About Movie Justice

Movies are a passion of mine and I created this blog to make friends and share my experiences. I love super hero, action, comedy, cartoon + dance movies. I hope people chat here about the movies. Movies export me to new and adventurous places. I get to use my imagination and have a good time and just want to share and hope you like it. I love something about each movie (maybe it's the scenary to far off wild destinations, the laughs that hurt your belly in a good way, the oddness and joy of a character(s) kirk(s), could be anything)., but we can explore it for fun! Hope you follow my movie blog for whatever reason. Movies ground me and give me a break from fighting crime. They are a natural high for me and help me cope with fighting for justice, which is one reason why I am a huge movie goer. Hoping you are too or that you just want to be my friend!

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON-2 IN 3D IS PICTURE PERFECT!!!! :)

HTTYD2_Theatrical_Poster[1]HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON-2 IS WONDER-FULL :)))  Best seen in 3D–because there is flying/playing/fighting action and you want to be close-up to the dragons as mush as possible.  This sequel has even more colorful & beautiful dragons than the first Awesome film, where Toothless was the main dragon and humans feared dragons.  This second film shows us how they advanced to playing with and domesticating dragons (in a mutually good way).  The dragon babies are the cutest!  You must be dragon-friendly to watch.  The animation does more than justice to this film, especially when we see many types of dragons, who are like friendly puppies and lovable creatures with fangs and open eyes and huge smiles.  HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON-2  (HTTYD-2) is a Must See Dream Come True 🙂 And a great bonus is that HTTYD is a trilogy, loosely based on a novel.  Who knew?  There is a video game out too!

In HTTYD-2, Hiccup + Astrid are dating.  They literally are a perfect match!  HTTYD-2 has sad moments too when we think we see Toothless drown, but he doesn’t.  🙂 And the father sadly dies by Toothless, who is put under a Dragon Spell  😦  to turn against Hiccup, but he eventually snaps-back & rises as lead dragon (though smaller in size compared to other dragons, like Hiccup is smaller than his father, and other Vikings, yet they are the Bravest Leaders compared to all).  Hiccup lives up to his father’s legacy, after his father dies, and after not knowing his place in the world.  Hiccup justly becomes chieften because he saves all with his strong beliefs and risky actions–once thought insane.  Toothless stands up against the controlled Alpha Bad Dragon and wins against evil threatening all dragons.  And on a good notes, Hiccup reunites with his found mother, who has been saving dragons in a dragon paradise sanctuary for 20-years.  Her presence is nurturing and strong.  She teaches Hiccup how to unleash more of Toothless’s power, who she calls a rare breed.  We see where Hiccup gets his Spirit!

HTTYD-2 is eye appealing (again) with a great story (again).  It displays a good vs evil Battle this time to protect the peace for all dragons and the Viking village of Berk.  HTTYD-2 is a Huge Adventure with all the same adorable, fun, and daring Viking friends we see in the first film and an enemy named Drago, who has a dragon army.

In the end, the dragons are freed and a statute of Stoick (the father) is built.  Hiccup and Toothless visibly stand different, almost taller (definitely prouder) with their postures to show more maturity as the new leaders of their village of people and dragons.  HTTYD-2 is Sooooo Gooooood!!!  Stay tuned for HTTYD-3 in 2016 🙂

Advertisements

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS IS STELLAR!!!!

Aside

fault-in-our-stars-movie-poster-full[1]THE FAULT IN OUR STARS is another film based on a novel–which all, as of recent, have been Amazing so far!  And teenagers are reading, letting us in on what’s good.  John Green, the author, is brave to talk about cancer.  I was afraid to watch THE FAULT IN OUR STARS since cancer seems like it’s everywhere.  Foods are contaminated so heavily with sugars, hormones, and other unidentified junk that one cannot pronounce (at least in America) that I wondered if I could easily watch THE FAULT IN OUR STARS and I Am Glad I braved up to see it.  Hope you do too 🙂

I sat with an audience of teenage girls, which was awesome for giggles & crying sake, but wished, and wish, more boys and men to see THE FAULT IN OUR STARS.  You will be left a better person for doing so, you may even reach a little enlightenment or another chakra level, and definitely appreciate life more, especially if you are a bad person (and you know who you are). 🙂

FYI:  THE FAULT IN OUR STARS title is inspired from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar when Cassius says, “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves, that we are underlings.”   The stars in the movies, btw, live full lives though shortened ones.

Shailene Woodley plays a strong 16 year old Hazel Grace Lancaster, who walks with a portable oxygen tank with a tube to her nose to breathe after developing thyroid cancer which spread to her lungs. She meets amazing Augustus Waters, an amputee, who metaphorically holds a cigarette in his mouth daily without smoking it to NOT give it power, in a cancer support group.  It’s a good thing because they exchange views;  Augustus (Gus) thinks Hazel Grace shouldn’t concentrate on cancer always and gives her a book to read, and she does the same.  Augustus adores Hazel Grace from the onset.  Their friendship–filled with laughter, meaning, fun + a fated reality–grows into love while in Amsterdam pursuing the literary meaning to the non-ending of the book Hazel gives Gus to read.

Gus uses his wish granted by a foundation on Hazel to jet to Amsterdam.  It’s Gus’s first time on a plane and Hazel is okay to go with her oxygen tank.  In Amsterdam, we get an intimate look into Anne Frank’s House and it is in Anne Frank’s house that the couple appropriately + inappropriately share a first kiss and become boyfriend & girlfriend. So cool.

Van Houten is the author of Hazel’s favorite book.  He was a mean-spirited, drunk who refused to speak to the children while they traveled to meet him overseas.  The children have fun at dinner, dressing up, and they have sex, despite the bad Van Houten.  Hazel no longer feels like a “grenade”, or that when she dies that she will hurt Gus.  And Gus, a virgin male, who loves Hazel, felt like no girl wanted to have sex with an amputee, but after sex she draws a funny diagram for Gus showing him that he is like guys his age.  There were many fun moments and scenes in THE FAULT IN OUR STARS.

Gus’s cancer reappears and he has 8 days to live, but Gus happily arranges a pre-funeral for himself, and asks his best friend Issac and Hazel to give eulogies.  It’s done so lovingly and respectfully that it isn’t difficult to watch.  The three share great times, and tough times.

Gus keeps in touch with Van Houten in an attempt to get closure for Hazel and have him edit her eulogy written by him.  Gus Is Love, though he becomes the “grenade”, but they agree there love was worth it.  Gus doesn’t leave Hazel.

We learn that Van Houten’s daughter died at 8 years old, which explains his way of living and being.  Still, Hazel who is played Amazingly well, keeps telling Van Houten to justly F-OFF because he just is portrayed as creepy, not acting right at special given moments and she is LIVING and he just wasn’t an Amazing adult.

I hope I gave THE FAULT IN OUR STARS justice for being a stellar movie.  It’s more than words can describe and ends like a Shakespeare play.  Go see it without judgment and let me know what you think 🙂  The chemistry and story are Gr8!  Elgort and Woodley work together in Divergent 🙂

PURGE: ANARCHY

PHoWxLg85BV2rw_1_m[1]Though I don’t watch horror movies, PURGE: ANARCHY was a first. Thank God the lead actor, Frank Grillo, was a Just Hotty, so I wasn’t scared and you won’t be either 🙂 Just Hotty really should be Batman, he has “it” (body, looks, and attitude) seriously. Check him out! 🙂

PURGE: ANARCHY is about a 12-hour legalized United States fright night where any crime is omg! permissible–to control poor and homeless populations. The thought that this can happen once a year is really scary, yet in PURGE: ANARCHY Frank Grillo protects us as some special forces gunman who sets-out to use his “right to purge” to kill a father who killed his son while drinking & driving, but doesn’t do it; the mother & daughter he rescues earlier–from almost being raped–justly talk Just Hotty out of it.

I didn’t see Purge 1, but my neighbors said it only took place in a house. Purge: Anarchy, this sequel, takes place in L.A. and we see street gangs with (dare I say) cool masks, especially one that says “God” on it. God’s mask was so funny and cool in a weird way because every time you see him, you say, “Oh God!” literally in fear, but he ends up being good. We also see minimal street violence with comical pseudo or soft pyro effects of a school bus on fire and a woman in flames, which comes across as funny stunts (Thank God) so it was e-z on-the-eyes, to create the illusion of a crazy night. Crazy because innocent people die, though we don’t see it badly :); we see one professional guy who was hung for scamming people out of their pensions and it was noted that he “deserved” it, plus he looked like an non-scary puppet :). Purge: Anarchy also introduced purging on the poor by the wealthy for entertainment sake, but the lead wealthy woman had a few ‘grey-poupon’ omg! moments when Just Hotty backfires her party plans. It was funny 🙂

The idea behind Purge: Anarchy is interesting because they show bad people wanting to purge (or kill) for the thrill of it, and other people wanting to purge to seek justice. Yet, Purge: Anarchy the movie was about survival & not purging, and leaving the revenge to God or to the powers to be (Thank God).

Purge: Anarchy was doable mostly because it was NOT gory or too scary and because I sat next to the Best Guys Ever!!! You have to feel safe, that’s key when embarking to watch Purge: Anarchy. On my left sat a peaceful gay male couple in their 20’s, who told me they like horror movies for the thrill of it, when I asked about the entertainment they derived from watching horror movies, since I love a Disney ending. And on my right sat two cute, Black boys maybe 7 & 9, who were scared like me to see a horror movie, but together we pulled through So, So Can You. I wouldn’t wish Purge: Anarchy on anyone in real life, but the movie was thrilling 🙂 Michael Bay knows better than to scare the begeebeez out of us 🙂

NEIGHBORS WAS FRIENDLY :)

a9b55371-b718-409c-bfac-50d44ccacc2c_NBR_ADV1SHT_1212_RGB_3[1] If you think Zac Efron is Hott, you have to see NEIGHBORS.  He does NEIGHBORS justice.  I actually saw NEIGHBORS because it was directed by Nicholas Stoller, who directed Forgetting Sarah Marshall + Get Him to the Greek–which I Loved and I Love Seth Rogan (produced NEIGHBORS) and Rose Byrne.  Internationally, this movie is called Bad Neighbors. That’s funny how in America it’s just NEIGHBORS?  Y?

I actually sat next to excellent neighbors in the movie theater, who Loved this movie.      I seriously didn’t like seeing the funny man Seth Rogan “doing it” in two sex scenes.  He’s funny with his shirt off, comparing or laughing at himself to Zac Efron, but No!  It was too much (their point), but the movie was expected to be this Animal House prankster movie, so it is justified–but still I got a little scar next to one eye.

It was a fraternity house verses married couple with new baby movie that delivered a good message:  older people aren’t dead yet.  This idea of married people with children having fun (not that I support the kind of fun in this movie, but just good ol’ wholesome fun) was actually taken from Seth Rogan’s real life, writer, cool wife.  Thanks wife 🙂

I did enjoy watching Dave Franco, excellent butt scene and awesome confidence like Zac Efron, who has awesome abs, cute smile, and awesome confidence.  Christopher Mintz-Plasse was in this, small part, but he is great from Kick Ass 1+2, How To Train Your Dragon 1+2, Marmaduke and Paranorman–some of my favs.  And then there is the Baby, Stella, who was Adorable.  *Note:  Stay until the credits role to see Stella’s many fearless cameo poses.  Really, she is Amazing.  You’ll see 🙂

Audiences mostly enjoyed NEIGHBORS despite, or rather for, it’s raunchy jokes.  It’s up to you to decide how much you like NEIGHBORS or BAD NEIGHBORS 🙂  If you dare risk getting a little scar net to one eye, then Go For It!!!!  Let me know. 🙂

GODZILLA GOOD!

Image

GODZILLA (click to see Wikipedia link) was a good enough film.  After feeling let down about Spiderman 2, GODZILLA (click to pick a roar) was a blessing with a clear story about a monster who saves the day?  Yes, this is a feel good movie, sort of.  Had no idea GODZILLA was a good, boy, monster.  I thought “it” was a black and white larger than life Non-gendered Tv Monster terrorizing cities.  Every time GODZILLA appeared, the crowd was in awwww 🙂 and clapped a few times, especially when he won the big fight. 🙂

GODZILLA, especially the original, was “portrayed as a frightening, nuclear monster”, a “symbol for nuclear holocaust” circa 1954.  GODZILLA represented the fears that many Japanese held about the nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the possibility of recurrence”.  “It culturally identified as a strong metaphor for nuclear weapons”.  Original producer Tomoyuki Tanaka stated that, “The theme of the film, from the beginning, was the terror of the bomb”.

The original plot tells the story of “a giant monster mutated by nuclear radiation, who ravages Japan and brings back the horrors of World War II‘s nuclear devastation to the very nation that experienced it first-hand”.  So I didn’t imagine that GODZILLA WAS going to be a good monster.  GODZILLA changed into “a less destructive and more heroic character as the films became geared towards children” in the 90’s in the United States. GODZILLA has been “portrayed as a protector of the world from external threats and other times as a bringer of destruction”.  He still holds the stigma in Japan.

GODZILLA remains “one of the greatest fictional heroes in the history of film, and is also the second of only three fictional characters to have won the MTV Lifetime Achievement Award, which was awarded in 1996″.  GODZILLA’S A STAR!!! 🙂 GODZILLA was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2004 to celebrate the premiere of the character’s 50th anniversary film Godzilla: Final Wars“.  Now, GODZILLA apparently does commercials 🙂 Hehehee 🙂  GODZILLA’S a franchise with 28 films under his belt, so I mentioned him 28 times because he IS justly a cool symbol of world peace 🙂

thCA4S99D7GODZILLA didn’t show himself much in his 2014 film (he’s gun shy apparently lol) … Thank God there was a developing story, though he wasn’t the main figure, even if his name is in the film’s title … uhh, hum (clear throat).  GODZILLA’S A STAR and can do what he wants dammit.

Thank God the story was endearing.  It dealt with loss, love, justice, and MUTO’s.  MUTO’s?  Yes, MUTO’s.  There were 2 of them, other unidentified monsters featured, who wanted to mate badly but GODZILLA killed them.  The girl “MUTO” had a belly of radiating babies, literally … kinda spooky.  Truthfully, when the MUTO’s enter the movie you don’t know they are NOT GODZILLA and at some point the 3 monsters seriously need name tags.  I guess, GODZILLA had to fight something, so they introduced other monsters identified by wings, no wings, and GODZILLA being the larger more scaley one.  The MUTOS, you must stare at them with a big grin :))) as you think, “hey! they’re derived from insect – roach drawings”.  They are Very cool and definitely computer generated–a long way from a small clay toy used back in the day or a guy in a costume.  🙂

GODZILLA’S face was too small with a small tongue, I thought, but if any bigger he would have been a dinosaur and not GODZILLA Hahhahaaha.  His look has changed throughout the years (read more in the first GODZILLA link), but he is always stronger than any opponent, especially if they wake him up from a deep sleep (a decade’s worth)–like the MUTO’s did–to threaten his supply of radiation which is his survival food.  YUK!  Not a healthy diet and probably the reason GODZILLA goes dormant for decades under the sea and emerges moody – depressed.  I’m not a doctor, but GODZILLA’S diet seems poor in nutrition.  Hence, he wakes to kick ass and save himself and in the process humanity–to an extent, because many buildings fall when he is woken up.

The acting was good:  Bryan Cranston, from Breaking Bad and Kung Fu Panda, Juliette Binoche, Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor, from Kick Ass and Savages, and then we have the delightful Japanese actor Ken Wantanabe, who gave us the authentic, old fashioned, Japanese expressions and stares of traditional Japanese tv and movies, and he reminds us that GODZILLA IS a just nuclear bomb baby creation, a “filmographic metaphor for the United States, as well as an allegory of nuclear weapons in general”.

Other reviews and critics aren’t wrong and just in wanting more GODZILLA and older actor airtime, it would have been nice (HE IS THE STAR) but the younger actors were sweet and the script was a good, congruent story.  We should plan a few parties to watch all 28 GODZILLA’S.  What do you think? 🙂

 

FREE CONE DAY TODAY WORLDWIDE —Tuesday May 13, 2014—AT HAAGEN DASZ :)

th

A perfect summer treat, between 4 & 8 p.m. GO! GO! GO! :)))

Find A Haagen Dasz Location 🙂

Haagen Dasz Supports Honey Bees Buzzing 🙂

Movie Justice Is Going Before Seeing A Movie Tonight 🙂  Hope You Do Too!

Yum, Yum, Yum ………..Hehhehehhee……………………………… Have Fun!

WALKING WITH THE ENEMY Is An Amazing True Story To See Please

Aside

163475H1[1]

 

WALKING WITH THE ENEMY quickly left theaters, but for me, it’s a Must See (Netflix or DVD AT SOME POINT).  I had not planned on seeing WALKING WITH THE ENEMY, afraid it would be too much, but very glad I did.

WALKING WITH THE ENEMY is a true story done tastefully, despite the reviews that did this movie an Injustice.  The subject matter deserves justice.  The other reviewers seems to be antisemitic racists or something to pick on this Jewish movie. You will enjoy it and learn something new and see what true justice is, and isn’t, while watching a real human Super Hero in action.

WALKING WITH THE ENEMY is the tale of a war hero, and you know how I feel about Super Heroes, who Bravely wears the Nazi uniform or costume to save Jewish lives, as many as he could, and falls in love in the remarkable process.

WALKING WITH THE ENEMY shows us an isolated experience of Hungry, around 1944, when Nazis invade it, along the Danube River, with a pop-up group called the Arrow Cross, who aim to exterminate all 200,000 Jews. This hasn’t been seen before. 🙂

WALKING WITH THE ENEMY shows Germans living in Jews homes (which is a tough, raw visual to swallow, the reality hits like a brick in the face).  It also shows that Jews were sent to “so-called resorts” that never existed–such as Waldensee–and such lies “creatively” served the Reicht’s higher purpose of killing Jews.  We also learn that Hungarian leader, Miklos Horthy–played by Sir Ben Kingsley–“ultimately” did NOT want Jews harmed as Hungarian citizens and a coup ensued, putting Hungarian trigger-mad Szalasi at the helm.  There were other Brave Non-Jews that also sacrificed to save Jewish lives, though the minority, they were greatly remembered.

We meet Carl Lutz, Swiss Consul in Hungry, head of Swiss immigration, who also Bravely sided to save Jews, but he did it continuously from beginning to end.  Mr. Lutz “deliberately used his permission” to allow 8,000 individual Jews to leave Hungry to include their families too.  “He set up some 76 “safe houses” around Budapest, declaring them annexes of the Swiss legation and thus off-limits to Hungarian forces or Nazi soldiers.  Among the safe houses was the now well-known “Glass House”  (Üvegház) at Vadász Street 29.  About 3,000 Hungarian Jews found refuge at the Glass House and in a neighboring building”. “He is credited with saving over 62,000 Jews, the largest rescue operation of Jews of the Second World War”.

Better than I can describe, WALKING WITH THE ENEMY details fresh, new material from a Hungarian Jew’s true life experience.  “Brave” doesn’t even describe people who face death in the face, and put their own lives at risk to save others.  I don’t understand discrimination & racism at all.

The subject matter sounds grim, grotesque, and awful, BUT the scenes and story are VERY bearable laden with love, respectful relationships and a positive outlook, as best as can be in the worst imaginable situation “new to these people experiencing it”–and us watching it as though it is unfolding and happening to us for the first time.  WALKING WITH THE ENEMY is a treasure and I am glad Mr. Pinchas Tibor Rosenbaum told his story to and for the world.  Because of him, the Glass House, and Mr. Lutz, Hungarian Jews in Switzerland and some in America exist today.

Super Hero  Mr. Rosenbaum married his sweetheart in real life, and in the film WALKING WITH THE ENEMY, they escape to America and have children.  In real life they go to Switzerland.  But it’s a movie and they changed that cool fact 🙂

Mr. Rosenbaum doesn’t deserve the bad critiques at all after saving so many lives and watching his friends & family die the worst deaths, SO shame on the other movie reviewers who talk down about this movie.  WALKING WITH THE ENEMY is a true, amazing story.

WALKING WITH THE ENEMY leaves you thinking and in a better place. You do see how people believed in God so much that they went along with Nazi rules and were unable fighters in such a conjured-up “lawful”, dangerous mind game filled with real cruelty and tortures for a stupid reason to kill a population.

I truly recommend you see WALKING WITH THE ENEMY.  Made me even more grateful for life and reminded me AGAIN to speak out even more in a effort to help whenever I can, and I do it a lot against corrupt odds who will stop at nothing or any means to destroy ANIMALS, THE ENVIRONMENT AND PEOPLE via their lies and mixed-up job requirements to include some good to mask their dangerous means and ways to cowardly stay in power to get paychecks to ignore harsh realities they could fix in minutes.

Producers of WALKING WITH THE ENEMY will donate $30,000 to wounded warriors by Liking The Movie on Facebook. Go Ahead And Like It 🙂 I did.

Hungarian Jews are still Threatened in the 21st Century.

See Movie Justice’s Railway Man review. Hope you do 🙂 Let me know what you think.

.

THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN 2 NOT SO AMAZING, BUT I LOVE HIM + IT HAS GOOD MOMENTS!

MV5BOTA5NDYxNTg0OV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwODE5NzU1MTE@._V1_SX214_[1]

I waited so long to see THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN 2 and it didn’t leave me with the usual happy feeling.  This is my first iffy review.

THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN 2 has CGI effects (this time) and you could tell they were experimenting, in the beginning phases of learning it and how to place it (which isn’t too professional).  It was still GOOOOOOD.  What was also GOOOOOD are its’ villains. Only problem, the villains did NOT have enough action airtime, one had no history build-up story (Rhino) and Electro’s story was too overly boo hooed.

THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN 2 had a poor script, dare I say it; the plot bounced around and revisited relationship issues we already saw with Tobey McGuire and then some. This Spiderman movie had Too Much Mother And GF Angst.  It was frustrating!  Where were the editors to leave most of the tape on the editing floor and spice it up with equal villain airtime with more action scenes, less relationship scenes and better directing for 1-2 Electro scenes??????

Something about Andrew Garfield as Spiderman also didn’t click.  He probably is a good person – his efforts are strong each time where he does everything right, but I feel he lacks chemistry as the Super Hero with his audience and he isn’t solid all the time.  He goes into his British accent 1X accidently. OMG!  He doesn’t even hum the Spiderman song with confidence.  😦

Emma Stone is Great and I was super sad to see her character, Gwen Stacy, die, even if the comic book warrants it.  Gwen’s death was planned as “the biggest game changer in comic book history” and it worked.  It was a Super Cool scene, as sad and confusing as it was.  Gwen does leave with the best graduation speech ever about living a life unafraid of living, or making waves to achieve freedom.  And when Spiderman wisps Gwen up in the air swinging via web strings, that’s Super Romantically Cool, Hehhee 🙂 But her beginning scenes didn’t do much and could have been left out.

Jaimee Foxx as Max was an Okay, GOOOOOD Enough, Electro, an Electric Villain, a character, but they revisit Max’s story about his jaded feelings a million times.  They could have had more airtime with cooler scenes for Electro.  And Dane DeHaan made a GREAAAT Amazing Villain throughout, called the Green Goblin, though he is never called that in the film, which isn’t Movie Justice.  DeHaan was Very Compelling as Harry and The Green Goblin 🙂  Kudos.  Overall, the villains could have had more Larger Than Life Super Villain scenes tearing up the city and destroying the world around them.  The split wasn’t equal or greater for the title The Amazing Spiderman 2.  We got short changed.

THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN 2 was DIS-appointing … a love-dislike film, but you decide and let me know.  The Sony-Colombia Pictures relationship is a Cool one; hopefully they listen to the honest reviews and bring-it in Spiderman 3.

Remember the Spidey costumes throughout the 6 decades 🙂  Click to remember back in time 🙂  I don’t recall them LOL 🙂

Other Serious Fan Reviews:  (1) Spiderman Swings-Misses,  (2) ComicBookMovie.Com

Checkout Movie Justice’s review on Captain America 🙂

 

 

 

Link

The_Railway_Man_--_movie_poster   The poster for THE RAILWAY MAN isn’t inspiring, doesn’t do an amazing story justice and since I love super hero, action, comedy and cartoon movies best, I almost missed out on one of the best films ever, I kid you not.  Thank God I went to see it.  It showed me the life of a True Super Hero (R.I.P.).

Based on a true story, released in the U.K. last year and in theaters now in the U.S. thanks to The Weinstein Company.  It isn’t doing well in the U.S., but understanding the culture and all the options, I can see that, but THE RAILWAY MAN IS GREAT and Movie Justice will honor the man this story is based on.

THE RAILWAY MAN takes place in wartime between the U.K. + Japan over the building of a railway.  When Japan takes British and Australian soldiers as P.O.W.’s they make them toil under ruthless, severe conditions, often inflicting brutality. What makes this movie is the ultimate heroic moral decision by Eric NOT to kill a war criminal responsible for murders, nightmares, tortures, floggings, and on and on.

When the main young British engineer soldier (Eric)–responsible for making a transistor radio to hear news like the Americans have ended the war–is interrogated, beaten to his death (but didn’t die) after other barbaric tortures that give him lifetime quivering and yelling type nightmares returns “home”, he finds love that questions his past to help him leave the memories in the past, but they are too difficult and embedded to explore.

The movie fascinates between the young + old Eric.  The old Eric finds out from his railway engineer soldier friend, who ended up hanging himself to end his nightmares, that Eric’s main Japanese torturer never was hung for his crimes, but is cowardly living and asks brave Eric to kill the man.

Colin Firth, from King’s Speech, plays the old Eric with such ease and I’m sure it wasn’t easy.  He was handsome, dare I say this in such a serious film, but it must be said and partly due to his moral and intelligent role.  They do show the real Eric in a picture when the credits rolled and he died in 2013 so he probably had a lot of input into this film with his amazing wife.  This couple are the real Super Heroes of the Universe.  Together and alone, and especially Eric, they tackled the truth in life in the face of the worst.  Brave is a word often used to describe Eric.  Not many would take torture to assume responsibility to save his friend’s limbs and, or lives.

Jeremy Irvine, from War Horse, plays young Eric.  He is Excellent, Hott.  What a difficult character he had to portray.  Acting aside, he shows us the actual circumstances to a T of what happened in the interrogation room. The film is artistic and easy on the eyes in terms of all the difficult matter.  Trust me when I say The Railway Man is Marvelous.

The film ends with alot of emotional good tears and Eric forgives his torturer (who dies in 2011) and they become good friends to their deaths in real life.  Talk about closure.  Eric saw that the man was remorseful, truly, and lived his life educating others of the horrors that happened by providing tours at the actual interrogation quarter’s site.  THE RAILWAY MAN is a Must See, that only seeing it can make you understand, feel, and love it more than words that seem to describe a war movie.

Today’s assignment for my WordPress Blogging 101 course is to use inspired material from the blogging community in today’s post so since one of my friend’s used the term Super Hero in her blog, I thought to add her blog below (after trying to link it) and promote her to illustrate Eric’s Super Heroic Action based on his humaness and whatever he drew from to NOT kill someone who was supposed to have been hung as a war criminal and her bravery to state what she believes.  The link may not be a perfect parallel and I support many beliefs if it inspires, and here it is http://graceholden.wordpress.com/2014/04/21/jesus-is-my-superhero/comment-page-1/#comment-109