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.

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Wonder Woman (2017)

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

Verdict – 1/5

Pros –
1) No man’s land – action scene
2) Revelation of Ares

 

Cons –
1) 45 minutes too long for a generic origin story.
2) No appearance of any other DC character, not even in a post-credit scene
3) DC’s Thor.

 

Quote –
Charlie : May we get what we want.
Steve : May we get what we need.
Sameer : But may we never get what we deserve.
All : Bang !

Moneyball (2011)

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

 

Verdict – 1/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Jonah Hill as Peter Brand : His best non-comedic performance so far.

 

Cons –

 

1) Same old “escape to victory” plot.
2) No heated argument scene between Philip Seymour Hoffman and Brad Pitt –  even for the sake of artistic liberty.
3) Chris Pratt, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robin Wright : good actors with no scope in the story-line.

 
Quote –

 
Billy Beane: When your enemy’s making mistakes, don’t interrupt him.

The Princess Bride (1987)

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

Verdict – 4/5

 

PROS –
1) The essence of this movie is its simplicity. Plain narrative, like a classic predictable fairy tale adventure with colorful characters.
2) Memorable characters: Mandy Patinkin as Inigo Montoya, André the Giant as Fezzik

 

CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE – 
“Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father; prepare to die!”

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

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

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –
1) Opening Credit from the Columbia Logo through “Immigrant Song”
2) Rooney Mara attire and appearance.
3) Thriller set in a cold weather (reminds of Polanski’s Ghost Writer)
4) The rape-revenge scene
5) Chris Plummer’s screen presence
6) 2.30 hrs long but still gripping. David Fincher had set the bar too high for any sequel.
7) Daniel Craig’s first role where his acting beat his Bond persona.

 

Cons –
n/a

 

Quote –
Lisbeth Salander: Do you doubt anything I’ve said? Do you doubt what’s in the reports that have followed me around all my life? What do they say, if you had to sum it up? They say I’m insane.