Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)

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

VERDICT – 2/4

 
PROS –
1) Adventure of a mad scientist with food where he’s saving the world from his own cataclysmic invention.
2) Andy Samberg as “Baby Brent” – the only voice-over artist putting an effort.

 
CONS –
1) Childish predictable plot with familiar stock characters.Nothing new to offer.
2) Mediocre animation quality

 

QUOTE –
Sam Sparks: You may have seen a meteor shower, but I bet you’ve never seen a shower “meatier” than this.

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Starship Troopers (1997)

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

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –
1) Some great action sequences at Klendathu, the Arachnids’ home planet especially the scene where Rico fights a tanker bug.
2) Average main actors but good character development – this movie is like a Rated-R plot in the Star Trek universe with great CGI. The movie itself is set in a weird dystopian future where a fascist government is running propaganda videos 24/7.
3) Even with a 100+ million budget, the movie got a weird low production cost appearance like an 80s space movie which is actually giving it the cult status.
4) The audiences will have no sympathy for the main villains – the bugs.

 

Cons –
N/A

 

Quote –
Johnny: M.I. does the dying. Fleet just does the flying.

Undercover Brother (2002)

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

 

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Unapologetically politically incorrect, racist and funny spoof of blaxploitation genre
2) Dave Chappelle as Conspiracy Brother – he got the best lines in the movie
3) Denise Richards as White She-Devil aka “Black Man’s Kryptonite”

 

 

Cons –

 

 

1. Chris Kattan – over-acting

 

 

 

Quote –

 

 

Smart Brother: I performed a full range spectral analysis on Miss White She-Devil’s brain waves.Then, I unlocked her subconscious using a special form of hypnosis.Then, I gently brushed her hair.Then, I reached deep within her tight little pockets and I found a list of The Man’s targets.

Batman: Under the Red Hood (2010)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – N/A
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 1

Verdict – 4/4

 

Pros –

 
1) Opening Credits
2) Darker than other DCU movies
3) Batman / Jason Tood / Joker climactic standoff

 

 

Cons –

 
n/a
Quote –

 

 
Jason Todd: What? What, your moral code just won’t allow for that? It’s too hard to cross that line?
Batman: No. God Almighty, no. It’d be too damned easy. All I’ve ever wanted to do is kill him. A day doesn’t go by I don’t think about subjecting him to every horrendous torture he’s dealt out to others, and then end him.
Joker: Awwww, so you DO think about me.
Batman: But if I do that, if I allow myself to go down into that place, I’ll never come back.

Gone Girl (2014)

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

Verdict – 5/5

Pros –
1) Rosamund Pike as Amy Elliott Dunne: One of the greatest villain Hollywood has ever seen (giving “Anton Chigurh” a run for his money)
2) Mid-Way plot twist
3) 149 minutes long but gripping.
4) Non-linear narration.
5) Tyler Perry as Tanner Bolt.

 

Cons –
n/a

 

Quote –
“Nick Dunne: Come home, Amy. I dare you.”

A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)

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

Verdict – 0/5

Pros –
1) Sarah Silverman Sub-plot.
2) Cameos (Doc Brown & Django Freeman)

 

Cons –
1) Wannabe “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”.
2) The inconsistency in the overall tone; not a comedy, not a western; not a romance. Utter Confusion.
3) Liam Neeson wasted.

 

Quote –
“Hate can move mountains.”