Madagascar (2005)

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

Verdict – 3/5

 

Pros –
1) Sacha Baron Cohen as King Julien
2) The Penguins: Skipper, Kowalski, Rico, and Private
3) “I Like to Move It”

 

Cons –
n/a

 

Quote –
Skipper the Penguin: Just smile and wave, boys. Smile and wave.

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Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)

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

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –
1) Mike Myers as Austin Powers/Dr. Evil
2) 1960s spy in 90s

 

Cons –
1) Cliched spoof, nothing extraordinary

 

Quote –
“Austin Powers: Oh behave”

Idiocracy (2006)

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

Verdict – 4/5

Pros –
1) Highly Influential / Cult written all over it.
2) U.S. President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho
3) Post Credit: Upgrayedd
4) Tight Screenplay
5) Eerily realistic future
6) “Rehabilitation”
7) Low “registers” of English spoken in the future world got an analogy with the Russo-Eng language developed in “A Clockwork Orange” (1971).
8) Aldous Huxley – George Orwell – Cyril M. Kornbluth

 

Cons –
1) The “zero-promotion” of the film by 20th Century Fox absolves the film’s mythology.

 

Quote –
“Lead, follow, or get out of the way,”

Jurassic World (2015)

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

Verdict – 3/5

Pros –
1) Boss fight: “Indominus rex” vs “T. Rex”
2) Vincent D’Onofrio & Irrfan Khan
3) Epic scale cinematography
4) Connecting story with InGen ( “When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth” banner / The flare / Return of the same T Rex )

 

Cons –
1) Predictable storyline

 

Quote –
Henry Wu: Monster is a relative term. To a canary, a cat is a monster. We’re just used to being the cat.

The Replacement Killers (1998)

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

Verdict – 1/5

 

Pros –
1) Stylish ; Slow-motion gun-fights
2) Score

 

Cons –
1) Overloaded with John Woo style but zero content
2) Chow Yun-fat / Danny Trejo /Michael Rooker: Talent wasted
3) Title characters are playing insignificance role.

 

Quote –
Stan ‘Zeedo’ Zedkov: Swindle, bad cheques, mail fraud,no heavy felonies here.But you make up for that in volume arrests before you were sweet 16.A bit unusual for a girl that age.

Meg Coburn: I’ve always considered myself a feminist pioneer.