Deadpool 2 (2018)

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

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –
1) James Bond themed opening credit scene.
2) X-Force recruitment with Brad Pitt Cameo before they MacGrubered
3) Zazie Beetz as Domino and her superpower – luck.
4) Post-credits scenes. We equally hate X-Men Origins: Wolverine and Gavin Hood’s version of Deadpool.
5) Rednecks discussing toilet papers. Was that a product placement for Huggies Baby Wipes?

 

Cons –
1) Are we suppose to take this meta-plot seriously? This film is toying with the X-Men timeline and creating a fiasco. While the movie is good entertainment full of good jokes and good one-liners but Deadpool is breaking the 4th wall and giving pop-culture references to justify every plot hole.
2) So basically Cable travel back in the past to alter future by killing Firefist, and Deadpool is trying to save him to attain salvation while the prime-villain “headmaster” is killed by Dopinder.

 

Quote –
Cable: Who are you?
Wade Wilson: I’m Batman.

Ready Player One (2018)

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

Verdict – 2/5

 

PROS –
1) Behind the neon lights, pop-culture references, and future gaming – this is a Huxley’s nightmare. A dystopian movie with dark undertones.
2) Prominent tributes include Back To The Future, a revisit to “Hotel Overlook” and Iron Giant returning for one more sacrifice.
3) I-R0k – Best character from the movie.

 

CONS –
1) Over-stretched and mediocre 3rd act.
2) Spielberg chooses another cliched plot to direct. This movie reminds us again that Hollywood has milked the 80s enough.No doubt the 80s was the most important decade for the technological advancements which we have today but now there’s clearly an over-kill.

 

QUOTE –
It’s fucking Chucky!

How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

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

VERDICT – 0/4

 

PROS –
1) Main protagonist losing his 1 leg in the end. You don’t see that everyday in an animated film targeted for kids. Ballsy move.
2) Boss fight.
3) Viking set-up

 

CONS –
1) Predictable plot-line full of stock characters.

 

QUOTE –
Stoick: When we crack this mountain open, all hell is going to break loose.
Gobber: And my undies. Good thing I brought extras.

Deadpool (2016)

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

Verdict – 4/5

Pros –
1) Brave opening credit
2) Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson / Deadpool: staying true to his character
3) Breaking the 4th wall
4) Multiple X-men / Pop-culture references
5) T. J. Miller as Weasel
6) Leslie Uggams as Blind Al: the best thing about this movie

 

Cons –
1) Generic origin story
2) Shallow character development
3) Negasonic Teenage Warhead & Colossus

 

Quote –
Blind Al: Looks aren’t everything.

Wade Wilson: Looks *are* everything. You ever heard David Beckham speak? It’s like he mouth-sexed a can of helium. Think Ryan Reynolds got this far on his superior acting method?