Movies in General


supersnoop

Senior Member
Registered Member
Anyway have the Singaporeans forgotten what the Japanese did to them lol
Personal aside, growing up in a western country, obviously learning about WW2 was a total Eurocentric affair save a literal paragraph about the British Empire sending their colonial subjects off to die in a hopeless defense of HK.

While visiting some distant family members in SG, I was taken to Sentosa Island and the visitor centre at the time had the WW2 history with pictures of Sook Ching massacre (one of the places they did the mass killings was Sentosa). Quite shocking to see as a kid, and certainly not forgotten by me even now.

I wouldn't condone anti-Japanese sentiment for the sake of cultivating anti-Japanese sentiment, but the real history was not exactly rainbows.
 

NiuBiDaRen

Brigadier
Registered Member
Since COVID has stolen Christmas, I've decided to watch Chinese war films instead.

I'm also waiting for the Korean sci fi TV series The Silent Sea to release on Friday, wanna see what Korean sci fi TV series will look like.

Anyone can give me recommendations?

I personally will recommend The Red Detachment of Women (1961). Communist action thriller, set in Hainan and starring a super strong heroine and handsome lead actor. I watched it in class in the past, and everyone enjoyed it.

I'm also looking to watch The Tokyo Trial, Red Sorghum, Devils on the Doorstep. Devils on the Doorstep seems very intriguing.

the-red-detachment-of-women-1 (1).png
 
Last edited:

NiuBiDaRen

Brigadier
Registered Member
1640194236971.png

Movie poster for Korean scifi TV series The Silent Sea, coming this Christmas eve.

Starring Bae Doona and Gong Yoo.
 

Bellum_Romanum

Colonel
Registered Member
Please, Log in or Register to view URLs content!

Petition to save Cowboy Bebop is making the news. @Bellum_Romanum @Overbom
Did you like that show? I didn't, admittely i only tried to watch the 1st 10 minutes but tuned it off because it came across cringy (action scene was whack) and Mr.Choi didn't come across bad ass enough for my taste. He looked aged (worn out) his part should have been given to a younger Asian dude. Maybe am being a little unreasonable with my observation. What's your take?
 

NiuBiDaRen

Brigadier
Registered Member
Did you like that show? I didn't, admittely i only tried to watch the 1st 10 minutes but tuned it off because it came across cringy (action scene was whack) and Mr.Choi didn't come across bad ass enough for my taste. He looked aged (worn out) his part should have been given to a younger Asian dude. Maybe am being a little unreasonable with my observation. What's your take?
Well the original Spike Spiegel was white. So it should have been given to a white dude technically, but it makes sense to have one Asian guy in an originally Japanese anime.

Please, Log in or Register to view URLs content!
Please, Log in or Register to view URLs content!

Most of the media thinks John Cho acted great. Me too. Cowboy Bebop isn't meant to be dark, but irreverent. I think he pulls it off. He's a bit too old for the role, but he admitted it himself. I think he's fine though, his personality slides in well for the role. Maybe just the fighting is where he is lacking because of his age.

There was definitely that sexiness element to him too. The sex scenes between Cho and the Russian girl felt completely natural and you actually wanted to see it happen between the two. That chemistry was there.

Not like say Jason Bingham and Li Bingbing which was a complete chemistry bomb.

Most importantly, I believe while Cowboy Bebop was only decent, it should be continued in a nod to artistic creativity. We don't want more droll superhero TV or movies. Netflix cancelled it after season one for profitability outlook reasons.

But the petition now has 75,000 signatures and if we get to 100,000, hopefully Netflix gives it the go-ahead for season 2 and brings more diversity to a superhero saturated TV and movie industry.

I would say season one was 7.5/10, but I do believe they should be given a chance to correct course and improve.

I think one idea would be to bring in Chris Pratt for a cameo. But that's just my idea.
 

Top