Last King of Scotland


Few weeks back, I watched the movie Last king of Scotland. It has won several awards including “Best Actor (Idi Amin-Forest Whitkaer)” in Academy Awards 2007, Golden Globe Awards…etc. At the begging I thought its more like the other films based on racism like “Hotel Rwanda” and “Shooting Dogs” , but its little more different that than.
When I was watching the film, I realized how much its relate to leaders of our country, (well they don’t eat human flesh like Idi Amin, but they suck their blood).
In the movie, there’s a scene when “Idi Amin” address the people. There he’s giving hope to the people about a developed, prosperous and a unified Uganda. It came to my mind of what our leaders tell us throughout our history. About their fairytales, how they going to develop the country, make our economy strong…
In the movie “Uganda” people reflected the exact way how our people react. How people get fascinated and how they day dreaming about the sweet stories that their Amin told them.
So it’s up to us, to stop the “Idi Amins” who destroying our country, moving our motherland to hell…lets pray that our people will realize this someday…



Ok the truth is I couldn’t wait to watch it, since I watched the trailer in Yahoo Movies. I remember got a ‘Japanese Transformer’ comic book when I was a kid and I’ve played with several Transformer toys (of course when I was a kid… 🙂 ).
So.. Right after a week the, movie came to MC Cinema; I gathered all my friends on last Tuesday (I really wanted to share the full enjoyment with my buddies) and went there at 6.30pm. There was a considerable queue at that time, so it was good idea to go earlier.
Anyhow I couldn’t find a seat in the center of the back rows- which is my favorite spot to enjoy movies.
Movie started at 7.30pm starting with a modified version of DreamWorks logo with a transformers robotic-voice. At beginning I was little bit worried with the sound, because compared to Savoy cinema, it had less quality DTS sound.
I heard that the Transformers has the record for longest rendering time for a frame, i.e. ~38hours.I was not amazed about that because the details of the robots were amazing. Fighting scene were Adrenalin pumping, and most of the crashes, stunts, blasts were done in real environment without using computer graphics because the director Michael Bay wanted to give the real thrill for the audience.
The story was ok; had the fun, humor, little bit of romance and LOTS of action. So it’s a well balanced movie to watch, enjoy and relax.
After the movie, all of my buddies accepted, that it was a great movie. I heard that there’s going to be two more sequels and now I’m waiting for hear any news about them…

Going back to time of Spartans…


Yesterday I watched the movie 300, and I thought I could write something about it. Actually I watched the DivX, not the DVD or in a theater. Yeah, I know what you thinking right now…It’s true that you can’t get the full enjoyment of a film like 300 without watching in a theater. But I couldn’t wait.. (But I’m pretty sure it won’t come to our cinemas)
Unlike other historical movies like Troy or Gladiator, 300 had completely made using the Blue Screen. All the backgrounds are computer generated. The story is framed by a voice-over narrative by the Spartan soldier Dilios. Because of this narrative technique and various fantastical creatures, 300 comes under the genre of historical fantasy.
Anyway what I felt when I was watching the movies ,is that I actually gone into the time of Spartans…Main factors leverage this was the CG backgrounds of prosperous corn fields , nice red and yellow sky, castles and environments like seen in fairytale books and of course, the well built Spartans with ‘6-pack’ in their stomachs 😉 .
The fighting scenes were marvelous. Especially the Matrix like slow motion and the poetic type motions of our Spartan heroes.
Ok…the bottom line is this is a great movie and you’ll enjoy it from start to end.