MOVIE REVIEW|The Amazing Spiderman 2: Better than the previous … but that’s where it stops.

With lots of people craving to watch this sequel, it is inevitable to expect something great.
It wasn’t disappointing, and it is obviously MORE AMAZING than its predecessor, but other than that, it didn’t quite reach the stature of what a great movie is.

As the opening sequence starts, you can’t help but wonder what the roosevelt is for. It actually builds up the excitement somehow, and it felt good for someone who expects a lot. The movie goes and you’ll find an early action sequence that goes well with Gwen’s speech. The start looked promising indeed, yet somehow, it slowly created cracks in its own brilliance.

The short timed action sequences often give the viewers excitement; sadly it wasn’t the case in this one. There was just too much of this and the “is-that-it?” moment came too often. It was like drowning you with excitement until it was too much to take.

It is notable though that the moments when Gwen and Peter were put together in such a way that viewers won’t feel bored (for those who like the “kilig” moments as it it’s called in Tagalog). And the casting of the two actors(and actress) were actually perfect.

The bottom point is, the movie seemed like a very deep ocean, but the makers were not able to dive to the bottomm of it. The director may get the blame for this, while the movie could’ve been a LOT better. It was worth your P120 – P140 movie fee (P300+ for 3D viewers), or maybe a few pesos more, but that’s it.

For those who are fans of Spiderman, and would want to watch it, go! It’s not a waste of money. Maybe I just expected too much. But who wouldn’t be?

MOVIE RATE: 3.5 stars out of 5
**this is just a personal opinion and may not reflect the insights of other movie viewers or other movie critics.**

The CHOICE

I’ve been really thinking about the best topic to start with my blog.

This blogging thing just came popping out of my mind, until I decided to give it a try. After all, I have nothing to lose. I sure hope that those who would be able to read this will be able to appreciate my effort and criticize my work as well. I felt that this is a challenge for me. In the end, it was my choice to be here.

It was the choices that I made before that made me who I am today. And I’m pretty sure that it’s what made everyone who they are at this very moment. But… did we actually think about all the choices that we made?

Let’s stop for a moment and think about moments in time when we were along a crossroad, when there were several paths to where we may go. Think about how our life would’ve been if we chose a different path. Would it be better? Is there something that you would’ve lost or gained?

Sometimes (in my case, a lot of times), we tend to look back and tell to ourselves, “if only I _______________, I would’ve been a lot happier” or “my life would’ve been a lot better”. I’m quite sure all of us came to that point of time already. But who can you blame??? Who is at fault? Should we actually blame ourselves? or just accept that things happen for a reason?

It never hurts to think twice or thrice when coming up with a decision. They would sure make a difference. I advice to all of you to actually consider all the choices and paths in front of you, before choosing where to go. May it be about your personal life, studies, work, etc., all of it has an effect in our lives, however little. So, never underestimate the little things! They may cause you a lot! We may never know what is ahead of us, so we better give importance in every crossroads in our lives.

But when we realize that we made a “wrong choice”, need not to worry. My friends, I never regret the decisions and choices that I made. I learned how to accept them and faced the rough road ahead.  I always told myself that I may not have whatever good I have today if I chose a different path. I hope that all of us would do the same. Regrets will only pull us down. Our fear of facing what’s ahead will only grow, and we will grow weaker each moment that we hold that fear.

All of us must learn to accept everything that happens to us. We must always remember that everything happens for a reason, and it is up to us to find that reason by going through the path of life with courage, and letting go of our fear.

That’s all for now.

Heads up everyone!

Have a great life ahead!