Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

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

 

VERDICT – 4/4

 
PROS –
1) Visually one of the best super-hero movie. The third-act was psychedelic and trippy. The animation quality raised the bar too high for any future super-hero animation movie.
2) The plot follows King-Pin employing lady Doc Ock to resurrect his dead family by some particle collider. The experiment causes different versions of Spider-Man to appear in the same primary timeline. Out of all the dimensions, Peter B. Parker storyline and character was most interesting.
3) The Prowler is the Ebony Maw of this movie.
4) Sunflower (Post Malone and Swae Lee song)

 

CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE –
Stan: That person who helps others simply because it should or must be done, and because it is the right thing to do, is indeed without a doubt, a real superhero.

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Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)

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

VERDICT – 2/4

 
PROS –
1) Bill Hader as J.P. Spamley and his sidekick Gord were definitely the two best characters.
2) John C. Reilly as Ralph delivered as expected. The post-credit rick-rolling was spot on.

 
CONS –
1) The countless pop-culture references in every other movie are not making it better. It’s rather getting sickening.
2) The entire BuzzzTube plot was very dystopian and probably planted in the plot on purpose.

 
QUOTE –
J.P. Spamley: Wanna get rich playing video games?

G.I. Joe: The Movie (1987)

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

VERDICT – 3/4

 
PROS –
1) Cobra-La mythology. Fascinating super-villains like Golobulus, Pythona and especially Nemesis Enforcer.
2) The rich storyline with engaging sub-plots. A movie full of heroes and villains.
3) The Trial Of Cobra Commander. 
4) Sgt. Slaughter and his “Renegades” at the “Slaughter House”.
5) The charm of traditionally animated movies of the 80s is unparalleled.

 

CONS –
N/A

 
QUOTE –
YO JOE!

Batman: Gotham by Gaslight (2018)

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

Verdict – 2/4

 
Pros –
1) Being the first Elseworlds story, Gotham by Gaslight is a milestone in DC Comics history. This movie is not faithful to that comic book, however, have a life of its own.
2) 78 minute running time
3) Unexpected Gordon twist.

 

Cons –
1) N/A

 

Quote –
“Bruce Wayne: One of my mentors says – When you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.”

Incredibles 2 (2018)

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

VERDICT  – 2/4

 

PROS–
1) Jack-Jack: Star of the movie! His unpredictable, unknown powers make him the most fascinating character of this film.

 

CONS –
1) A villain is as good as his motive. Evelyn / Screenslaver was mediocre and of course predictable from the very first minute.
2) Keene Act remains the central plot. Over-used theme.
3) Mr. Incredible teaming up with Frozone for stopping an ordinary ship? And that’s supposed to be the boss fight? I’m feeling sorry for Brad Bird.

 

QUOTE –
Rick Dicker: If you wanna get out of the hole, first you gotta put down the shovel.

Futurama (Season 1)

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

 

Verdict – 5/5

 
Pros –
1) A great satire on the modern world and consumerism.
2) John DiMaggio as Bender – the best character of this show.
3) Some of the episodes are a simple satire on current world problems while some are real philosophical.
4) Billy West as Fry – he represents our every iniquity.

 

Cons –
N/A

 

Quote –
Fry: My God, it’s the future. My parents. My co-workers. My girlfriend. I’ll never see any of them again. [pause] Yahoo!

The Death of Superman (2018)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 0
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.