Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016)

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

VERDICT – 2/5

 
PROS –
1) The plot is a commentary on the current socio-political topics involving the black community like #BlackLivesMatters, gang violence, and school shootings.
2) Cedric the Entertainer as Eddie Walker again got the best lines.

 
CONS –
1) The movie takes a light-hearted way of simplifying things with a sappy ending rather than diving deep and challenging political correctness
2) Predictable twist and turns.

 
QUOTE –
“They’re about to come in here with AKs and 47s and Desert Eagles, and we got nothing but witch hazel!”

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Barbershop (2002)

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

Verdict – 1/5

 
Pros –
1) Eddie’s monologue unraveling the real meaning of a barbershop for the hood.
2) Dinka’s safari punch – “Dinka boma ye”
3) Entire ATM sub-plot

 

Cons –
1) Annoying actors – too much overacting.
2) Ordinary hangout movie devoid of good comedy.

 
Quote –
Eddie: Is this a barbershop? Is this a barbershop? If we can’t talk straight in a barbershop, then where can we talk straight? We can’t talk straight nowhere else.

Ride Along 2 (2016)

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

Verdict – 0/5

 

Pros –
N/A

 

Cons –
1) After a long haul of mind-fuck movies, if you wanna switch-off your mind watch this brainless cliched disaster.

 

Quote –
Ben Barber: The brothers-in-law just got to town!
James Payton: If you say that more time, I’m gonna shoot you in the face.

Three Kings (1999)

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

 

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –

1) One of the best Black Comedy War film
2) Spike Jonze as Private Conrad ; best character from the movie
3) Slow-motion action sequences
4) “I Get Around” – Beach Boys sequence
5) Cinematography

 

Cons –
n/a
Quote –

“Archie Gates: Hit them with the blinding power of American sunshine.”

22 Jump Street (2014)

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

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –
1) End Credits
2) “Mr-And-Mrs-Smithing” Scene
3) Ice Cube’s epic melt-down scene
4) “Mr. Walters and Eric ” – Cameo
5) Jillian Bell as Mercedes (best outcome from this movie)

 

Cons –
1) Chaning Tatum College Bromance sub-plot.
2) Being “Exactly the same”.

 

Quote –
Captain Dickson: This is bullshit! Waiter! Can a black man get some water!
Schmidt: Someone get the man some water. He’s black, he’s been through a lot!

21 Jump Street (2012)

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

VERDICT – 5/5

 

PROS –
1) Ice Cube opening monologue at the Korean church. The entire church scene is super hilarious.
2) Johnny Depp Cameo
3) End-Credits
4) Jonah Hill – everything that came out of his mouth was comedic gold.

 

CONS –
1) Dakota Johnson in that minor role?

 

QUOTE –
Captain Dickson: That’s you, man. Don’t do it. Keep that dirty dick inside your pants. Don’t fuck no students, don’t fuck no teachers…

Schmidt: Sir, I know we may look like a couple of lady-killers, but me and my partner will be super professional…

Captain Dickson: Clearly I wasn’t talking to you, big-titties. You cherub-looking motherfucker. I was talking to your partner, fake-ass Handsome McGee here. When I’m talking to him, I’m talking to him. When I say “shut the fuck up,” I’m talking to you.