Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams (Season 1)

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

Verdict – 5/5

Pros –
1) A fitting tribute to Philip K. Dick was long overdue.
2) 10 episodes with a vast range of actors. Most notably Geraldine Chaplin, Steve Buscemi, and Timothy Spall.
3) Best episodes: “Impossible Planet”, “Real Life”, “The Father Thing”, “The Commuter”

 

Cons –
1) A mild version of Black Mirror
2) Boring episodes: “The Hood Maker”, “Crazy Diamond”, “Human Is”, “Kill All Others”

 
Quote –
“Irma: I dreamt you, Mr.Norton.Deep in my heart. And I think maybe you dreamt me too.”

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

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

 

Verdict – 3/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Almost 3 hrs but still captivating.A visual triumph – a piece of art.
2) Ana de Armas as Joi – She stole the show.
3) The movie successfully inherited the soul of the original.
4) In-depth character development.

 

Cons –

 

1) Weak primary plot and a disappointing climax.
2) Jared Leto – The most over-rated and most annoying actor in Hollywood.

 

Quote –

 

Joi: Mere data makes a man. A and C and T and G. The alphabet of you. All from four symbols. I am only two: 1 and 0.

Blade Runner (1982)

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

Verdict – 5/5

Pros –
1) Music: Blade runner blues. A feast for retrowave lovers.
2) Sci-Fi Noir
3) Rutger Hauer as Roy Batty
4) “Tears in Rain” soliloquy
5) Edward James Olmos as Gaff
6) Zhora’s death sequence
7) Ambiguity on Deckard: human or replicant?

 

Cons –
1) A slow and boring screenplay for an average movie-goer.

 

Quote –
Batty: I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time… like tears in rain… Time to die.

The Adjustment Bureau

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

Verdict – 4/5

Pros –
1) The Sci-Fi angle
2) Emily Blunt
3) The Romance
4) The final Door-Hat-Chase Scene

 

Cons –
1) The story got too many loose ends like “The Chairman”
2) Romantic angle supersedes the sci-fi angle.

 

Quote –
“People who realize free will is a gift that you’ll never know how to use until you fight for it. “

Total Recall (1990)

Total Recall

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

Verdict – 4/5

Pros –
1) “North-By-Northwest” on Mars
2) Multiple Twists
3) Fast paced screenplay
4) Three-Breasted Hooker
5) Johnnycab

 

Cons –
1) Deserves a sequel

 

Quote –
Johnnycab: The fare is 18 credits, please.
Douglas Quaid: Sue me, dickhead!