Angel Has Fallen (2019)

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

 

VERDICT – 3/5

 

 
PROS –
1) This time it’s a war-monger Vice President who got Agent Banning framed for the attempted assassination of the President. Its the routine high-octane action where Banning got to prove his innocence and meanwhile save the President too.
2) Nick Nolte joining the cast as Mike’s father. This John Rambo type Vietnam-vet Clay Banning is one interesting character. Him blowing the entire cavalcade of bad guys around his cabin was the best action sequence. His chemistry with Mike in the post-credit scene was equally funny.
3) The franchise is tediously formulaic but surely entertaining. The action is so engrossing that Piper Perabo replaced Radha Mitchell as Mike’s wife and we didn’t even notice.

 

 

CONS –
1) Jada Pinkett Smith as FBI Agent Thompson was extremely annoying. A meaty role was given to a bad actor.

 

 

 

QUOTE –
Wade Jennings: War is about deception.

Tigers (2018)

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

VERDICT – 2/5

 
PROS –
1) It was brave of Danis Tanovic to make a movie on this issue.
2) Great supporting cast – Adil Hussain’s performance stands out.

 
CONS –
1) Good story, mediocre screenplay and editing. The movie looks more like a stale documentary.

 

QUOTE –
“bahut sataye lagte ho beta, tabhi to murgi ke goo mein bhi umeed talash rahe ho”

Yellowstone (Season 1)

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

VERDICT – 2/5

 
PROS –
1) Grand production value and grand landscapes – a neo-western completed with Ram Trucks and helicopters.All credits to the cinematographer.

 
CONS –
1) An extremely mediocre primary-plot

 

QUOTE –
“Leverage is knowing that if someone had all the money in the world, this is what they’d buy.”

Game Night (2018)

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

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –
1) Fresh, crisp and fast-paced black comedy
2) Tilt Shift cinematography
3) Denzel Washington plot
4) Gary’s game plot twist
5) End credits

 

Cons –
N/A

 

Quote –
“Man, glass tables are acting weird tonight.”

Wonder Woman (2017)

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

Verdict – 1/5

Pros –
1) No man’s land – action scene
2) Revelation of Ares

 

Cons –
1) 45 minutes too long for a generic origin story.
2) No appearance of any other DC character, not even in a post-credit scene
3) DC’s Thor.

 

Quote –
Charlie : May we get what we want.
Steve : May we get what we need.
Sameer : But may we never get what we deserve.
All : Bang !

The Constant Gardener (2005)

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

 

VERDICT – 1/5

 

PROS–
1) Rachel Weisz’s performance the outspoken activist Tessa is praiseworthy.
2) The African backdrop.

 

CONS –
1) It’s a boring movie. A sloppy thriller with a tediously predictable plot.
2) The director is confused to make it a thriller or a romantic film.

 

QUOTE –
Tessa Quayle: I thought you spies knew everything.
Tim Donohue: Only God knows everything. He works for Mossad.