Transformers 5: The Last Knight, isn’t the Last!

I have been a Transformers loyalist ever since the first movie of the series was released in 2007. I still secretly have a wish that someday I’d end up in a car that’d be my Bumble Bee. Alas, not all dreams and wishes come true (not exactly the stupid ones). With the release of Transformers 5: The Last Knight, I knew that a trip to the cinema was inevitable. Glad to have an amazing family who loved Transformers, as I do. With gazillion phases of pre-planning we ended up watching the movie this Saturday and what we saw is a combination of a magnificent execution of visual effects with a lack of sensible content.

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In all honesty that goes with most of the sci-fi movies but a lot do try to connect the dots well. However, with movie brands like Transformers that clearly depict their humans, as actual humans and then have them fall from a height of more than 100 meters without crack opening their heads or damaging their ribs, I mean which brand of cereal had they been munching on?

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Hollywood’s game in terms of creating breathtaking visual scenery has no bounds indeed. But there has to be a connection! Keeping facts straight, our planet Earth can very easily get off of the gravitational belt in case it gets hit by a meteor(I’d say medium-sized). But what were they even thinking when Cybertron actually invaded Earth and dragged through the Pyramids or even China,  without even going through the hellfire of our atmospheric pressure.

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For the final conflict, I cannot come out of the spell of HOW they could ‘transform’ a purely mechanical led sci-fi plot to a Merlin melodrama? HOW! When Transformers had the ability to keep it going without the help of spells, wizards and witchcraft, why did they believe it would’ve been a great idea to infuse it with a magical world of Alice! Spells cast on the mighty Optimus Prime, having all powers invested in the utterly sexy- PhD historian, Ms. Vivian Wembley who by the way, was the direct descendant of Merlin some, 1600 years later. It didn’t have to be something magical, it was already too magical for us to believe.

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The overall cinematic experience was grand, with the newest entries Mercedes GT R- Drift the French Autobot (Hot Rod) assigned to kidnap Vivian and the custom-built Ford Mustang that was witnessed in the form of a Decepticon. You walk in expecting crazy transformations and you end up enjoying all that, in 3D. Transformers 5, ends up with a spoiler leading towards the sequel and it’s more than obvious that the Goddess Quintessa found her way back to Earth and that the Last Knight wasn’t really the last.

My rating for Transformers 5: The Last Knight falls not more than 2.5

Star-studded Celebrity Match #JazzT20Cup

It takes 2 to tango but it literally takes 11 celebrities in each team to topple your whole world. Post the press conference and logo reveal for the JazzT20Cup the date for the star-studded battle was set to be the 8th of June, 2017. Keeping Ramadan in mind the matches for the tournament are all set to begin post 11:30 pm. This year, with the unfortunate loss of two of our greatest legends and beautiful voices of Junaid Jamshed and Amjad Sabri, the teams for the 6th T20 Cup Celebrity Match were dedicated to these legends.

The match was in-between Junaid Jamshed XI and Amjad Sabri XI led by Kamran Jillani (replaced by Adnan Siddiqui due to unavailability) and Tehseen  Javed. Both the teams had an amazing line-up of veteran actors Shahzad Ali, Farhan Ali Agha, Film star Saud, evergreen Faisal Qureshi, the handsome Meekal Zulfiqar and Bilal Ashraf playing under Tehseen’s captaincy and Salman Saeed, Noman Habib, Ayaz Samoo, Asim Mehmood, Yasir Mazhar, Agha Sheraz, and Abbas Jaffri playing under Kamran’s leadership.

With a team of bloggers working along with me, it was a treat to cover such a thrilling match with the sweetest cherries on top Shahid Afridi and Wasim Akram attending the event and Afridi to especially play alongside. The bloggers enjoyed a great space meeting and speaking with the celebrities of how they think JazzT20Cup is bringing pure entertainment to Karachi during Ramadan. Enjoying a moment with a fellow blogger below:

Hey @get.magnified! #selfie #jazzt20cup #KhanKaMaidan #Cricket

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And just in case, you had been waiting for it, I DID vlog about the celebrity match and by far it had been one of the most exciting ones in my vlog journey. Watch and enjoy:

Jazzing up Ramadan Cricket with #JazzT20Cup

It’s more like Ramadan and cricket go hand in hand. Right from the beginning of Ramadan, the guys tend to come together in groups and initiate the night cricket challenge in the streets, compounds and even in proper cricket grounds. These night matches are highly taken accord of is nothing less than a battle for many! On a happier note, even corporations had taken up the challenge and as a result the T20Coporate Cup that is organised each year by the Moin Khan Cricket Academy with some of the top names amongst the players in each team. The team lineup is as follows:

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While the Press Conference and the logo reveal for #JazzT20Cup took place on the 5th of June, 2017. The celebrity match was disclosed to be on the 8th of June *can’t wait for it to happen’ between two teams which are a tribute to the legends of Pakistan, Junaid Jamshed and Amjad Sabri. With Moin Khan as the commander-in-chief at the conference, it was a pleasure to know what the sponsors had to say regarding bringing back night cricket and entertainment for the families in Karachi. The greatest thing about the tournament is that the entry is Free for families and you come and enjoy as many matches as you wish to! Below is yet another vlog from the event, watch and enjoy: