Tombstone (1993)

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

 

 

VERDICT – 3/5

 

 


PROS –
1) Retired lawman Wyatt Earp arrives in Tombstone, Arizona with his two brothers and their wives to settle down. But he’s reluctantly pulled into the same violent business when the town is wrecked by an outlaw gang called “The Cowboys” which led to the death of one of his brothers.
2) Made in 1993, the movie follows the classic western theme of good vs evil. The second-half of the movie is full of duels, and great gunfights.

 

 


CONS –
1) Val Kilmer’s performance as alcoholic Doc Holliday is quite annoying.
2) It’s highly overrated as one of the best western movies released in the 1990s. There is no way it can be compared to Unforgiven (1992), and Dances with Wolves (1990).

 

 


QUOTE –
Doc Holliday: Make no mistake, it’s not revenge he’s after. It’s a reckonin’.

Cliffhanger (1993)

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

 

VERDICT – 4/5

 

 

PROS –
1) A mid-air heist went wrong, and then two rescue mountain climbers got embroiled in the subsequent treasure hunt for the dropped suitcases containing over $100 million.
2) A MacKenna’s Gold (1969) kind of adventure movie with thrilling action sequences and a strong supporting cast.
3) A must watch 90s adventure movie of mountaineering theme.

 

 
CONS –
N/A

 

 
QUOTE –
Eric Qualen: Kill a few people, they call you a murderer. Kill a million and you’re a conqueror.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

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

 

VERDICT – 4/5

 

 

PROS –
1) Yondu’s sacrifice will go down as one of the most emotional moments in Marvel’s history.
2) A perfect balance among all characters
3) Fresh humor
4) Cameos – especially David Hasselhoff
5) Establishing Stan Lee as an important character completing the MCU cameo-arc.
6) Sylvester Stallone & Michelle Yeoh – Now part of MCU!

 

 

CONS –
N/A

 

 

QUOTE –
Drax: When you’re ugly and someone loves you, it means they love you for who you are. Beautiful people never know who to trust.

The Replacement Killers (1998)

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

Verdict – 1/5

 

Pros –
1) Stylish ; Slow-motion gun-fights
2) Score

 

Cons –
1) Overloaded with John Woo style but zero content
2) Chow Yun-fat / Danny Trejo /Michael Rooker: Talent wasted
3) Title characters are playing insignificance role.

 

Quote –
Stan ‘Zeedo’ Zedkov: Swindle, bad cheques, mail fraud,no heavy felonies here.But you make up for that in volume arrests before you were sweet 16.A bit unusual for a girl that age.

Meg Coburn: I’ve always considered myself a feminist pioneer.

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

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

 

VERDICT – 4/5

 

PROS–
1) Awesome Mix Vol. 1
2) Groot & Rocket
3) Michael Rooker as Yondu Udonta (will remind you of Tuco) and his whistle-controlled arrow.
4) Putting Thanos / Infinity Stones/ Collector storyline away from the main Avengers. Thank You, Kevin Feige.
5) The humor
6) The music kept the storyline attached to Earth.

 

 

CONS –
1) Casting Bautista and Zoe Saldana
2) Nebula: meaningless role
3) John C. Reilly & Djimon Hounsou: Talent wasted

 

 

Quote –
Rocket Raccoon: Metaphors go over his head.
Drax the Destroyer: NOTHING goes over my head! My reflexes are too fast, I would catch it.