The Equalizer 2 (2018)

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

 

VERDICT – 0/5

 
PROS –
N/A

 

CONS –
1) This is a below-average action movie. This generation is wonderstruck by the likes of John Wick and Jason Bourne. An average vigilante hero in a cliched movie just won’t do.
2) Denzel Washington needs to stop this right now with such adventures before he joins the league of Steven Seagal.

 
QUOTE –
Robert McCall: I’m your father. You mama forgot to tell you about me.

Spaceballs (1987)

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

 

VERDICT – 4/5

 
PROS –
1) Rick Moranis as Dark Helmet, one of his funniest roles. His unusually giant helmet itself is the biggest source of laughter.
2) In many ways, it’s more entertaining than the original Star-Wars movie. Barf, based on Chewbacca, is doing a better job than Chewbacca did in Star Wars.

 
CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE –
President Skroob: You got to help me. I don’t know what to do. I can’t make decisions. I’m a president!

Battle of the Sexes (2017)

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

 

VERDICT – 3/5

 

PROS –
1) Steve Carell & Emma Stone nailed it.
2) The movie on this historic event was long overdue.
3) Great supporting cast.

 

CONS –
1) Antagonizing Margaret Court for being straight? Not Okay.
2) Lesbian saved womankind – that’s the underlying theme of this film.

 

QUOTE –
JACK : I’m not sure you understand. If you’re not in the USLTA, you can’t play the Grand Slams. No Wimbledon, no Palm Springs, no nothing.
BILLIE JEAN: Oh, I get it. But what will your Grand Slams be without the best women players in the world? Not so grand.

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.”

Sleepless in Seattle (1993)

Sleepless in Seattle

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

Verdict – 5/5

 

PROS –
1) The climax being a tribute to An Affair to Remember (1957)
2) The perfect lead actors for a heart-warming story. Meg Ryan is indeed the definitive leading lady of 90s rom-coms.
3) The entire soundtrack is a perfect romantic mix-tape with artist like Jimmy Durante, Joe Cocker, Celine Dion etc.

 

CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE –
Sam Baldwin: I knew it the very first time I touched her. It was like coming home… only to no home I’d ever known… I was just taking her hand to help her out of a car and I knew. It was like… magic.