Mr. Nice Guy (1997)

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

 

VERDICT – 0/5

 

 

PROS –
N/A

 

 
CONS –
1) A series of action sequences stitched around a weak plot. The production team wasn’t able to make even a decent poster for the film.
2) The terrible supporting cast makes it unbearable to watch. The huge mining truck played a better role than the actors.

 

 

 
QUOTE –
Traveling so far, I just don’t want to be disappointed.

The Protector (1985)

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

 

VERDICT – 0/5

 
PROS –
1) Boat and dock area stunts are few mentionable scenes.

 
CONS –
1) This is one disappointing Jackie Chan movie devoid of any fun. The main problem is the stale story of two NYPD cops traveling to Hong-Kong to rescue a kidnapped girl from some drug-lord.
2) The wimpy boss Harold Ko made the climax ridiculous. His henchman Benny Garucci, the “ex karate champ” was equally feeble.

 
QUOTE –
Billy Wong: Beware of Hong Kong mosquito with high heels.

Extraction (2020)

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

 

VERDICT – 1/5

 

 
PROS –
1) The single continuous 10 minute shot of that car chase scene. It looks straight from a mission from Call Of Duty: Black Ops.

 
CONS –
1) Saju, Ovi, Neysa – Who is suggesting such weird Indian names to the writer. ?
2) The portrayal of Bangladesh in an extremely bad light as some militia run state. A Black Hawk Down level of city-wide carnage with machine guns, armored vehicles, and helicopters – all for a kid whose gangster father can’t even pay the ransom.
3) Veterans like Pankaj Tripathi is given a blink-and-miss role while Priyanshu Painyuli is playing the crime lord. Huge miscast.

 

QUOTE –
Asif: Here’s some advice, a gift. Keep your other finger. Because no matter how badass you think you are, there’s always a badass who’s bigger than you.

The Equalizer 2 (2018)

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

 

VERDICT – 0/5

 
PROS –
N/A

 

CONS –
1) This is a below-average action movie. This generation is wonderstruck by the likes of John Wick and Jason Bourne. An average vigilante hero in a cliched movie just won’t do.
2) Denzel Washington needs to stop this right now with such adventures before he joins the league of Steven Seagal.

 
QUOTE –
Robert McCall: I’m your father. You mama forgot to tell you about me.

Con Air (1997)

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

 

VERDICT – 5/5

 
PROS –
1) A quintessential 90s high octane stylish entertainer, full of memorable characters. Simon West clearly watched a lot of John Woo movie before making his debut film.
2) Funny and action-packed from the first minute to the last.
3) John Malkovich as Cyrus “The Virus”. The primary antagonist who makes the movie more watchable.
4) The action-filled climax destroying almost half of Las Vegas.

 

CONS –
N/A

 
QUOTE –
Garland Greene: Define irony. Bunch of idiots dancing on a plane to a song made famous by a band that died in a plane crash.

Lone Wolf McQuade (1983)

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

VERDICT – 3/5

 

PROS –
1) A modern-day western dripped in testosterone with a beer-powered “Man With No Name”. Not to forget that he got a token family and a job.
2) Falcon, the wheelchair-bound crippled dwarf boss villain.
3) David Carradine kung-fu kicks are a treat to watch.
4) McQuade asking for a beer after his supercharged Dodge Ramcharger brought him back from being buried alive. God level badassery.

 

 

CONS –
1) Run-of-the-mill action potboiler.

 
QUOTE –
Rawley Wilkes: The boys are just having a little fun.
J.J. McQuade: You wanna join the fun?

The Killer Elite (1975)

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

 

VERDICT – 1/5

 
PROS –
1) The slow-motion gun action sequences with Bo Hopkins.

 
CONS –
1) The martial-arts/Ninja sub-plot is poorly written and hilariously executed.
2) The entire James Caan’s recuperating sequence is long and boring.
3) The primary theme of the movie was betrayal, but it appears the director forgot that midway.

 

QUOTE –
Hansen: You just retired, Mike.