The LEGO Batman Movie (2017)

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

 

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Michael Cera as Robin – Just like Lego (2013)
2) Will Arnett as Bruce Wayne / Batman – Not your regular voice artist, but putting extra-ordinary effort.

 

Cons –

 

1) The LEGO movie plots are getting repetitive now.

 
Quote –

 
How many times I gotta tell you ? Batman works alone.

Castle in the Sky (1986)

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

 

Verdict – 4/4

 

Pros –

 

1) Another gem from Studio Ghibli with it’s trademark elements of fantasy, music ,female protagonist and cyberpunk machines.
2) Fast paced
3) Mythical Laputa
4) Rich characters like Dola, Muska and Uncle Pomme.

 
Cons –

 

N/A

 

Quote –

 

Dola: There’s nothing worse than having your pigtails shot off!

Justice League Dark (2017)

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

 

Verdict – 2/4

 

Pros –

 

1) A John Constantine movie
2) 2 major boss fight – Felix Faust & Destiny
3) Boston Brand – discount Deadpool
4) Ritchie Simpson plot twist

 

 

Cons –

 

 

1) Swamp Thing cameo was a let down. Flop show.
Quote –

 

 

John Constantine: Is that a sword in your chest, or are you just glad to see me ?

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

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

Verdict – 3/4

 

Pros –

1) Tim Burton’s dark take on Dr. Seuss
2) Simple story like “Cat In The Hat”, but a haunting chapter for Children’s literature.
3) Celebration of 2 holidays

 

Cons –

1) Though unique but average animation quality
2) Mediocre music

 

Quote –

Jack Skellington: Eureka! This year, Christmas will be – OURS!

Batman: Assault on Arkham (2014)

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

Verdict – 3/4

 

Pros –

 

1) Explicit content : story for mature audience
2) Batman : Supporting character
3) Nice homework before watching live-action “Suicide Squad”
4) High quality action with lots of comic characters viz Deadshot, Harley Quinn, Riddler, Amanda Waller,   Captain Boomerang, Black Spider, King Shark, Killer Frost, Penguin etc.

 
Cons –

 

1) Overstretched climax : could’ve been 10 minutes shorter.

 
Quote –

 
“Captain Boomerang: Mate… you just out-crazied The Joker!”

Rick and Morty (Season 2)

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

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –

1) Unity : “Can You Feel It”.
2) The Concept of “Total Rickall” , including the opening sequence with Mr Poopy Butthole
3) Schwifty : “Show me what you got”
4) The Concept of “micro-verse”
5) “Rixty Minutes” in hospital waiting room : Jan-Michael Vincent
6) Death Of Birdperson
7) Rick in Galactic Federation prison : new season will chronicle the back-story of Rick and Birdperson.

 
Cons –

n/a

 

 

Quote –
“Excuse me, Nurse? Can you take my temperature? ‘Cause I think I got Jan Quadrant Vincent fever over here!”

Rick and Morty (Season 1)

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

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –

1) Futurama on steroids
2) Godfather of animated Sci-Fi adventures
3) Very strong philosophy
4) Infinite earth concept is old however it is exploited in this show like never before.
5) Spiritual successor of “Back To The Future” .
6) Best episode – Rixty Minutes : Morty revealing his grave to Summer is one iconic scene.
7) New sci-fi concepts : Cronenberg World, Abradolf Lincler, Gazorpazorp etc.

 

Cons –

1) Episode 10 was an ideal epic finale.There was no need to episode 11.

 

Quote –

“Morty : Nobody exists on purpose, nobody belongs anywhere, everybody’s gonna die.”