Top Gun (1986)

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

Verdict – 4/5

Pros –
1) Tom Cruise as LT Pete “Maverick” Mitchell
2) Excellent supporting cast
3) Bare chest volleyball match
4) Cinematography
5) Textbook romantic angle

 

Cons –
1) Style over substance
2) Cliched characters and predictable storyline
3) Terrible editing of flight sequences
4) 1 time watch

 

Quote –
Charlie: I love that song! How long have you two been doing this act?
Maverick: Oh, since uh…
Charlie: Puberty?
Maverick: Right, puberty.

True Romance (1993)

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

 

VERDICT – 5/5

 

PROS –
1) Tarantino created the character of the movie-buff Clarence on himself working in a video store. (Watching Sonny Chiba triple feature / Working in a comic store and discussing Spiderman 1 on his date / discussing Elvis’ rockability as pick-up lines).
2) Elvis appearing as a Jesus like metor.
3) Even minor characters are memorable. Gary Oldman as Drexl the pimp, Bum Brad Pitt.
4) Christopher Walken Sicilian scene with Dennis Hopper.
5) This movie is full of countless movie and pop-culture references. Even a fictional movie like “Coming Home in a Bodybag” sounds fascinating.
6) James Gandolfini Murder Scene

 

CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE –
Clarence : You wanna see what Spider-Man#1 looks like?
Alabama : You bet.