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.

Idiocracy (2006)

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

 

VERDICT – 4/5

 

PROS –
1) An eerily realistic future movie with cult written all over it. A dim-witted human population controlled by corporate in every possible aspect of life.
2) Terry Crews as U.S. President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho. This is the most memorable character of the movie.
3) Slangs and low “registers” of the English language spoken in the future world got an analogy with the Russo-Eng language developed in “A Clockwork Orange” (1971).
4) This Mike Judge’s magnum opus is an homage to Aldous Huxley, George Orwell, and Cyril M. Kornbluth.

 

CONS –
N/A

 

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

Journey to the West (2013)

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

VERDICT – 3/5

 

PROS –
1) Shu Qi as Duan
2) Colorful characters like Monkey King / Prince Important / Almighty Foot / KL Hog
3) 300 nursery rhymes

 

CONS –
1) Bad CGI (low production value and average treatment of a good script)
2) Music heavily copied from previous Chow’s films.
3) Wen Zhang
4) Abrupt ending (sad anti-climax)

 

QUOTE –
Knowing stubbornness, one can let it go. Knowing what one wants, one can release it.

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.

TVF Pitchers (2015)

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

 

VERDICT  – 5/5

 

PROS –
1) Tight screenplay with perfect execution.
2) Natural effortless acting.
3) Realistic scenarios
4) Jeetu’s hostel meltdown.
5) Opening Sequence

 

CONS–
n/a

 

QUOTE –
“Mandal: Registration ki line yahi hai kya?
Rastogi: Nahin, hum to ration lene khade hain.”