G.I. Joe: The Movie (1987)

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

VERDICT – 3/4

 
PROS –
1) Cobra-La mythology. Fascinating super-villains like Golobulus, Pythona and especially Nemesis Enforcer.
2) The rich storyline with engaging sub-plots. A movie full of heroes and villains.
3) The Trial Of Cobra Commander. 
4) Sgt. Slaughter and his “Renegades” at the “Slaughter House”.
5) The charm of traditionally animated movies of the 80s is unparalleled.

 

CONS –
N/A

 
QUOTE –
YO JOE!

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Mackenna’s Gold (1969)

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

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –
1) The story of greed and a great adventure.
2) Though Colorado is the not the title character surely he’s the central character. The character is like Tuco, flawed but lovable.
3) Scarface Hesh-Ke and tomahawk-wielding Hachita – characters straight out of a comic-book.
4) A great ensemble which includes screen legend like Lee J. Cobb and Eli Wallach
5) “Ole Turkey Buzzard”

 

Cons –
N/A

 

Quote –
Colorado: Stay away from me, Mackenna.
Mackenna: Find a hole, old friend. Make it deep.

Rocky III (1982)

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

Verdict – 5/5

Pros –
1) Mr. T as Clubber Lang and his quotes
2) Hulk Hogan as Thunderlips
3) Training regime (Balboa-Creed toe-to-toe)
4) Eye Of The Tiger

 

Cons –
n/a

 

Quote –
“Interviewer: Do you hate Rocky?
Clubber Lang: No, I don’t hate Balboa. I pity the fool.”

Rocky II (1979)

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

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –
1) Last minutes of Rocky-I used as the opening sequence
2) Story continued from the same spot
3) Music
4) Training montage
5) Rocky reading The Deputy Sheriff of Comanche County by Edgar Rice Burroughs to Adrian

 

Cons –
n/a

 

Quote –
“Rocky Balboa: I just got one thing to say… to my wife at home: Yo, Adrian! I DID IT!”

Rocky (1976)

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

Verdict – 5 /5

Pros –
1) A romance of a dumb struggling boxer and a shy pet-shop girl in the backdrop of a sports drama where the result of the match is irrelevant.
2) Music: Bill Conti
3) Rocky’s monologue against Mickey. (almost “I coulda’ been a contender”)
4) Training sequences and the Rocky Steps.

 

Cons –
n/a

 

Quote –
“Rocky: I didn’t have no favors from you! Don’t slum around me. Talkin’ about your prime. What about my prime, Mick? At least you had a prime! I didn’t have no prime. I didn’t have nothing’! “