Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016)

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

VERDICT – 2/5

 
PROS –
1) The plot is a commentary on the current socio-political topics involving the black community like #BlackLivesMatters, gang violence, and school shootings.
2) Cedric the Entertainer as Eddie Walker again got the best lines.

 
CONS –
1) The movie takes a light-hearted way of simplifying things with a sappy ending rather than diving deep and challenging political correctness
2) Predictable twist and turns.

 
QUOTE –
“They’re about to come in here with AKs and 47s and Desert Eagles, and we got nothing but witch hazel!”

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Barbershop (2002)

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

Verdict – 1/5

 
Pros –
1) Eddie’s monologue unraveling the real meaning of a barbershop for the hood.
2) Dinka’s safari punch – “Dinka boma ye”
3) Entire ATM sub-plot

 

Cons –
1) Annoying actors – too much overacting.
2) Ordinary hangout movie devoid of good comedy.

 
Quote –
Eddie: Is this a barbershop? Is this a barbershop? If we can’t talk straight in a barbershop, then where can we talk straight? We can’t talk straight nowhere else.

Transformers (2007)

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

Verdict – 5/5

Pros –
1) Giant robo-monsters fight.
2) Scorponok; Qatar battle.
3) BumbleBee / Chevy Camaro & Optimus Prime / Peterbilt 379 .
4) Michael Bay’s direction is undoubtedly certified summer blockbuster.No matter how bad the story is.
5) What I’ve Done (LP)

 

Cons –
1) Shia LaBeouf as Sam Witwicky

 

Quote –
“Optimus Prime: I am Optimus Prime, and I send this message to any surviving Autobots taking refuge among the stars. We are here. We are waiting.”