Alita: Battle Angel (2019)

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

 

VERDICT – 3/5

 
PROS –
1) Some great Rated-R cyborg battle sequences. Always exciting to watch some good cyberpunk actions.
2) The Hunter-Warriors: Zapan, McTeague, Master Clive Lee, etc.
3) A sequel looks promising with Edward Norton as Nova

 

CONS –
1) The romantic sub-plot with Hugo was slowing down the pace of the movie.

 
QUOTE –
Alita: I do not standby in the presence of evil!

Deadpool (2016)

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

Verdict – 4/5

Pros –
1) Brave opening credit
2) Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson / Deadpool: staying true to his character
3) Breaking the 4th wall
4) Multiple X-men / Pop-culture references
5) T. J. Miller as Weasel
6) Leslie Uggams as Blind Al: the best thing about this movie

 

Cons –
1) Generic origin story
2) Shallow character development
3) Negasonic Teenage Warhead & Colossus

 

Quote –
Blind Al: Looks aren’t everything.

Wade Wilson: Looks *are* everything. You ever heard David Beckham speak? It’s like he mouth-sexed a can of helium. Think Ryan Reynolds got this far on his superior acting method?