Category: Movie/Drama Review

Drifting Dragons, Imagination that Blends Aspiration with Illusion

Alluringly artistic, spiritedly upbeat, Drifting Dragons explored the best of humanities through the fictional occupation of dragon hunting from an airship. Yet being removed from reality meant the depiction was both aspirational and illusional, if one traced back… Read More

Astra Lost in Space, a Beautiful Fairytale Far-Fetched from Reality

When I looked at the poster of Astra Lost in Space, I saw a group of younglings among stars and planets. When I watched its first trailer, the scenes were like the 2013 movie Gravity being tamed by… Read More

Knight of Sidonia, A Sci-Fi Animation Series with Little except Good Music

After destroying Earth many years ago, the alien race Gauna has been pursuing the remnants of humanity—which, having narrowly escaped, fled across the galaxy in a number of giant seed ships. In the year 3394, Nagate Tanikaze surfaces… Read More

Terror in Resonance, a Thought-Invoking Animation Series, for Japanese only?

Where shall I start? Maybe from the name itself and the poster. I was spoiled before watching the series that it somehow involved a “nuke”, which is not really my fault cause it’s written in the “Synopsis” part… Read More

Psycho Pass (Season 1), An Outstanding and Thought Invoking Animation Series

Justice, and the enforcement of it, has changed. In the 22nd century, Japan enforces the Sibyl System, an objective means of determining the threat level of each citizen by examining their mental state for signs of criminal intent,… Read More

RahXephon, a Great Animation Series out of the Shadow of EVA

At first glance, the animation series of RahXephon tells the story of a God-chosen teenage boy riding a giant robot and fighting off villains. Oh wait a moment, shouldn’t that be Neon Genesis Evangelion (EVA)?

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, a kids movie rated PG-13

Being adapted from a comic franchise, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows could easily be OK, because the comic already sets an exciting storyline that the movie just needs to follow. Also being adapted from a… Read More

Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare, a milestone for transition to action movies

Speaking of the Japanese animation series Detection Conan, a franchise that’s basically the age of myself, a series that I’ve watched from the age of Conan to the age of Shinichi Kudo and beyond, it’s hard to deny… Read More

Assassination Classroom Season 1&2, a Japanese Animation Series that didn’t get enough to deliver

I came to known the Assassination Classroom series because my friends were watching it on a train ride. I decided to give it a try, which ended up as just another topic for our casual chats, no more.

London Has Fallen (2016), an overall good action movie with unrealistic settings

If I want to make a list of the most exciting movie trailers of the year, London has Fallen would definitely be one of them. In fact, it’s trailer is so breathtakingly action-packed that I decided to go… Read More