Wednesday, January 3, 2018


Watched at : 1 UTAMA GSC
Time           : 9 pm 
Day            : Wednesday
Date           : 3rd January 2018

   Insidious : The Last Key is the continuation of Insidous chapters with Elise Rainier as the main character. Though I said it's a continuation but it seems Insidious series keep on producing prequel as the series goes. This time audience is shown the origin of Elise as a kid and the demon that she released that'll become the main antagonist in this chapter. The chapter also introduce us to Elise's mother and father Gerald and Audrey Rainier played by Josh Stewart & Tessa Ferrer. They play the part quite well I must say as Josh Stewart is always a good actor to play somewhat psycho character, in my opinion.

   Now, for the story line and my overall opinion on this movie is, it's quite a disappointment really. A ghost movie always rated lower than any other movies and I think it is because it isn't scary enough or the story line isn't chilly enough. Most of current ghost movie is all about shocking or frightening the audience and though this movie did has that element, it only has a few of it. As for the story line, the twist for Ted Garza character and Elise's father is quite good but it can't cover the lack of big punch that the audience needed as we expect it is the last chapter. However, you might find they are not done yet with the series. 

   Elise character is doing what's she always doing, enter The Further land to fight a demon. It is all good until she enter the land. The demon with keys hand isn't so frightening anymore. The demon looks like the one in Insidious 3. At the end of the movie the same as other Insidious prequel. the previous characters were introduced and it rotating once again. Since this time I got the tickets and a shirt for free from TV 9 Malaysia (Thank you very much! XD ), I think it makes me feel like the movie is not so bad while they are, a bit. 

   However, I'll say this, the director Adam Robitel is fail to create a chilly environment for the audience that would make them wanting for more. Compared to Annabelle : Creation, Insidious : The Last Key is a weak prequel. Alas, some people might appreciate the fright and twist the movie have to offer. All things considered, I think this movie is just the same as other Insidious movies only with different backgrounds, characters and some twist. Like I said some people might enjoy the movie especially the ones that follow the saga as they would get a peek of Elise's past life. That being said, I hope you guys have a great time watching this movie tomorrow. Insidious : The Last Key, is slightly dissaprove by Ibrahim Khaziq!

P/S : Enjoy your movie. 

Sunday, December 31, 2017

The Greatest Showman REVIEW


   Watched at : KLCC
   Time           : 5pm
   Day            : Sunday
   Date           : 31st December 2017

   The movie is as what its title is like. The greatest show indeed. It is a musical theme movie. The movie is about a guy that has a dream and like to try something different from someone else. Barnum was a typical 'office worker' in his time but it all changes when the company he worked with face a bankruptcy. He try to explore the world of showmanship with his skills to turn the odds toward his favor. It start with a peek of main character future P.T Barnum. Right away with the first song, The Greatest Show that give me goose bump. Hugh Jackman talent in theatrical act is really shown in here. You could see the glimpse of him singing in a theater show like when he used to be. 

   The second song, A Million Dreams  is supposedly sang by the child actor Ellis Rubin that has a soothing voice by the way, along with the young Charity played by Skylar Dunn. I also get a goose bump on this (this happen a lot during the movie by the way) where it portray the journey of the main characters from kids to adulthood. It also show how young Barnum cope to his new life alone which a scene that makes your heart break, might make you tear up a little. 

   The movie put you in an emotional train really, when the characters sad or face a hopeless situation you'll feel like crying and when they are happy or in high spirit you'll feel happy too. This shows the strength of the director Michael Gracey. The camera play, the background and the scenes changing is managed awesomely I'd say. He knows how to capture the feeling of the characters the way it makes you feel for them too.

   For those who are in love you will have a touchy feely moment when Phillip Carlyle and Anne Wheeler played by Zac Efron and Zendaya sing a song called Rewrite The Stars. No worries, the awwww...... moment is there XD. However, it ended with you feel sorry for both characters for their love can not be professed towards each other. Zac and Zendaya successfully show us a love between two people coming from different backround. This is a second song Zac Efron sing in the movie, the first one is with Hugh Jackman, a song called The Other Side. When Zac sing, there you could see a flashback of High School Musical (not my type by the way, sorry Mr. Efron :P ) but upgraded in a million I'd say. You could really see the two characters partnered up in the future and their relationship as future mentor and future apprentice.

   Towards the middle of the movie you could see Barnum is on top of the world where it seems like his dream come true but then as life itself (this is based on true story after all) it all goes down from there and it shows what fame and money can do to people. This movie is like a motivational and life teaching ride that you need to watch and experience. It might change your view towards musical movies and theater. This is truly a must watch movie for the New Year that is coming for a couple of hours now. It will give you in a proper spirit to achieve that New Year goals.

   The end of the movie is strong as the glimpse of the future at the beginning of the movie is resume. I am not gonna spoil it too much for you, so you need to watch for yourself and be inspired by the movie. When the movie finished I feel like clapping and to my surprise, the whole cinema echoed in clapping sounds when the whole cinema seems to agree with me. This is my first time seeing this kind of reaction in a cinema. All in all, I have just watched the greatest show this year, I feel hyped, I cry (just a little mind you), I feel motivated and inspired. So? What are you waiting for? Go watch the movie tomorrow with friends and family. It is a New Year after all. :D. Well, thanks for reading my review! The Greatest Showman? is approved by Ibrahim Khaziq!!! 

P/S : This is the lists of other songs in the movies. Enjoy!!! XD


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