Minutes into The Martian, Matt Damon’s Mark Watney says “I’m gonna have to science the shit out of this” and I swear I chuckled so loud that the guy next to me was eyeballing me. I never thought I’d be in for a treat going for Ridley Scott’s The Martian. Of course I am a huge Scott fan but his last two movies were a bit too tiresome to sit through. The ageing director’s prowess felt bumbling a bit, but The Martian proves that he’s still got it. This is Sir Ridley Scott’s awesome Comeback! Continue reading The Martian: What I Thought!
Ich seh, Ich seh aka Goodnight Mommy‘s previews were all over the internet a few weeks back. Hailed as one of the creepiest trailers this season, it had turned enough heads with its visuals and characters alike. ‘Creepy’ was slapped all over the trailer and the fact that it was more an art-house movie than a commercial movie, intrigued me more. Had Sundance’s The Witch trailer not released earlier this week I would still have stuck to Goodnight Mommy‘s disturbing trailer. Continue reading Goodnight Mommy: What I Thought!
By now Marvel has made sure that people WILL watch whatever they churn out. Audience, fans or not, don’t want to miss out any of the ‘Phase’ movies so that they are kept in the Marvel Universe loop. Who knows what reference they’d be making in their next big superhero epic and who would want to feel awkward when everybody around you is having a chuckle. I thought I’d never say this but, I am getting a bit too tired of the superhero movies overcrowding Hollywood. So for Ant-Man instead of jumping in headlong, I decided to wait for the reviews and surprisingly it fared well on Rotten Tomatoes and on the Internet Realm. Let’s give this a shot. Continue reading Ant-Man: What I Thought!
Mad Max Fury Road
is everything you’ve never expected from a modern day action movie. And if you’ve set your expectations low or arent into post-apocalyptic movies, you’ll be in for a surprise. And by the end of it, you’d have wished that you’d never thought so low about George Miller’s ambitious masterpiece.
30 years since the fourth movie, George Miller sets Mad Max Fury Road in a world where almost everybody has gone insane, including its lead, Max Rockatansky. The plot is paper thin and its nothing but an escort mission, lead by Max Rockatansky and Imperator Furiosa, through barren post-apocalyptic wastelands and chased by the main antagonist, Immortan Joe and his maniac War Boys. This is a standalone movie and can hold strong on its own, but if you do want to get into the tone and mood of Mad Max, you oughta watch the old trilogy as it also sheds some light on Max’s story and arguably on who Immortan Joe really would be.
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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!