Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

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

 

Verdict – 3/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Almost 3 hrs but still captivating.A visual triumph – a piece of art.
2) Ana de Armas as Joi – She stole the show.
3) The movie successfully inherited the soul of the original.
4) In-depth character development.

 

Cons –

 

1) Weak primary plot and a disappointing climax.
2) Jared Leto – The most over-rated and most annoying actor in Hollywood.

 

Quote –

 

Joi: Mere data makes a man. A and C and T and G. The alphabet of you. All from four symbols. I am only two: 1 and 0.

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Prisoners (2013)

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

 

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Perfect textbook thriller; like an unputdownable novel
2) Roger Deakins – Cinematography
3) Jóhann Jóhannsson – music
4) Edgy climax

 

Cons –

 

N/A

 

Quote –

 

Alex Jones: They only cried when I left them.

Arrival (2016)

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

Verdict – 0/5

 

 

Pros –

1) The primary message : If you could see your whole life from start to finish, would you change things?
2) Jeremy Renner ended up delivering the best romantic lines after Han Solo in the “Empire Strikes Back”.

 

 
Cons –
1) Pretentious movie where the director is trying to merge the universes of Ridley Scott & Chris Nolan and falling flat on his face.
2) Denis Villeneuve is undoubtedly the most over-rated director of our time. “Blade Runner 2049” is in wrong hands.
3) The movie is boring as hell and only last few minutes of revelation are noteworthy.

 

 
Quote –

 
Ian Donnelly: You know I’ve had my head tilted up to the stars for as long as I can remember. You know what surprised me the most? It wasn’t meeting them. It was meeting you.

Enemy (2013)

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

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –

1) Another kafkaesque mindfuck starring Jake Gyllenhaal , the crown prince of psychological thriller.
2) The basic plot of doppelgängers chasing each other is intriguing.

 

Cons –

1) The climax is neither ambiguous nor meaningful for an average moviegoer.Comparing the movie to Memento or Inception is idiotic.
2) Mediocre supporting cast.

 

Quote –

 

Title Card: Chaos is order yet undeciphered.

Sicario (2015)

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

 

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –

1) Cinematography
2) Journey to “Juárez”
3) Benicio del Toro & Josh Brolin

 

 

Cons –

1) Emily Blunt is projected as the main protagonist but she’s nothing more than a third-wheel.
2) Unnecessary Silvio plot; wannabe Iñárritu
3) A boring film with no memorable action scenes.

 

 

Quote –

Alejandro: You should move to a small town, somewhere the rule of law still exists. You will not survive here. You are not a wolf, and this is a land of wolves now.