My Thoughts: DREDD (2012)

So boyfriend and I had another weekly movie nights. This time we watched DREDD the 2012 film, starring Karl Urban and Olivia Thirlby. I didn’t recognized Olivia here. I first saw her on movie The Darkest Hours and she was a brunette with long wavy hair, but in this movie, Dredd, she was a short blonde psychic ninja-like girl.

Dredd is a science fiction action film. It is based on the 2000 AD comic strip Judge Dredd. Basically, in this time, there are no police officers anymore. All they have are Judges who acts as the executioner, judge and jury in a dystopic metropolis called Mega-City One. If you’re a lover of Dystopian novels, then this one’s for you.

PLOT: In a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner, a cop teams with a trainee to take down a gang that deals the reality-altering drug, SLO-MO.

Watch the movie trailer below:

Will there be a sequel? Well, I hope there is, I read from Wikipedia, there will be. I liked it, to be honest. I actually added the movie to my “background movie list”. LOL. I just made that up! But seriously, I can watch it all over again if I feel like it and just listen to it while I work on some things.

My rate? 4/5.

Documentary: Secret’s of China’s Terracotta Warriors

I’ve been watching a lot of historical documentaries the past couple of days. China’s Terracotta Warriors have always fascinated me. I mean, seriously, 8,000 clay soldiers made by man without any machines at that time! How could it be possible?

The first time I heard about the Terracotta Warriors was a few years back when I was watching National Geographic channel or was it History channel. They featured a short documentary film about a couple of greatest tombs ever and that includes the mentioned Emperor Qin Shi Huang who ordered his men to build a tomb that has his own army to protect him in his afterlife, hence, the Terracotta Army.

The Terracotta Army is also featured in the popular movie, The Mummy 3: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. So when I saw the movie, I became more curious. I even thought at first that the Army was actually living soldiers! Good thing it isn’t. I’m not sure how I’ll feel about that. Imagine 8,000 people made into clay soldiers just so the Emperor can have his own Army in the afterlife. Kind of inhumane, really.

But there is this one Emperor who actually did that. He ordered his men, some of his court to be buried ALIVE with him. They actually built coffins around his tomb just for the people. They were not brutally murdered, but according to the documentary, they were poisoned by the use of the popular Arsenic. Still brutal in my opinion.

Anyway, you can watch the whole documentary below.

Movie Trailer: Lucy (2014)

I love Scarlett Johansson so I am definitely going to watch this! The trailer is just awesome.

PLOT: A woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic. — imdb

Lucy is set on August 2014. Woot!

Mystery Files: Pope Joan Documentary

I got really curious about this one. Could there really be a female Pope back in the 9th century? If she was really true, why did the Vatican erased all her records? Did she even really exist?

Ah, I recommend this to all those who love reading and watching religious controversy. It’ll definitely make your mind work. I want to post here a full episode video but all the ones I find on the internet are not dubbed in English. If you really want to watch it, Netflix is your answer.