Mini: The Lost Symbol, G-Force

Time for another mini-post! Again, quite busy this week, I just finished house episode review @.@ Well, we’ll start with Dan Brown’s latest novel, The Lost Symbol

The Lost Symbol

The Lost Symbol

Author: Dan Brown
Language: English
Genre(s): Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Publisher:Doubleday (US), Transworld (UK)
Publication date: September 15, 2009
Media type: Print (hardcover), eBook, audio book
Pages: 528
ISBN: 9780385504225 (US), 9780593054277 (UK)
Preceded by: The Da Vinci Code
Main character: Robert Langdon
Setting: Washington D.C.
Group: Freemason

Story:
Set within the hidden chambers, tunnels, and temples of Washington, D.C., The Lost Symbol accelerates through a startling landscape toward an unthinkable finale. As the story opens, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned unexpectedly to deliver an evening lecture in the U.S. Capitol Building. Within minutes of his arrival, however, the night takes a bizarre turn. A disturbing object — artfully encoded with five symbols—is discovered in the Capitol Building. Langdon recognizes the object as an ancient invitation… one meant to usher its recipient into a long-lost world of esoteric wisdom.

Review:

  • It’s Robert Langdon again, don’t you think he deserves some rest?
  • It is set in washington (which, in my personal opinion, is a lot less cooler than europe)
  • Uninteresting villain
  • Not so thrilling
  • Noetic science needs more role in the book

Final Rating: 7/10
It is enjoyable and informative, but needs to be more thrilling and surprising to entertain the readers.

(BTW, I like Brown’s book in this order: Angel and Demons, Digital Fortress, The Lost Symbol, and the last is Deception Point, I don’t count Da Vinci Code because it is my first Dan Brown’s novel, so it’ll be too bias)

G-Force

G-Force

Director: Hoyt Yeatman
Producer: Jerry Bruckheimer
Studio: Jerry Bruckheimer Films
Walt Disney Pictures
Distributed by: Walt Disney Pictures
Release date: July 24, 2009
Running time: 88 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Budget: $80 Million
Gross revenue: $169,190,957 (September 15,2009)

Story:
A group of guinea pigs trained by the government to work in espionage, armed with the latest high-tech spy equipment, soon discover that the fate of the world is in their paws. Tapped for the G-Force are guinea pigs Darwin the squad leader determined to succeed at all costs; Blaster, an outrageous weapons expert with tons of attitude and a love for all things extreme; and Juarez a sexy martial arts pro; plus the literal fly-on-the-wall reconnaissance expert, Mooch, and a star-nosed mole, Speckles, the computer and information specialist. When a deranged billionaire hatches a plan to control the entire planet through common household appliances, the G-Force leaps into action on a mission to ensure that he does not succeed.

Summary:

  • Cute
  • Uninteresting (both character, plot and villain)
  • Anti-climatic ending (the villain has a big  robot, yet he’s talked into giving up?)
  • Stupid plot twist
  • Not cool (hey, special agents are supposed to be cool)

Final Rating: 5/10
The cuteness are the only saving part.

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