The Replacement Killers (1998)

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

Verdict – 1/5

 

Pros –
1) Stylish ; Slow-motion gun-fights
2) Score

 

Cons –
1) Overloaded with John Woo style but zero content
2) Chow Yun-fat / Danny Trejo /Michael Rooker: Talent wasted
3) Title characters are playing insignificance role.

 

Quote –
Stan ‘Zeedo’ Zedkov: Swindle, bad cheques, mail fraud,no heavy felonies here.But you make up for that in volume arrests before you were sweet 16.A bit unusual for a girl that age.

Meg Coburn: I’ve always considered myself a feminist pioneer.

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The Equalizer (2014)

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

 

Verdict – 3/5

 

 

Pros –

1) Fast paced story-line
2) Action packed
3) That orphan Russian boy’s story.
4) End Credits (Guts Over Fear)

 

 

Cons –

1) Bad supporting cast
2) Cliched sub-plots
3) The ex-CIA angle
4) In a nutshell, it’s “Jason Bourne” meets “Death Wish” with a “History Of Violence”.
5) The Russian Mafia portrayal is not as convincing as Cronenberg’s Eastern Promises.

 

 
Quote –

“Don’t doubt yourself, son. Doubt kills.”