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.

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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.