The Mechanic (1972)

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

Verdict – 5/5

 
Pros –
1) Opening 15 minutes without any dialogue.
2) A great story of 2 assassins where the bored older assassin is curious to lose the game.
3) Charles Bronson as Arthur Bishop – A Bruce Wayne like rich & sophisticated character who decided to be a hitman by choice.
4) Bike chase scene.
5) Superb unexpected climax!

 

Cons –
N/A

 

Quote –
Arthur Bishop: You always have to be dead sure. Dead sure or dead.

Death Wish II (1982)

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

Verdict – 1/5

 

Pros –
1) The Shadow Of Vigilante
2) The park shoot-out sequence
3) Return Of Det. Ochoa

 

Cons –
1) A half-hearted effort of director Michael Winner
2) Disappointing sequel
3) Paul Kersey’s romantic angle

 
Quote –
Inspector Lt. Mankiewicz: Let me get this straight… you and your wife were attacked by four muggers and then all of a sudden this guy comes out from nowhere and begins shooting, killing these two here… and you don’t know what he looks like?
Tourist: He saved our lives dammit! Where were you, giving out parking tickets?
Inspector Lt. Mankiewicz: I want a description of that guy looked like!
Tourist: He was a very good citizen!

Death Wish (1974)

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

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –
1) Charles Bronson’s machoism
2) Fast paced screenplay
3) Cult written all over it (the godfather of Gran Torino, Harry Brown)
4) Final scene leaves you craving for more
5) Vincent Gardenia as NYPD Lt. Frank Ochoa

 

Cons –
n/a

 

Quote –
Paul Kersey: Nothing to do but cut and run, huh? What else? What about the old American social custom of self-defense? If the police don’t defense us, maybe we ought to do it ourselves.
Jack Toby: We’re not pioneers anymore, Dad.
Paul Kersey: What are we, Jack?
Jack Toby: What do you mean?
Paul Kersey: I mean, if we’re not pioneers, what have we become? What do you call people who, when they’re faced with a condition or fear, do nothing about it, they just run and hide?
Jack Toby: Civilized?
Paul Kersey: No.