Avengers: Endgame (2019)

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

VERDICT – 5/5

 
PROS –
1) The epic finale of the 11-year-old journey culminating with the 22nd film. A journey started by Jon Favreau, led by Joss Whedon, and concluded by the Russo brothers. A rare grand emotional movie event of this generation.
2) The time travel plot enabled the screenwriters to add all the good & bad, major & minor characters from the franchise to make one final cameo in this grand finale.
3) Captain America lifting Mjolnir is got to be the most epic scene of this movie. A scene 4 years in the making.
4) A fulfilling climax for Steve Rogers.
5) Fun filled storyline with great comic-relief from Ant-Man and Thor “The Dude” Lebowski.
6) An epic finale needs an epic sacrifice. It had to be Tony Stark.

 

 

CONS –
N/A

 

 

QUOTE –
Rocket: What did you do?
Thor: I went for the head.

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

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

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –
1) A comic-book movie plot gains weight when the heroes hit rock-bottom and a triumph costs enormous sacrifice.This was not even a triumph but the casualty is huge.
2) Not a single boring sub-plot.No time wasted on built-up.High on emotions, not just from the Avengers but Thanos as well.
3) In spite of all the battle sequences, the comic element was not compromised.
4) The jaw-dropping climax that will put Rains of Castameres to shame.
5) Thanos on one side, single-handedly balanced the scale with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes on the other side. Probably the best multi-starrer.
6) Avengers musical theme used extensively for the first time.
7) The presence of Red Skull on Vormir left a lot of unanswered questions.
8) Ebony Maw: Boba Fett of MCU.

 

Cons –
1) We know the timeline will eventually get reset in Infinity War II.

 

Quote –
Tony Stark: I’m sorry.Earth is closed today.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

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

 

VERDICT – 4/5

 

 

PROS –
1) Yondu’s sacrifice will go down as one of the most emotional moments in Marvel’s history.
2) A perfect balance among all characters
3) Fresh humor
4) Cameos – especially David Hasselhoff
5) Establishing Stan Lee as an important character completing the MCU cameo-arc.
6) Sylvester Stallone & Michelle Yeoh – Now part of MCU!

 

 

CONS –
N/A

 

 

QUOTE –
Drax: When you’re ugly and someone loves you, it means they love you for who you are. Beautiful people never know who to trust.

Avatar (2009)

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

 

VERDICT  – 2/5

 

PROS  –
1) The epic final battle scene
2) It’s a landmark movie for the special effects used. Visually spectacular.

 

CONS  –
1) The most generic story ever written. Boring and predictable plot laden with stereotype characters.
2) If you replace Pandora with Africa, it’ll save 3 hrs. of our lives. It’s Dances with Wolves (1990) in space.
3) James Cameron is wasting the rest of his talented life making 4 sequels of this crappy movie.

 
QUOTE  –
Jake Sully: Everything is backward now, like out there is the true world, and in here is the dream.

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

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

 

VERDICT – 4/5

 

PROS–
1) Awesome Mix Vol. 1
2) Groot & Rocket
3) Michael Rooker as Yondu Udonta (will remind you of Tuco) and his whistle-controlled arrow.
4) Putting Thanos / Infinity Stones/ Collector storyline away from the main Avengers. Thank You, Kevin Feige.
5) The humor
6) The music kept the storyline attached to Earth.

 

 

CONS –
1) Casting Bautista and Zoe Saldana
2) Nebula: meaningless role
3) John C. Reilly & Djimon Hounsou: Talent wasted

 

 

Quote –
Rocket Raccoon: Metaphors go over his head.
Drax the Destroyer: NOTHING goes over my head! My reflexes are too fast, I would catch it.

Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013)

Star Trek Into Darkness

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

Verdict – 3/5

 

Pros –
1) Benedict Cumberbatch as Khan – A good actor added to Star Trek universe

 

Cons –
1) Alice Eve as Lieutenant Carol Marcus: Not sexy but annoying
2) Disappointing sequel as compared to Star Trek (2009). No reason to watch it again.

 

Quote –
My name is… KHAN.