Posted in What I Watch

{MOVIE} Assasin’s Creed

Cal Lynch travels back in time to 15th-century Spain through a revolutionary technology that unlocks the genetic memories contained in his DNA. There, he lives out the experiences of Aguilar de Nerha, a distant relative who’s also a member of the Assassins, a secret society that fights to protect free will from the power-hungry Templar Order. Transformed by the past, Cal begins to gain the knowledge and physical skills necessary to battle the oppressive organization in the present.

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For non Assassin’s Creed player, watching the movie adaptation is like watching teaser. Although they only use main-plot (sending someone going inside Animus to search the Apple), but to me, it’s enough to convince me to play the game.

For Assassin’s Creed hardcore fan, the story line can be very disappointing. I know their focus is how they find the Apple’s location, using dead person’s memories, but there’s no room for character development and clear explanation why Templar invented that machine.

Throughout the movie, I can’t stop admiring the parkour style that called Leap of Faith. It’s amazing and almost looks real. You may hate it, but admit it, this movie is faster than your heartbeat as if don’t want you to skip it. No room for romance, because it’s already full with running and jumping.

I know there’s lots of negative reviews, but here’s what I think: Assassin’s Creed is the great action-fantasy movie after Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials. Why I said that? Because they didn’t waste time by explaining too much. They just keep moving forward to the next stage.

Assassin’s Creed isn’t the best based-on-video-game movie, but it stings my heart and tickling my curiosity to dig more.

Released Date : December 21, 2016

Director           : Justin Kurzel

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{GAMES} Immortal Love: The Price Of A Miracle

A childhood friend has offered to sell your father a very rare artifact. He’s agreed to meet with you and your father at the local tavern, but something feels amiss. This artifact is hiding a dark secret, and a mysterious brotherhood will do anything to get it! Can you use the artifact to save your friends, or will you fall prey to its powerful magic?

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Would you risk things you love for a miracle?

The story in Immortal Love series become more mature and breathtaking. It isn’t only about the reunion between childhood friends, but also about the choice and the risk that someone could take just for one miracle.

On other hand, the visual presentation of the game is stunning. I love their realistic art style, combine it with flawless animation and great soundtrack. It’s definitely huge improvement from other games made by 4 Friends Games.

Even so, Immortal Love: The Price Of A Miracle can be too easy for veteran HOPA gamer. The part where player have to choose between save Conrad or save father is also disappointed. It didn’t affect the story plot, so it doesn’t matter which one you’ll choose.

Overall, I’m so happy playing this game. I love how they put the romance in the game that doesn’t make it feel cheesy. Instead, it is the exciting turn of event that I’m waiting throughout the game.

Release Date : December 9, 2016

Developer       : 4 Friends Games

Review on Immortal Love:

Letter From The Past

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{MOVIE} Fantastic Beast and Where To Find Them

The year is 1926, and Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident, were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.

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I know it’s so late to post this, but it’s better than never, right?

I think this is the first time I watch J.K Rowling’s works without read the book first. I was in the middle of worried and excited at that time.

What if the result isn’t as great as audience wants?

Newt Scamander was noted as main protagonist in Fantastic Beast, but his personality doesn’t spark as much as Jacob Kowalski. The chemistry between Newt and Tina also not able to touch my heart like Jacob-Queenie do. I think Rowling should switch the POV for the next movie.

The rest of story was fine. It’s as great as other Rowling’s works which is remind me the reason why I fall in love with her book. Even so, the movie has its flaws. If you look closely, the story plot in Fantastic Beast is actually pretty cliché’. Thankfully the brilliant performance from all actors/actress was able to cover that flaw.

The ending was sweet but also heartbreaking. I’m sad with the kid who suffer from Obscure, but I’m happy Jacob was able to achieve his dream and meet Queenie again. I really wish if they want to make another movie, they will put more effort into the script, not only the CGI Effect.

Oh, did I already tell you how awesome the CGI Effect in this movie? It’s mindblowing, dark yet so beautiful. Also it bring back lots of memories, made me miss Harry Potter era.

Like the poster said, Fantastic Beast is new era of wizarding world. It’s new era of J.K Rowling.

Release date   : November 18, 2016

Director          : David Yates

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{JOURNAL} Hello, 2017

I remember

When 2016 started, I was about had seminar proposal for my undergraduate thesis. Not long after seminar proposal, I made myself busy with blogging and making Youtube video. The views and subscribers count might not increased drastically, but knowing there’s someone else watching my video make me excited to making more video.

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I remember

On May 2016, I passed undergraduate thesis exam. I got an A for my research about cosplay.

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I remember

September 2016 was my graduation ceremony. One step closer to my other goal.

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I remember

Two weeks after graduated, I got a job at Si. Se. Sa, syar’i moslem wear boutique. I never dream work at boutique before.

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Now, January 2017 is the fourth month I work at Si. Se. Sa. The salary may not as big as my classmate who work at the same line of work, but I find something else.

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Them.

The warmth feeling, the friendship and all the joy feeling I never experienced before is the reason why I still work there. As long as I remember, I’ve been thought I’m not deserve to be happy and have friends. But in here, everything feels so different. It’s the first time I learn what is feel like have support from lots of friends, sharing the laugh and tears with other people.

Thankyou 2016 for teach me everything about life.

And hello 2017, let’s ride the adventure together.