Justice League (2017)

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

 

Verdict – 2/5

 

 

Pros –
1) DC establishing that Superman is indeed the strongest DC superhero
2) Aquaman playing “Jason Momoa” – rowdy, drunk and foul-mouthed
3) 2 hrs running time – not wasting time in the origin story of Cyborg and Flash.

 

 

Cons –
1) The resurrection of Superman is over-simplified.
2) Steppenwolf – generic run-of-the-mill supervillain trying to destroy the world.
3) DC needs to get rid of Zack Snyder. He’s worn out and got nothing new to offer in this genre.

 

 

Quote –
Barry Allen: What are your superpowers again?
Bruce Wayne: I’m rich.

 

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Arrival (2016)

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

Verdict – 0/5

 

 

Pros –

1) The primary message : If you could see your whole life from start to finish, would you change things?
2) Jeremy Renner ended up delivering the best romantic lines after Han Solo in the “Empire Strikes Back”.

 

 
Cons –
1) Pretentious movie where the director is trying to merge the universes of Ridley Scott & Chris Nolan and falling flat on his face.
2) Denis Villeneuve is undoubtedly the most over-rated director of our time. “Blade Runner 2049” is in wrong hands.
3) The movie is boring as hell and only last few minutes of revelation are noteworthy.

 

 
Quote –

 
Ian Donnelly: You know I’ve had my head tilted up to the stars for as long as I can remember. You know what surprised me the most? It wasn’t meeting them. It was meeting you.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

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

 

Verdict – 2/5

 
Pros –

 

 

1) Knightmare sequence – though unexplained – is the best 5 minutes sequence of the movie.
2) Jimmy Olsen cameo as a CIA agent
3) Bat-mobile chase sequence

 
Cons –

 

 

1) Amalgamation of multiple story-lines (Death Of Superman / Man Who Falls / Dark Knight Returns)
2) Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor : most annoying character
3) Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth: huge miscast

 
Quote –

 
Batman: It’s okay, I’m a friend of your son’s.
Martha Kent: I figured. The cape.

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

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

Verdict – 3/5

 

Pros – Will Ferrell and John C Riley
Cons – Storyline

 

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?

Man of Steel (2013)

Man Of Steel

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

Verdict – 0/5

 

Pros –
1) Last 2 Minutes

 

Cons –
1)Hans Zimmer’s music is surprisingly mediocre.
2)Killing Pa Kent for a silly reason.
3)Amy Adams as Lois Lane – miscast
4)How come a Superman movie so dark?

 

Quote –
Lara Lor-Van: He will be an outcast. They’ll kill him.
Jor-El: How? He’ll be a god to them.