Shakespeare in Love (1998)

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

Verdict – 3/5

 

PROS –
1) The fictional story with possibilities beyond a 2 hrs film.
2) Tom Wilkinson as Hugh Fennyman
3) Colin Firth as Lord Wessex

 

CONS –
1) A passionate love story but in fact it’s the most boring sub-plot of the film.
2) The interesting element of the film which could’ve made it funnier is not much explored.
3) There is no way this movie is better than Saving Private Ryan (1998). This Oscar win definitely didn’t age well.

 

QUOTE –
William Shakespeare: You will never age for me, nor fade, nor die.

Love & Other Drugs (2010)

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

Verdict – 0/5

 

PROS –
1) The first 20 minutes.

 

CONS –
1) The movie began as “ The Wolf Of Wall Street” and by half-time, it appeared to be the 90s biopic of Viagra invention. It ended as a lame ass love story.

 

QUOTE –
“It’s not a disease, it’s a Russian novel.”

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

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

Verdict – 1/5

 

Pros –

1) Generic 90s action film to be watched on a Sunday afternoon.

 
Cons –

1) Unwanted sequel.We already got James Bond / Jack Ryan / Jason Bourne / Ethan Hunt. Unless you can’t make something like John Wick, please don’t sweat.
2) Cliched character, predictable plot, tedious direction , routine action.

 

Quote –

 

Samantha: Strong guys don’t hurt you, the weak guys do that. Strong guys always have little sisters, or they want one.

The Last Samurai (2003)

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

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –
1) Beautiful cinematography of Japanese bucolic life.Entertaining and colorful movie.
2) The war of 2 different worlds. The movie is like an epic poem.
3) The initial battle sequence where the Samurai made their entry.
4) Great cast.
5) Hans Zimmer’s music

 

Cons –
N/A

 

Quote –
“The perfect blossom is a rare thing. You could spend your life looking for one, and it would not be a wasted life.”