Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)

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

 

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –
1) Despite being a Harry Potter Spin-off, it doesn’t carry the burden of being a prequel.It’s somewhat enchanting for younger audiences like watching Steven Spielberg’s Hook.
2) CGI – great action sequences especially towards the climax with Obscurus
3) Dan Fogler as Jacob Kowalski & Alison Sudol as Queenie: This charming couple keeps the film alive with their positive presence.
4) Johnny Depp appearance in the climax as Gellert Grindelwald – his star presence can never be undermined.

 

 

Cons –
1) Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander: Was he acting to be a weird introvert or was he playing himself? Anyways not the best actor for this colorful role.Also, Ezra Miller is miscast.
2) The plot is predictable after watching 30 minutes of the movie.
3) 133 minutes for a fantasy film targetting young audiences?

 

 

Quote –
Newt Scamander: I think you’ll find the best wizarding school in the world is Hogwarts.
Queenie: *Hogwash*.

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

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

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Open ended climax.
2) 91 minutes running time because of not having any boring sub-plot
3) Birth of an iconic horror character

 

Cons –

 

N/A

 

 

Quote –

 

Nancy Thompson: Whatever you do… don’t fall asleep.

21 Jump Street (2012)

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

VERDICT – 5/5

 

PROS –
1) Ice Cube opening monologue at the Korean church. The entire church scene is super hilarious.
2) Johnny Depp Cameo
3) End-Credits
4) Jonah Hill – everything that came out of his mouth was comedic gold.

 

CONS –
1) Dakota Johnson in that minor role?

 

QUOTE –
Captain Dickson: That’s you, man. Don’t do it. Keep that dirty dick inside your pants. Don’t fuck no students, don’t fuck no teachers…

Schmidt: Sir, I know we may look like a couple of lady-killers, but me and my partner will be super professional…

Captain Dickson: Clearly I wasn’t talking to you, big-titties. You cherub-looking motherfucker. I was talking to your partner, fake-ass Handsome McGee here. When I’m talking to him, I’m talking to him. When I say “shut the fuck up,” I’m talking to you.

What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)

What's Eating Gilbert Grape

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

Verdict – 4/5

Pros –
1) Leo Di Caprio as a mentally challenged brother of a person himself struggling to make ends meet.
2) Darlene Cates as Bonnie Grape: loving obese mother
3) A good movie on the Mother-Son relationship. The short police station scene was incredible.
4) A small town entertaining and emotional movie

 

Cons –
N/A

 

Quote –
Bonnie : Jerry, I’ve come for my son.
Jerry : Bonnie, you’ll need to fill out some papers.
Bonnie : No! No!
Jerry : Police procedure requires…
Bonnie : I want my boy, Jerry.
Jerry : But Bonnie, you have to calm…
Bonnie : My son! Give me my son!