Rick and Morty (season 3)

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

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Pickle rick
2) Return of evil Morty
3) Morty’s Mind Blowers

 

 

Cons –

 

1) Mediocre finale
2) No birdperson ?
3) Interdimensional Cable – sorely missed this season

 

 

Quote –

 

Evil Morty: Seems like a good time for a drink and a cold calculated speech with sinister overtones. Speech about politics, about order, brotherhood, power but speeches are for campaigning. Now is the time for action.

 

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Batman and Harley Quinn (2017)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 0
ACTOR – N/A
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

Verdict – 1/4

 

Pros –

 

1) Swamp Thing – DC need to work more on this character.

 

Cons –

1) Unfortunately the PG approach didn’t clicked at all.
2) 2 songs in a 74 minutes DC animated film ?
3) Harley pulling a puss-in-boots move.

 

 

Quote –

 

Batman : You are the walking definition of “loose cannon”, Harley. For all I know, you might decide at the last minute that Ivy’s plan doesn’t sound so cockeyed after all,because the wind changed direction. Or because it’s Thursday.

Princess Mononoke (1997)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – N/A
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 1

 

Verdict – 3/4

 

Pros –

 

1) The trademark multi-layered fantasy story-line from Studio Ghibli.
2) Ashitaka – Atticus Finch of this story
3) Lady Eboshi – character who deserves her own film.

 

 

Cons –

 

1) Misleading title – Mononoke is definitely not the central character here.

 

 

 

Quote –

 

 

Jigo: So you say you’re under a curse? So what? So’s the whole damn world.

WALL·E (2008)

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

 

Verdict – 4/4

 

Pros –

 

1) Almost silent movie
2) Good sci-fi concept
3) M-O – best character from the movie

 

 

Cons –

 

1) Wall-E regaining his memory is a let down. The sacrifice factor would’ve taken this movie to new height like “The Iron Giant“.

 

 

 

Quote –

 

 

AUTO: On the Axiom, you will survive.
Captain: I don’t want to survive. I want to live.

How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

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

 

Verdict – 0/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Main protagonist losing his 1 leg in the end. You don’t see that everyday in an animated film targeted for kids.Ballsy move.
2) Boss fight.
3) Viking set-up

 

 

Cons –

 

1) Predictable plot-line full of stock characters.

 

 

Quote –

 

 

Stoick: When we crack this mountain open, all hell is going to break loose.
Gobber: And my undies. Good thing I brought extras.

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!