Spring (2019)

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

 

 

VERDICT – 4/4

 

 


PROS –
1) The mythology of spring explained in seven minutes.
2) Andy Goralczyk achieved something impactful in a 7 minutes shorts without dialogues that Disney can’t achieve in a 2-hrs long feature film.
3) The music along with foley sound effects enhances the entire experience.

 

 

CONS –
N/A

 

 

QUOTE –
N/A

DC Showcase: Adam Strange (2020)

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

 

 

VERDICT – 3/4

 

 


PROS –
1) A fresh origin story of a lesser known superhero after a long time. After creating origin story of Superman/Batman for zillionth time on alternate universes, this is a welcome movie by DC.
2) “Zeta-beam” stranded Adam Strange on Earth where he’s calculating his return back to his planet so he can reunite with his daughter.
3) The animation-quality is top notch.

 

 

CONS –
N/A

 

 

QUOTE –
Miner: You think the zeta beam can magically carry you back to your planet
Adam: Not magic, science.

DC Showcase: Catwoman (2011)

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

 

 

VERDICT – 4/4

 

 


PROS –
1) Catwoman fights a Gotham City crime boss called Rough Cut to crack-down a human-trafficking ring.
2) Quality animation and Rated-R story in 15-minutes run time. Catwoman’s performance at the strip-club was a bonus.
3) The final truck chase scene was equally thrilling.

 

 


CONS –
N/A

 

 

QUOTE –
Rough Cut: Okay, keep your mouth shut and I’ll cut you in for 10 percent.
Catwoman: I’ll do the cutting here.

Silver Blaze (1977)

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

 

VERDICT – 2/5

 
PROS –
1) Christopher Plummer’s debut as the legendary detective.

 

CONS –
1) A forgettable adaptation of “The Adventure of Silver Blaze”.
2) 30 minutes run time can by no means give proper justice to the story. There is neither any depth in writing nor there is any character development.

 

 
QUOTE –
Inspector Gregory: Is there any other point to which you wish to draw my attention?
Sherlock Holmes: To the curious incident of the dog when the horse was led out from the stable.
Inspector Gregory: But the dog did nothing when the horse was led out from the stable.
Sherlock Holmes: That was the curious incident.

Love, Death & Robots (Season 1)

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

 

VERDICT – 4/4

 
PROS –
1) I’ll rate LOVE DEATH + ROBOTS better than Black Mirror and Electric Dreams. The core of any sci-fi story can be explained in a few minutes and we don’t a 90 minutes episode for character development. The short duration of each episode is the biggest asset of the show.
2) Stories from various genres including Sci-Fi, Supernatural, Fantasy, Post-Apocalypse, Absurdism, Cyberpunk, etc.
3) Exceptional animation quality from various studios around the world. Every next episode is a surprise.
4) “Good Hunting” – Exploring the Huli jing mythology in Cyberpunk Hong-Kong
5) “Suits” – Who is the real invader?
6) “Zima Blue” – Absurdist robot.
7) “When the Yogurt Took Over” – A warning for the inevitable economic collapse.
8) Matthew Perryman Jones – Living in the Shadows

 

 
CONS –
1) “Sucker of Souls” – a plain storyline
2) “The Witness” – a mind-fuck story told for a zillionth time now.
3) “Helping Hand” – 127 Hrs in space
4) “Fish Night” – Great animation with a mediocre story

 

 
QUOTE –
“Zima: My search for truth is finished at last.I’m going home.”