Justice League: The New Frontier (2008)

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

 

 

VERDICT – 3/4

 

 

PROS –
1) A 1950s America post-retirement of Justice Society. The new and old superheroes assemble to fight the main antagonist called the Centre which aims of the annihilation of all life forms from the earth.

2) Within 75 minutes, the movie summed up the origin story of Green Lantern as well as Martian Manhunter. The climax sets the blueprint of the new Justice League.

3) A superior DCA movie in terms of story and the number of characters involved. The animation retains the essence of the Silver Age.

 

 

 

CONS –
N/A

 

 

QUOTE –
Batman: I’m not sure what you are or where you come from. But my instincts tell me you’re to be trusted. Make no mistake, I have a $70,000 sliver of a radioactive meteor to stop the one from Metropolis. All I need for you is a penny for a book of matches.

After Hours (1985)

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

 

VERDICT – 5/5

 
PROS –
1) A series of unexpected weird events in one unending exhausting night.
2) Howard Shore’s score in addition to Martin Scorsese’s mandatory mix-tape.
3) From the very beginning, the entire thing looks like some sort of coordinated set-up to trap Paul however it all turns up unrelated series of events which makes it more amusing.
4) Full of unforgettable colorful characters [including an essential Cheech & Chong cameo].

 

CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE –
Street Pickup: Why don’t you just go home?
Paul Hackett: Pal, I’ve been asking myself that all night.

The Pelican Brief (1993)

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

VERDICT – 2/5

 
PROS –
1) An investigative thriller that unfolds slowly like a Jason Bourne movie without the action sequences.

 
CONS –
1) Slow, boring and too long. From the very beginning, the President is revealed to be the real culprit and it became pointless to explore the movie for another 100 minutes.

 
QUOTE –
Prof. Callahan: I’ve decided my agenda for the future. I’ll stay in bed, drink, make love and forget the whole damn business.