Black Mirror (Season 1)

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

 

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –

 

1) The National Anthem – Almost vomited in this episode
2) Fifteen Million Merits – Great social satire with a killer monologue.
3) The Entire History of You – The hazards of technology

 

 

Cons –

 

N/A

 

 

Quote –

 

 

 

Bing : All we know is fake fodder and buying shit. That’s how we speak to each other, how we express ourselves, is buying shit. What, I have a dream? The peak of our dreams is a new app for our Dopple, it doesn’t exist! It’s not even there! We buy shit that’s not even there.

eXistenZ (1999)

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

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Mind-fuck sci-fi thriller with element of body-horror
2) Multiple plot-twists towards the end of the movie
3) Strong supporting cast

 

 

Cons –

 

 

1) Movie poster

 

 

 

Quote –

 

 

 

Chinese Waiter: Hey, tell me the truth… are we still in the game?

Source Code (2011)

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

 

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –

 

1) The primary sci-fi plot is revolutionary. The story-line, however, was mediocre with a mediocre villain till the climactic mind-fuck plot twist which elevated the entire movie.
2) Opening establishment shots, Jake’s train jump shot. Quality CGI scene.
3) No silly sub-plots. Fast paced.

 

Cons –

 
N/A

 
Quote –

 

Colter Stevens: Any soldier I’ve ever served with would say that one death is service enough.

Logan (2017)

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

 

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –

 

 

1) James Mangold teams up with Hugh Jackman & 20th Century Fox to make the best X-Men movie and perhaps one of the best superhero movie ever made.This joins the ranks of The Dark Knight, Spiderman 2 and Ironman.
2) The emotional factor is too high. Old and feeble Prof. Xavier counting his last days in a dilapidated water tank with an old rotting Wolverine in a dystopian X-Men universe.The final scene will leave true fans teary eyed.
3) Johnny Cash factor : From the trailer to the end credit, his influence is huge.
4) The Rated-R fast paced fight sequences (especially with X-24) are lesson for all movie film-makers.

 

 

Cons –

 

N/A

 
Quote –

 
Prof. Xavier : This is what life looks like.A home, people who love each other.Safe place.You should take a moment and feel it.

Planet of the Apes (1968)

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

 

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –

 

1) The epic Climax.Nuclear holocaust plot twist.
2) While the movie appears to be a philosophical triumph criticizing religion over science, Dr. Zaius final lines turned the tables. (“The Forbidden Zone was once a paradise. Your breed made a desert of it, ages ago”).
3) Maurice Evans as Dr. Zaius

 
Cons –

 

N/A

 

Quote –

 
Taylor: Take your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape!

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

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

 

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Fast paced – action packed – to the point. Only star war film with no annoying sub-plot.
2) AT-AT, hyperspace, light-saber fight – what more a fan can ask !
3) Darth Vader in his prime.
4) CGI likenesses of Peter Cushing and Carrie Fisher is criticized in some media forums and I disagree with it. If we can recreate our favorite characters for the story, there is nothing wrong with that. It gives more authenticity to the movie.
5) K-2SO & Chirrut Îmwe are the best outcomes.
6) Star destroyer crash scene

 

Cons –

 

n/a

 

Quote –

 

Jyn Erso: We have hope. Rebellions are built on hope!

Avatar (2009)

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

Verdict – 2/5

 

 

Pros –

 

1) Epic final battle scene
2) It’s a landmark movie for the special effects used. Visually spectacular.

 

Cons –

 

1) Most generic story ever written. Boring and predictable plot laden with stereotype characters.
2) If you replace Pandora with Africa, it’ll save 3 hrs. of our lives. It’s Dances with Wolves in space.
3) James Cameroon is wasting rest of his talented life making 4 sequels of this crappy movie.

 
Quote –

 
Jake Sully: Everything is backwards now, like out there is the true world, and in here is the dream.