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Saturday, 16 January 2016

Movies and life lessons

Think about this, what are the characteristics of a good movie? Of course, a good movie should have good action and good storyline. But other than that, in my opinion, a good movie should also teach us a good lesson in life.

Here are the movies that I watched since 2014 and the lessons brought by these movies.

1. Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Watched: 29 April 2014
Life lesson:
There is no such thing as fate in our life. If we work for it, we will be able to live the life that we want.

2. X-Men: Days of Future Past

Watched: 22 May 2014
Life lesson:
Do not discriminate against others who are different from us.

3. Step Up: All In

Watched: 3 August 2014
Life lesson:
When doing something, the outcome is not always the most important. What's more important is that we enjoy and gain valuable experience from the process.

4. Guardians of the Galaxy

Watched: 10 August 2014
Life lesson:
Sometimes, we have to sacrifice ourselves in order to achieve something and for the common good of others.

5. Lucy

Watched: 2 September 2014
Life lesson:
In life, we should be willing to share our knowledge with others.

6. Magic to Win

Watched: December 2014
Life lesson:
We can't change the past, but we can still do the better for the future.

7. Taken 1

Watched: February 2015
Life lesson:
A father's love towards his daughter so deep that he is willing to do anything to protect and save her.

8. Fast and Furious 7

Watched: 8 June 2015
Life lesson:
We have to take risk in order to achieve our missions.

9. The Avengers: Age of Ultron

Watched: 9 June 2015
Life lesson:
Sometimes, we have to sacrifice ourselves for the common good of others.

10. Taken 2

Watched: June 2015
Life lesson:
When we encounter problems, instead of panicking, we should try to use our wisdom to solve them.

11. The Swimmers

Watched: 2 July 2015
Life lesson:
We have to take responsibility for our own actions. Trying to cover up what we have done is not a solution and others will eventually find out.

12. Terminator Genisys

Watched: 4 July 2015
Life lesson:
Nothing in this world is absolute, things can change. We must be able to recognise the changes and react to them appropriately.

13. Ant-Man

Watched: 18 July 2015
Life lesson:
Sometimes, we inevitably make mistakes in our lives. But if we are willing to make up for our mistakes, we can still have another chance.

14. Terminator 3

Watched: August 2015
Life lesson:
Certain things in life are inevitable. We cannot avoid them, we have to learn to live with them.

15. Terminator Salvation

Watched: September 2015
Life lesson:
Do not have a negative judgement on someone just because of their origin.

16. Fantastic Four

Watched: November 2015
Life lesson:
Do not forget our origin after we have become someone special.

17. Anniversary

Watched: 7 January 2016
Life lesson:
We should always value our relationship with our wife or husband and do not take them for granted, otherwise we will regret when we lose them.

18. The 5th Wave

Watched: 31 January 2016
Life lesson:
We should be careful in trusting other people at times of desperation.

19. The Interview

Watched: 10 February 2016
Life lesson:
There is no way for us to fake something, others will still know the truth.

20. Interstellar

Watched: 2 April 2016
Life lesson:
We can't undo a mistake done in the past, but we can still create a better future.

21. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Watched: 5 April 2016
Life lesson:
We should not act simply based on our thoughts, instead we should find out the truth first.

22. X-Men: Apocalypse 

Watched: 2 June 2016
Life lesson:
Do not let an unfortunate incident affect our rationality, instead, we should remember that we can still do the better for the future.

23. Bad Neighbors (2014)

Watched: 21 July 2016
Life lesson:
We should ensure that the activities we carry out in our house do not adversely affect our neighbours.

24. Captain America: Civil War

Watched: 17 August 2016
Life lesson:
We should respect the differences in opinion within a group.

25. Nerve

Watched: 24 August 2016
Life lesson:
When we are having fun with a game, we should not go over the limit.

26. The Transporter Refueled

Watched: 17 September 2016
Life lesson:
In order to be successful in our mission, we have to plan wisely and prepare for the unexpected.

27. Skiptrace

Watched: 20 November 2016
Life lesson:
Sometimes, even though a person has done a lot of evil things, they still love their family members very much.

28. The Martian

Watched: 22 December 2016
Life lesson:
We must persevere and not give up easily when facing challenges.

29. From Vegas to Macau II

Watched: 29 January 2017
Life lesson:
Good will triumph over evil in the end.

30. From Vegas to Macau III

Watched: 18 February 2017
Life lesson:
If we truly love someone, we should not control over their life.

31. Independence Day: Resurgence

Watched: 1 April 2017
Life lesson:
Good planning is often more important than having strong weapons in winning a battle.

32. Beauty and the Beast

Watched: 6 April 2017
Life lesson:
We should not judge someone simply based on our first impressions on them.

33. Apollo 13

Watched: 12 May 2017
Life lesson:
Teamwork is very important especially when doing a difficult task.

34. Memento

Watched: 15 August 2017
Life lesson:
We will never understand the truth of something if we are not honest to ourselves.

35. The Hitman's Bodyguard

Watched: 30 August 2017
Life lesson:
Being able to react appropriately to the unexpected is just as important as good planning in advance.

36. Dunkirk

Watched: 17 September 2017
Life lesson:
At difficult times, it is important that we cooperate with others to come out with the best solution.

37. Happy Death Day

Watched: 28 December 2017
Life lesson:
A traumatic experience makes us rethink about life and change to become a better person.

38. Flatliners (2017)

Watched: 5 January 2018
Life lesson:
Taking responsibility for our past mistakes will help ease our feelings of guilt.

39. Inception

Watched: 20 January 2018
Life lesson:
We should face the reality instead of living in our own imaginations.

40. Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back

Watched: 17 February 2018
Life lesson:
If we have been forced to commit an evil act, we must try our best to make up for that as soon as we have the opportunity.

41. Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi

Watched: 1 March 2018
Life lesson:
No matter how evil a person has become, sometimes they still have love towards their family members.

42. The Prestige

Watched: 10 March 2018
Life lesson:
To achieve our aims in life, we often have to make sacrifices, and sometimes it may not be worth it after all.

43. A Wrinkle in Time

Watched: 24 March 2018
Life lesson:
We should not be ashamed of our weaknesses, sometimes they can actually be helpful to us from a different perspective.

44. Pacific Rim: Uprising

Watched: 3 April 2018
Life lesson:
We should not give too much trust to someone that we don't truly know.

45. All the Money in the World

Watched: 13 April 2018
Life lesson:
It is meaningless to have a lot of money if we just keep it for ourselves.

46. I, Tonya

Watched: 29 April 2018
Life lesson:
A person's poor upbringing can have negative effects on their life later on.

47. Black Panther

Watched: 5 May 2018
Life lesson:
We should be willing to share our knowledge for the common good of mankind.

48. Avengers: Infinity War

Watched: 6 May 2018
Life lesson:
Sometimes, we have to make sacrifices if we want to achieve something bigger.

49. Deadpool 2

Watched: 18 May 2018
Life lesson:
We should move on from our past mistakes and do the better for the future.

50. Solo: A Star Wars Story

Watched: 25 May 2018
Life lesson:
The environment a person lives in can influence their personality.

51. Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith

Watched: 16 June 2018
Life lesson:
When someone is facing difficulties, we should show our empathy and try our best to help them.

52. Star Wars IV: A New Hope

Watched: 24 June 2018
Life lesson:
We should be willing to contribute to a noble cause that benefits everybody.

53. Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens

Watched: 1 July 2018
Life lesson:
We should embrace our own potentials and make full use of it in appropriate situations.

54. Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi

Watched: 8 July 2018
Life lesson:
Even in difficult situations, we should not make decisions hastily.