The basic plot of the Suicide Squad

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There is an edge about being the bad man and that has been used to its fullest potential in the movie. When you watch Suicide Squad, you would realize how a team has been assembled by the government with the world’s most terrifying super villains to fight an entity that is seemingly undefeatable. Add to this concoction, powerful weaponry and a larger than life mission plan; it is a recipe for unmatched anticipation.

Amanda Waller, who happens to be a U.S. Intelligence officer has on mind the most detestable and loathsome group of individuals to form a team to fight out in this mission. These individuals have been serving sentence in prison and their sheer vulnerability lies in the fact that they will be killed if they attempt to escape this game plan. With nothing to lose in life, this group of individuals realize in due time that they haven’t really been selected to prove their might but for the fact that they are answerable to the authorities. If they succeed, their sentence will be reduced and if they don’t, they could conveniently be written off.

The power struggle develops when they need to chose between two options; whether they die trying to succeed or take up the reins of their lives in their own hands.

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The Making of Star Trek Beyond

Star trek beyond full movie is the third part of the rebooted star trek series. J.J. Abrams who was the director of second installment of the franchise returns as only the producer of the movie along with Bryan Burk and Roberto Orci. The reins of direction have been passed on to Justin Lin who is known for his work in the Fast and Furious series. Simon Pegg and Dough Jung have collaborated to build the screenplay of the science fiction action film.

  • Screenplay

The central theme of the movie revolts around the five-year mission which is led by Captain Kirk. The crew is abandoned in an unknown planet and is attacked mercilessly by a new alien band of villains named the Swarm. Krall, the leader of Swarm, abhors the philosophy of the Enterprise and plans to wipe out its existence. It is now up to Captain Kirk and his men to prove that the ideal the federation upholds is worth fighting for.

The trailer of Star Trek Beyond which can be watched online will spike the curiosity of even the most skeptical audience.  Simon Pegg has commented that he wanted to develop the story that would seem attractive even to those audiences who have not watched star trek in the past.

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Star Trek series, the screenplay will incorporate traditional Trek elements to keep alive the spirit of the TV series.

  • Casting

All the key enterprise members (Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, John Cho, Zoe Saldana) make a return along with new entrants Idris Elba who plays the villain and Sofia Boutella who plays an alien warrior. Star trek Beyond stream the fan meet event hosted by Paramount Productions which brings together the cast and crew.

  • Filming

The shooting of the film began on June 5, 2015. The major portion of the movie was shot in Vancouver, BC. Filming was also carried out in Seoul and Dubai.  The principal filming ended in October 2015 though the production underwent reshoots which was completed on March 2016.

  • Music

The very talented Michael Giacchino has been once again roped in to write the score of the movie

  • Marketing

The cast of the movie launched the “To Boldly Go” charity campaign to benefit nine different children’s charity. Those who donated would receive gifts and the person who donated most generously would stand a chance of winning a walk on part along with a friend.

The teaser of the film received mixed reactions as people were not very impressed by the inclusion of the Beastie Boys song “Sabotage”. The full length trailer was later released and it was better received than the teaser.

  • Release

The star trek 2016 movie will be released in 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D. The movie will be released in Dolby cinema format in select theaters. Do watch star trek beyond when it hits the screens near you on July 22, 2016. The date coincides with the 50th year anniversary of the epic series since it was first aired on TV in 1966.

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THE SIXTH DAY

6th day tackles the thorny subject of Cloning, and genetic research in general. While not as cerebral as Gattica, this movie still asks the right questions for the right reasons. The movie starts with a normal household, Arnold Schwarzenegger playing the luddite father Adam, presumably so called due to the biblical connotations of the movie’s title. Adams daughter, Clara (Taylor Anne Reid) is more in tune with the latest gizmos and trends, urging Adam to get her a SynthPal Cindy – the most realistic (and hideous, I might add) doll in the shops. He refuses, wanting her to play with real friends before setting off to work as a snowboarding instructor. So far not too exciting, eh? Well, things are mixed up a bit when Adam is informed that the dog has died, and he should get a new one from Re-Pet, where a DNA-cloned dog can be grown in under 3 hours, to save his daughter any heartbreak. After much deliberation Adam decides that a Synthpal doll is better for his daughter, rather than covering up the realities of life. So, Adam returns home only to see an exact copy of himself through the window. Who is this guy, what is he doing, and why? Now, events start to really move.

While the movie starts out in a fairly mundane fashion it is, nevertheless, interesting to see how horizon-technology (now available since the movie, I may add) has been incorporated into the normal family unit. Fridges indicate what produce is required, and offers to order them for you, mirrors have personal organisers built into them detailing your itinerary for the day, and of course, cloning. The issue of cloning is initially handled by the Re-Pet stores, an idea that could easily be a reality. After all, humanity already thinks of our fellow animals as commodities, so why not clone pets? As the advert in 6th Day so eloquently puts it: Losing a pet need never break your heart again. However, the movie never addresses the issue of animal intelligence or intuition, assuming that their lack thereof means that they wouldn’t be aware of the cloning phenomenon. To my mind it would be the animal kin with a closer link to the wild, and more efficient olfactory receptors, that would reject cloning. That minor issue aside, the whole cloning argument is handled very well, within the context of an action movie. What would you do if you saw your own clone, what are the sociological ramifications of a clone’s rights or who decides who to clone and why? All these issues are pretty deep when you really look at them, the latter point sending shivers up my spine (fancy an eternal president Bush?). It is to 6th Day’s credit that the breakneck pace hardly ever gets bogged down, but explains enough to make you think beyond what is happening onscreen. Schwarzenegger is fine as the father, but the bad guys, especially Michael Rooker as Robert Marshall, make the movie the fun watch it is, rather than the turgid mess it could have been. Look out, too for a wonderful Robert Duvall performance as he confronts the death of his wife. In fact only the main villain, Michael Drucker (Tony Goldwyn) lacks a relationship to the movie, the character seemingly ripped from a bad James Bond flick. The latter stages of 6th Day are choked by the Drucker character, allowing the movie to ease into mediocrity. The journey up until that point, however, is a good and surprisingly thought provoking one.

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MAN ON FIRE

”There is one kidnapping every 60 minutes in Latin America. 70% of the victims do not survive”

So opens the Tony Scott movie “Man On Fire”. A remake of the 1987 Elie Chouraqui movie starring Scott Glenn (who himself worked with Denzel Washington in “Training Day”) and based on the (allegedly autobiographical) novel by A.J.Quinnell, this release sees the story transported from Naples, Italy to Mexico City.

Burned out CIA operative John Creasy (Washington) travels down to Mexico to visit his friend Rayburn (Christopher Walken). After Rayburn suggests he should get a job as personal bodyguard to give him a purpose again, Creasy takes on the role of protector to 8 year old Pita Ramos (Dakota Fanning) but, just as Creasy is starting to believe in himself again, he is taken down by a group of ruthless kidnappers and left for dead. Recovering from his wounds, Creasy finds that something went very wrong with the kidnappers demanded payout and he vows revenge on everyone who profited in any way from the crime.

What we have here is a story of revenge, retribution and, ultimately, repentance and penitence. The movie builds slowly – starting with the development of the friendship between Creasy and his young charge Pita, as she shows him a way back from his drinking problem and the hell of his past, gradually winding up the tension with Pitas being kidnapped and, ultimately, all hell being let loose as Creasy seeks out those responsible. I wasn’t at all sure about Scott’s style at the beginning of the movie though. Crash cuts, MTV style hand held camera shots (which seem to be all the rage at present in “gritty” filmmaking) and a unique style of “pop up video”-like subtitling (used not only for translating the Spanish language scenes but also to add emphasis to certain lines of dialogue) are initially fatiguing but, as the plot unfolds, add impact and realism to the piece. Denzel Washington is excellent in his portrayal of the haunted Creasy, a man with many demons in his past who excels at destruction and the art of death. Desperate to find a way to live with what his past, his desire for retribution upon those responsible for the abduction of his supposed salvation is understandable and believable. However, the real stand out here is undoubtedly Dakota Fanning. 9 years old and currently in high demand for movie role’s and with 17 movies under her belt already (counting 5 movies in pre or post production, including the much discussed 2005 “War Of The Worlds”), she manages to portray Pitas’ relationship with Washington (much toned down from the relationship with the 12 year old in the novel) without descending into too much schmaltz.

Finally the movie is to be commended for its conclusion. Obviously I won’t spill the beans as to the final scene but, in the lead up to the last few moments, I honestly believed they would back away from a dark ending, but they didn’t. The ending here is poignant, emotional and brings the character of Creasy to a suitably noble conclusion, a rare thing in an action movie.

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SAW

Saw is the latest in a long series of movies that take inspiration from Se7en’s unremittingly bleak direction. The actual plot of Saw is very simple: two men, Adam and Dr. Lawrence Gordon (played by scriptwriter Leigh Whannell and Cary Elwes respectively) find themselves chained to some pipes in a disused, very large, bathroom by the renowned Jigsaw Killer. How they got there, and why, but more importantly how they are to escape, become focal points as the movie progresses. Otherwise, that’s it. I mean, fair enough, you have Danny Glover playing obsessive detective David Tapp and a few other sideline plots, but Saw is really only about the two men, in the bathroom. Leigh Whannell, despite being a scriptwriter, gives a pretty good performance. His reactions have effervescence, an everything including the kitchen sink, feel that only the truly motivated posses. Cary Elwes, on the other hand, never seems to be emotionally charged. Sobs of tears have no tears sounding contrived with a hollow resonance. Cries of despair are raw, but come across as forced and without feeling.

A partial lack of good acting has ever stopped budget movies in the past from succeeding, though: U Turn or Dog Soldiers are both movies that thrive on their budget constraints, using creative direction and story to enrich themselves. I am not entirely sure that Saw pulls this trick off. Merely having the Jigsaw Killer act as God, pulling the strings of his victims in an effort to teach some moral code, is something thrillers (perhaps more accurately horror movies) have been doing for a while and should work. However, these thrillers tend to build the antagonist’s character so that you understand where their psychoses arise and even identify with them to an extent. Therefore when the final “twist” happens it hits you both with surprise and revulsion –Silence of the Lambs’ skinned face scene is a perfect example. With Saw, however, you don’t know what drives the Jigsaw Killer, nor does he have a standout quality to his character to elevate it beyond a by-the-numbers identikit villain. The Jigsaw killer is reduced from what could have been something truly unsettling into a mechanic through which the moviemakers can produce a slideshow of gruesome torture scenes. It looks like the creators had an ending to the movie, and some signature scenes thought out, but no way of linking them. So they worked backwards hitting a bare minimum of plot points but with no consideration to a fully fleshed idea. Just a direct line to that ending. Speaking of which, there are a few too many, almost like the writer had a few good endings, but was unsure which to use, so used them all. The last one is rather good, though, and caught me by surprise. Not because it existed, or even the manner in which it unfolds, but a throwaway comment that renders Adam and Lawrence’s suffering needless. Other than that, this movie is, even taking into consideration budget and absurdly short shoot of 18 days, a rather mundane one.

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