Westworld (Season 1)

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

Verdict – 3/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Core sci-fi Concept of a future park.
2) Anthony Hopkins as the lead character.The hero and the villain.
3) “Man in Black/William” twist : the revelation that parallel narratives were actually alternate timelines.
4) Bernard Lowe/Arnold twist

 

Cons –

 

1) 4 episodes too long.
2) Thandie Newton as Maeve : most boring sub-plot.
3) Evan Rachel Wood as Dolores subplot : too much philosophy
4) The main plot-hole of the story is Ford.He is the ringleader. No matter how hard the host try,their final move is just another narrative.So no plot-twist can alter the climax when it is already decided by Ford.

 

Quote –

 
Dr. Robert Ford: Since I was a child… I always loved a good story. I believed that stories helped us to ennoble ourselves, to fix what was broken in us, and to help us become the people we dreamed of being. Lies that told a deeper truth.

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Jurassic World (2015)

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

Verdict – 3/5

Pros –
1) Boss fight: “Indominus rex” vs “T. Rex”
2) Vincent D’Onofrio & Irrfan Khan
3) Epic scale cinematography
4) Connecting story with InGen ( “When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth” banner / The flare / Return of the same T Rex )

 

Cons –
1) Predictable storyline

 

Quote –
Henry Wu: Monster is a relative term. To a canary, a cat is a monster. We’re just used to being the cat.