TRON: Legacy (2010)

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

 

VERDICT – 5/5

 
PROS –
1) Soundtrack OST – The Game Has Changed – Daft Punk
2) A much superior and polished sequel to TRON (1982). Gripping screenplay, great CGI and soundtrack. The Light Cycle race is truly amazing.
3) CGI enhanced young Jeff Bridges is spot on.
4) A minor character (Clu) from the previous film takes mainstage. A creation poised for perfection against his own creator.

 

CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE –
Tron: I fight for the Users!

Cowboys & Aliens (2011)

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

 

Verdict – 0/5

 

Pros –
1) Primary concept – Amalgamating Western with Sci-Fi

 

Cons –
1) A half-hearted effort
2) Boring direction with cliched sub-plots and over-stretched climax

 

Quote –
Meacham: Only two kinds of men get shot: criminals and victims. Which one are you?

The Change-Up (2011)

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

 

Verdict – 1/5

 

Pros –

 

1) A different fantasy concept – pathetic execution though

 

Cons –

 

1) Forgettable one-time watch
2) Alan Arkin – Waste of talent

 

 

Quote –

 

 

Mitch Planko: So I can’t sleep with my wife, I can’t sleep with other women. What the hell is that?
Dave: Marriage.

Rush (2013)

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

VERDICT – 5/5

 

PROS –
1) One of the best sporting rivalry movie.The real-life drama of 1976 F1 Season.
2) Daniel Brühl as Niki Lauda; Memorable performance one after another (Future Oscar Winner)
3) Cinematography; Hans Zimmer’s music (The climactic music awesome)

 

CONS –
1) “Rush” is not an apt title.

 

QUOTE-
“Niki Lauda: A wise man can learn more from his enemies than a fool from his friends.”

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013)

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

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

Verdict – 1/5

Pros –
1) Alan Arkin as Rance Holloway

 

Cons –
1) Predictable plot
2) Waste of good actors in this half-hearted effort

 

Quote –
Jane: [after Gray burned his skin for a trick] That is a terrible trick to do for children. What if they try and copy you?
Steve Gray: I sue them. It’s my trick.