier for children should Khan Kluay be an ordinary elephant whose adventure is in the forest, not in the battlefield.

Friday, June 02, 2006

X-Men: The Last Stand

  • Directed by Brett Ratner
  • Starring Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Famke Janssen, Halle Berry
  • New director to the series Brett Ratner did a competent job juggling all the superheroes, screentimes and plot. While he faltered in quite a few areas, Ratner delivered in the area that action fans will like: explosion special effect action sequences (that don't always make sense). The movie would have benefited greatly from a reduced number of x-mens (Halle Berry in particular contributed pretty much nothing in the film), but this being the third film in the series, this flaw is understandable. Perhaps because of this, the movie went out of its way to annihilate the heroes and villains, which will surely cause discomfort to many of the fans. -Comment written by Dear-