Tagged…AGAIN ;)

DJ Matticus at The Matticus Kingdom nudged me gently and now I’m IT! I haven’t been in this tagging scene in a while so its slightly refreshing 😉 He doesn’t believe me BUT still, I thank him for thinking of me and my little Tranquil Dreams to join into this fun!

As with everything, awards or games equally, there are rules and here they are! (RULE 1 DONE!)

THE RULES
1. Post these rules. 
2. Post a photo of yourself and eleven random facts about you. 
3. Answer the questions given to you in the tagger’s post. 
4. Create eleven new questions and tag new people to answer them.

5. Go to their blog/Twitter and let them know they’ve been tagged.

RULE 2 

PICTURE OF ME (yet again)

Me a la Workout style ;)

Me a la Workout style 😉

1. This is the part I dread in these things!

2. I always think about recycling facts since I don’t know what to write ever…I’m really not that interesting!

3. I’m yet again on the search for some nice summer dresses

4. I really want the weather to stop going from a few days of heat then 2 weeks of 20 degrees Celsius drop…

5. I’m planning to round up some friends to do tree adventure and water park this summer!

6. Summer vacation planning is under way for MAINE as of this week!

7. I’m debating to not attend my high school reunion for Grand Prix weekend with the boyfriend…since this week is part of his vacation.  Tough choices!

8. I’m super indecisive…except when I’m at work

9. I just decided to work my hardest to try to get my NaNoWriMo first draft from last November edited and redeem those free manuscript copies 🙂

10. I’m going to be getting a new gadget.  It pains me when I think of how much money was put into it but I believe that it will be worth it!! 😉

11. I’m falling behind with movie reviews and I want to do more daily prompts this week…gotta work on how to put it all in!

RULE 3

1.  If the world were being overrun by zombies, what would be your weapon of choice, and why?

I’m not one to know names of weapons but I’d like something resembling Resident Evil Alice’s weapons like the pic below…Double guns work for me 🙂

resident evil mila jovovich

2.  Would you have rather been Butch Cassidy or the Sundance Kid, and why?

I have never seen the movie this question is referencing to but I’m not exactly sure I’d like to ever be someone called Butch…

3.  Which superhero movie is your least favorite, and why?

I don’t watch a whole lot of superhero movies but off the top of my head, Green Lantern was definitely NOT impressive…*shutters* It was just bad in everything: CGI, storyline, acting.

4.  What movie can bring you to tears without fail?

Moulin Rouge does it …then most recently, Les Miserables made me bawl at the theatres.

5.  Have you ever said, “Oh captain, my captain” to someone?

What?!? I’m going to say no…

6.  If you answered “yes” to #5, why did you do it?  If you answered “no” to #5, do you at least know the reference?

I haven’t seen the movie but I believe its from Dead Poets Society or something like that…I’ve seen parts of  it a while back.

7.  If you answered “no” to #5 and “no” to #6, what is your favorite Robin Williams movie?  Otherwise, what is your favorite Mel Brooks movie?

Thank goodness, I got to skip the Robin Williams question…I can’t say just one! Its impossible.  As for Mel Brooks, my fave has to be Spaceballs!

8.  If you gave your favorite Mel Brooks movie in answer to #7, what is your favorite Robin Williams movie?  If you gave your favorite Robin Williams movie in answer to #7, what is your favorite Mel Brooks movie?

Jinxed myself… If I had to choose one, I’d say Mrs. Doubtfire but we have so many runnerups, Aladdin, The Birdcage, Jumanji…

9.  Did you see what I just did there?

I did….

10.  If you were stranded on a desert island, with a movie player and a big screen TV, and you could only have one movie from each of the following genres, which ones would you want with you?  Drama?  Western?  Comedy?  Action?  Thriller?

Desert Island questions again…*runs to check my previous post*

Drama: 12 Angry Men, Western: Don’t watch them, Pass, Comedy: Knight of Gamblers, Action: Fast Five, Thriller: Disturbia

11.  Have many of these questions had nothing to do with movies?

Two?

RULE 4

1. Whats your favorite childhood show?

2. Pokemon or Digimon? 

3. Disney or Studio Ghibli?

4. Vin Diesel or The Rock/Dwayne Johnson (whichever you prefer to call him?)

5. Yes or no to True Blood?

6. Vampires or Werewolves?

7. Whats the most awesome Disney Princess?

8. Whats your favorite dessert?

9. Do you have the habit of checking out the source material before or after a movie adaptation? Or maybe even never check it out? Why?

10. Do you like to watch trailers or avoid them?

11. Are you happy that these questions are over?

RULE 5 (OVERLAPPING 4)

Just saying in advance..no pressure to who I tag.  I’m interested in knowing your answers. However, if you don’t want to make an individual post, I’d love it if you could answer them in the comments or even email it to me 😉 Its up to you! I’d love to hear from you though!

Serenity Sometimes

A Regular Cup of Joe

Keith & the Movies

Kloipy Speaks

Claratsi’s Movie Reviews

If anyone else reading this wants to share their answers, please do 🙂 I’d love to hear them also! Consider yourself tagged, my blogging friends!

Have an awesome Wednesday! 🙂

Robots (2005)

Its been a while (or so it seems) that I saw an animated movie.  My boyfriend picked up Robots the other day to replace the copy that was lent out and not taken care of upon return.

robots coverDirector: Chris Wedge, Carlos Saldanha

Voices: Ewan McGregor, Halle Berry, Robin Williams, Jim Broadbent, Mel Brooks, Stanley Tucci, Amanda Bynes, Greg Kinnear

Rodney Copperbottom (Ewan McGregor) has always been used to being put together from birth from second hand parts but he isn’t scared to dream big because BigWeld Corporation’s owner Bigweld made him believe that “you can shine no matter what you’re made of.” As he grew up, he kept trying to make something that could be useful and then be able to show it to Bigweld (Mel Brooks).  When he finally succeeds in making a little gadget and decides to head out to the city, he meets Fender (Robin Williams) and his sister Piper (Amanda Bynes) who introduces him to the Rusties.  What originally starts out as a dream becomes a bit more complicated when he realizes that Bigweld is no longer running the corporation himself but rather it was Ratchet (Greg Kinnear) who with the help of his mom (Jim Broadbent) wants to turn the robot world to only have the choice of purchasing new parts and destroy all the spare ones.  With the Rusties, Rodney needs to find a way to change things back to how they were.

Robots is a super fun animation supported by awesome vocal talents. My favorite part of this flick has to be Robin Williams in the voice of Fender.  Robin Williams started his career almost on being able to do all these voices, at least thats how I knew him.  In this one, he is possibly one of the funniest component of it.  As much as the story is just a simple story, the fact that they try to incorporation puns and good dialogue pushes this story forward to be one of the better animations that I have seen.

Rusties

Rusties

On a visual, the characters are done very good. Also, the scenes and design of the Robot City is actually very nice to look at it.  There is one particular part that I always love is the roller coaster type and in this one its like a ride to get from point A to point B.  I would faint if technology ever got to do transportation that way, but it was fun to watch especially paired up with the vocal talents of Ewan McGregor and Robin Williams.  Plus, the Rusties had a range of different with very personable characteristics and personality traits.

robots villains

 

I always take a look at the villains to see if they are convincing.  In this one, it is an animation meant for children so they really make it fun and not completely in the evil zone. Ratchet was somewhat of a Mommy’s Boy where he was really a puppet for his mom, Madam Gasket’s evil plans.  I don’t know the deal with Madam Gasket and how she came to be so bitter, especially since her robot husband isn’t really in the best position (literally) probably thanks to her.  These villains brought a different vibe to the movie, maybe not completely evil but it gave us a few extra laughs as well!

robots birth

 

Robots is full of laughs, little puns, a lot of uplifting fun and entertainment, but aside from all that, it has some nice heartwarming moments involving Rodney and his parents. It also had some nice moments when the Rusties and Bigweld decided to join forces to get back the reins of the corporation to bring Ratchet to an end.  Another part that I really liked was the positive messages behind it to dream big and that it doesn’t really matter where you come from, its what you make yourself out to be. Very encouraging message! Thats always a plus in animations 🙂

This is apparently from the same creators of Ice Age and I thoroughly enjoyed this one more!

What about you? Did you see this? Do you think Ice Age is better than this one?