Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

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

 

VERDICT – 5/5

 

 
PROS –
1) A maverick Detroit cop travels to Beverly Hills to find the killers of his friend. A run-of-the-mill buddy-cop movie but done correctly.
2) Supporting cast including Judge Reinhold & John Ashton [as Det. Rosewood & Sgt. Taggart] provided the right balance.
3) An era-defining soundtrack including tracks like “Axel F” by Harold Faltermeyer, “Stir It Up” by Patti LaBelle.
4) Steven Berkoff as Victor Maitland, the obligatory European boss villain.

 
CONS –
N/A

 

 

QUOTE –
Axel Foley: Is this your car?
Jenny Summers: Oh, no. In Beverly Hills, we just take whichever car is closest.

Con Air (1997)

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

 

VERDICT – 5/5

 
PROS –
1) A quintessential 90s high octane stylish entertainer, full of memorable characters. Simon West clearly watched a lot of John Woo movie before making his debut film.
2) Funny and action-packed from the first minute to the last.
3) John Malkovich as Cyrus “The Virus”. The primary antagonist who makes the movie more watchable.
4) The action-filled climax destroying almost half of Las Vegas.

 

CONS –
N/A

 
QUOTE –
Garland Greene: Define irony. Bunch of idiots dancing on a plane to a song made famous by a band that died in a plane crash.

Bad Boys for Life (2020)

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

 

VERDICT – 1/5

 
PROS –
1) Average one time watch with Martin Lawrence doing most of the heavy lifting.

 
CONS –
1) The entire primary plot of Mike’s long lost evil son is lame.
2) This is what happens when you make a sequel too late of a fan-favorite movie. Bad Boys could’ve been a bigger franchise than Fast & Furious.

 
QUOTE –
Marcus: You realize you will go to hell?
Mike: I don’t believe in hell, Marcus.
Marcus: Well, it believes in you.

Gemini Man (2019)

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

 

VERDICT – 1/5

 
PROS –
1) The bike chase sequence in scenic Colombia.
2) Some good hand-to-hand action in the Catacombs fight scene
3) The entire de-agification VFX is a big success.

 

CONS –
1) The USP of this movie is director Ang Lee. However, the story is super dated and predictable. It’s every 90s sci-fi super soldier movies ever.

 
QUOTE –
Henry: If they could clone a person, you’d think they’d clone more doctors or scientists, not me. They could’ve cloned Nelson Mandela.
Dani: Nelson Mandela couldn’t kill a man on a moving train from two kilometers away.