Holmes & Watson (2018)

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

VERDICT – 1/5

 
PROS –
1) The plot-twist where Mrs. Hudson is revealed as the daughter of Prof. Moriarty.

 
CONS –
1) A great opportunity wasted. One of the most awaited movie in recent times starring the greatest comedic-duo of our times was ruined by caricaturish performances and witless writing.

 
QUOTE –
Holmes: When one eliminates the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, is the truth.
Watson: But this is absurd. Holmes, you must know in your heart…
Holmes: The heart is for pumping blood. The truth is the truth!

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Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)

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

 

VERDICT – 3/5


PROS –
1) The movie is supposed to be a no-brainer entertaining comedy and that’s what it is.
2) It’s a Mike Myers show from the start to the end.
3) Mini-Me – the equally evil clone of Dr. Evil.
4) The entire “Dick Rocket” joke.

 

CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE –
Austin: I can’t believe Vanessa, my bride, my one true love, the woman who taught me the beauty of monogamy, was a fembot all along. Wait a tick, that means I’m single again! Oh behave!

Daddy’s Home 2 (2017)

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

 

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –
1) The thermostat skit – only scene where an effort was made
2) Sully cameo
3) Ebullient chuckle as expected – better than its prequel

 

 

 

Cons –
1) It’s a one-time watch movie full of jokes from 1980s

 

 

Quote –
Brad: The thermostat is a secret covenant!

The House (2017)

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

Verdict – 1/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Will Ferrell & Amy Poehler – this duo made me survive me this 88 minute ordeal
2) The basic story was full of potential

 

Cons –

 

1) One time watch – avoidable comedy with inconsistent characters and lazy direction
2) Even Jeremy Renner cameo can’t save this disaster.

 

Quote –

 

Casino Patron: Are those women’s sunglasses?
Scott Johansen: No, they’re Italian.

Daddy’s Home (2015)

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

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –

 

1) The chemistry between Will Ferrell & Mark Wahlberg – the only reason to watch the movie when you know the entire plot by just watching the trailer.

 

Cons –

 

1) Predictable plot – One time watch only
2) Hannibal Buress – miscast. Someone like Kenan Thompson would have rocked in this role

 

Quote –

 

Griff : Christmas? How long was I asleep for?

Stranger Than Fiction (2006)

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

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Will Ferrell as Harold Crick
2) Great Supporting cast ( Maggie Gyllenhaal/Emma Thompson/Dustin Hoffman)
3) “I brought you flours” – One of the best cult romantic scene
4) Romance angle is the highlight of the film and sadly the least worked upon part.
5) “Whole Wide World” – Wreckless Eric

 
Cons –

1) What genre is this ? Sci-Fi ? Fantasy ?
2) Solid start but as the movie progresses the storyline goes on without any message and purpose.

 

 

Quote –
“Kay Eiffel: Little did he know that this simple, seemingly innocuous act would result in his imminent death.”