Contagion (2011)

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

 

Verdict – 3/5

 

Pros –
1) Seems scientifically accurate with recent similar outbreaks of H1N1 and SARS.
2) Climax explaining the source of the virus.
3) This movie appears like a prequel of those post-apocalyptic movies and TV series where a deadly virus had swept Earth population.

 

Cons –
1) This movie is not an action adventure disaster movie but only a scientific mock-drill of possible events in a virus outbreak.

 

Quote –
Dr. Sussman: Blogging is not writing. It’s graffiti with punctuation.

Life (2017)

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

 

Verdict – 0/5

 

Pros –

 

1) The open-ended climax

 

Cons –

 

1) People in space discovered an alien who eventually kills them all … ever heard this story before ?
2) proximity, trajectory, course correction – enough with the space talk !

 

 

Quote –

 

“if this creature ever reaches earth, use every available resource to destroy it “

Non-Stop (2014)

Non-Stop

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

Verdict – 2/5

Pros –
1) Vintage Liam Neeson playing one man army. He’s the new Charles Bronson.
2) Flight Factor.

 

Cons –
1) A promising start and disastrous climax.
2) The motive of revenge failed to capitalize.
3) Julianne Moore wasted.

 

Quote –
Bill Marks: I hate flying.