Arnold Schwarzenegger is the Governator

I don’t mind the 80s or 90s cartoon style like Swat Kats, Captain Planet and others. But seriously, did they have to stick a name during the era too? Couldn’t they have come up with something cooler for this millennium other than, Governator? -_-!!!


Arnold Schwarzenegger aka The Terminator aka former California governor is returning to the TV, as a cartoon. I suppose by animating himself, he intends to immortalize his legacy further. Either that, or he’s milking himself as much as he can.

After watching the trailer on Mashable then on YouTube, I feel it’s going to be rather boring. Not to mention, all the coolness they’re forcing into the cartoon, feels very obvious they’re aiming to make a buck from the toys they’re going to create. Notice his many armor suits, eyewear transformation and Harley turned Tron-ish motorcycle.

At least Ben 10 has a somewhat cool story going for it, plus the characters are what kids relate to in the cartoon. Seriously think the cartoon could have been planned better.

I wonder what our Malaysian kids would think of the Governator.

Movie Review: How to train your dragon (not in 3D)

On Sunday, me and Ariel spontaneously decided to book and catch the dragon movie; How to train your dragon. It was quite last minute and weird being able to book the tickets online at Cineleisure about 2 hours before the movie. Though, I’m very much thankful for it. 🙂

Being an animated film, DreamWorks brought the best out of this movie. With much thanks also to the great designers, animators and actors/actresses who lent their voices.

I was seriously impressed by the character designs. They were very detailed down to the tooth and the dragons were very well thought about. It would be really cool to find out what inspired the final designs of the dragon characters. Because I don’t think it’s the actors/actresses.

I did read in the comments of the YouTube video below, a dragon was designed similar to Stitch from Lilo & Stitch because it’s the same director.

It didn’t have a Disney ending

Disney prefers to keep their movies very happily ever after. Well, this movie doesn’t really follow it. Your kids might be a little shocked, but truth be told, it’ll be like a reality lesson. But if you’re not a kid, you’ll seriously enjoy this entertaining movie about dragons.

I know I did. 😛

Would I rewatch the movie?

That’s a yes from me. Though I’m still pondering if I should check out the 3D version of it. So if you do watch it in 3D, please let me know and tell me why you liked it in 3D. 🙂

Google Nexus One Unboxing Ninja Style

My friend; Hakim, twittered this super cool video earlier. It’s got all the makings of a viral video thanks to stop motion (it looks like it to me) and ninjas. Who doesn’t love ninjas? If you’re a chic, sorry for asking. 😛

But seriously, stop motion is ultimately cool when really taken the time and task to do it. And this video was done by YouTube director Patrick Bolvin for Google. How phreaking cool is that?!

Some memorable and respectable stop motion I’ve seen before:

  • Tim Burton’s The Night Before Christmas
  • Corpse Bride
  • James and The Giant Peach
  • Harvie Krumpet
  • Wallace & Gromit

Stop motion is basically capturing still frames (one-by-one) and combining it into a near smooth animated form of film. The passion for stop motion varies between creators as it requires a lot of patience and eye for detail. Some would probably say you’re crazy especially when handycams are so widely available now.

Well, that’s why it’s a passion.