Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)

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

 

Verdict – 3/5

 

Pros –
1) High-speed car chases, huge explosions, gun battles, an obligatory sex scene – the usual.
2) Riggs and Murtaugh are back with a new case with an apartheid angle
3) Good background score

 

 

Cons –
1) Joe Pesci as Leo Getz – annoying role
2) Generic buddy-cop pot-boiler

 

 

Quote –
Riggs: I’m not a cop tonight, Rog. This is personal.

The Omen (1976)

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

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Fast paced supernatural-horror. The concept of Damien is itself a landmark in horror movies.
2) Gregory Peck : presence of an A-lister ranks this movie among the classics.
3) Billie Whitelaw as Mrs. Baylock – Pure evil character.
4) The soundtrack – “Ave Satani” by Jerry Goldsmith
5) The nanny suicide scene

 

Cons –

 
N/A

 

Quote –

 
Look at me, Damien! It’s all for you.

Lethal Weapon (1987)

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

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –
1) A typical buddy-cop film with a dark-tone and very few funny moments
2) Badass Mel Gibson
3) Establishment Shots; Cinematography
4) The “Jump”
5) The final Ju-Jitsu boss fight

 

Cons –
1) Will not call it a thriller as the cops never investigate the case but case keeps coming back to them.
2) The movie was well built from the first scene but final 20 minutes were going in no direction.

 

Quote –
“Roger Murtaugh: You’re not trying to draw a psycho pension! You really are crazy!”

Assassins (1995)

Assassins

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

Verdict – 4/5

Pros –
1) Antonio Banderas and his desperado swag
2) Great cinematography and some good action scenes
3) It’s a classic 90s action extravaganza which will attract viewers every time it’s on TV.

 

Cons –
N/A

 

Quote –
Once upon a time, there was this little sparrow, who while flying south for the winter froze solid and fell to the ground. And then to make matters worse the cow crapped on him, but the manure was all warm and it defrosted him. So there he is, he’s warm and he’s happy to be alive and he starts to sing. A hungry cat comes along and he clears off the manure and he looks at the little bird and then he eats him. And the moral of the story is this: everyone who craps on you is not necessarily your enemy, and everyone who gets you out of crap is not necessarily your friend, and if you’re warm and happy wherever you are you should just keep your big mouth shut.