Review: The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

SS+Kids: 8/10        

SS: 5/10 (Click here to see difference and know more about my rating)

As you may heard it before that The Nutcracker and the Four Realms only got 39 on Metascore. However, I don’t think this is a fair score.

TNFR is a typical Disney PG movie which made for children. It means that you cannot judge it by using an adult’s view. I fully agree that if you are an adult, you will find it tell a so simple story with a terrible way. But if consider yourself as a children which you may find every factors are special designed for this group.

First is the time, only 1hr 39min, which also is the longest time that a child may sit still. Every line and the way tell the story are all easy for a child to understand. You may find out that sugar lady is the villain as soon as you saw her, but kids can’t as smart as you.

Additionally, I want to criticise the media review here. They do give a fair score sometimes but sometimes they just ignore some important factors like what kind of audience is this movie facing to? Can not blindly pursue the artistry of the film with adult eyes, especially such fairy tale movies like this.

At last, Foy need to working harder on her performance, a great job she have done though. And the part of the relationship between she and her father really weak, need to be using more time tell audience the reason why, how are they suffer, and how change. Anyway just give audience more details! Speak of details, the whole movie moving so fast, sometimes not even explain every thing then ta-da anyway. And the edit work really not that good, but I can understand director and producers want audience know who is speaking, so make sure the sound and picture are presented at the same time, which make the characters of a fairy tale movie even more stupid.

Trailer: Ralph Breaks The Internet

Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks The Internet already released in some countries and it finally gonna in cinema next weekends! Here is the trailer, enjoy!

The movie got 71 on metascore and 86 on Rotten Tomato, yep I’ll post my score as soon as I watched it with my short review.

Btw the first movie got 72 and 87 on metascore and RT, so hmm…. if u have to be mean, u could say “Nah, worse than last one because one score less than the first one”. Don’t say I taught u this!

Film Review: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Surftechy Score: 6/10

J. K. Rowling please let the professionals do their job, and u just write ur book. 

The new Fantastic Beasts movie finally released last weekends. For two years waiting, fans of this magic world finally can see the latest story of Newt. 

Like the first film, the film has superb visual effects, especially in the IMAX3D, the jump effect is amazing, let the audience feel in the magic world. 

As a work of the big world view, this film incorporates more characters, and each has its own separate story line, but the obvious shortcoming is that Rowling is only good at showing different people’s stories in books. However, in the movie, the story cannot be well balanced, and the story cannot be smoothly switched between the stories. Even the same story line cannot be smoothly told. Frequent jump cut in the film have greatly discounted the entire story. Additionally, the big world view, many roles, it is difficult to explain the identity of every characters, but the film does not seem to care, perhaps because the audience of the film is mainly fans, so it is not necessary. 

The good thing is that the film is still the same as the first one, the first-class clothing design, so fabulous. At the same time, as a writer’s Rowling, how to leave a suspense is her magic weapon, the final big surprise of the film is really amazing.

Goodbye, Jin Yong The God Father of Chinese Wuxia(Martial Arts) Novel

Renowned Chinese martial arts novelist Jin Yong dies at 94. 

Jin Yong, a famous novel writer in China whose work influence at least 3 generations people in China. The characters in his work are known by everyone in China. Every Chinese can name at least two characters’ name of his work.

For his famous work, people regard he as the god father of Chinese Wuxia novel. 

Back in last century, in HongKong, Jin Yong with Ni Kuang, James Wong and Cai Lan called “Hong Kong’s four great talents”.They have a profound knowledge of literature and have had a major impact on the development of not only Hong Kong but also Chinese literature.

Jin Yong’s wuxia novels have a widespread following in Chinese communities worldwide. His 15 works written between 1955 and 1972 earned him a reputation as one of the greatest and most popular wuxia writers ever. By the time of his death he was the best-selling Chinese author, and over 100 million copies of his works have been sold worldwide (not including an unknown number of pirated copies). According to The Oxford Guide to Contemporary World Literature, Jin Yong’s novels are considered to be of very high quality and are able to appeal to both highbrow and lowbrow tastes. His works have the unusual ability to transcend geographical and ideological barriers separating Chinese communities of the world, achieving a greater success than any other contemporary writer. (Wikipedia:

Although the writer who created the wuxia left, the spirit of “Xia(侠,heroic)” stay in every reader’s deep heart. I believe this also is Jin Yong’s wish. Leaving the true spirit of his work to the world as the biggest treasure to the world.

Thank you, Mr. Jin, goodbye.

R.I.P To Great Artist

Really sad to hear the passing of Stan Lee. R.I.P to the man who created a legendary world of hero. 

Just in these few months, so many legendary artists passed by. Jin Yong, the one who created the Chinese martial arts world, also is a great loss to the world.

It’s an end to the old era, but also is a bright new beginning to the future.


7 out of 10

As a historical feature film, it is important to choose the right part from the whole story. Robert The Bruce has a lot of stories to tell in his life. It is certain that if a film wants to tell his story, it must talk about he leads Scottish independence. But from which time frame of his life to start telling his story is the main question should be considered.

The producer chose to start from 1299 is a good choice. The story will not make the film out of focus because of the failure of the previous war, but also succinctly explain the background of the story.

However, the story still too big and long to tell which make the audience feel that the movie is incomprehensible.

The director’s love for the blood battle scene has made the film has great part description of blood and sword.

And at last feeling so excited when I found out I am studying at the this film set. This film set few scene in University of Glasgow and use the Glasgow Cathedral as well.