Searching (2018)

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

VERDICT – 4/5

 
PROS –
1) 6 minutes quick prologue like Up (2009)
2) Spooky as everyone can relate to it. Most of the movie is in POV mode with all major social media tools & websites. The camera angles are desktop recordings, hidden camera, news footage, facetime etc. A landmark movie for cinematography technique.
3) The Detective Vick twist.
4) Upbeat climax.
5) This movie joins the ranks of other good “missing person” movies like Gone Girl (2014), Changeling (2008), Prisoners (2013),  Taken (2008), The Searchers (1956) etc.

 

CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE –
David Kim: I didn’t know her. I didn’t know my daughter.

Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013)

Star Trek Into Darkness

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

Verdict – 3/5

 

Pros –
1) Benedict Cumberbatch as Khan – A good actor added to Star Trek universe

 

Cons –
1) Alice Eve as Lieutenant Carol Marcus: Not sexy but annoying
2) Disappointing sequel as compared to Star Trek (2009). No reason to watch it again.

 

Quote –
My name is… KHAN.