Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

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

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Spider-man theme song playing with opening Marvel logo
2) Quick Civil War rewind from Peter Parker perspective
3) Battle of New York – the way Marvel is handling that alien attack is unprecedented.Usually in comic books universe, devastating battles are forgotten and people go back to their normal lives but Marvel is treating this plot as MCU’s 9/11
4) Return of the socially inept and introvert Peter Parker.Marvel learned from Sony and didn’t made the same mistake as they did with Andrew Garfield.
5) MJ plot twist

 

Cons –

 

1) Nothing worth in this movie for a re-watch
2) Mediocre post-credit scene
3) Summer blockbuster, multi-billions dollars franchise, A-list star-cast but still a mediocre “story” developed by 2 movie-writers and 6 screenwriters

 

 

Quote –

 

Tony Stark: Can’t you just be a friendly neighborhood Spider-Man?

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

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

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Yondu’s sacrifice will go down as one of the most emotional moment in Marvel’s history.
2) Perfect balance among all characters
3) Fresh humor
4) Cameos – especially David Hasselhoff
5) Establishing Stan Lee as an important character completing the MCU cameo-arc.
6) Sylvester Stallone & Michelle Yeoh – Now part of MCU !

 

Cons –

 

N/A

 

 

Quote –

 

Drax: When you’re ugly and someone loves you, it means they love you for who you are. Beautiful people never know who to trust.

Logan (2017)

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

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –
1) James Mangold teams up with Hugh Jackman & 20th Century Fox to make the best X-Men movie and perhaps one of the best superhero movie ever made. This joins the ranks of The Dark Knight, Spiderman 2 and Ironman.
2) The emotional factor is too high. Old and feeble Prof. Xavier counting his last days in a dilapidated water tank with an old rotting Wolverine in a dystopian X-Men universe. The final scene will leave true fans teary-eyed.
3) Johnny Cash factor : From the trailer to the end credit, his influence is huge.
4) The Rated-R fast-paced fight sequences (especially with X-24) are a lesson for all comic book movie-makers.

 

Cons –
N/A

Quote –
Prof. Xavier : This is what life looks like.A home, people who love each other.Safe place.You should take a moment and feel it.

Doctor Strange (2016)

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

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Visual delight
2) Honestly speaking, I was waiting for the post-credit scene the whole time and it wasn’t disappointing.
3) Cloak of Levitation

 
Cons –

 

1) Generic origin story – nominal villain, token boss-fight.
2) They should have brought Thor much before post-credit scene.

 
Quote –

 

The Ancient One: We never lose our demons, we only learn to live above them.

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 0
ACTOR – n/a
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

Verdict – 1/4

Pros –

1) Mark Hamill’s return as Joker
2) Bold & dark – Rated R

Cons –

1) Low quality animation
2) 30 minutes original story-line without Joker (not related to source story)
3) No credit to Alan Moore

Quote –

“The Joker: Sometimes I remember one way and sometimes another, if I am going to have a past I prefer it to be a multiple choice.”

Batman vs. Robin (2015)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – n/a
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 1

 

VERDICT – 3/4

 

 

PROS –
1) Damian Wayne / Robin – conflicting unstable force
2) Dick Grayson / Nightwing – the son Bruce never had
3) Talon & Court of Owls
4) Anybody who watched this movie can’t get Damian out of his head – a character well developed.

 

CONS –
n/a

 

QUOTE –
Batman: Now where the hell were you?
Robin: Out!
Batman: Where?
Robin: Just out!
Batman: Out has suddenly become a far more dangerous place.

Daredevil (season 2)

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

 

Verdict – 5/5

 

 

Pros –

1) Punisher: best possible portrayal
2) Elecktra with Daredevil: made for each other
3) Yaminote mythology
4) Zombie Yakuza Ninja army: the supernatural aspect
5) Return of Stick with his own mythology of Chaste
6) Punisher: Prison massacre scene
7) The body horror aspect of violence & hand to hand combat makes it one of the most gruesome superhero series.
8) Final revelation / Electra out of grave

 

 

Cons –

1) Clancy Brown as Blacksmith : too much built up but not upto the hype.

 

 

 

Quote –

Daredevil: Why are you doing this?
Frank Castle: ‘Cause I think you’re a half-measure. I think you’re a man who can’t finish the job.