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Thor - Poppy Corny kinda Movie [User Review]

Bitter, Bitter Balcony, Movie Review, 2011Kenneth BranaghNatalie Portman Bitter,Bitterometer,meter Thor (2011)

The experience watching "Thor" is exactly like eating that tub of popcorn - it is a lazy choice, un-inspiring, fast-food flavor, nothing more than salt/grease, and taste exactly like the last time you had it - an experience built to be forgotten.

"Thor" tells a story where this blonde boyish 'god of thunder', is being cast to earth after making an arrogant mistake and power stripped; he however learnt the value of life and love and regain his power through the short journey on earth, kissed a human girl, and recovered his god-ish status.

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RE4 - Afterlife - unswallowable piece of crap [User Review]

Bitter, Bitter Balcony, Movie Review, 2010Paul W.S. AndersonPaul W.S. AndersonMilla JovovichCapcom Bitter,Bitterometer,meter Resident Evil 4 - Afterlife (2010)

Un-swallowable crap in your face.

I know this day would come. We all know it. we have all seen a money making cow being milked to beef jerkies before. But when it actually happens I am still feeling strongly about, err, the money and time I lost. Watching "Resident Evil: Afterlife" is so far the most regrettable cinema experience I have had this year; it is so bad that I kept walking out and in pretending to have toilet break, just to avoid having an aneurism outburst.
I had very little expectation to this movie in particular; I was a fan to RE the game as 1,2,3, for its dark atmosphere and hopeless zombie theme. It didn’t really get to extend to the movie that much after the first movie – the movie serious is largely a fancy action flick where this unknown character, Alice, being an experimental product and superhero, jumping around using weapons and then superpower to kill zombies. Around RE3 they try to rub back some in-game characters to attract the game lovers, but ultimately the movie is a monster of its own; you watch pretty chicks, being Milla and others, running and shooting.
That can’t be too bad, right?

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Salt – way too much salt [User Review]

Bitter, Bitter Balcony, Movie Review, 2010Angelina Jolie Bitter,Bitterometer,meter Salt (2010)

Salt – way too much salt

Watching the movie ‘Salt’ is like eating something that has way too much salt in it; I couldn’t even tell what was in my mouth, nothing fresh and nothing inspiring and leaves a plain nasty after taste.

Salt tells a tale that, hey spoiler here so look away, a female CIA agent is accused of being a Russian spy. And then she is on the run, trying to save her husband who was kidnapped, and after that, setting out for a personal revenge journey. See, I am decent, I do not give all the story, still keep the thrill, not that there is any thrill in the movie that worth catching up, but anyway.

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Predators - Meat loaf as I remembered [User Review]

Bitter, Bitter Balcony, Movie Review, 2010 Bitter,Bitterometer,meter Predators (2010)

Predators - Meat loaf as I remembered

I remember I used to love the Meat loaf when I was a kid, but these days when imagined eating all I could remember was tasting of the low quality mince, cheap MSG and flavouring in my mouth. Predators however, out of surprise, bring back the old homey meat loaf memories... all meaty, juicy and packed with fun.

Honestly, I thought Predators were dead to me. Sure we had hyped start, when we were not sure where they from and who they were; These days they were like the cheap Kabab shops just about everywhere, since they were handled by random LA cops, they had to fight the aliens, over and over, and they don't even win that well. Predators were like that song from 1987, once infectiously cool but nowadays just plain lame. Or the Meat loaf, once I loved and all I wanted for dinner, now I do not even want to look at them because they're just sad trashy and some times even dangerous to consume.

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Little Big Soldier – Jackie Chan’s sweet-sour, original style [User Review]

Bitter, Bitter Balcony, Movie Review, 2010 Bitter,Bitterometer,meter Little Big Soldier (2010)

Little Big Soldier, Jackie Chan’s latest production, is as enjoyable as the classic sweet & sour pork. It's fresh and crispy, no quick/ready sauce used, and done just right… rather enjoyable like Jackie Chan’s earlier productions.

I thought Jackie Chan was dead to me… really. I used to have high respect to this guy, he does all his own stunts and he can move. But ever since he started to receive Hollywood checks he just turned into a stinker stamp. Really. I guess I don't need to put a list here. And the recent ‘Spy Next Door’ really pushed the bar a notch or three lower. I virtually passed out while watching! Then there is Karate Kid.

I don't think Jackie Chan is the one to blame though. Hollywood has extremely shallow understanding of Jackie Chan’s capacity, and the result is the mind numbing/stereotyping of this Jackie cookie. Nearly all his Hollywood production these days are low budget and his personality is always the same, sweet sweet chinglish speaking guy, and the movies are all PG-13 as well, made for Disney’s taste.

Jackie Chan, however, was more than that.

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Prince of Persia: Sands of Time - a classic curry and kabab fair [USER REVIEW] [User Review]

 
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Prince of Persia (2010)

Watching this movie is like walking into a curry and kabab fair. If you holding an expectation of some food court quality options or street corner takeway flavour, you are heading to a nice surprise.

Let me set this out straight before we go in any further: I don't really know much of the late Prince of Persia games. My memory of the Prince of Persia still stays with the 1989 version, when the game was played on a 320 X 200 with 8 colors. There was very little music and now that I remembered, bad sound effect quality. But back to the time when a computer was not a day-to-day item, the game was absolutely breath taking, the prince's movement smooth, palace level difficulties well designed to engage hours of play time and thrill. It was one of my completed (with confidence) games in early time and one of my old time favorite.

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Triangle - Spicy, Yummmm... [USER REVIEW] [User Review]

 
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Triangle

Triangle is spicy nice little film. Among all the plasticy and plain taste commercial options, it will certainly make you remember, intrigue you and get you to talk about it for a while.

Our single mum girl left home for a sailing day getaway. A sudden storm over-turned the boat and the survivors had to board a cruise ship knowing little about whats awaiting. And obviously, it wouldn’t be comedy, as our JAS here in BB avoided linking a trailer to reserve the surprise for the upcoming viewers.

Without ruining JAS's effort I certainly can't/shouldn't spoil the plot any further, if your mum's bedside drawer you will be seriously worded by mum, monthly allowance canned by dad, and you might suffer post trauma just by what you witnessed unauthorised. And as all food lover know, if you know everything about how a food is made it might really start to taste less interesting. There you go JAS.

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