Long Shot (2019)

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

 

VERDICT – 2/5

 
PROS –
1) The only bearable scenes of the movie are between O’Shea Jackson Jr. and Seth Rogen.
2) Andy Serkis as Parker Wembley – unrecognizable in that makeup.

 
CONS –
1) While the complete movie was already ruined in the trailer, I decided to watch it anyway for the sake of Seth Rogen but the movie is a big bag of disappointment.

 
QUOTE –
Fred Flarsky: I’m a racist, you’re a Republican, I don’t know what the fuck’s going on.

Black Panther (2018)

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

Verdict – 3/5

Pros –
1) Return of Andy Serkis as Ulysses Klaue
2) Michael B. Jordan as “Killmonger” – Villain with a motive
3) Winston Duke as M’Baku – entertaining character

 

Cons –
1) The whole Wakanda civilization is full of contradiction – super advanced science with a functional xenophobic monarchy where the king is chosen by a ritual combat.
2) Entertaining one-time watch origin story- it’s hyperbolically cherished by critics as an emancipating movie for the black community.
3) Forest Whitaker as Zuri – seriously stereotyped.

Quote –
T’Challa: We can still heal you…
Erik Killmonger: Why, so you can lock me up? Nah. Just bury me in the ocean with my ancestors who jumped from ships, ’cause they knew death was better than bondage.

Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi (2017)

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

 

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –
1) Leia and Luke using force to their maximum capacity.The hologram Luke plot-twist is remarkable.
2) Killing Snoke midway: bold step to kill the prime boss in the middle of the film.
3) Holdo sacrifices by ramming Snoke’s fleet at hyperspace.

 

Cons –
1) Annoying & brooding Luke on Ahch-To – The entire island sequence was slow and boring.
2) Phasma gone without making a mark – this shallow character died without a single memorable scene
3) Luke’s death – meaningless end of the prime character.
4) Finn & Rose in Canto Bight casino – stupid PETA plot.

 

Quote –
Yoda: The greatest teacher, failure is.

War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)

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

 

Verdict – 0/5

 

Pros –
1) Final 20 minutes with some good action scene

 

Cons –
1) Weakest entry in the series
2) 45 minutes too long – during the first 1 hr, nothing happens.
3) Over melodramatic moments covering for a weak primary plot
4) Nova, the mute orphan – What is she doing in the movie? Just extended the movie by another 20 minutes.

 

Quote –
Caesar: APES TOGETHER STRONG!

Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015)

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

Verdict – 5/5

Pros –

1) Return Of The original cast
2) BB-8
3) TR-8R
4) Andy Serkis as Supreme Leader Snoke
5) Starkiller Base destroying the Republic
6) The screen presence of Max von Sydow
7) Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron : The rightful successor of Luke Skywalker

Cons –

1) Death Of Han Solo
2) Adam Driver as Kylo Ren : Unmasked
3) Captain Phasma
4) John Boyega as Finn
5) Final scene with Luke could’ve been more epic.

Quote –

FN-2199: [to Finn] TRAITOR!

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)

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

 

VERDICT – 3/5

 

PROS –
1) The final scene which shows the effect of ALZ is fading.
2) The final battle scene where apes are fighting humans while riding horses shooting guns.
3) Koba will remain the most memorable character from this movie.

 

CONS –
1) Full of cliched characters; both humans and apes.
2) Gary Oldman wasted
3) Caesar’s family sub-plot

 

 
QUOTE –
Koba: Apes not kill apes.
Caesar: You are no ape.