Avengers: Endgame (2019)

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

VERDICT – 5/5

 
PROS –
1) The epic finale of the 11-year-old journey culminating with the 22nd film. A journey started by Jon Favreau, led by Joss Whedon, and concluded by the Russo brothers. A rare grand emotional movie event of this generation.
2) The time travel plot enabled the screenwriters to add all the good & bad, major & minor characters from the franchise to make one final cameo in this grand finale.
3) Captain America lifting Mjolnir is got to be the most epic scene of this movie. A scene 4 years in the making.
4) A fulfilling climax for Steve Rogers.
5) Fun filled storyline with great comic-relief from Ant-Man and Thor “The Dude” Lebowski.
6) An epic finale needs an epic sacrifice. It had to be Tony Stark.

 

 

CONS –
N/A

 

 

QUOTE –
Rocket: What did you do?
Thor: I went for the head.

Three Days of the Condor (1975)

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

VERDICT – 3/5

 

PROS –
1) Max von Sydow as Joubert is clearly the best character from this story.
2) The Bourne Series is heavily influenced by this movie where a CIA agent is at large escaping from his own organization.

 

CONS –
1) Entire Faye Dunaway plot was formulaic and unnecessary.
2) The main problem with this movie is the title character being a desk-jockey and not a field operative. This means the audience cannot expect great action scenes. This is where Jason Bourne got an upper hand.

 

QUOTE –
Joubert: It will happen this way. You may be walking. Maybe the first sunny day of the spring. And a car will slow beside you, and a door will open, and someone you know, maybe even trust, will get out of the car. And he will smile, a becoming smile. But he will leave open the door of the car and offer to give you a lift.

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

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

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –
1) A unique western black-comedy with a tragic end.
2) Smart fast-paced direction and unpredictable plot.
3) Grand shoot-out finale.
4) Mythical “Lord Baltimore” and relentless lawman Joe Lefors.
5) “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head”

 

Cons –
N/A

Quote –
Butch Cassidy: Kid, there’s something I ought to tell you. I never shot anybody before.
Sundance Kid: One hell of a time to tell me!

Quiz Show (1994)

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

Verdict – 4/5

 

 

Pros –

 

1) John Turturro as Herb Stempel : effortless execution : one of his best role
2) Revealing true face of “show business”.
3) Paul Scofield & Ralph Fiennes : father-son subplot : Brilliant scene at family gathering quoting Shakespeare and summarizing the movie plot.
4) Final Courtroom scene

 

Cons –

 

n/a

 

 

Quote –

Mark Van Doren: It was a goddamn quiz show, Charlie.
Charles Van Doren: An ill-favored thing, sir…
Mark Van Doren: This is not the time to play games!
Charles Van Doren: At mine own, it was mine!
Mark Van Doren: Your name is mine!

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

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

Verdict – 2/5

Pros –
1) Action-Packed
2) Return of HYDRA
3) Neck-To-Neck fights of Winter Soldier & Cap. America
4) Nick Fury’s Epitaph
5) Falcon
6) Robert Redford’s Screen Presence
7) Easter Eggs (2 Future Capt. America / Dr. Strange / Quicksilver / Scarlet Witch / Crossbones (Brock Rumlow)

 

Cons –
1) The tone for the Marvel Cinematic Universe was set by Jon Favreau’s Iron Man and now it hardly matters who is directing the movie.
2) Predictable sub-plot (except the Bucky Plot, the whole movie is a Die Hard Sequel)

 

Quote –
“Captain’s orders!”