I Am Mother (2019)

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

 

VERDICT – 3/5

 
PROS –
1) An AI decides to eliminate flawed humanity and rebooting it with “ideal” human beings.
2) Hilary Swank plot-twist. She was nothing but a pawn planted by the same AI for the final psychological test of the daughter,  before handing over the responsibility of embryos to the daughter.
3) No sub-plots slowing down the pace of the movie.

 
CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE –
AI: Tell me…do you remember your mother? Curious, isn’t it?

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Instant Family (2018)

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

VERDICT – 1/5

PROS –
1) Margo Martindale as Sandy – small role but she reigned every time she’s on screen.
2) Tom Segura as Russ got the best lines.

 
CONS –
1) Promising start but the screenplay was too predictable.
2) Lack of good supporting cast – the 3 foster kids were not impressive.
3) Mark Wahlberg sidelined to a supporting role.

 

QUOTE –
Russ: You just spent 30 minutes talking about the deep state. You don’t have an opinion on your own family?
Jerry: None of my business.

Sunshine (2007)

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

Verdict – 2/5

Pros –
1) Ensemble cast
2) Oxygen garden
3) The primary concept of a dying Sun and frozen Earth

 

Cons –
1) Ordinary mission messed up by silly mistakes
2) Presence of Pinbacker makes the movie less scientific

 

Quote –
Capa: Icarus… who is the fifth crew member?

Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)

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

Verdict – 3/5

 

Pros –

 

1) A fitting conclusion with intersecting time-lines and rich back-story
2) The “other world” of Insidious universe got an uncanny similitude to Stranger Things’ “inside-out”.
3) Final cliffhanger with Lin Shaye means James Wan got few more cards under his sleeves

 

Cons –

 

1) A horror story always lose it’s shine when the story unfolds and viewers start to connect the dots.

 

 

Quote –

 

 

Elise Rainier: In my line of work things tend to happen when it gets dark.

Insidious (2010)

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

 

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Bone-chilling horror especially the first-half.There is something about horror movies that it must be watched in a appropriate & fitting surrounding to enjoy it to the fullest extent.
2) Final plot-twist with a cliffhanger.
3) There is no doubt that in horror genre James Wan can be named in the same league with Wes Craven, John Carpenter, & George A. Romero.

 

 

Cons –

 

 

N/A

 

 

Quote –

 

 

Josh Lambert: This is the first line of a joke, right? A guy comes home to find his wife with a priest.

X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

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

Verdict – 3/5

Pros –

1) The Villain & it’s mythology
2) Kickass Opening sequence
3) Justice done with all characters with ample amount of screen-time (which includes Wolverine’s short & effective cameo)
4) Boss fight
5) Just like the previous film, Peter Maximoff / Quicksilver stole the show
6) Best superhero movie of the 2016 so far : better than both “Civil War” & “Dawn Of Justice”.

 

 

Cons –

1) “The Erik Lehnsherr Conundrum” : the story-line is revolving on the same plot from past 3 movies.
2) Honestly, Oscar Isaac can’t be identified in the movie.Why not make a 100 % CGI character ? Why studios are wasting money on actors when the make-up & CGI will overshadow every possible expression of the actor.

 

Quote –
“Charles Xavier: Thank you for letting me in.”

Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016)

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

Verdict – 0/5

Pros –
1) Hannibal Buress Cameo ( just like the prequel)

 

Cons –
1) Unnecessary sequel
2) Boring & predictable
3) Shallow characters

 

Quote –
“Officer Watkins : This is your training day !”