Chernobyl (miniseries)

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

 

VERDICT – 5/5

 
PROS –
1) Chernobyl (2019) will go down as one of the greatest mini-series in the history of TV along with Band of Brothers (2001)
2) Thanks to this series we now know the level of disaster and how entire Europe was at stake due to this man-made catastrophe.
3) The series provides great insight into the sacrifices made by Russian miners, soldiers, doctors and the common Russians conscripted in the Exclusion Zone, contrary to the constant negative portrayal of Russians in Hollywood movies.
4) Storytelling: The series is based on a real-life disaster which is part of documented history. The makers of this show did an exceptional job pulling a thriller out of it.
5) The finale with Legasov explaining how an RBMK reactor explodes. The ease with which the Nuclear disaster was explained was exemplary.
6) The eerie dosimeters clicking soundtrack will make any viewer experience the dangerous level of harmful radiations.

 

 
CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE –
“Every lie we tell incurs a debt to the truth. Sooner or later that debt is paid.”

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The Foreigner (2017)

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

 

Verdict – 1/5

 

Pros –

 

1) An Irish political thriller with lots of Irish sing-songy accent

 

Cons –

1) While the movie is projected as “Taken-With-Jackie-Chan” – it’s a political thriller where Chan is the third wheel
2) Hardly any memorable action scenes

 

 

Quote –

 

“I say jump, you say where”.

The Hallow (2015)

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

Verdict – 0/5

Pros –
1) The Changeling

 

Cons –
1) A simple story without any surprise twist
2) Zero effort from director to bring any new thrill

 

Quote –
“Hallow be thy name.”
“Blessed be thy claim.”
“If you who trespass
put down roots..”
…then Hallow be your name.”

The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)

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

 

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Basic plot involving 2 characters.

 

 

Cons –

 

1) Bad execution by the director with hardly any scary moment.
2) The title include the word autopsy but still the gore level is mediocre

 

 

 

Quote –

 

 

Tommy: It’s like finding a bullet in a brain, but with no gunshot wound.