The Terminator (1984)

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

VERDICT – 5/5

 

 

PROS –
1) James Cameron’s genre-defining masterpiece. One of the greatest Sci-Fi movie ever made.
2) Arnold Schwarzenegger as T-800 “Model 101”, the relentless cyborg with a mission. A career-defining role, tailor-made for him.
3) “The Terminator Theme” by Brad Fiedel.
4) The Kyle Reese paradox.

 

CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE –
“I’ll be back

Killing Gunther (2017)

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

 

Verdict – 0/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Bobby Moynihan as Donnie – Only actor trying to do some comedy in this mess.

 

Cons –

 

1) Filming Style from “The Office”
2) Old irritating jokes

 

Quote –

 

Donnie: Boom goes the dynamite.

Last Action Hero (1993)

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

Verdict – 3/5

 
Pros –

1) A John McTiernan all-time classic
2) Star-Cast: Anthony Quinn, Art Carney, Charles Dance and many more.
3) Meaningful cameos especially Ian McKellen as Death & Humphrey Bogart.

 
Cons –

1) A satire on itself.

 

 
Quote –
Jack Slater: Big mistake!

The Running Man (1987)

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

VERDICT – 3/5

 

PROS –
1) Dystopian set-up
2) Richard Dawson as Damon Killian
3) Fast paced screenplay
4) The Stalkers: Subzero, Buzzsaw, Dynamo, Captain Freedom, and Fireball

 

CONS –
1) Rushed climax
2) Shallow Character development.

 

QUOTE –
Ben Richards: Killian! I’ll be back!
Damon Killian: Only in a rerun.

The Expendables 3 (2014)

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

Verdict – 0/5

 

Pros –
1) Antonio Banderas as Galgo

 

Cons –
1) It fails its core fan-group; No great action scenes
2) Wasting time with new-comers while seasoned Expendables are just bench-warming.
3) Bad timing and overexposure of Arnold. (He needs to work out)
4) Why Patrick Hughes?
5) Mel Gibson fails the expectations if you are expecting a JCVD.

 

Quote –
Galgo: I need a job! All I know what to do is kill! Goddammit!

Total Recall (1990)

Total Recall

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

Verdict – 4/5

Pros –
1) “North-By-Northwest” on Mars
2) Multiple Twists
3) Fast paced screenplay
4) Three-Breasted Hooker
5) Johnnycab

 

Cons –
1) Deserves a sequel

 

Quote –
Johnnycab: The fare is 18 credits, please.
Douglas Quaid: Sue me, dickhead!

Escape Plan (2013)

Escape Plan

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

 

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros – 2 best action stars in a prison escape
Cons – Wasting Sam Neill / Jim Caviezel / Vinnie Jones and 50 Cent

 

 

Quote –

 

 

Breslin: This can go two ways. You let me go, and I’ll pretend this never happened. If you don’t, I’ll burn this fucking place to the ground on my way out.