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?

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 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.

Daredevil (Season 1)

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

Verdict – 5/5

Pros –
1) Capturing the dark tone of comics
2) The Masked Vigilante: The Batman we never had
3) Wilson Fisk, the anti-hero: The Luthor we never had
4) Hand to hand combat and parkour in Hell’s Kitchen dark alleys
5) The Russians
6) Stick – Intriguing character

 

Cons –
1) Ben Urich sub-plot

 

Quote –
Fisk: I’m not the Samaritan. That I’m not the priest or the Levite. That I am the ill intent who set upon the traveler on a road that he should not have been on.”

Constantine (2005)

Constantine

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

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –
1) An entertaining, stylish and highly rewatchable movie from Francis Lawrence
2) Cinematography
3) Climax with “Lu”
4) Soundtrack – “Passive” by A Perfect Circle & “Constantine End Titles”
5) “Got a light” scene; “Close Your Eyes” scene

 

Cons –
N/A

 
Quote –
“They call it the balance. I call it hypocritical bullshit.”

Judge Dredd (1995)

Judge Dredd

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

Verdict – 0/5

Pros –
1)Max von Sydow as Chief Justice Fargo

 

Cons –
1) Low-quality CGI
2) Simple story and mediocre climax.
3) Not even action-packed

 

Quote –
“Court’s adjourned.”