Johnny Mnemonic (1995)

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

 

 

VERDICT – 1/5

 

 


PROS –
1) Society in 2021 is controlled by large corporations and is suffering from an internet disease called “NAS“. Johnny Mnemonic is a “human flash drive” carrying information (cure for NSA) which exceeds his current memory capacity. Now he’s on the run to deliver the information before he’s killed by the overflow or the Yakuza.

 

 


CONS –
1) The screenplay is so boring and incoherent that it’ll put audiences to sleep. Even by 1995 standard, the CGI is pathetic.
2) Forgettable acting from all lead actors.

 

 


QUOTE –
Johnny Mnemonic: Listen. You listen to me. You see that city over there? THAT’S where I’m supposed to be. Not down here with the dogs, and the garbage, and the fucking last month’s newspapers blowing *back* and *forth*. I’ve had it with them, I’ve had it with you, I’ve had it with ALL THIS – *I want ROOM SERVICE*!

Aquaman (2018)

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

VERDICT – 2/5

 
PROS –
1) Formulaic super-hero origin story saved by CGI and well-choreographed fight sequences. All credits go to director James Wan.

 

CONS –
1)Run-of-the-mill plot with well-known twist and turns. The movie belongs to the same category of Black Panther (2018) and Wonder Woman (2017).

 
QUOTE –
Orm: Are you invoking the Combat of the Kings?
Arthur Curry: Call it whatever you want. I call it an ass-whooping.

Creed II (2018)

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

VERDICT – 2/5

 
PROS –
1) Creed desert training – “Runnin (feat. A$AP Rocky & Jacob Banks)”
2) Creed with his baby in the gym. A well-written scene but badly executed.

 

CONS –
1) The entire Tessa Thompson plot was tedious
2) The climax was supposed to give some redemption to Ivan Drago but by the end of the movie, you feel bad for this character.
3) We already knew about the regular “come-back” plot but this sequel haven’t got the soul of Rocky. The direction is awful.

 

 

QUOTE –
Ivan Drago: Because of you… I lose everything. My country. Respect. You ever see stray dogs in the Ukraine? They go for days without food. People spit on them, they are nothing. No home. Only will to survive… to fight. I have son. All he knows…… is this.

Hail, Caesar! (2016)

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

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –

1) Alden Ehrenreich as Hobie Doyle : he’s a revelation
2) Jonah Hill as Joseph Silverman : Best character from the movie

 

Cons –

1) Generic Coen Bros film , missing the cutting edge. One step away from being next lebowski.Good to see Coen Bros returning to their roots after the disaster called “Inside Llewyn Davis”.
2) Small characters were better than lead characters.

 
Quote –
Hobie Doyle: It’s complicated.

The Expendables 3 (2014)

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

Verdict – 0/5

 

Pros –
1) Antonio Banderas as Galgo

 

Cons –
1) It fails its core fan-group; No great action scenes
2) Wasting time with new-comers while seasoned Expendables are just bench-warming.
3) Bad timing and overexposure of Arnold. (He needs to work out)
4) Why Patrick Hughes?
5) Mel Gibson fails the expectations if you are expecting a JCVD.

 

Quote –
Galgo: I need a job! All I know what to do is kill! Goddammit!