Super Troopers 2 (2018)

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

Verdict – 0/5

 

Pros –
1) Good to see the old pack back again.
2) Kevin Heffernan as Farva – this character stood out in this one-time watch comedy.

 

Cons –
1) This is the problem when you make a fan favorite movie sequel too late.
2) A predictable storyline full of lame jokes.

 

Quote –
“happiness in your household”

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Under the Skin (2013)

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

Verdict – 4/5

Pros –
1) An alien’s tale of self-discovery.
2) The story is ordinary and got nothing special to offer but the direction and music make this movie a chilling ride.
3) Mica Levi – the haunting soundtrack.

 

Cons –
1) Not an entertaining movie for average moviegoer as it’s slow paced.
2) Unknown supporting cast

 

Quote –
Deformed Man: People wind me up.
Female: How?
Deformed Man: They’re ignorant.

Blackmail (2018)

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

Verdict – 3/5

Pros –
1) A fresh Coen-ish black-comedy with excellent supporting cast
2) The “gun dealer” scene with Vibha Chibber

 

Cons –
1) Good soundtrack by Amit Trivedi but hardly any memorable song
2) 20 minutes too long with a dissatisfying climax
3) Urmila Matondkar item song – not for her stature
4) The problem with the trailer – the entire plot was explained in the bloody trailer leaving hardly any surprises.

 

Quote –
Blind Gun Dealer : Yadav Brothers ; Amroha,UP. ; Desi kala katta, 6999 /-, aur 6 bullets free.Kaalia film mein isko…
Ranjit : Amitabh Bachchan ne use kiya tha.
Blind Gun Dealer : Nahin, Mithun wali Kaalia.

A Quiet Place (2018)

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

Verdict – 3/5

Pros –
1) A post-apocalyptic world where a Predator-like creature with hypersensitive hearing is ruling earth.
2) The grain-silo scene; the childbirth scene
3) The “silence” factor.

 

Cons –
1) While the primary concept is very intriguing, I’ll wait for a sequel to know more about this world.
2) While the plot is established in first few minutes, an entire hour is wasted for built-up.

 

Quote –
Evelyn: Your father will protect you. Your father will always protect you.

The Fly (1986)

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

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –
1) An eccentric scientist’s experiment went wrong. The consequence is a body-horror nightmare.
2) Jeff Goldblum as Seth Brundle. His transformation or disintegration from a one version of “Brundlefly” to another grotesque version is incredible. Credits to the make-up team.
3) Howard Shore’s score.
4) Not a single subplot. The direction is top-notch and to the point.
5) The work-out scene, the arm-wrestling scene, the parturition nightmare are not for the faint-hearted.

 

Cons –
N/A

 

Quote –
Ronnie: Be afraid. Be very afraid.

Ready Player One (2018)

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

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –
1) Behind the neon lights, pop-culture references, and future gaming – this is a Huxley’s nightmare. A dystopian movie with dark undertones.
2) Spielberg chooses the right novel to adapt this time. This movie reminds us again why the 80s was the most important decade for the technological advancements which we have today.
3) Prominent tributes include Back To The Future, a revisit to “Hotel Overlook” and Iron Giant returning for one more sacrifice.
4) I-R0k – Best character from the movie.

 

Cons –
1) Over-stretched and mediocre 3rd act.

 

Quote –
It’s fucking Chucky!