The Cloverfield Paradox (2018)

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

Verdict – 2/5

Pros –
1) The primary plot of “Particle Accelerator” reveals that the Cloverfield monster is a result of some ripple in the space-time continuum which has altered all timelines.
2) Magno-Putty: a realistic future tech

 

Cons –
1) Casting – Daniel Brühl & Chris O’Dowd in supporting role while actors with zero screen presence are leading.Hollywood is surely going places for the sake of diversity.
2) Ava Hamilton family sub-plot – predictable.

 

Quote –
Volkov: We’re definitely not in Kentucky anymore.
Mundy: Kansas.
Volkov: Kansas? Really? Who gives a shit?
Mundy: People from Kansas.

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Going in Style (2017)

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

 

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –

1) 3 stalwarts together having fun.

 

Cons –

1) Another one in the list of films with adventures of senior citizens.Similar to Last Vegas, Stand Up Guys, Grudge Match etc.
2) It’s up to the director if he wants to leave a mark or just make a comedy-caper.There are so many loop-holes in the heist plan that it’s best not to discuss it.

 

 

Quote –

“It’s a culture’s duty to take care of it’s elderly”.

Kong: Skull Island (2017)

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

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –
1) BEST.MONSTER.MOVIE.EVER.MADE.
2) Even better than Pacific Rim (2013) which followed similar action sequences of giant monster fighting.
3)Full body view of the fight, unlike the disaster Godzilla (2014) which was only showing glimpses of the fight with silly subplots.
4) 70s set up with 70s music
5) Kong in action within 30 minutes into the movie without wasting any time on built up.
6) The movie is not just about Kong but also includes other giants monster on the island.End credits with Godzilla, Rodan, Mothra, and King Ghidorah.

 

Cons –
N/A

 

Quote –
Preston Packard: And remember the story of Icarus, whose father gave him wings of wax. Warned him not to fly too close to the sun. But the exhilaration was too great. So he flew higher and higher, until the sun melted his wings, and he fell into the sea. The US Army is not an irresponsible father. So they gave us wings of hot Pennsylvania steel, guaranteed not to melt.