Peaky Blinders (Season 1)

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

 

VERDICT – 3/5

 
PROS –
1) The post-World War I saga of Shelby crime family. A definitive role for Cillian Murphy as Thomas Shelby, the head honcho of the gangster family also fighting his PTSD.
2) Sam Neill as Major Campbell, a no-nonsense officer on a mission under the order of Winston Churchill.
3) The greatest asset of this show is its fantastic cinematography and the brave soundtrack especially featuring Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, right from the opening theme song “Red Right Hand” to great tracks like “Brother, My Cup Is Empty.”
4) Great Costume Design.

 

CONS –
1) The primary run-of-the-mill theme of the rise of a gangster family is now done to death.

 

QUOTE –
Freddie Thorne: You think I can’t handle Tommy Shelby?
Aunt Polly: You can’t. I’m having trouble these days and I’m twice the man you are.

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Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018)

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

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –
1) Planes, Trains, and Automobiles – high octane opening scene!
2) Gally’s return
3) Teresa’s death – Unexpected

 

Cons –
1) 3 years after “The Scorch Trials” – too late
2) Walton Goggins as Lawrence – interesting character but a meaningless subplot.
3) All over – it’s a mediocre end of an epic beginning.

 

Quote –
Minho: Gally, why are you helping us? I put a spear through your chest.
Gally: Well… Nobody’s perfect.

Game of Thrones (Season 7)

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

 

Verdict – 3/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Olenna’s badass confession.
2) Bronn almost killing Drogon.
3) Bran & Arya’s return to Winterfell.
4) Suicide mission beyond the wall led by Jon Snow. Beric & Thoros fighting wights with flaming swords was truly amazing.
5) Uncle Benjen’s 2nd rescue beyond the wall. Under-rated character deserves a big spin-off.

 

Cons –

 

1) Way too fast as compared to past 6 seasons.
2) Too many online theories corrupted the show for us.We are ourselves to blame.
3) Unnecessary obligatory sex-scenes

 

 

Quote –

 

Sansa : “When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies,but the pack survives.”

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015)

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

Verdict – 2/5

Pros –
1) Giancarlo Esposito as Jorge

 

Cons –
1) Weak screenplay & predictable twists
2) Going nowhere: without a finale

 

Quote –
“Brenda: Hope is a dangerous thing.”