John Wick (2014)

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

Verdict – 3 /5

 

Pros –
1) Keanu Reeves in a revenge plot.
2) Russian Mafia background.
3) Action-packed ; cinematography
4) Hammer Scene

 

Cons –
1) Shallow character development (makers of this movie need to stop comparing this to Leone’s “Blondie” or Akira’s “Ronin” as an excuse )
2) No comparison to revenge films like Death Wish, Harry Brown or Taken or with any film with an anti-hero with a violent past.

 

Quote –
“Viggo Tarasov: John wasn’t exactly the boogeyman. He’s the one you sent to kill the fucking boogeyman.”

Lord of War (2005)

Lord of War

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

Verdict – 4/5

Pros –
1) Opening Scene (For What It’s Worth)
2) The cargo plane disintegration scene
3) Captivating monologues – from the opening scene to the end scene

 

Cons –
1) This movie is style over substance

 

Quote –
Yuri Orlov:  There are over 550 million firearms in worldwide circulation. That’s one firearm for every twelve people on the planet. The only question is: How do we arm the other 11?