Death Wish (1974)

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

Verdict – 5/5

Pros –

1) Charles Bronson’s machoism
2) Fast paced
3) Cult written all over it (godfather of Gran Torino , Harry Brown)
4) Final scene leaves you craving for more
5) Vincent Gardenia as NYPD Lt. Frank Ochoa

Cons –

n/a

Quote –

Paul Kersey: Nothing to do but cut and run, huh? What else? What about the old American social custom of self-defense? If the police don’t defense us, maybe we ought to do it ourselves.
Jack Toby: We’re not pioneers anymore, Dad.
Paul Kersey: What are we, Jack?
Jack Toby: What do you mean?
Paul Kersey: I mean, if we’re not pioneers, what have we become? What do you call people who, when they’re faced with a condition or fear, do nothing about it, they just run and hide?
Jack Toby: Civilized?
Paul Kersey: No.

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

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

Verdict – 5/5

Pros –

1) Awesome Mix Vol. 1
2) Groot & Rocket
3) Michael Rooker as Yondu Udonta (will remind you of Tuco) and his whistle-controlled arrow.
4) Putting Thanos / Infinity Stones/ Collector storyline away from the main Avengers.Thank You,Kevin Feige.
5) The humor
6) The music kept the storyline attached with Earth.
Cons –

1) Casting Bautista and Zoe Saldana
2) Nebula : meaningless role
3) John C. Reilly & Djimon Hounsou : Talent wasted
Quote –

Rocket Raccoon: [about Drax] Metaphors go over his head.
Drax the Destroyer: NOTHING goes over my head!… My reflexes are too fast, I would catch it.

Interstellar (2014)

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

Verdict – 5/5

Pros –

1) “Dustopian” Future
2) Matt Damon Plot-Twist
3) Michael Caine Space Voice Over
4) Fifth Dimension Portrayal
5) Nolan’s obsession with “limbo”.Nolan is clearly exploring the “relativity of time” factor as he did it in Inception.
6) Planet Lazarus
7) Cliffhanger ending
8) Ellen Burstyn as Elderly Murph (reminds me of Vanessa Redgrave in Atonement).

Cons –

1) Often more like a documentary during the first half.
2) Concepts of wormhole,black-hole,relativity,5th Dimension etc. introduced and twisted as per director’s convenience to cover up plot-holes.
3) Uncanny resemblance to Shyamalan’s Universe.
4) Cooper’s Station : Elysium
5) Morse Code Communication

Quote –

“Do not go gentle into that good night; Old age should burn and rave at close of day. Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”