Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

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

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Spider-man theme song playing with opening Marvel logo
2) Quick Civil War rewind from Peter Parker perspective
3) Battle of New York – the way Marvel is handling that alien attack is unprecedented.Usually in comic books universe, devastating battles are forgotten and people go back to their normal lives but Marvel is treating this plot as MCU’s 9/11
4) Return of the socially inept and introvert Peter Parker.Marvel learned from Sony and didn’t made the same mistake as they did with Andrew Garfield.
5) MJ plot twist

 

Cons –

 

1) Nothing worth in this movie for a re-watch
2) Mediocre post-credit scene
3) Summer blockbuster, multi-billions dollars franchise, A-list star-cast but still a mediocre “story” developed by 2 movie-writers and 6 screenwriters

 

 

Quote –

 

Tony Stark: Can’t you just be a friendly neighborhood Spider-Man?

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Batman and Harley Quinn (2017)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 0
ACTOR – N/A
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

Verdict – 1/4

 

Pros –

 

1) Swamp Thing – DC need to work more on this character.

 

Cons –

1) Unfortunately the PG approach didn’t clicked at all.
2) 2 songs in a 74 minutes DC animated film ?
3) Harley pulling a puss-in-boots move.

 

 

Quote –

 

Batman : You are the walking definition of “loose cannon”, Harley. For all I know, you might decide at the last minute that Ivy’s plan doesn’t sound so cockeyed after all,because the wind changed direction. Or because it’s Thursday.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

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

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Yondu’s sacrifice will go down as one of the most emotional moment in Marvel’s history.
2) Perfect balance among all characters
3) Fresh humor
4) Cameos – especially David Hasselhoff
5) Establishing Stan Lee as an important character completing the MCU cameo-arc.
6) Sylvester Stallone & Michelle Yeoh – Now part of MCU !

 

Cons –

 

N/A

 

 

Quote –

 

Drax: When you’re ugly and someone loves you, it means they love you for who you are. Beautiful people never know who to trust.

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 !

The LEGO Batman Movie (2017)

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

 

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Michael Cera as Robin – Just like Lego (2013)
2) Will Arnett as Bruce Wayne / Batman – Not your regular voice artist, but putting extra-ordinary effort.

 

Cons –

 

1) The LEGO movie plots are getting repetitive now.

 
Quote –

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

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.

Justice League Dark (2017)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – n/a
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

 

Verdict – 2/4

 

Pros –

 

1) A John Constantine movie
2) 2 major boss fight – Felix Faust & Destiny
3) Boston Brand – discount Deadpool
4) Ritchie Simpson plot twist

 

 

Cons –

 

 

1) Swamp Thing cameo was a let down. Flop show.
Quote –

 

 

John Constantine: Is that a sword in your chest, or are you just glad to see me ?