Destination Wedding (2018)

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

Verdict – 1/5

 

Pros –
1) Odd couple falling in love
2) A two-hander movie.

 

Cons –
1) Horrible comic-timing by both actors. Post Stranger Things Winona Ryder still appears like a psychologically disturbed mother with weird expressions while Keanu Reeves appears like a hitman who will pull a gun anytime.
2) Nice try by the director but didn’t work out. This domain belongs to Nancy Meyer and Richard Curtis.

 
Quote –
Lindsay: Why didn’t we meet seven years ago?
Frank: Just lucky I guess.

Stranger Things (Season 2)

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

 

Verdict – 3/5

 

 

Pros –

 

1) 1984 – The father of all years.This season captivates it perfectly.
2) Sean Astin as Bob
3) The show is full of colorful characters – some cool some annoying
4) Billy vs Steve grand dual
5) Comic Con “Thriller” Trailer – Best trailer this year for any movie or series.

 

 

Cons –

 

1) One season was enough
2) Kali subplot – unnecessary & boring
3) Apart from adding 3 new main characters (Bob/Billy/Max) the show got nothing new to offer

 

 

Quote –

 

“Remember, Bob Newby: superhero.”

Alien: Resurrection (1997)

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

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –

1) Underwater action
2) Winona Ryder droid twist
3) Final ruined Paris scene

 
Cons –

1) Boring first half
2) Silly primary plot of Ripley resurrection – should’nt have killed her in first place.

 

 

Quote –

 
Ripley: Roll over, play dead, heal.

Stranger Things (Season 1)

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

 

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –

1) This show is the ultimate tribute to ’80s pop culture & kids growing up in the ’80s.
2) Kids behaving like kids; referring to pop-culture stuff like Star Wars/ Lord Of The Rings / D&D / X-men spontaneously unlike “Big Bang Theory”.
3) Overall Soundtrack / Opening sequence / Title card(especially White Rabbit)
4) Bold references like Radagast, Mirkwood, Demogorgon, Lando Calrissian etc.
5) 4 Kids ( especially Dustin).
6) Nancy-Jonathan-Steve Sub-plot

 
Cons –
n/a

 
Quote –
“Dustin Henderson: Lando”