Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Magico: Messenger Of The Gods

In 1990, some odd looking Outer Space evil beings came to Mexico to fuck with people & kill them. Luckily, a group of odd looking Outer Space good doers sent a superhero named Magico, El Enviado De Los Dioses to stop these evil beings from harming innocent Mexican people. Magico is a very powerful superhero! He can fly, he can drive a car, he has heat vision, he can sorta fight, and he gives good advice! Wowza!

In the beginning of Magico, the evil doers arrive on Earth and laugh at people at a dance. When a jealous creep sees his tacky girlfriend dancing with a college professor, he attempts to shoot him! Right when the bullet is about to hit the professor, Magico takes his place. Apparently, Magico needed a human body to warp with in order to roam around on Earth (yeah, I don't get it either). After the confusing warping thing with the professor, Magico keeps on eye on Mexico via a computer & globe. When he sees someone is in trouble, he awkwardly teleports there to save the person in need! First, Magico saves a girl from being cut up by a maniac (an evil space woman in disguise). Then, Magico stops a guy from committing suicide and convinces him to not do it again! Then! He saves a group of kids from being sacrificed to the devil!

 Fuck Superman, Magico is cooler!

Magico is pretty crappy. Crappy and very weird! The movie of course was poorly made. You can actually hear the director directing! When Magico is supposed to appear, you can literally hear the director telling the actors in a particular scene to "freeze" so Magico can magically pop in to fight or help. In certain scenes, you can actually hear people in the background talking. It could be the crew, or it could be people walking around the set. Whoever is talking, they sure are loud! Speaking of talking, for some odd reason, certain parts of the movie were dubbed. What's funny about these dubbed scenes is that we can also hear the original sound of the movie. So basically, we hear the dubbing and the original sound together! As for the special effects.... They're not great, that's for sure. I actually like the special effects though but only because they're fun to look at! The flying scenes = Magic(o)al! The acting... Well.... Uuummm.... No comment.

If you plan on getting yourself a copy of Magico, expect to see a very sloppy, cheap & trashy SOV superhero movie that still manages to keep you entertained in the weirdest ways possible. It is definitely worth every penny and worth watching over and over til you pass out. Get it! Get it now! 7/10.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A Heart For Two.

In Un Corazon Para Dos (aka "A Heart For Two"), a brillo mulleted guy named Bernardo (Pedro Fernandez) is secretly in love with his pretty female friend Valeria (Daniela Leites). Every morning, Bernardo leaves love letters and little flowers on the gates of Valeria's home. Valeria loves these letters; but she believes they are from her boyfriend. Even though Bernardo has no chance at getting with Valeria, he's still very faithful to her and will do just about anything for her. When Bernardo discovers his head injuries that he received from an automobile accident are getting worse and there is no treatment for them, he decides to end his life soon by giving his strong healthy heart to Valeria. Valeria is in need of a heart transplant due to her heart condition. His sacrifice is to keep the girl he loves alive and to prove his love for her as well!

So many heavy emotions in Un Corazon Para Dos! Throughout the movie, there are sad moments involving Bernardo struggling to know what to do with himself now that he knows for sure that his condition will worsen. Same goes with Valeria; it saddens her to know that someone has to die for her to live a normal healthy life. The scenes where Bernardo leaves letters & flowers at the gates of Valeria's home = Heartbreaking! The fact that he can't have her yet still loves her is just sad! I feel for Bernardo, me and him continue to care for someone that we can't have. Heartbreaking isn't it!?

My favorite scenes of the movie are of course the cheesy parts of the movie. There are a few cheesy scenes where we see Bernardo's grandfather (played by Mario Almada) flirting with a chubby woman. The fact that we see Mario Almada lusting after a chubby woman is just hilarious. Then there's a cheesy as fuck montage scene where we see Bernardo and Valeria awkwardly hanging out in front of a water fountain, then we see Bernardo riding a horse, and then we get a glimpse of Bernardo writing a last letter to Valeria (Www Aaaahhh!). All that happens while Pedro Fernandez's cheesy hit No Puedo Acostumbrarme plays. That song is so damn cheesy that it more than likely still made his female fans wet themselves. Also, the little guitar solo in the song is epic as fuck. Seriously.

Un Corazon Para Dos is a typical melodrama/romance movie, but worth a watch every once in a while. After all the weirdness & violence; mellow down with this movie and cry a little. Maybe. 6/10.