Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)

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

Verdict – 3/5

Pros –

1) A ruthless madman’s wild goose chase
2) Opening scene : Cinematography
3) “Apocalypse Now” in Amazon

Cons –

1) The title character hardly matches the superlatives
2) Highly influential for movie-makers but not for movie-goers

Quote –

Aguirre: I am the great traitor. There must be no other.

Stoker (2013)

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

Verdict – 2/5

Pros –

1) Cinematography
2) “Summer Wine”
3) Matthew Goode as Charlie Stoker

Cons –

1) Ordinary story with predictable twists
2) Mia Wasikowska as India Stoker
3) Ambiguous ending
4) Park Chan-wook’s talent wasted in a half-baked story

Quote –

Evelyn Stoker: You know, I’ve often wondered why it is we have children in the first place. And the conclusion I’ve come to is… At some point in our lives we realize things are screwed up beyond repair. So we decide to start again. Wipe the slate clean. Start fresh. And then we have children. Little carbon copies we can turn to and say, “You will do what I could not. You will succeed where I have failed.” Because we want someone to get it right this time. But not me… Personally speaking I can’t wait to watch life tear you apart.

Deadpool (2016)

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

Verdict – 4/5

Pros –

1) Brave opening credit
2) Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson / Deadpool : staying true to his character
3) Breaking the 4th wall
4) Multiple X-men / Pop-culture references
5) T. J. Miller as Weasel
6) Leslie Uggams as Blind Al : best thing about this movie

Cons –

1) Generic origin story
2) Shallow character development
3) Negasonic Teenage Warhead & Colossus

Quote –

Blind Al: Looks aren’t everything.

Wade Wilson: Looks *are* everything. You ever heard David Beckham speak? It’s like he mouth-sexed a can of helium. Think Ryan Reynolds got this far on his superior acting method?