Southern Comfort (1981)

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

 

VERDICT – 4/5

 
PROS –
1) An extraordinary paranoia thriller with 9 National Guards running for their lives when the tables are turned.
2) The bayou; the swamps; the entire background of this in-house-Vietnam movie is exasperating.
3) The unsettling dialogue-less climax with the last 2 remaining soldiers trying to escape the Cajuns.
4) Parlez Nous à Boire

 
CONS –
1) A weak cast but still a strong movie.

 
QUOTE –
Sgt. Casper: There’s supposed to be a river here.
Spencer: Them ecology boys must’ve moved it.

Young Frankenstein (1974)

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

 

VERDICT – 4/5

 
PROS –
1) A Mel Brooks classic horror-comedy in all its glory.
2) The blind man skit with Gene Hackman.
3) Marty Feldman as Igor deserves an Oscar for his role.

 

CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE –
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: You know, I’m a rather brilliant surgeon. Perhaps I can help you with that hump.
Igor: What hump?

Ad Astra (2019)

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

 

VERDICT – 3/5

 
PROS –
1) The nothingness and emptiness of the space observed by a mad astronaut and his son; both fighting their solitude.
2) The breathtaking LRV chase sequence got to be one of the highlights of this movie.
3) Colonies on Moon and Mars, space baboons, etc. This sci-fi universe has some promising sub-plots.

 

CONS –
1) It appears like a wannabe Interstellar (2014) with a gloomy vibe throughout the movie.

 
QUOTE –
I am looking forward to the day my solitude ends. And I’m home.

The Fountain (2006)

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

VERDICT – 2/5

 

PROS –
1) Hugh Jackman – versatile actor proving his knack once again
2) The final tree of life sequence
3) The one sequence where Hugh’s character is lost in his thought while crossing the street and audiences can hear only his footsteps.

 

CONS –
1) The audiences will not waste their time to decipher this boring and philosophical movie with a non-linear storyline.

 

QUOTE–
Isabel: For every shadow, no matter how deep, is threatened by morning light.

Avatar (2009)

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

 

VERDICT  – 2/5

 

PROS  –
1) The epic final battle scene
2) It’s a landmark movie for the special effects used. Visually spectacular.

 

CONS  –
1) The most generic story ever written. Boring and predictable plot laden with stereotype characters.
2) If you replace Pandora with Africa, it’ll save 3 hrs. of our lives. It’s Dances with Wolves (1990) in space.
3) James Cameron is wasting the rest of his talented life making 4 sequels of this crappy movie.

 
QUOTE  –
Jake Sully: Everything is backward now, like out there is the true world, and in here is the dream.