Bird Box (2018)

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

VERDICT – 2/5

 

PROS –
1) Sandra Bullock as Malorie Hayes – a one-woman show.

 

CONS –
1) A story full of loopholes. The core supernatural phenomenon is never explained.
2) The post-apocalyptic drama follows the routine of a typical zombie movie. Only the element of blind-folds is new.
3) John Malkovich – talent wasted
4) The entire blind-folded river journey with two kids is implausible.

 

QUOTE –
“Douglas: All of us, collectively, are making the end of the world … great again!”

Mr. Robot (Season 1)

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

 

VERDICT  – 4/5

 

 

PROS –
1) The lovechild of V for Vendetta & Fight Club.
2) Plot twists revealing the psychological state of the main protagonist
3) Christian Slater is a great addition to the cast.
4) A realistic approach to hacking.

 

 

CONS –
1) The first few episodes were just great but later episodes including the climax was a letdown.
2) Martin Wallström as Tyrell Wellick: discount American Psycho (2000).
3) All in all, it’s a Fight Club rip-off. No motivation to watch the second season.

 

 

QUOTE –
Edward Alderson: Is any of it real? I mean look at this. Look at it. A world built on fantasy.Synthetic emotions in the form of pills. Psychological warfare in the form of advertising. Mind-altering chemicals in the form of food. Brainwashing seminars in the form of media. Controlled isolated bubbles in the form of social networks.

Real?

You wanna talk about reality? We haven’t lived in anything remotely close to it since the turn of the century. Turn it off, take out the batteries. Digital displays, hypnotizing us into the biggest slumber mankind has ever seen. You’d have to dig pretty deep, kiddo before you can find anything real.