Bumblebee (2018)

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

VERDICT – 1/5

 
PROS –
N/A

 

CONS –
1) Just another sci-fi movie exploiting the 1980s nostalgia.
2) What is the point of making a soft-reboot-prequel of a movie which is barely 10 years old?

 
QUOTE –
Agent Burns: They literally call themselves Decepticons. That doesn’t set off any red flags?

Blockers (2018)

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

Verdict – 1/5

Pros –
1) Ike Barinholtz as Hunter – the only saving grace from this disaster
2) Gary Cole sub-plot provides some relief

 

Cons –
1) If you’ve seen the trailer then you can skip the first 60 minutes of the movie. Even the only sequence (beer chugging) where the writer tried to add slapstick humor was included in the trailer.
2) The movie is not funny. It never clicks. John Cena is trying to step foot in Will Ferrell shoes.
3) The only reason why it’s getting rave reviews of being a “progressive” teen-sex-comedy is due to the LGBT sub-plot

 

Quote –
Hunter: W,W,V,D,D?
Lisa: What would Vin Diesel do?

Daddy’s Home 2 (2017)

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

 

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –
1) The thermostat skit – only scene where an effort was made
2) Sully cameo
3) Ebullient chuckle as expected – better than its prequel

 

 

 

Cons –
1) It’s a one-time watch movie full of jokes from 1980s

 

 

Quote –
Brad: The thermostat is a secret covenant!

Daddy’s Home (2015)

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

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –

 

1) The chemistry between Will Ferrell & Mark Wahlberg – the only reason to watch the movie when you know the entire plot by just watching the trailer.

 

Cons –

 

1) Predictable plot – One time watch only
2) Hannibal Buress – miscast. Someone like Kenan Thompson would have rocked in this role

 

Quote –

 

Griff : Christmas? How long was I asleep for?

Trainwreck (2015)

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

Verdict – 0/5

Pros –
1) Bill Hader: He did his best in this half-baked character
2) John Cena and LeBron James in their extended cameos.
3) Colin Quinn:: Alan Arkin spinoff from “Little Miss Sunshine” (His opening doll monologue)

 

Cons –
1) Amy Schumer: Not funny at all (also as ugly as she dresses)
2) Crowded with meaningless cameos & SNL cast members – worst Judd Apatow movie so far.
3) Spoiling “The Usual Suspects”
4) Terrible chemistry between the lead pair.
5) Overall boring and cliched

Quote –
“Monogamy isn’t realistic.”