A Fish Called Wanda (1988)

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

 

VERDICT – 3/5

 

 
PROS –
1) A jewel heist by a team of mistrustful people trying to outdo each other to get the bounty resulting in hilarious consequences.
2) This movie is notable for great performances by the entire cast. Jamie Lee Curtis steamy performance as Wanda deserves special mention.
3) John Cleese delivered as expected as the feeble lawyer embroiled in the entire fiasco.

 

 

CONS –
N/A

 
QUOTE –
Archie: I Wendy- I Wanda- I wonder…

Silverado (1985)

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

 

VERDICT – 1/5

 
PROS –
1) Danny Glover as Mal Johnson – the most watchable character from the movie even with less screentime. A clear inspiration for Django Freeman character.
2) Exceptional star-cast

 
CONS –
1) A grand ensemble of talent wasted with a mediocre 1950s western plot without anything new to offer.

 

QUOTE –
Stella: The world is what you make of it, friend. If it doesn’t fit, you make alterations.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)

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

VERDICT – 4/4

 
PROS –
1) An immortal classic novel adapted by Disney with an alternate and happy ending. Adapting a huge novel into a 90 minutes long musical animation is a triumph itself.
2) Frollo’s song “Hellfire“. Through this song, his entire character is summarised.
3) The primary theme of the movie remains racism and immigration.
4) Quality animation, fast screenplay, and apt soundtrack.

 
CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE –
Quasimodo: SANCTUARY! SANCTUARY! SANCTUARY!