Sonic the Hedgehog (2020)

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

 

VERDICT – 2/5

 
PROS –
1) Jim Carrey as Dr. Robotnik: Another feather in his hat.

 
CONS –
1) Ineffective supporting cast.
2) Slow Motion Bar Fight Scene. Now it’s getting annoyingly obligatory scene for any speedster superhero movie.
3) A predictable storyline similar to E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982).

 

QUOTE –
Dr. Robotnik: Ever wonder where your tax dollars are going?

Westworld (Season 1)

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

VERDICT – 3/5

 

PROS –
1) Core sci-fi concept of a future park.
2) Anthony Hopkins as the lead character.The hero and the villain.
3) “Man in Black/William” twist: the sub-plots were actually different timelines.
4) Bernard Lowe/Arnold twist

 

CONS –
1) 4 episodes too long.
2) Thandie Newton as Maeve: most boring sub-plot.
3) Evan Rachel Wood as Dolores subplot: too much philosophy
4) The main plot-hole of the story is Ford. He is the ringleader. No matter how hard the host tries, their final move is just another narrative. So no plot-twist can alter the climax when it is already decided by Ford.

 

QUOTE –
Dr. Robert Ford: Since I was a child… I always loved a good story. I believed that stories helped us to ennoble ourselves, to fix what was broken in us, and to help us become the people we dreamed of being. Lies that told a deeper truth.

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

 

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

VERDICT – 3/5

 

PROS –
1) Sentinels (mash-up of “Destroyer” from Thor, and DC’s Darkseid )
2) Bryan Singer proves again that why he is one of the best directors in this genre; restoring respect.
3) Evan Peters as Pietro Maximoff / Quicksilver (& the slow-motion scene); Bishop; Fan Bingbing as Blink
4) X-Men reunion climax.
5 ) “Blame-It-To-Nixon-Factor”
6) Stadium around White-House Scene; Paris Montage

 

CONS –
1) 20th Century Fox obsession with Col. William Stryker.
2) Less screen-time to the “Future-X-Men”.

 

 

QUOTE –
“Logan: Patience isn’t my strong suit.”