Sorry to Bother You (2018)

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

 

Verdict – 4/5

 
Pros –
1) One of the most important film of the decade. This absurdist sci-fi black comedy joined the ranks of other anti-consumerism movies like They Live, Fight Club and Idiocracy.
2) Kickass direction by debutant Boots Riley. It’s funny, racist, offensive and powerful satire like Get Out.
3) “I Got the S#*@ Kicked Out of Me!” – this show within the movie summarizes the modern sugar-coated dystopian TV contents.

 

 

Cons –
1) Climax is not ambiguous but vague.

 

 

Quote –
Cassius: “So, I guess comparing to what we doing to what they’re doing is like apples to oranges.”
Langston: “More like apples and the Holocaust.”

The Death of Superman (2018)

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

VERDICT – 1/5

 

PROS –
1) Almost 40 minutes long boss fight with Doomsday.Epic.
2) Diana-Clark sub-plot.

 

CONS –
1) Even with a 100 minute running time, the movie’s first half is terribly slow & boring
2) Lex Luthor voiced by Rainn Wilson – doesn’t fit the character.

 

QUOTE –
Lois: We need to call in the cavalry!
Superman: I am the cavalry.

The Defenders (Season 1)

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

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –
1) Plot-Twist: Elektra killing Alexandra
2) Sigourney Weaver as Alexandra – Great casting
3) Stick cutting his own hand – badass!

 

Cons –
1) Stick’s death – end of a very powerful character.
2) Over-stretched climax with lousy action sequences. The hand-to-hand combat is ruined by excessive cuts and editing.
3) Iron Fist – probably the weakest super-hero of MCU

 

Quote –
Jessica Jones: Nice ears.
Daredevil: They’re horns.

The LEGO Batman Movie (2017)

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

VERDICT – 1/4

 

PROS –
1) Michael Cera as Robin
2) Will Arnett as Bruce Wayne / Batman – Not your regular voice artist, but putting extraordinary effort.

 

CONS –
1) The LEGO movie plots are getting repetitive now.

 
QUOTE –
How many times I gotta tell you? Batman works alone.

Daredevil (season 2)

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

 

Verdict – 5/5

 

 

Pros –

1) Punisher: best possible portrayal
2) Elecktra with Daredevil: made for each other
3) Yaminote mythology
4) Zombie Yakuza Ninja army: the supernatural aspect
5) Return of Stick with his own mythology of Chaste
6) Punisher: Prison massacre scene
7) The body horror aspect of violence & hand to hand combat makes it one of the most gruesome superhero series.
8) Final revelation / Electra out of grave

 

 

Cons –

1) Clancy Brown as Blacksmith : too much built up but not upto the hype.

 

 

 

Quote –

Daredevil: Why are you doing this?
Frank Castle: ‘Cause I think you’re a half-measure. I think you’re a man who can’t finish the job.

Daredevil (Season 1)

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

Verdict – 5/5

Pros –
1) Capturing the dark tone of comics
2) The Masked Vigilante: The Batman we never had
3) Wilson Fisk, the anti-hero: The Luthor we never had
4) Hand to hand combat and parkour in Hell’s Kitchen dark alleys
5) The Russians
6) Stick – Intriguing character

 

Cons –
1) Ben Urich sub-plot

 

Quote –
Fisk: I’m not the Samaritan. That I’m not the priest or the Levite. That I am the ill intent who set upon the traveler on a road that he should not have been on.”