Ant-Man (2015)

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

Verdict – 0/5

 

PROS –
1) Cameos : Wasp / Falcon / Bucky
2) Michael Peña as Luis : Interesting character
3) Michael Douglas as Hank Pym
4) Subatomic Quantum realm

 

CONS –
1) Silly Main Plot: Heist
2) First MCU film without the trademark “Jon Favreau” essence since Iron-Man (2008). It’s just a check-list.
3) Main Villain: Yellowjacket
4) Paul Rudd: seems constrained by the director
5) It was supposed to be an “Edgar Wright” movie

 

QUOTE –
“Scott Lang: Pick on someone your own size!”

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015)

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

Verdict – 1/5

Pros –
1) Tom Cruise as IMF agent Ethan Hunt: Still alive and kicking
2) Simon Pegg & Rebecca Ferguson
3) Opening credit: Plane stunt

 

Cons –
1) Most cliched spy thriller plot
2) No boss fight
3) Alec Baldwin & Jeremy Renner : Wasted

 

Quote –
“Benji Dunn: Join the IMF. See the world, on a monitor, in a closet.”

Inside Out (2015)

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

VERDICT – 3/4

 

PROS –
1) Inception (2010) for kids.
2) Highly influential for younger viewer.
3) A tinge of Christmas Spirit
4) Bing-bong’s sacrifice

 

CONS –
1) Poor animation quality “inside the mind”

 

QUOTE –
“Mind Worker Cop: Forget it, Jake. It’s Cloudtown.”

Mr. Holmes (2015)

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

Verdict – 1/5

Pros –
1) Sherlock Holmes factor

 

Cons –
1) Without Sherlock’s name – this movie is dead.
2) Weird connections – Japanese Prickly ash/bees & wasps
3) Boring dud thriller

 

Quote –
Roger: But all that just told you he was married. How did you know he’d come to see you about his wife?
Sherlock Holmes: [smiles] Because when you’re a detective, and a man comes to see you, it’s usually about his wife.