Escape Room (2019)

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

VERDICT – 0/5

 
PROS –
N/A

 

CONS –
1) A death game for the pleasure of wealthy customers featuring “lone survivors”. This death game plot is now done to death.
2) Unknown cast.
3) Black Mirror has completely ruined the market for such movies.

 

QUOTE –
Games Master WooTan Yu: When the horse wins the Kentucky derby it doesn’t win a prize.

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Daredevil (Season 3)

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

Verdict – 5/5

 
Pros –
1) Matt getting rid of the costume. Now he’s Marvel’s own Batman and probably larger than Batman.
2) Agent Dex – right from his intro shootout – this character was amazing.
3) Prison hallway fight – single camera and hand to hand combat without annoying cuts; in fact the entire prison escape sequence was awesome.
4) 3 major fight sequences – the first encounter of DexDevil and Matt at New York Bulletin office, second encounter inside the Church, and final tripartite boss battle.
5) The real might of Kingpin is unleashed in this season – His true powers as the master puppeteer of Hell’s Kitchen.
6) Hattley plot-twist
7) Agent Nadeem – superb subplot with a tragic end.

 

 

Cons –
1) Karen’s backstory
2) Sister Maggie – except the revelation of she being Matt’s mother – the entire subplot was completely avoidable.

 

 
Quote –
Matt : I beat you !

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.”