London Has Fallen (2016)

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

 

VERDICT – 3/5

 

 
PROS –
1) Agent Banning again on the President’s rescue, this time in London, fighting Pakistani terrorists. A better story and better action sequences than the prequel.
2) The single-take shootout scene was straight out of an RPG game.

 

 
CONS –
1) The last movie wasted talents like Morgan Freeman, Robert Forster, and Melissa Leo in meaningless roles. This time they added Jackie Earle Haley to the list.

 

 
QUOTE –
Mike Banning: Why don’t you boys pack up your shit and head back to Fuckheadistan or wherever it is you’re from.

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!

Preacher (Season 1)

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

Verdict – 5/5

Pros –

1) Dominic Cooper : no longer a “Karl Urban doppelganger”
2) Joseph Gilgun as Cassidy
3) “Arseface”
4) Jackie Earle Haley as Odin Quinncannon
5) Peephole massacre ; one of the best action sequences
6) Subtle Texas humor
7) Ratwater and Hell ; the description of hell as a never ending cycle.
8) Appearance of “God” in finale
9) Genesis

 

 

Cons –

 

 
1) Could be wrapped up in less than 10 episodes

 
Quote –
“Go To Hell , Eugene ! “

Semi-Pro (2008)

Semi-Pro

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

Verdict –0 /5

Pros –
1) Jackie Earle Haley
2) Jackie Moon

 

Cons –
Waste of time & waste of talent

 

Quote –
Jackie Moon: Everybody panic! Oh my God, there’s a bear loose in the Coliseum! There will be no refunds! Your refund will be escaping this deathtrap with your life! If you have a small child, use it as a shield! They love the tender meat! Cover your sodas! Dewie loves sugar!