The Death of Superman (2018)

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

Verdict – 1/5

Pros –
1) Almost 40 minutes long boss fight with Doomsday.Epic.
2) Diana-Clark sub-plot.

 

Cons –
1) Even with a 100 minute running time, the movie’s first half is terribly slow & boring
2) Lex Luthor voiced by Rainn Wilson – doesn’t fit the character.

 

Quote –
Lois: We need to call in the cavalry!
Superman: I am the cavalry.

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Batman Ninja (2018)

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

Verdict – 3/4

 

Pros –
1) Great quality art. Putting Batman in Sengoku Period Japan.
2) Steam-punk time-travel story
3) Robin with Monkichi

 

Cons –
1) Pretty useless Batman, fooled twice by Gorilla Grodd and Joker

 

Quote –
Catwoman: Isn’t a gorilla eating a banana a little cliche?
Gorilla Grodd: Says the cat burglar wearing a cat costume.

The Garden of Words (2013)

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

Verdict – 4/4

 

Pros –
1) Ground-breaking animation capturing the beauty of nature in rain.It’s a cinematic triumph!
2) The subtle romance is exhibited in the most touching & elegant way.
3) Running time: If one can convey the plot in 46 minutes, why add unnecessary sub-plots.

 

Cons –
N/A

 

Quote –
Takao Akizuki: In the evenings, before I went to sleep, and in the mornings, in the moment I woke up, I realized I was praying for rain

Paddington (2014)

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

 

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Peter Capaldi as Mr. Curry

 

Cons –

 

1) Movie only for kindergarten kids

 

 

Quote –

 

Clyde: Gentlemen, these were no dumb beasts.They were intelligent and civilised.
Geographer: Come off it, Clyde.They didn’t even speak English.
Clyde : Well, no, but…
Geographer: Did they play cricket? Drink tea? Do the crossword? Pretty rum idea of civilisation you’ve got, Clyde.

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.

 

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.