The Predator (2018)

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

VERDICT – 0/5

 
PROS –
N/A

 

CONS –
1) This movie is bad. A 90s sci-fi plot done to death. A doctor/scientist, an army super-soldier, a ruthless govt. agent, a kid, and a bunch of loonies team up to fight an alien.
2) Boyd Holbrook as Quinn McKenna – bad choice for the lead

 
QUOTE –
Traeger: Gentleman, remember… they’re large, they’re fast, and fucking you up’s their idea of tourism!

Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)

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

 

Verdict – 3/5

 

Pros –
1) High-speed car chases, huge explosions, gun battles, an obligatory sex scene – the usual.
2) Riggs and Murtaugh are back with a new case with an apartheid angle
3) Good background score

 

 

Cons –
1) Joe Pesci as Leo Getz – annoying role
2) Generic buddy-cop pot-boiler

 

 

Quote –
Riggs: I’m not a cop tonight, Rog. This is personal.

Last Action Hero (1993)

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

Verdict – 3/5

 
Pros –

1) A John McTiernan all-time classic
2) Star-Cast: Anthony Quinn, Art Carney, Charles Dance and many more.
3) Meaningful cameos especially Ian McKellen as Death & Humphrey Bogart.

 
Cons –

1) A satire on itself.

 

 
Quote –
Jack Slater: Big mistake!

The Nice Guys (2016)

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

Verdict – 5/5

 
PROS –
1) Old school detective story
2) “The Big Lebowski” in “Chinatown” with Rick Ford
3) Strong character development
4) Ryan Gosling as Holland March – Cult character
5) Sequel possibility
6) Matt Bomer as John Boy

 

CONS –
n/a

 

QUOTE –
Judith Kuttner: My name is Judith Kuttner. I work for the Department of Justice.
Holland March: Okay. Well, that explains basically nothing.