Rotten Tomatoes (83% Fresh): It might be more impressive on a technical level than as a piece of storytelling, but Avatar reaffirms James Cameron's singular gift for imaginative, absorbing filmmaking.
Kenji (4.5 / 5): This gripping and visually stunning sci-fi is a feast to the eyes and soul. The
romantic relationship and the immersion in the new culture are convincing and touching. It delivers the message that we should appreciate and conserve our mother nature and respect the living style of others. There is also a whiff of sarcasm on the American outrageous excuse to use violence against terrorism. Are you ready for this eye popping, exciting and soul seeking adventure in this exotic planet?
十月圍城 Bodyguards and Assassins
Kenji (4 / 5): Bodyguards and Assassins is a gripping and well-acted action drama with a star-studded cast and a convincing set. There are lots of characters in the film, but each of them has his own story which is memorable and the film consists of some touching moments. The last part of the film is action packed. However, because of its over-the-top actions
and the calculated plot, it does not really go well with the first half of the film. Still, I do recommend this well acted commercial movie to you.
美食風球Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Rotten Tomatoes (85% Fresh): Quirky humor, plucky characters and solid slapstick make this family comedy a frenetically tasty time at the movies.
Kenji (4 / 5): Despite the predictable ending and a not-so-serious story, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is a colorful, entertaining, humorous and sometimes heartwarming movie with a strong smell of delicious food. The audience will be impressed by the romantic playing-in-the-jelly-house scene, the exciting fighting-with-jelly-bear scene and the touching speaking-Dad’s-mind scene. Let’s enjoy this irresistible buffet!
神探福爾摩斯 Sherlock Holmes
Kenji (3.5 / 5): Sherlock Holmes is an entertaining commercial movie with a charismatic cast. Robert Downey Jr. brings life to the character, though it is different from the one in the novel. I totally agree with Todd McCarthy from Variety that “If you can get over the idea of Sherlock Holmes as an action hero -- and if, indeed, you want to -- then there is something to enjoy about this flagrant makeover of fiction's first modern detective into a man of brawn
as much as brain.”
Kenji’s Christmas Greetings
Everyone, there are some very good movies in this festive season. I do recommend Avatar, Bodyguards and Assassins and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs to all of you. Anyway, may all of you have a merry Christmas!