Thursday, February 18, 2010

Valentine's Day vs Percy Jackson

Spent a good portion of the long, loong weekend at home and my mom's place, vegetating. Thus explaining the lack of updates in the blog. hihihihi.. At other times, I was at the movies, spending some quality time with the other half. Dulu, waktu berchenta pun, going to the movies has always been one of the main agenda. This time, we managed to watch TWO movies. :)

Valentine's Day
picture from here

A star-studded film - Julia Roberts, Jessica Alba, Ashton Kutcher, Topher Grace, Anne Hathaway, McDreamy, McSteamy, Taylor Swift, Taylor Laudner, Jessica Biel, Jamie Foxx - macam-macam ada.. So it was definitely pleasing on the eye! :)

The story line pun boleh tahan. It's a story of love in its many, many forms. One good lesson to be learnt by all is that you need to accept your other half in totality - the good parts as well as the bad part. To stand by their mistake and to celebrate their succcess. Gitulah lebih kurang. (Eh, movie pun ada moral of the story? Ini sudah bagus..)

I mean, I went in with no expectations, so I was pleasantly surprised at the end. The bad guys ended up alone, the good guys get companions. A real feel good, heart warming movie this one.

Percy Jackson & The Olympians : The Lighting Thief

picture from here
Truthfully, I thought Percy Jackson was the American version of Harry Potter. Only that the boy can't act as well as Daniel Radcliffe. hihihihihi So kayu , he reminds me of Anakin Skywalker in Episode 1.

The story was adventurous enough to my liking and the sidekicks were pretty awesome. The villains are even more awesome - Uma Thurman as Medusa. So stunning. *literally* There's also other hotshots like Pierce Brosnan, Sean Bean, Rosario Dawson and Melina Kanakaredes (The CSI lady - susahnya nak eja nama). I loved Hades in the Mick Jagger persona - hilarious! And that Persephone is so gatal! Rosario nailed her perfectly! hihihihihi :)

Despite the great CGI and story-line, I personally feel that in the duel between the two, I proclaim Valentine's Day as the winner! Woo-hoo!!! I am a sappy romantic underneath after all.. :)

Excuse my ignorance, but I have never heard of this dude Percy Jackson before. But, it did make me google him a little more. So this is what I found.

There's a whole series of Percy Jackson and the Olympians - in writing by Rick Riordan. The series include:
  • The Lightning Thief
  • The Sea of Monsters
  • The Titan's Curse
  • the Battle of Labyrinth
  • The Last of the Olympian
I have only this to say, "That Percy Jackson Hardcover Boxed Set sure looks yummy." hihihihi
Picture from here

-dillz blogging out-


Along said...

OMG Woman!! Do not show me pictures of books!! So tempting, but I already promised hubby I would finish reading the 5 books I already bought.

My date day is scheduled for next Monday but we all intend to watch Wolfman. Heeee...

dillazag said...

Wolfman? Macam review tak best la, yang.
Gi la tengok Valentine's Day. Gi la. Gi la..

RAZ said...

Percy Jackson tu modern version of Perseus la, yg bunuh Medusa n laki kepada Andromeda (wiki has come to the rescue)...huhu....aku pun g tgk cite ni ari tu, OK gak.
As for the valentine days tu, sound like ala2 cite Melayu 'Cinta' tu jek , ada ramai pelakon2 handalan gak (Rahim Razali, Fatimah Abu Bakar, Eizlan Yusof, Sharifah Amani etc...) Agaknya Hollywood la ni dh recognise cite2 Melayu ni.. Bapa bintang ko bagi cite Valentine tu?

dillazag said...

Tepat sekali : Percy = Perseus. Dalam cerita ni memang dia bunuh Medusa. (Hot Medusa dia..) :)

Valentine's Day kalau pergi dengan laki atau bini, saya bagi 4 1/2 bintang. Musti pergi tau!

~ayoi~ said...

Harith went to see Percy Jackson for midnight show in Taiping with his uncle and cousins. Mama & ayah tak ikut. Yg paling cool, masuk wayang tak pakai tiket, tapi end up dok atas riba uncle dia.

Only in Taiping can do that.. LoL

dillazag said...

Only in Taiping, maa...
Did he enjoy the show?

~ayoi~ said...

He enjoy the movie and the company.

dillazag said...

Syok dapat keluar melepak malam-malam tu..