While I am a huge DC Fanboy I have to give in… Marvel’s movies are planned out extremely well and is immensely entertaining and even had the balls to bring in a lesser known set of intergalactic heroes to the big screen, a la Guardians of The Galaxy, and mint money off it. What Marvel does best, apart from raking in moolah, is that they’ve fleshed out their universe rather well and DC apparently is trying hard to keep up. As my hopes for Batman V Superman falters day by day, Avengers Age Of Ultron comes in like a breath of fresh air. Walking in for the movie, First Day First show, felt like an achievement on its own as the tickets almost sold out instantly. Continue reading Avengers Age Of Ultron: What I Thought!
DC was on a winning streak with their animated movies. When Marvel’s animated movies always faltered and was just watchable (with just a few exceptions) but DC’s Animated Universe was much more enjoyable. From Superman Doomsday and Wonder Woman to The Dark Knight Returns and Year One. Of course when you’ve got brilliant source materials, DC Animated was a always a winner. Even their originals like Assault On Arkham kicked ass. Though I am not too content with their recent outings, Justice League Throne of Atlantis was a tad on the weak side and here comes Batman Vs Robin. Continue reading Batman Vs Robin: What I Thought!
Lets get this straight: Except for the first and the 3rd (just coz it was novel), The Fast & The Furious franchise never excited me. Although I have been following the series I cant be called a fan or even someone who takes joy in sitting through these movies. Nonetheless I have sat through almost all the movies and all I can recall is that ‘one with the vault on road’ or the ‘one that introduced Rock’ and so on. Though I do remember the last one, Fast 6, to be exact, did something cool (at least the ending): they tied the movie with a previous outing and introduced a badass villain. Here on I will remember it as the ‘one they introduced Jason Statham’. Another reason why I was in for Furious 7 is that it was Paul Walkers last Fast & Furious movie. Continue reading Fast & Furious 7: What I Thought!
I was in as soon as I heard the line “ഞാൻ തലശേരിന്നു വരുവാ സാറിനെ കാണാൻ ” (I am coming from Thalassery to meet sir) in the preview of Oru Vadakkan Selfie. There’s every damn reason that draws me to my hometown, from the slang to watch familiar places on screen. The same thing which drew me as well as other North Malabarians for Thattathin Marayath. While I knew Oru Vadakkan Selfie wasnt gonna break any new grounds, I was sure that it’d be entertaining. Continue reading Oru Vadakkan Selfie: What I Thought!
Mathew Vaughn, better known for X-Men First Class and Kick-Ass, gets another graphic novel adapted to the celluloid. And its yet another Mark Miller graphic novel, Kingsman The Secret Service. Having done just 4 movies, Mathew has proved that he’s one to lookout for especially considering he’s done a great job with Kick-Ass and X-Men First Class. I love both those movies and it wouldn’t be surprising if Kingsman The Secret Service comes a close third…at least for now. Continue reading Kingsman The Secret Service: What I Thought!
Sriram Raghavan’s Badlapur is being touted as one of the best Bollywood flicks so far this year and I was pretty sure I was not gonna like it. Thanks to Varun Dhawan, the shoes he usually gets into is hardly interesting. Add to the fact that Sriram Raghavan’s previous flick was the atrocious Agent Vinod, things were never tempting. And just as I had expected the previews didn’t sell me but the rants were so much that I couldn’t give this a miss. Especially when the rants came from a friend who had worked in the movie. Continue reading Badlapur: What I Thought!
When it comes to Bollywood movies I am a wee bit picky. The recent slew of offbeat movies has conditioned me to stay away from asinine blockbusters a la Chennai Express. Then again there are these commercials gems like Highway and Queen which perfectly hits the sweet spot. R. Balakrishnan aka Balki’s movies have always captured my attention. I know he has only 2 movies in his pocket now but then again to bag a National Award for his second movie, he truly deserves to be followed. Unlike other Bollywood flicks, Paa and Cheeni Kum, will be remembered for years to come. Continue reading Shamitabh: What I Thought!