Neighbors (2014 film)

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR – 0
ACTOR – 0
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 0

Verdict – 1/5

Pros –
1) “ΑΨΔ” History montage
2) De Niro Party

 

Cons –
1) If you have seen the trailer, nothing else left to watch.
2) The plot seems promising but it falls and falls again.
3) …and for how long Christopher Mintz-Plasse is going to play a teenager.

 

Quote –
Mac Radner: Who are you?
Garf: I’m Sam Jackson from Jackie Brown.
Scoonie: Hoah!
Garf: Hooah!
Kelly Radner: That’s actually Al Pacino.
Garf: The Path of the righteous man.
Mac Radner: That’s the wrong Sam Jackson speech.

Godzilla (2014)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 0
ACTOR – 0
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

Verdict – 1/5

Pros –
1) Final Dual – Godzilla Vs. MUTO
2) Opening Credits
3) Full body shots of Godzilla (beats Transformers)
4) Reiterating and re-establishing Godzilla as the “King Of The Monsters”.

 

Cons –
1) Too much time wasted in built up. All peek-a-boo and blink-and-miss will only frustrate the audiences.
2) Ken Watanabe and Bryan Cranston wasted.
3) Worst Lead actors possible; bad casting.
4) Terrible “family-sub-plot”
5) As a summary, “Godzilla” is the first 2 minutes of “Pacific Rim“.

 

Quote –
“Look, Mommy! Dinosaurs!”

The Expendables 3 (2014)

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR – 0
ACTOR – 0
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

Verdict – 0/5

 

Pros –
1) Antonio Banderas as Galgo

 

Cons –
1) It fails its core fan-group; No great action scenes
2) Wasting time with new-comers while seasoned Expendables are just bench-warming.
3) Bad timing and overexposure of Arnold. (He needs to work out)
4) Why Patrick Hughes?
5) Mel Gibson fails the expectations if you are expecting a JCVD.

 

Quote –
Galgo: I need a job! All I know what to do is kill! Goddammit!

Drag Me to Hell (2009)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

 

VERDICT  – 3/5

 

PROS –
1) The only reason to watch this horror movie is Sam Raimi directing it. He’ll keep the audiences amused with his trademark Evil Dead humor.
2) Lorna Raver as Mrs. Sylvia Ganush is one watchable character.

 

 

CONS –
1) Interesting primary plot but very few moments of horror.
2) Alison Lohman was clearly not the right actress for the lead role.

 

QUOTE –
“Christine Brown: Choke on it, bitch!”

Singham Returns (2014)

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR – 0
ACTOR – 0
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

Verdict – 0/5

 

Pros –
1) Desi Entertainment with larger than life protagonist
2) Inspector Daya reprising his character from C.I.D.

 

Cons –
1) A simple pot-boiler cliched predictable story with repeated catch-phrases.
2) Other than the “Singham Chant” from Part – I, the music sucks.
3) Wasting talent of Kareena / Anupam Kher / Manjrekar.

 

Quote –
“Aata Majhi Satakli “

Machete Kills (2013)

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR –0
ACTOR – 0
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

Verdict – 0/5

 

Pros –
1) Lady Gaga
2) “Carlos Estévez”

 

Cons –
1) No Grindhouse factor

 

Quote –
Mr. President: Last time I sent a black op team into Mexico, they got dead and I got the Oval ass-fuck.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

Verdict – 2/5

Pros –
1) Action-Packed
2) Return of HYDRA
3) Neck-To-Neck fights of Winter Soldier & Cap. America
4) Nick Fury’s Epitaph
5) Falcon
6) Robert Redford’s Screen Presence
7) Easter Eggs (2 Future Capt. America / Dr. Strange / Quicksilver / Scarlet Witch / Crossbones (Brock Rumlow)

 

Cons –
1) The tone for the Marvel Cinematic Universe was set by Jon Favreau’s Iron Man and now it hardly matters who is directing the movie.
2) Predictable sub-plot (except the Bucky Plot, the whole movie is a Die Hard Sequel)

 

Quote –
“Captain’s orders!”