Ripley’s Game (2002)

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

 

VERDICT – 2/5

 

 

 
PROS –
1) Considering this movie as a sequel to The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), we have a Tom Ripley who is no longer a guilt-ridden murderer but a refined and cold-blooded assassin straight out of a John le Carré’s novel.
2) John Malkovich gave justice to the character of a remorseless Tom Ripley.

 

 
CONS –
1) This plot is more about a dying man dragged by Ripley in the game of assassins.

 

 

QUOTE –
Tom Ripley: I’m a creation. A gifted improviser. I lack your conscience and when I was young that troubled me. It no longer does. I don’t worry about being caught because I don’t believe anyone is watching. The world is not a poorer place because those people are dead. It’s one less car on the road. It’s a little less noise and menace. You were brave today. You put some money away for your family. That’s all.

Hugo (2011)

Hugo

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

 

VERDICT –3/5

 

PROS –
1) Visually the movie is a treat. The colors, the location, cinematography, and characters are amazing. It’s a story of a boy living secretly alone in a Paris railway station trying to decypher his late father’s automaton.
2) Christopher Lee’s presence in any movie makes it special.
3) Sacha Baron Cohen as Inspector Gustave is the most well written and lovable character in this movie.
4) Georges Méliès’s movie A Trip to the Moon (1902) is a significant element of the plot.

 

 

CONS –
1) It’s a type of movie one would expect from Steven Spielberg not Martin Scorsese.

 

 

QUOTE –
Hugo Cabret: Maybe that’s why a broken machine always makes me a little sad because it isn’t able to do what it was meant to do… Maybe it’s the same with people. If you lose your purpose… it’s like you’re broken.