Madagascar & The Intepreter

So I finally got around to seeing Madagascar[/url], I’ve been meaning to watch it since it came out, actually since I saw the trailer at the cinema some time ago (I haven’t been for a while).

I also wanted to watch Kingdom of Heaven, but it’s gone off suprisingly quickly, the only place left showing it is KLCC…which we proceeded to on Friday, only to find all the seats gone (only the front 2 rows, remained). So I watched The Intepreter[/url] instead.

The Interpreter

Political intrigue and deception unfold inside the United Nations, where a US Secret Service agent (Penn) is assigned to protect an interpreter (Kidman) who overhears an assassination plot.


This was a reasonable movie, a little more than medicore, rather slow passed, convuluted and nothing much original either, no crazy twists, it was transparent from the start. Nicole Kidman was good as always, and Sean Penn was well, Sean Penn…he can only play one role so that’s what he did (The silent, ‘cool’, emotionally traumatised, bad-boy kinda thing).

It’s mostly about politics and the ‘moral’ of the storyline being a cliche itself, something along the lines of the inability of ‘peaceful’ organisations like the UN to actually make a difference, you really need to grab a rifle and shoot some shit.

There was no action to speak of, no sex and no nudity in the shower scene.

Plus a trio of monkeys behind us kept repeating the script, or scenes through-out the movie in Malay so simplistic even I could understand it..

“Mati ah?”

“Ooooh, potong!”

“Mandi ah?”

“Tidur…”

The film was ok, I wouldn’t highly recommend it, but it’s watchable if there’s nothing else, it is a little on the boring side though and rather tepid for a movie trying to make big political statements, I felt no outrage nor symphathy.

Definately could have been better, 4.5 out of 10.

Madagascar

Spoiled by their upbringing with no idea what wild life is really like, three animals from New York Central Zoo escape in search of their friend and find themselves on route to Madagascar


This was a funny movie, as expected, Dreamworks still can’t match Pixar though (I don’t think).

It’s entertaining, good for the kid and the adults, gave me a few good laughs that’s for sure. It’s not destined to become a classic however, but it’s definately worth watching.

Saw a trailer for Ice Age 2 aswell, might be good, first one was cute.

It’s a good story aswell, concerning the welfare of animals in Zoo’s and how they feel about it, I’ve personally always been torn when it comes to Zoo’s. I think there’s something very wrong about keeping animals in captivity just for the purpose of looking at them…agreed they are well kept, healthy, well fed and to all pretences seem happy.

The other side is that I think it’s a truly fantasic experience for kids to be able to experience these animals, real ones, not on TV..Especially those inner city kids like myself, who would never have a chance to travel or go on safari, school trips to the zoo were awesome. It just so happens I’ve changed my own circumstances, so it is possible for me now.

But for the rest of those kids, it’s a great thing.

There was also some other moral stuff as with most movies nowdays about friendship and loyalty and blah blah.

Anything featuring Chris Rock or his voice has to be funny, so that’s also true in this case.

The psycho penguins were COOL! and poo throwing monkeys.

Cute, funny and fun, worth watching 6.5 out of 10.

So I’m still left….Kingdom of Heaven, Star Wars III and Mr & Mrs Smith (I have no desire at all to watch House of Wax).

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13 Responses to Madagascar & The Intepreter

  1. kimberlycun June 5, 2005 at 11:29 pm #

    i really want to watch house of wax. madagascar was cool but it’s no shrek and i guess dreamworks’s magic stopped at shrek. can’t wait for pixar’s next serving.

  2. FireAngel June 6, 2005 at 12:22 am #

    Seen Star Wars. GO WATCH IT ALREADY. TAKE ME ALONG FOR SMITHS!!!!!!! BRAD PITT SO HOT! I WANNA HUMP! I MUST HUMP! HUMP HUMP HUMP!

  3. tiger June 6, 2005 at 12:42 am #

    Another blogger said they fell asleep halfway through Interpreter. I’ll take your view as a seconder 😛

    I saw a behind the scenes quickie re Madagascar, I thought it was rather original to base the film’s artwork on the works of a french impressionist. The hippo character is super cute I reckon.

    cheers

  4. tiger June 6, 2005 at 12:44 am #

    When you say hump, are you referring to Brad Pitt, or any Mr. Smith?

    Just kidding, it’s a Monday joke so still a bit off 😛

    cheers

  5. suanie June 6, 2005 at 1:10 am #

    come we go watch HOW… but actually i think buy dvd better :p

  6. ShaolinTiger June 6, 2005 at 1:20 am #

    I probably would have fallen asleep too if it wasn’t for the dipsticks being me mumbling through-out the movie.

  7. ShaolinTiger June 6, 2005 at 1:24 am #

    She’s sexually fuckstrated, I think she’d hump anything right now 😀

  8. S-Kay June 6, 2005 at 1:26 am #

    Watched Madagascar and it’s so not Chris Rock when he used “butt” and not “ass” when he said “Hey, whatchoo doin biting my butt”. Enjoyed it and I too think HOW should be watched on DVD and The Intepreter as well =P

    Now come come, we shall all look forward to Batman shall we? 😉

  9. ShaolinTiger June 6, 2005 at 1:32 am #

    IMHO, The Intepreter is probably best not watched at all..

    And House of Wax…hummm, I can just imagine it heading into the realms of worst 100 movies ever made.

  10. S-Kay June 6, 2005 at 3:26 am #

    make it the worst 100 movies and probably landing on the top 10 spot

  11. kimberlycun June 6, 2005 at 4:49 am #

    i have faith in joel silver. the original was quite scary, i wanna see if the remake could top it. even if it’s bad, surely not as bad as artsy, boring korean horrors.

  12. Dabido (Teflon) June 6, 2005 at 8:23 am #

    I’m available … can she swim to Aussie? 🙂

  13. Mr Kiasi June 7, 2005 at 11:46 am #

    But go cinema must sing ‘Negaraku’ wan wor. You know how to sing anot? *just joking*