Aquaman (2018)

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

VERDICT – 2/5

 
PROS –
1) Formulaic super-hero origin story saved by CGI and well-choreographed fight sequences. All credits go to director James Wan.

 

CONS –
1)Run-of-the-mill plot with well-known twist and turns. The movie belongs to the same category of Black Panther (2018) and Wonder Woman (2017).

 
QUOTE –
Orm: Are you invoking the Combat of the Kings?
Arthur Curry: Call it whatever you want. I call it an ass-whooping.

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The Nun (2018)

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

VERDICT – 1/5

 
PROS –
1) Gothic Romanian setting.
2) The epilogue featuring Ed and Lorraine Warren with a possessed Maurice.

 
CONS –
1) The Conjuring Universe is dead without James Wan.
2) Weak screenplay brought down the entire myth around the Nun who first appeared in The Conjuring 2

 
QUOTE –
Frenchie: What’s the opposite of a miracle, Father?

Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)

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

Verdict – 3/5

 

Pros –

 

1) A fitting conclusion with intersecting time-lines and rich back-story
2) The “other world” of Insidious universe got an uncanny similitude to Stranger Things’ “inside-out”.
3) Final cliffhanger with Lin Shaye means James Wan got few more cards under his sleeves

 

Cons –

 

1) A horror story always lose it’s shine when the story unfolds and viewers start to connect the dots.

 

 

Quote –

 

 

Elise Rainier: In my line of work things tend to happen when it gets dark.

Insidious (2010)

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

 

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Bone-chilling horror especially the first-half.There is something about horror movies that it must be watched in a appropriate & fitting surrounding to enjoy it to the fullest extent.
2) Final plot-twist with a cliffhanger.
3) There is no doubt that in horror genre James Wan can be named in the same league with Wes Craven, John Carpenter, & George A. Romero.

 

 

Cons –

 

 

N/A

 

 

Quote –

 

 

Josh Lambert: This is the first line of a joke, right? A guy comes home to find his wife with a priest.

The Conjuring 2 (2016)

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

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –

1) Demonic Nun figure, Valak : scariest creature created in recent years in any horror film
2) The thrills : unlike the prequel , this is full of scary moments from start to end.
3) The doubt of all this being a Prank

 
Cons –

1) Franka Potente : anyone noticed her ?

Quote –
“Help me! It won’t let me go!”