Wayward Pines (Season 2 )

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

Verdict – 0/5

 

Pros –
n/a

 

Cons –

1) Unnecessary season ; utter waste of time ; just like the “Matrix Sequels”.
2) Characters like Ben Burke was killed without any twist
3) Boring character Adam Hassler introduced for no reason
4) The most stupid and stale finale possible
5) Jason/Kerry incest angle forced for cheap thrills

Quote –
“There is no greater good”

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

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

 

VERDICT – 1/4

 

PROS –
1) Mark Hamill’s return as Joker
2) Bold & dark – Rated R

 

CONS –
1) Low-quality animation and weak plot ruined one of the greatest Batman stories.
2) 30 minutes original story-line without Joker (not related to source story).

 

QUOTE –
“The Joker: Sometimes I remember one way and sometimes another if I am going to have a past I prefer it to be a multiple choice.”

Wazir (2016)

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

Verdict – 3/5

Pros –

 

 

1) Atrangi Yaari Song
2) John Abraham Cameo
3) Final Plot-twist : although predictable and have little impact on the film’s story.

Cons –

1) Aditi Rao plot – slowing down the pace of film
2) Yazad plot – revealed too early

 

 

Quote –

“Khel khel mein, khel khel ke, khel khel yeh aa jayega”

Batman: Under the Red Hood (2010)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – N/A
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 1

Verdict – 4/4

 

Pros –

 
1) Opening Credits
2) Darker than other DCU movies
3) Batman / Jason Tood / Joker climactic standoff

 

 

Cons –

 
n/a
Quote –

 

 
Jason Todd: What? What, your moral code just won’t allow for that? It’s too hard to cross that line?
Batman: No. God Almighty, no. It’d be too damned easy. All I’ve ever wanted to do is kill him. A day doesn’t go by I don’t think about subjecting him to every horrendous torture he’s dealt out to others, and then end him.
Joker: Awwww, so you DO think about me.
Batman: But if I do that, if I allow myself to go down into that place, I’ll never come back.

Batman: Bad Blood (2016)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – n/a
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

Verdict – 2/4

Pros –

 

1) Batman / Batwoman / Batwing / Batgirl / Batman 2 : all in 1 movie
2) Damian / Robin : now pursuing justice not vengeance
3) Tetch
4) Animated “Alfred” still better than Jeremy Irons
5) 72-minute running time ; short and simple
6) Jay Oliva : most under-rated director

Cons –

 

n/a

 

 

Quote –

 

 

Batwoman : Nuns with M60s and Katanas ?
Batman 2 : That would make them “nunjas”.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

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

 

Verdict – 2/5

 
Pros –

 

 

1) Knightmare sequence – though unexplained – is the best 5 minutes sequence of the movie.
2) Jimmy Olsen cameo as a CIA agent
3) Bat-mobile chase sequence

 
Cons –

 

 

1) Amalgamation of multiple story-lines (Death Of Superman / Man Who Falls / Dark Knight Returns)
2) Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor : most annoying character
3) Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth: huge miscast

 
Quote –

 
Batman: It’s okay, I’m a friend of your son’s.
Martha Kent: I figured. The cape.

The Lunchbox (2013)

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

Verdict – 3/5

Pros –
1) Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Shaikh; steals the show
2) Music from 90’s Bollywood movies supporting the story
3) Bhutanese Radio Song “Boomo Boomo”

 

Cons –
1) Part of the “Faux-La Nouvelle Vague” in recent Bollywood where 90’s DD Telefilm quality stories are presented in a new package (Aankhon Dekhi, Masaan etc.)
2) Average story with a strong cast.

 

Quote –
“Ila: Somewhere I read that the wrong train can lead you to the right station…”

Children of Men (2006)

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

Verdict – 2/5

Pros –

1) Cinematography : long shots
2) Depiction of future and possible issues
3) Michael Caine as Jasper Palmer
4) Peter Mullan as Syd
Cons –

1) Boring story with a dud climax
2) Highly over-rated
Quote –
“Jasper: Theo’s faith lost out to chance. So, why bother if life’s going to make its own choices?”

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

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

Verdict – 5/5

 

PROS –
1) One of the best Sci-Fi movie in recent years after Looper (2012)
2) Better than it’s spiritual prequel.
3) Final 15 minutes
4) Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Michelle: Dawn Of The New “Ellen Ripley”
5) John Goodman as Howard Stambler

 

CONS –
1) As the movie got no connection with its predecessor, the name Cloverfield works as a spoiler.

 

QUOTE –
**Radio Broadcast**

“The Military Has Taken Back The Southern Seaboard.”
“If You Are Hearing This And Aren’t In A Safe Zone,”
“Head North Of Baton Rouge.”
“But If You Have Any Medical Training Or Combat Experience, We Need Help.”
“There Are People In Houston.”
“There Are Survivors At Mercy Hospital.”
“Please Help.”
“Repeat. There Are People In Houston Who Need Our Help.”
“Come Join Us.”
“We’ve Taken Back The Southern Seaboard.”
“And We’re Winning.”

Game of Thrones (season 6)

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

 

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –

 

1) HOld the DoOR
2) Return Of Benjen Stark
3) Ressurection Of Jon Snow
4) R+L = J ; Triumph of a fan theory
5) Return Of Hound
6) Max Von Sydow
7) Opening music sequence : Finale

 

Cons –

 

1) Jon Snow’s failure in the battle of bastards
2) Too fast : appears HBO wants to end this ASAP
3) Death Of Blackfish ; too much built up but died as a minor chararcter.
4) Arya Storyline

 

Quote –

 

“Hodor: Hold the door.”