Holmes & Watson (2018)

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

VERDICT – 1/5

 
PROS –
1) The plot-twist where Mrs. Hudson is revealed as the daughter of Prof. Moriarty.

 
CONS –
1) A great opportunity wasted. One of the most awaited movie in recent times starring the greatest comedic-duo of our times was ruined by caricaturish performances and witless writing.

 
QUOTE –
Holmes: When one eliminates the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, is the truth.
Watson: But this is absurd. Holmes, you must know in your heart…
Holmes: The heart is for pumping blood. The truth is the truth!

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Daddy’s Home 2 (2017)

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

 

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –
1) The thermostat skit – only scene where an effort was made
2) Sully cameo
3) Ebullient chuckle as expected – better than its prequel

 

 

 

Cons –
1) It’s a one-time watch movie full of jokes from 1980s

 

 

Quote –
Brad: The thermostat is a secret covenant!

The House (2017)

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

Verdict – 1/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Will Ferrell & Amy Poehler – this duo made me survive me this 88 minute ordeal
2) The basic story was full of potential

 

Cons –

 

1) One time watch – avoidable comedy with inconsistent characters and lazy direction
2) Even Jeremy Renner cameo can’t save this disaster.

 

Quote –

 

Casino Patron: Are those women’s sunglasses?
Scott Johansen: No, they’re Italian.

Ant-Man (2015)

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

Verdict – 0/5

 

PROS –
1) Cameos : Wasp / Falcon / Bucky
2) Michael Peña as Luis : Interesting character
3) Michael Douglas as Hank Pym
4) Subatomic Quantum realm

 

CONS –
1) Silly Main Plot: Heist
2) First MCU film without the trademark “Jon Favreau” essence since Iron-Man (2008). It’s just a check-list.
3) Main Villain: Yellowjacket
4) Paul Rudd: seems constrained by the director
5) It was supposed to be an “Edgar Wright” movie

 

QUOTE –
“Scott Lang: Pick on someone your own size!”

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

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

Verdict – 2/5

 

PROS –
1) Brick and Chani (deserves a spin-off)

 

 

CONS –
1) Worst than “The Lost Movie”. This movie is a disaster as compared to its prequel.
2) The Newscasters battle-royale legacy is ruined (Jim Carrey was the only saving grace)

 

QUOTE –
“Ron Burgundy: Who the hell is Julius Ceasar? You know I don’t follow the NBA!”

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

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

Verdict – 4/5

Pros –
1) Will Ferrell chemistry with John C Riley
2) Sacha Baron Cohen as the gay F1 driver Jean Girard – His intro scene at The Pit Stop is super hilarious
3) Jane Lynch as Lucy – Granny Law

 

Cons –
N/A

 

Quote –
Cal Naughton, Jr.: Shake and bake!
Ricky Bobby: What does that do? Does that blow your mind? That just happened!
Jean Girard: Is that a catchphrase or epilepsy?