500 Days of Summer (2009)

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

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –
1) Annie Hall: Millennium version.
2) Soundtrack: One of the best rom-com soundtrack – the cornerstone of this movie.
3) Opening Credit Song: Us – Regina Spektor
4) The final scene with “Autumn

 

Cons –
1) Ordinary & predictable plot.
2) Weak supporting cast.

 

Quote –
Narrator: If Tom had learned anything… it was that you can’t ascribe great cosmic significance to a simple earthly event. Coincidence, that’s all anything ever is, nothing more than coincidence… Tom had finally learned, there are no miracles. There’s no such thing as fate, nothing is meant to be. He knew, he was sure of it now.

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Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016)

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

Verdict – 0/5

Pros –
1) Hannibal Buress Cameo ( just like the prequel)

 

Cons –
1) Unnecessary sequel
2) Boring & predictable
3) Shallow characters

 

Quote –
“Officer Watkins : This is your training day !”

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.”