The Running Man (1987)

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

VERDICT – 3/5

 

PROS –
1) Dystopian set-up
2) Richard Dawson as Damon Killian
3) Fast paced screenplay
4) The Stalkers: Subzero, Buzzsaw, Dynamo, Captain Freedom, and Fireball

 

CONS –
1) Rushed climax
2) Shallow Character development.

 

QUOTE –
Ben Richards: Killian! I’ll be back!
Damon Killian: Only in a rerun.

Midnight Run (1988)

Midnight Run

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

Verdict – 3/5

 

Pros –
1) Robert de Niro in his original shape.
2) Entertaining and funny buddy-cop movie.
3) Great supporting cast

 

Cons –
1) Charles Grodin as “The Duke” –  Joe Pesci would have taken it to another level.

 

Quote –
Mosely: You’re gonna spend ten years just for impersonating a federal agent!
Jack: Ten years for impersonating a federal agent?
Mosely: Ten years.
Jack: Ten years? How comes no one’s after you?