The Mandalorian (Season 1)

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

 

 

VERDICT – 5/5

 

 

PROS –
1) The best thing happened to Star War since Rogue-One. Honestly, the Lukewalker Saga is now milked enough and the entire storyline around the Lukewalker family doesn’t resonate with this generation.
2) A huge round of applause to Jon Favreau for giving a new breath of life to this franchise. He is the founding father of MCU and he proved his mettle once again.
3) Jaw-dropping concept art montage in each episode’s end credits.
4) The surprise element of “Baby Yoda” is massively promising.
5) Speeder-Bike, AT-ST, Bounty robot IG-11, etc. are some brand new addition to Star Wars tech.
6) The Mandalorian theme by Ludwig Göransson

 

 

CONS –
1) This space western got huge influences from Lone Wolf and Cub, Seven Samurai (1954), etc.
2) Moff Gideon [played by Giancarlo Esposito ] – dumb boss villain.

 

 

QUOTE –
“This is the way.”

Triple Frontier (2019)

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

 

VERDICT – 3/5

 

 
PROS –
1) A generic heist movie constitutes of few common acts: recruitment, planning, heist, snafu, & escape. In this movie, the heist part was the easiest while the escape part took an unexpected turn.
2) One hell of an adventure covering Andes Mountains, cocaine farm field, Colombian jungle, treacherous mountains across South America.

 
CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE –
Pope: You’ve been shot 5 times for your country and you can’t even afford to send your kids to college.

The Equalizer 2 (2018)

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

 

VERDICT – 0/5

 
PROS –
N/A

 

CONS –
1) This is a below-average action movie. This generation is wonderstruck by the likes of John Wick and Jason Bourne. An average vigilante hero in a cliched movie just won’t do.
2) Denzel Washington needs to stop this right now with such adventures before he joins the league of Steven Seagal.

 
QUOTE –
Robert McCall: I’m your father. You mama forgot to tell you about me.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

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

Verdict – 3/5

Pros –
1) Introduction of Statesman: American cousins of Kingsman
2) Supporting Cast: Jeff Bridges, Pedro Pascal
3) Elton John’s extended cameo – Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting
4) Some good action sequences

 

Cons –
1) Similar story to its prequel – A insane villain trying to take over the world.

 

Quote –
President of the United States: Let the junkie scum go down in flames!

The Great Wall (2016)

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

 

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –

 

1) “Tao-Ties” – A monster for future spin-off movies.
2) Action packed entertainment with high production value.

 
Cons –

 

1) Boss-fight – too mediocre for such huge built-up.

 
Quote –

 
“William : I’m alive today because I trust no one.”

Game of Thrones (season 5)

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

 

VERDICT – 3/5

 

PROS –
1) Last 3 episodes
2) Hardhome Battle
3) Drogon killing Sons of the Harpy and taking away Daenerys
4) Arya’s revenge
5) Tyrion with Daenerys
6) Cersei’s walk of shame

 

 

CONS –
1) Killing Jon Snow; Anti-Climax
2) Stannis vs Boltons battle; the battle we never saw
3) With too many main characters being dead, the show seems to be going nowhere.

 

 

QUOTE –
“For the watch”

Game of Thrones (Season 4)

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

 

VERDICT – 4/5

 

PROS –
1) Tyrion’s Court Speech
2) Mountain bursting Oberyn’s Skull
3) Arya-Hound Duo
4) The wildlings Giants
5) Joffery’s Death
6) Bran-Hodor Combo
7) Lysa’s Death

 

CONS –
1) Disappointing season finale
2) Daenerys Targaryen (finally proved that she’s an over-rated character)

 

QUOTE –
Tyrion Lannister: I’m guilty of being a dwarf. Oh, yes I am. I’ve been on trial for that my entire life. I did not kill Joffery, but I wish that I had! Watching your vicious bastard die gave me more relief than a thousand lying whores! I wish I was the monster you think I am! I wish I had enough poison for the whole pack of you! I would gladly give my life to watch you all swallow it! I will not give my life for Joffery’s murder and I know I’ll get no justice here, so I will let the gods decide my fate. I demand a trial by combat!