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and remember THIS
edit: added the video link.

Lo, there do I see my father
Lo, there do I see my mother, my sisters and my brothers
Lo, there do I see the line of my people, back to the beginning
Lo, they do call to me
They bid me take my place among them
In the halls of Valhalla
Where the brave may live
Forever

So yeah, alot of guys hate chick flicks. We have to be hard people and chick flicks don’t fit into that paradigm. BUT, there are Guy chick flicks, or MAN flicks, movies that make a guy tear up, movies that make us mumble, “a real man isn’t afraid to cry”. Yes, these are are movies that men will not be ashamed to admit that they cried to. I’ve been trying to come up with a list of my own so that if you haven’t seen them maybe you should. So here we go.

The Transformers movie
No, not the live action one, the cartoon one, the 1986 one. The part where Optimus Prime dies and gives up the Matrix of Leadership to Ultra Magnus is one of the greatest scenes EVER in cartoons. The lines “But Prime… I’m… I’m just a soldier. I’m not worthy.”, “Nor was I.” tears me up every time…

Saving Private Ryan
Final decisive battle against the Nazis, hopelessly outnumbered. Unafraid to give one’s life so that one man can go home to his family. Then the fast forward to the present day where that same man says, “My family is with me today. They wanted to come with me. To be honest with you, I wasn’t sure how I’d feel coming back here. Every day I think about what you said to me that day on the bridge. And I’ve tried to live my life the best I could. I hope that was enough. I hope that at least in your eyes, I’ve earned what all of you have done for me.”

Field of Dreams
“If you build it, HE will come.” ‘Nuff said.

Varsity Blues
You want a slow clap moment? Here. “Now if we go out there, and we half-ass it ’cause we’re scared, all we’re left with is an excuse; we’re always gonna wonder. But if we go out there, and we give it absolutely everything – that’s heroic. Let’s be heroes.”

Hehe, I loved it.

Oh, I LOVED Amy Adams. I heart her much more now.

The “300” scene was AMAZING.

I want flashlight fighting skills.

But seriously, take your kids to this movie. Watch this movie yourself. The character relationships are great. It was a very VERY enjoyable watch. There are lessons about happiness in the movie that may be cliche but it’s still good.

Hard as it will be on my wallet, I think I have to go back to watching movies nowadays. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a Filipino, I love a good DVDrip as much as anyone but there’s really something different about the big screen.

I’m really excited about some of the movies that are coming out and these are movies that I can watch with my buddies. Big plus for me that GEEK movies are all the rage nowadays. G.I. Joe and Transformers are coming soon and UP and Harry Potter too. Inglourious Bastards and The Expendables is looking great.

So yeah, anybody wanna join me?

There WILL be a Tron II.

LET. THAT. SINK. IN. TRON. TWO.

TRON effin’ TWO. EPIC WIN.

It BETTER be an EPIC WIN. With a reported 300 million US$ budget.
Ooh ooh ooh!!! Light BIKES FTW!!! GLOWING FRISBEE IS TEH EPIC WIN!!!

I SWEAR TO GOD, I WILL WATCH THIS FILM IF IT KILLS ME.

I don’t get to watch very many movies. This is my own fault, I never make time so I always end up missing out. Of the movies that I’ve watched the past year though, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed movies with a subtle(sometimes blatant) message placed into the plot at a key point in the story.

Whether talking about environmental, social, cultural or political issues, these movies are admirable simply because many are child-oriented. It reminds me of a birthday party I went to in 2008, the puppet show was actually a bleak satire of life in the Philippines. The children were laughing because of the antics of the puppets, the adults were laughing because the side comments were TOO true.

What issues have you seen in movies that are pertinent to our society now?

Yes, I am a poet and I don’t even know it.

Okay, thoughts on “Race to Witch Mountain”…

It’s a nice family, kiddie movie. It has action and some of the cutest scenes in a movie you’ll have seen thus far this year(which isn’t saying much, admittedly). Dwayne Johnson is steadily establishing himself in the movie industry as a “Family-oriented Action star with a sprinkling of comedic timing”(my description, I tend to describe as completely as I can, my apologies), something he played to perfection in “the Gameplan”.

The plot is simple(it IS a Disney film) but I like the adult undertones of the movie. Simply put, it has the GOOD stuff for the kiddies and the SERIOUS stuff for the adults. I will not talk about both.

First, let’s tackle the GOOD stuff. Whiz-bang-boom! Now that THAT’S out of my system, let’s get down to brass tacks. Okay, it’s a Disney movie, LOVELY special effects, cool alien powers, nice fight scenes to showcase that Dwayne Johnson is still “The Rock”(even though it isn’t shown in the credits anymore) and the obligatory cute scenes with geeky people and stray dogs.

Okay, now for the SERIOUS stuff. The environmental and quasi-political/societal undertones present in the movie will make the older viewers(who actually have to be smart enough to RECOGNIZE the undertones) think about the state that our culture and planet is in right now. It sort of puts a damper on the whole “family movie” feel for the older demographic. THIS IS NOT A BAD THING. I actually loved the fact that there were SERIOUS issues being discussed in the movie. There actually seems to be a line in the movie acknowledging that very fact.

All in all, it was a very nice movie to watch, I found that it had something for everyone and everyone had something to gain from watching it whether it be mundane joys or subtle realizations. It may not be for everyone but I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Self explanatory. Should be a nice film. Tell all o’ you guys about it when I get back. Watching the last full show, on a Tuesday. Should be interesting.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in another Disney Family movie. Hehehe!