Instagram


The Cricket Paper

Sohail Speaks Yasir's Blog Fazeer's Focus

User Tag List

Results 15,041 to 15,120 of 15394
  1. #15041
    Debut
    May 2014
    Venue
    chennai
    Runs
    16,926
    Mentioned
    408 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Indiafan View Post
    Please recommend something on netflix India
    Superhero- Luke Cage,Daredevil,Jessica Jones
    Laugh track comedy - One day at a time
    No laughtrack comedy Brooklyn Nine -nine,unbreakable kimmy schmidt
    Serious: House of cards,The Crown,Good wife,Black mirror,Fauda(Israeli)
    Desi- Siyasat,Brown Nation(English)


    In cricket, my superhero is Sachin Tendulkar. He has always been my hero.
    -Virat Kohli

  2. #15042
    Debut
    Mar 2016
    Venue
    Bangalore, India (Kochi native)
    Runs
    1,490
    Mentioned
    132 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Madplayer View Post
    I might have seen them both but i dont remember the names haha
    Do you think Ajit has copied George clooney's look? Haha but he is cool.
    He was one of the first south stars to adopt the "Salt & Pepper" look that Clooney made so popular.Also one of the few actors who play his age, (maybe because he looks so great, he's of mixed ethnicity Sindhi + South Indian) ..

    Read up on Ajith if you can, great personality , super humble guy, has had a parallel career in Motor Racing to go with his films.. (He raced in Formula 3 !)

  3. #15043
    Debut
    Jun 2001
    Venue
    UK
    Runs
    67,280
    Mentioned
    1347 Post(s)
    Tagged
    21 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by JaDed View Post
    You didn't like Diljit, for his first hindi movie he was amazing.
    Yes he was also pretty good in the film.



  4. #15044
    Debut
    Jan 2010
    Runs
    26,797
    Mentioned
    363 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Lion - 8.5/10 - The young Indian actors were superb! A very emotional true story but brilliantly made into a move.

    Malcolm X - 9/10 - Classic.


    Lions don't lose sleep over the opinions of Sheep

  5. #15045
    Debut
    Jun 2001
    Venue
    UK
    Runs
    67,280
    Mentioned
    1347 Post(s)
    Tagged
    21 Thread(s)
    Badrinath ki Dulhania

    A lighthearted film which explores the serious topic of the dowry culture in India and how people discriminate against women and deprive them of opportunities.

    Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan are very good in it and it's a decent film although I felt the second half dragged a bit.

    7/10



  6. #15046
    Debut
    Jan 2015
    Venue
    Toronto, Canada
    Runs
    26,619
    Mentioned
    1067 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Logan..


    Man what a movie.


    #Mein inko rolaonga

  7. #15047
    Debut
    Dec 2014
    Runs
    1,265
    Mentioned
    13 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Shivaay.great action movie but weak storyline.

  8. #15048
    Debut
    Mar 2016
    Venue
    Bangalore, India (Kochi native)
    Runs
    1,490
    Mentioned
    132 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Logan

    Logan - 9.4/10


    Wow Wow Wow

    Greatest X-Men film ever, Marvel's greatest film !.. Even though X-men is Fox's & not MCU ..

    Ties with TDK as the greatest comic book /superhero film ever (maybe even ahead of TDK) !

    Career best performance from Hugh Jackman (potential oscar nod - yeah, it's that good !) and best ever Prof. X from Patric Stewart !

    First of all, lemme get it out there, I'm hardcore DC. !! Bats, Sups and WW and JL beat the crap out of anything that Marvel has put out (I mean overall, Comics - Cartoons - Films ). Most marvel superheros were historically responses to the DC characters that came first (Batman-Iron man, Superman- Captian America, Deathstroke- Deadpool, JL- Avengers), which always gives the impression of them being under-powered imitations( generalization), EXCEPT when it came to THE XMEN !!!..

    The X-Men for me, make Marvel so great. They are not Superhero's like the rest, just evolved humans, and people hate them, are afraid of them . Which is basically what would happen to super-powered beings in the real world.!

    This grounded and in a way- realistic, depiction of powered beings is what made X-Men so riveting as a franchise.. and "Wolverine" is the de-facto X-men(man?) !. Pretty much marvel's greatest property alongside Spider-Man !.. Since Hugh IS "wolverine" his swan-song effort was always going to be hyped..

    But it has far exceeded anything that I expected. "The Wolverine" (2013) was a pretty satisfying solo movie, but many people found it boring (lack of action maybe ..). But this movie basically acheives what "Wolverine" tried to do but fell short at .

    First of all Logan is not a great "Comic Book Film " like the Avengers per se. , but its a "Great movie based around comic book characters " . Many people consider TDK more as a "crime drama" . In that sense "Logan" is a Road movie or a Western. The greatest thing about this film is that it hides the superhero/comic book feel so expertly within its fascinating story and its pacing .

    The story is pretty much the best ever put on film involving any Marvel characters. Logan and Prof. X are the most fleshed out you have ever seen on screen, finally justifying the quality of talent (Patrick Stewart & Hugh) that have been playing them. It envisions a post- mutant society where things are very bleak, and Jackman portrays all the anguish and weariness of his ageless logan to perfection. Nothing less than an oscar nomination is appropriate for what he has acheived.!!

    So does Stewart's performance deserve one. The Child actress playing the girl (Dafne Keen) is FABULOUS , in a role which could have ruined the whole film if she had sc**wed up. ! Very few child actresses have looked so natural in what is such a demanding(physically and emotionally) and mature role. !! There are no definitive villians here, more like circumstances .

    Not that the movie is all talk and drama, it may feel a bit slow for a Superhero film , but when action appears, it really is worth the money you pay , and that "R" rating . The action is frenetic and incredibly violent ! The movie almost has a tarantinoesque feel to it, the way the violence appears on screen. You are shocked to the core whenever a death occurs, its brutal and gut-wrenching (unlike most PG -13 films were most violence happens off-screen or is easily side-stepped). Compared to the usual Hollywood blockbusters where we pass of each onscreen death as easily as a scene cuts-to another, this film makes you "feel" for each person who dies. Even the more smaller characters who die, except maybe some bad guys (who are cut up like plenty . This leads to some truly emotional moments , which elevate this movie beyond typical action-fare.

    The movie has some really smart touches as well , in the action sequences as well as the humour which feels so natural. The director has done absolutely a fabulous job this time, and receives all plaudits for getting this movie made , even with a lot of initial reluctance from the studio.

    Overall Logan is an incredibe cinematic effort , that has elevated Comic-Book cinema beyond plain popcorn entertainment. It is a movie to be talked for years to come and will be the gold standard by which all serious comic book cinema will be judged by for time to come. If it doesn't win atleast a few oscars it 'll be a indictment of the academy's aversion to popular cinema.

  9. #15049
    Debut
    May 2015
    Venue
    The Capital Wasteland
    Runs
    17,684
    Mentioned
    423 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    Just saw Logan. Absolutely brilliant. 2nd best superhero movie I've ever seen after The Dark Knight. It is understandable if people are saying it is better since everyone just recently saw it and the brilliance hasn't worn off however it is a level below The Dark Knight which I re watched for must be the 20th time, a week ago. Nevertheless, Logan is an example to Marvel, DC and some of their idiotic fans on what a real good superhero movie is. To be fair Marvel movies are very predictable but at least they are mildly entertaining. DC keeps making garbage like suicide squad and then the clueless fans defend it saying, "It was made for the comic book fans." I am a huge DC fan but a movie has to be a good movie first and foremost.

    Logan : 8.5/10 Brilliant movie. Watch it even if you aren't a fan of superhero movies or haven't seen any previous X-men movies.


    Kuch to log kahenge
    Logon ka kaam hai kehna

  10. #15050
    Debut
    Oct 2012
    Venue
    Republic of Wadiya
    Runs
    22,012
    Mentioned
    2526 Post(s)
    Tagged
    10 Thread(s)
    Not really a fan of other Wolverine movies but have to check out Logan. Sounds good.

  11. #15051
    Debut
    Mar 2010
    Runs
    23,042
    Mentioned
    4256 Post(s)
    Tagged
    22 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by aliasad1998 View Post
    Just saw Logan. Absolutely brilliant. 2nd best superhero movie I've ever seen after The Dark Knight. It is understandable if people are saying it is better since everyone just recently saw it and the brilliance hasn't worn off however it is a level below The Dark Knight which I re watched for must be the 20th time, a week ago. Nevertheless, Logan is an example to Marvel, DC and some of their idiotic fans on what a real good superhero movie is. To be fair Marvel movies are very predictable but at least they are mildly entertaining. DC keeps making garbage like suicide squad and then the clueless fans defend it saying, "It was made for the comic book fans." I am a huge DC fan but a movie has to be a good movie first and foremost.

    Logan : 8.5/10 Brilliant movie. Watch it even if you aren't a fan of superhero movies or haven't seen any previous X-men movies.
    When The DK came out I watched it 2-3 times in the cinema and since then have watched it once. I get more of an urge to watch Batman Begins which I've seen like 10-15 times

  12. #15052
    Debut
    Mar 2010
    Runs
    23,042
    Mentioned
    4256 Post(s)
    Tagged
    22 Thread(s)
    @SandyB Should I rewatch the old spin off wolverine movies before seeing Logan?

  13. #15053
    Debut
    Mar 2010
    Runs
    23,042
    Mentioned
    4256 Post(s)
    Tagged
    22 Thread(s)
    Expected Logan to be excellent given its premise is based of the Old man Logan comics which made for an epic story arc

  14. #15054
    Debut
    Mar 2016
    Venue
    Bangalore, India (Kochi native)
    Runs
    1,490
    Mentioned
    132 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by shaz619 View Post
    @SandyB Should I rewatch the old spin off wolverine movies before seeing Logan?
    You won't be affected either way.. If you want to get all the easter eggs and finer details of the references I'd suggest a small watchthrough of the original X-men trilogy and the 2 solo outings of Wolverine.

    But even if you were an absloute novice to the Wolverine character, it'd make Zero difference to your enjoyment of this movie.. Its that engaging and so-self contained at the same time.. Catch it in IMAX if possible. It is not visually stunning like "Kong" but the visuals feel very much a part of the narrative, like a Tarantino film.. !

  15. #15055
    Debut
    Mar 2016
    Venue
    Bangalore, India (Kochi native)
    Runs
    1,490
    Mentioned
    132 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by shaz619 View Post
    Expected Logan to be excellent given its premise is based of the Old man Logan comics which made for an epic story arc
    The script is Very Loosely based on that Graphic novel, VERY loosely..

  16. #15056
    Debut
    Mar 2010
    Runs
    23,042
    Mentioned
    4256 Post(s)
    Tagged
    22 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by SandyB View Post
    You won't be affected either way.. If you want to get all the easter eggs and finer details of the references I'd suggest a small watchthrough of the original X-men trilogy and the 2 solo outings of Wolverine.

    But even if you were an absloute novice to the Wolverine character, it'd make Zero difference to your enjoyment of this movie.. Its that engaging and so-self contained at the same time.. Catch it in IMAX if possible. It is not visually stunning like "Kong" but the visuals feel very much a part of the narrative, like a Tarantino film.. !
    Watching the original trilogy is a long thing I rewatched it before days of the future past came out as I was hyped for that but will leave it this time, am going to watch the 2 solo outings of Wolverine though

  17. #15057
    Debut
    Mar 2016
    Venue
    Bangalore, India (Kochi native)
    Runs
    1,490
    Mentioned
    132 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by shaz619 View Post
    Watching the original trilogy is a long thing I rewatched it before days of the future past came out as I was hyped for that but will leave it this time, am going to watch the 2 solo outings of Wolverine though
    They finally made a movie that does justice to the actual Wolverine character. Who was always the ultra-violent, conflicted and world weary character that he was in the comics, and not the kind of Leadership material goody - goody that the depict him as in the X-men movies.

  18. #15058
    Debut
    Mar 2010
    Runs
    23,042
    Mentioned
    4256 Post(s)
    Tagged
    22 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by SandyB View Post
    They finally made a movie that does justice to the actual Wolverine character. Who was always the ultra-violent, conflicted and world weary character that he was in the comics, and not the kind of Leadership material goody - goody that the depict him as in the X-men movies.
    Agreed, I felt the solo movies did a better job depicting the layers to his character; in the trilogy he had to be slightly gimmicky I suppose to sell the x-men concept

  19. #15059
    Debut
    Jan 2015
    Venue
    Toronto, Canada
    Runs
    26,619
    Mentioned
    1067 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Guys watch the new Deadpool trailer. On the cinema behind the phonebooth it says "Playing now: Logan" which is a nod to this spectacular movie.


    On the phonebooth itself it says "Nathan Summers coming soon"


    For those who don't know Nathan Summers is the son of Scot Summers (Cyclops). Meaning that a Cyclops or Cable (Nathan) movie might be in the works.


    #Mein inko rolaonga

  20. #15060
    Debut
    Dec 2010
    Venue
    Mississauga
    Runs
    82,952
    Mentioned
    834 Post(s)
    Tagged
    4 Thread(s)
    Badrinath Ki Dulhania

    7.5 / 10

  21. #15061
    Debut
    Nov 2006
    Runs
    1,849
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    A cat named Bob,

    very nice heartwarming film based on a true story.

    A positive feel good flick.


    Dazzling the stage, Ginga Bishonen. Shinpathy!

  22. #15062
    Debut
    Aug 2012
    Venue
    everywhere
    Runs
    18,736
    Mentioned
    187 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Moana 6/10
    Animated, time pass movie. Liked the character of the demi god maoui (idk if that's the correct spelling)


    The devil wears prada
    6/10
    Not a bad movie. Didnt bore me but didn't interest me too much either. Perhaps because It has to do with fashion industry and was too girly for my liking. Meryl streep was good in it.

  23. #15063
    Debut
    Nov 2011
    Runs
    799
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by shaz619 View Post
    When The DK came out I watched it 2-3 times in the cinema and since then have watched it once. I get more of an urge to watch Batman Begins which I've seen like 10-15 times
    Same here brother , I also love to watch batman begins and batman returns more than TDK

  24. #15064
    Debut
    Mar 2010
    Runs
    23,042
    Mentioned
    4256 Post(s)
    Tagged
    22 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Navdeep Srivastava View Post
    Same here brother , I also love to watch batman begins and batman returns more than TDK
    I loved those movies! batman and batman returns were excellent, they arguably did the character as much justice as Nolan but Burton's release was a lot more influential in the depiction of Batman. I feel like the origin story told in Batman Begins is possibly the best for any superhero character the execution was brilliant; that movie has so much replay value. Affleck's solo Batman movie has a lot of potential, am so excited for it! although am not sure if he is going to direct it now but he is going to be involved in the project beyond just being the lead character
    Last edited by shaz619; 15th March 2017 at 12:09.

  25. #15065
    Debut
    Mar 2016
    Venue
    Bangalore, India (Kochi native)
    Runs
    1,490
    Mentioned
    132 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Kong : Skull Island

    My Score : 8/10

    One of the best monster movies since Jurassic Park 2 ! .. Leaves Godzilla (2014) & Jurassic World (2015) in the dust !!

    One of the best looking films since Avatar !!

    Kong : Skull island, is a popcorn hollywood entertainer. Make no mistake. It is no Logan, nor does it try to be. But what it does is that , it tries to be far more smarter and well made than typical hollywood BoxOffice fare..

    The Hero of this movie is "Kong", all the oscar quality human cast is just making up the numbers. They have built the entire movie around him, as THE HERO of this film.. The first proper introduction of the giant Ape is done like how we usually introduce the hero in a typical South/Salman Khan potboiler film !! We are treated to scene after scene of Kond beating up the bad dudes (humans and other monsters) and we keep rooting for him !

    The plot is fairly basic, but there aren't many holes in the script, also there is an attempt to tie it to Godzilla (2014) so that WB can set up a "Monster Cinematic Universe " like the MCU and have a "Godzilla vs Kong" showdown in the future !..

    Samuel L. Jackson is pretty repetitive, still enjoyable as the Army general, Brie Larson (Oscar winner 2016) is wasted , so is Tom Hiddleston. There is the mandatory Chinese girl character, which is totally inconsequential, only done to ensure meet the criteria (Chinese co-production & Chinese acotrs) needed to get the movies released in China ! John C. Reilly hands down gets the best role, best lines and is the most interesting human character in the entire film !

    Coming to the best part of the film : The cinematography & CGI aka, the visuals !!
    This is HANDS DOWN the best looking film of the past few years and pretty much the most stunning imagery since we felt watching Dinosaurs for the first time in the first Jurassic Park. !

    Hiring a former indie filmamaker as director (Jordan Vogt-Roberts) surely helps, as he added some beautifully composed shots to this film.. As an aspiring photography enthusisast, I found many shots compelling , especially the ones involving Kong and the Sun !.. This is one movie YOU HAVE TO WATCH IN IMAX ! Totally worth the money you are gonna spend !

    Also the movie's story is connected to the Vietnam war, so there are many intentional references to the epic "Apocalypse Now", in many of the army scenes as well as the visual style !.

    The CGI is great , Kong is rendered in great detail by ILM, so are the other creatures, the fight scenes are superb ! Unlike the transformers films or godzilla , where we couldn't tell who was fighting who. CGI doesn't stick out in this film.. Which combined with the natural beauty of the scenery makes it a great watch. !

    Watch it if you want some well made & smart and funny "Paisa vasool" hollywood fun, or wait out for the next MCU superhero flick or a Michael Bay crapfest for overblown CGI !

  26. #15066
    Debut
    Mar 2016
    Venue
    Bangalore, India (Kochi native)
    Runs
    1,490
    Mentioned
    132 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by shaz619 View Post
    I loved those movies! batman and batman returns were excellent, they arguably did the character as much justice as Nolan but Burton's release was a lot more influential in the depiction of Batman. I feel like the origin story told in Batman Begins is possibly the best for any superhero character the execution was brilliant; that movie has so much replay value. Affleck's solo Batman movie has a lot of potential, am so excited for it! although am not sure if he is going to direct it now but he is going to be involved in the project beyond just being the lead character
    Agree with you @shaz619 on all points ! Burton's movie was an incredibly bold step. ! Batman begins was pretty great too and I believe its more satisfying to comic Batman lovers than TDK .. But TDK gave superhero films a kind of mainstream & critical acceptability that superhero films rarely got ..

    But I'm not sold on the Batman solo film though, I'd rather they do more Justice league films or WW sequels than ANOTHER BATMAN FILM.. !

  27. #15067
    Debut
    Mar 2010
    Runs
    23,042
    Mentioned
    4256 Post(s)
    Tagged
    22 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by SandyB View Post
    Agree with you @shaz619 on all points ! Burton's movie was an incredibly bold step. ! Batman begins was pretty great too and I believe its more satisfying to comic Batman lovers than TDK .. But TDK gave superhero films a kind of mainstream & critical acceptability that superhero films rarely got ..

    But I'm not sold on the Batman solo film though, I'd rather they do more Justice league films or WW sequels than ANOTHER BATMAN FILM.. !
    You could say that I suppose and it got that acceptability because it began to take a swim in waters beyond the superhero genre in addition to how good it was off course, Unbreakable is seen in the same vein by quiet a few as well although it is not as well known given that it was an original piece of work while Bats is a part of pop culture.

    I think it's exactly what we need if am honest, the market has become over-saturated with these gimmicky superhero teams/faction films I mean aren't people fed up of Avengers, Suicide Squad etc and now we have Justice League and Guardians of the Galaxy (this is a little bit of an exception as it's a bit different to the other movies I enjoy the comedic emphasis) around the corner as well. Solo films tend to allow for better character development with more depth given the focus on the lead, I tend to enjoy the narrative more as well; in movies where you have multiple leads and so much going on everything has to be perfect or it can all go so wrong as it did in suicide squad.

    It has also been almost a decade since the last bats movie so the timing is right, I hope that DC finally hit a home run with the bats solo release; barring their movies in animation the live action stuff has been very average while marvel have left them in the dust.
    Last edited by shaz619; 15th March 2017 at 13:16.

  28. #15068
    Debut
    Mar 2010
    Runs
    23,042
    Mentioned
    4256 Post(s)
    Tagged
    22 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by SandyB View Post
    Logan - 9.4/10


    Wow Wow Wow

    Greatest X-Men film ever, Marvel's greatest film !.. Even though X-men is Fox's & not MCU ..

    Ties with TDK as the greatest comic book /superhero film ever (maybe even ahead of TDK) !

    Career best performance from Hugh Jackman (potential oscar nod - yeah, it's that good !) and best ever Prof. X from Patric Stewart !

    First of all, lemme get it out there, I'm hardcore DC. !! Bats, Sups and WW and JL beat the crap out of anything that Marvel has put out (I mean overall, Comics - Cartoons - Films ). Most marvel superheros were historically responses to the DC characters that came first (Batman-Iron man, Superman- Captian America, Deathstroke- Deadpool, JL- Avengers), which always gives the impression of them being under-powered imitations( generalization), EXCEPT when it came to THE XMEN !!!..

    The X-Men for me, make Marvel so great. They are not Superhero's like the rest, just evolved humans, and people hate them, are afraid of them . Which is basically what would happen to super-powered beings in the real world.!

    This grounded and in a way- realistic, depiction of powered beings is what made X-Men so riveting as a franchise.. and "Wolverine" is the de-facto X-men(man?) !. Pretty much marvel's greatest property alongside Spider-Man !.. Since Hugh IS "wolverine" his swan-song effort was always going to be hyped..

    But it has far exceeded anything that I expected. "The Wolverine" (2013) was a pretty satisfying solo movie, but many people found it boring (lack of action maybe ..). But this movie basically acheives what "Wolverine" tried to do but fell short at .

    First of all Logan is not a great "Comic Book Film " like the Avengers per se. , but its a "Great movie based around comic book characters " . Many people consider TDK more as a "crime drama" . In that sense "Logan" is a Road movie or a Western. The greatest thing about this film is that it hides the superhero/comic book feel so expertly within its fascinating story and its pacing .

    The story is pretty much the best ever put on film involving any Marvel characters. Logan and Prof. X are the most fleshed out you have ever seen on screen, finally justifying the quality of talent (Patrick Stewart & Hugh) that have been playing them. It envisions a post- mutant society where things are very bleak, and Jackman portrays all the anguish and weariness of his ageless logan to perfection. Nothing less than an oscar nomination is appropriate for what he has acheived.!!

    So does Stewart's performance deserve one. The Child actress playing the girl (Dafne Keen) is FABULOUS , in a role which could have ruined the whole film if she had sc**wed up. ! Very few child actresses have looked so natural in what is such a demanding(physically and emotionally) and mature role. !! There are no definitive villians here, more like circumstances .

    Not that the movie is all talk and drama, it may feel a bit slow for a Superhero film , but when action appears, it really is worth the money you pay , and that "R" rating . The action is frenetic and incredibly violent ! The movie almost has a tarantinoesque feel to it, the way the violence appears on screen. You are shocked to the core whenever a death occurs, its brutal and gut-wrenching (unlike most PG -13 films were most violence happens off-screen or is easily side-stepped). Compared to the usual Hollywood blockbusters where we pass of each onscreen death as easily as a scene cuts-to another, this film makes you "feel" for each person who dies. Even the more smaller characters who die, except maybe some bad guys (who are cut up like plenty . This leads to some truly emotional moments , which elevate this movie beyond typical action-fare.

    The movie has some really smart touches as well , in the action sequences as well as the humour which feels so natural. The director has done absolutely a fabulous job this time, and receives all plaudits for getting this movie made , even with a lot of initial reluctance from the studio.

    Overall Logan is an incredibe cinematic effort , that has elevated Comic-Book cinema beyond plain popcorn entertainment. It is a movie to be talked for years to come and will be the gold standard by which all serious comic book cinema will be judged by for time to come. If it doesn't win atleast a few oscars it 'll be a indictment of the academy's aversion to popular cinema.
    Good post and agree with majority of what you've said but don't agree with Logan not being a "great comic book film" it's a BIG stereotype that comic books are made for kids entirely and are incredibly light in their tone, Wolverine is one of the darkest and grittiest of characters in the marvel universe and if you've read any of his graphic novels you'd see that the director did his origins justice and in the movie creators own words his vision was to "set frames that are descriptive, and evocative of comic-book panels" for Logan. There is no singular depiction of a particular character in comics, there are various incarnations which continue to evolve, TDK is often looked upon as taking a swim in waters beyond the "super-hero" genre when Nolan made heavy use of Frank Millers work but folk go on like his work was entirely an original piece; "comicy" does't = lightness, it can also be darkness when it comes to tone, depth and style.

    Going back to Logan I totally agree with your rating (although you really wanted to give it a 10 that strategic 0.4 added to the 9 tells me you are being cheeky again), the genre doesn't end and begin with TDK; we also forget that Toby Macguire's Spiderman was incredible although it was released a long time so people forget it a little. TDK had a lot going on, as a package it was a masterpiece; but no character in that movie for me is more compelling then Hugh Jackman in Logan so while you'd enjoy TDK Logan would have you a lot more emotionally invested in the lead, his performance is definitely worthy of an academy award. Patrick was brilliant no doubt! what an emotional roller coaster ride, was tearing up by the end it's the ultimate pay off but my only regret is that this movie is evidence of the potential they had with the Wolverine character in creating something very edgy so perhaps the previous two solo's could have been so much better.

    The action was simply outstanding! the fight scenes were brilliant! can't fault the director on any level, credit to the producers and writers as well they all did their bit to create a masterpiece.

    You've mentioned everything but have also forgotten a small detail that the budget was only around $100 million!!! it magnifies their accomplishments. Going to watch TDK again but won't be surprised if I find myself rating Logan above it.
    Last edited by shaz619; 18th March 2017 at 01:31.

  29. #15069
    Debut
    May 2015
    Venue
    The Capital Wasteland
    Runs
    17,684
    Mentioned
    423 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    Saw the horror movie "get out". Really good movie. Refreshing to see something like this in a genre that barely has one decent movie a year now.


    Kuch to log kahenge
    Logon ka kaam hai kehna

  30. #15070
    Debut
    Mar 2010
    Runs
    23,042
    Mentioned
    4256 Post(s)
    Tagged
    22 Thread(s)
    Look forward to watching Beauty and the Beast although it's annoying that I can't see it in the cinema anytime soon

  31. #15071
    Debut
    Oct 2013
    Venue
    Pakistan
    Runs
    24
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Raaees By ShahRukhKhan >>>>> Amazing.

  32. #15072
    Debut
    Mar 2010
    Runs
    23,042
    Mentioned
    4256 Post(s)
    Tagged
    22 Thread(s)
    @KingKhanWC @Adil_94



    2pac biopic coming out this summer, that's the trailer


    Ah, so this is what it feels like

  33. #15073
    Debut
    May 2015
    Venue
    The Capital Wasteland
    Runs
    17,684
    Mentioned
    423 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by shaz619 View Post
    @KingKhanWC @Adil_94



    2pac biopic coming out this summer, that's the trailer
    Looks really good but don't think itll be better or even as good as straight outta compton


    Kuch to log kahenge
    Logon ka kaam hai kehna

  34. #15074
    Debut
    Aug 2013
    Venue
    Chennai
    Runs
    372
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVOzMZ4IrMA

    Trailer of upcoming biopic of Churchill

  35. #15075
    Debut
    Mar 2010
    Runs
    23,042
    Mentioned
    4256 Post(s)
    Tagged
    22 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by aliasad1998 View Post
    Looks really good but don't think itll be better or even as good as straight outta compton
    It will be something in between the biggie biopic and straight outta compton


    Ah, so this is what it feels like

  36. #15076
    Debut
    Aug 2012
    Venue
    everywhere
    Runs
    18,736
    Mentioned
    187 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by shaz619 View Post
    @KingKhanWC @Adil_94



    2pac biopic coming out this summer, that's the trailer
    Woahhhh i dont think i have ever looked forward to watching a movie so badly as this one.

  37. #15077
    Debut
    Aug 2012
    Venue
    everywhere
    Runs
    18,736
    Mentioned
    187 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Watch a couple of movies in last two nights

    The curious case of benjamin button
    6.5/10

    Found it a bit boring although it has to be said that it was well made. Maybe your views also depends on the mood you were in while watching such a movie.

    Manchester by the sea
    7.5/10

    A good family drama movie. I liked it.

  38. #15078
    Debut
    Mar 2010
    Runs
    23,042
    Mentioned
    4256 Post(s)
    Tagged
    22 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Madplayer View Post
    Woahhhh i dont think i have ever looked forward to watching a movie so badly as this one.
    It will be better then the biggie biopic but don't have really high expectations! I think it will be decent at best, the NWA movie was taken a bit more seriously and the folk who it was based on were heavily involved in the project to make it as raw, edgy and realistic as possible.


    Ah, so this is what it feels like

  39. #15079
    Debut
    Mar 2010
    Runs
    23,042
    Mentioned
    4256 Post(s)
    Tagged
    22 Thread(s)
    Anyone seen the new Power Rangers movie? any good?


    Ah, so this is what it feels like

  40. #15080
    Debut
    Aug 2012
    Venue
    everywhere
    Runs
    18,736
    Mentioned
    187 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by shaz619 View Post
    It will be better then the biggie biopic but don't have really high expectations! I think it will be decent at best, the NWA movie was taken a bit more seriously and the folk who it was based on were heavily involved in the project to make it as raw, edgy and realistic as possible.
    Couldn't care less about the technicalities in this particular case bro. Because Its about freaking Tupac. I want to watch it so badly. Cant wait

  41. #15081
    Debut
    Mar 2010
    Runs
    23,042
    Mentioned
    4256 Post(s)
    Tagged
    22 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Madplayer View Post
    Couldn't care less about the technicalities in this particular case bro. Because Its about freaking Tupac. I want to watch it so badly. Cant wait
    Am excited as well in that sense but the writers, producers and director are average with a weak CV


    Ah, so this is what it feels like

  42. #15082
    Debut
    Aug 2012
    Venue
    everywhere
    Runs
    18,736
    Mentioned
    187 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by shaz619 View Post
    Am excited as well in that sense but the writers, producers and director are average with a weak CV
    Damn!! Didnt know that. this better be the best work of their careers

  43. #15083
    Debut
    Mar 2010
    Runs
    23,042
    Mentioned
    4256 Post(s)
    Tagged
    22 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Madplayer View Post
    Damn!! Didnt know that. this better be the best work of their careers
    It better be or we riot! Kenya reached the semi-finals of the World Cup in 2003 and George Foreman regained heavyweight championship of the world as a 45 year old which he had lost two decades earlier to Ali in the Rumble in the Jungle! as the commentator famously would say "IT HAPPENED!" So it's defo possible and am optimistic now thanks to you perhaps a bigger budget and higher profile will bring out the best in them


    Ah, so this is what it feels like

  44. #15084
    Debut
    Dec 2014
    Runs
    1,265
    Mentioned
    13 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Out of furnace.pointless movie

  45. #15085
    Debut
    Oct 2014
    Venue
    Chicago, IL
    Runs
    6,680
    Mentioned
    206 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by aliasad1998 View Post
    Saw the horror movie "get out". Really good movie. Refreshing to see something like this in a genre that barely has one decent movie a year now.
    Yes I agree it was a great movie but not strictly "horror" in the sense of the genre.

    More like a thriller exploitation type of movie.

  46. #15086
    Debut
    Oct 2014
    Venue
    Chicago, IL
    Runs
    6,680
    Mentioned
    206 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Syed1 View Post
    Logan..


    Man what a movie.
    Quote Originally Posted by SandyB View Post
    Logan - 9.4/10


    Wow Wow Wow

    Greatest X-Men film ever, Marvel's greatest film !.. Even though X-men is Fox's & not MCU ..

    Ties with TDK as the greatest comic book /superhero film ever (maybe even ahead of TDK) !

    Career best performance from Hugh Jackman (potential oscar nod - yeah, it's that good !) and best ever Prof. X from Patric Stewart !

    First of all, lemme get it out there, I'm hardcore DC. !! Bats, Sups and WW and JL beat the crap out of anything that Marvel has put out (I mean overall, Comics - Cartoons - Films ). Most marvel superheros were historically responses to the DC characters that came first (Batman-Iron man, Superman- Captian America, Deathstroke- Deadpool, JL- Avengers), which always gives the impression of them being under-powered imitations( generalization), EXCEPT when it came to THE XMEN !!!..

    The X-Men for me, make Marvel so great. They are not Superhero's like the rest, just evolved humans, and people hate them, are afraid of them . Which is basically what would happen to super-powered beings in the real world.!

    This grounded and in a way- realistic, depiction of powered beings is what made X-Men so riveting as a franchise.. and "Wolverine" is the de-facto X-men(man?) !. Pretty much marvel's greatest property alongside Spider-Man !.. Since Hugh IS "wolverine" his swan-song effort was always going to be hyped..

    But it has far exceeded anything that I expected. "The Wolverine" (2013) was a pretty satisfying solo movie, but many people found it boring (lack of action maybe ..). But this movie basically acheives what "Wolverine" tried to do but fell short at .

    First of all Logan is not a great "Comic Book Film " like the Avengers per se. , but its a "Great movie based around comic book characters " . Many people consider TDK more as a "crime drama" . In that sense "Logan" is a Road movie or a Western. The greatest thing about this film is that it hides the superhero/comic book feel so expertly within its fascinating story and its pacing .

    The story is pretty much the best ever put on film involving any Marvel characters. Logan and Prof. X are the most fleshed out you have ever seen on screen, finally justifying the quality of talent (Patrick Stewart & Hugh) that have been playing them. It envisions a post- mutant society where things are very bleak, and Jackman portrays all the anguish and weariness of his ageless logan to perfection. Nothing less than an oscar nomination is appropriate for what he has acheived.!!

    So does Stewart's performance deserve one. The Child actress playing the girl (Dafne Keen) is FABULOUS , in a role which could have ruined the whole film if she had sc**wed up. ! Very few child actresses have looked so natural in what is such a demanding(physically and emotionally) and mature role. !! There are no definitive villians here, more like circumstances .

    Not that the movie is all talk and drama, it may feel a bit slow for a Superhero film , but when action appears, it really is worth the money you pay , and that "R" rating . The action is frenetic and incredibly violent ! The movie almost has a tarantinoesque feel to it, the way the violence appears on screen. You are shocked to the core whenever a death occurs, its brutal and gut-wrenching (unlike most PG -13 films were most violence happens off-screen or is easily side-stepped). Compared to the usual Hollywood blockbusters where we pass of each onscreen death as easily as a scene cuts-to another, this film makes you "feel" for each person who dies. Even the more smaller characters who die, except maybe some bad guys (who are cut up like plenty . This leads to some truly emotional moments , which elevate this movie beyond typical action-fare.

    The movie has some really smart touches as well , in the action sequences as well as the humour which feels so natural. The director has done absolutely a fabulous job this time, and receives all plaudits for getting this movie made , even with a lot of initial reluctance from the studio.

    Overall Logan is an incredibe cinematic effort , that has elevated Comic-Book cinema beyond plain popcorn entertainment. It is a movie to be talked for years to come and will be the gold standard by which all serious comic book cinema will be judged by for time to come. If it doesn't win atleast a few oscars it 'll be a indictment of the academy's aversion to popular cinema.
    Quote Originally Posted by aliasad1998 View Post
    Just saw Logan. Absolutely brilliant. 2nd best superhero movie I've ever seen after The Dark Knight. It is understandable if people are saying it is better since everyone just recently saw it and the brilliance hasn't worn off however it is a level below The Dark Knight which I re watched for must be the 20th time, a week ago. Nevertheless, Logan is an example to Marvel, DC and some of their idiotic fans on what a real good superhero movie is. To be fair Marvel movies are very predictable but at least they are mildly entertaining. DC keeps making garbage like suicide squad and then the clueless fans defend it saying, "It was made for the comic book fans." I am a huge DC fan but a movie has to be a good movie first and foremost.

    Logan : 8.5/10 Brilliant movie. Watch it even if you aren't a fan of superhero movies or haven't seen any previous X-men movies.
    Quote Originally Posted by shaz619 View Post
    When The DK came out I watched it 2-3 times in the cinema and since then have watched it once. I get more of an urge to watch Batman Begins which I've seen like 10-15 times
    You guys must MUST watch Life.

    Cannot emphasize how good of a movie it is - better than Logan IMO.

    Watch it and let me know what you thought!
    @shaz619 @aliasad1998 @Syed1 @SandyB

  47. #15087
    Debut
    May 2015
    Venue
    The Capital Wasteland
    Runs
    17,684
    Mentioned
    423 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by msb314 View Post
    You guys must MUST watch Life.

    Cannot emphasize how good of a movie it is - better than Logan IMO.

    Watch it and let me know what you thought!
    @shaz619 @aliasad1998 @Syed1 @SandyB
    WIll watch on friday


    Kuch to log kahenge
    Logon ka kaam hai kehna

  48. #15088
    Debut
    May 2015
    Venue
    The Capital Wasteland
    Runs
    17,684
    Mentioned
    423 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by msb314 View Post
    Yes I agree it was a great movie but not strictly "horror" in the sense of the genre.

    More like a thriller exploitation type of movie.
    Very good nonetheless. A pleasant surprise in a dying genre


    Kuch to log kahenge
    Logon ka kaam hai kehna

  49. #15089
    Debut
    Oct 2014
    Venue
    Chicago, IL
    Runs
    6,680
    Mentioned
    206 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by aliasad1998 View Post
    WIll watch on friday
    Great - let me know if you like it or not!

  50. #15090
    Debut
    Oct 2015
    Venue
    Mountains
    Runs
    4,919
    Mentioned
    348 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Kung Fun Yoga, another reason for me to hate Jackie Chan movies. Felt like a big budget South Indian film with Chinese actors.

  51. #15091
    Debut
    Oct 2012
    Venue
    Dubai
    Runs
    618
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Network (1976) A movie which will always stand the test of time.

  52. #15092
    Debut
    Mar 2010
    Runs
    23,042
    Mentioned
    4256 Post(s)
    Tagged
    22 Thread(s)
    The Goodfellas - 8.5/10


    Ah, so this is what it feels like

  53. #15093
    Debut
    Mar 2014
    Venue
    Pyongyang
    Runs
    3,712
    Mentioned
    213 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    Fantastic Beasts and where to find them 6/10

  54. #15094
    Debut
    May 2014
    Venue
    chennai
    Runs
    16,926
    Mentioned
    408 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    Hidden figures 8/10
    Rogue one 7/10
    Arrival 7/10
    Sully 8/10
    Fantastic beasts 7/10
    Captain fantastic 8/10

  55. #15095
    Debut
    Mar 2014
    Venue
    Pyongyang
    Runs
    3,712
    Mentioned
    213 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    Everybody Wants Some!!
    5/10

  56. #15096
    Debut
    Apr 2017
    Runs
    271
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Logan - 8/10

  57. #15097
    Debut
    May 2014
    Venue
    chennai
    Runs
    16,926
    Mentioned
    408 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Yatoo View Post
    Everybody Wants Some!!
    5/10
    Dazed and confused was better,same team and made much more sense.
    Last edited by JaDed; 4th April 2017 at 09:45.

  58. #15098
    Debut
    Jan 2005
    Runs
    15,439
    Mentioned
    38 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    K-Shop

    A indi British movie

    All I can say is that it features a kebab shop & lots of gore.

  59. #15099
    Debut
    Mar 2016
    Venue
    Bangalore, India (Kochi native)
    Runs
    1,490
    Mentioned
    132 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Saw "Ghost In The Shell" today

    6.0/10

    Interesting premise. Story is adapted (with changes) from the original Full length anime of 1995 . That "Ghost In The Shell" is considered a landmark film, which was the major influence for the "Matrix".

    Stunning visuals, which I have read , is faithfully reproduced from the anime. Action is good, the movie doesn't drag. I haven't seen the original to judge the plot/story . But the story was interesting, though it lacked depth towards the climax.

    Scarlett looks stunning , very fit . Apart from the costume (cybernetic body) her character isn't sexed up like a "Lara Croft", which the filmmakers could have easily done. I'm not sold on her action though. She doesn't look as great doing action as she did in the captain America films. And even that wasn't something noteworthy ..

    The cultural whitewashing issue about this film, I feel is overblown, because the source material is an Anime which portrays its characters as multi-racial. So picking a white person to play the lead, isn't that horrendous, also the story is changed to explain that change. Still Scarlett's character tries too hard to appear Japanese, with her hairstyle and walking, which I felt was unnecessary . They could've played her as a white girl itself..

    Overall a visually stunning, somewhat satisfactory adaption of what is considered a landmark source material. I'll watch the original soon .

    Also : Try it in IMAX if possible, the visuals are worth it . !

  60. #15100
    Debut
    May 2014
    Venue
    chennai
    Runs
    16,926
    Mentioned
    408 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    Lion 7.5/10 Indian parts were better ,kind of felt they tried to hide that saroo was from a Muslim family.

    Wish the story was on how its hard to deal with adoption of two kids with a past from far away than just him finding his biological mother.

  61. #15101
    Debut
    Nov 2010
    Venue
    Between Venus & Mars
    Runs
    8,402
    Mentioned
    23 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    La La Land

    It seemed quite ordinary for the first half and not very entertaining either up to the half time but then gained some relevance in the third quarter and finally, the final quarter dropped a "MOAB" on me and left me stunned. Suddenly, all of it made sense.

    The following lines may contain spoiler

    The movie left the ending quite open. The gist is that sometimes you have to sacrifice a lot to achieve your dream, and that could include anything related to soul or materialistic things. The both main characters achieve their lifelong dream yet it is uncertain whether both of them are satisfied or unsatisfied. The end suggests that they are relatively happy with their separate lives. Still, there is an indication that something is amiss.

    And this haunted feeling leaves the audience mostly sad.


    " Don't wait. The time will never be just right "

  62. #15102
    Debut
    Mar 2016
    Venue
    Bangalore, India (Kochi native)
    Runs
    1,490
    Mentioned
    132 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Fate of the Furious/ Fast & Furious 8

    6.5/10

    Few improvements aside its Same old, same old. This movie reminded me of what it felt to watch the last 3-4 seasons of BBC Top Gear with Clarkson, May & Hammond . We had the same squad, who we loved, they did things on screen what we loved but in the quest to make everything bigger , louder, more 'better', it started tiring you out . I felt the same with this film too .

    It is not a bad movie by any stretch. Its just more of the same thing what we love, kind of like too much ice-cream ! People who love ice cream will keep eating it , no matter what !

    Few observations :

    1. Paul Walker was the soul of the franchise, his absence is clearly felt. Even though this movie is all about Dom (Vin Diesel) and his "Family..." thing , he still doesn't evoke the same attachment that we felt towards Paul walkers character. You could dump Dom in the next film and no-one would notice a thing, the franchise has truly moved on.

    2. The Rock killed it !. You realise how limited Vin Diesel is as an action star after watching this movie. Even though the entire plot revolves around him and his actions, and all the characters actions are tied in to him, he still is outshone by both the Rock and Statham. I read somewhere that the biggest challenge the F&F series's writers faced was to make people believe that Vin Diesel could be as cool as the Rock in any possible universe

    3. Chalize Theron was great as the villian. The series never had great villians, but she is a high point of the franchise

    4. Stunts are bigger , more over-the-top than before, still executed well. But fatigue kicks in after some time.

    5. Jason Statham has lot more screen time, as he joins the good side. He gets the best sequences and some of the best action in the film.

    Overall its an enjoyable watch . Not great cinema, but as well made and delicious as a MCDonalds meal or a KFC bucket can get . You wont waste your money, its paisa-vasool .

  63. #15103
    Debut
    Mar 2016
    Venue
    Bangalore, India (Kochi native)
    Runs
    1,490
    Mentioned
    132 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2

    A very entertaining , very satisfying sequel - 7.5/10

    Liked :

    => They've made it a proper space opera, almost a Star Wars of this generation . But feels smaller than star wars.
    => Has established a completely different identity from the rest of the MCU , and hence feels very fresh.
    => Stunning visual effects and picturisation. Great 3D. Worth the extra bucks for IMAX.
    => The humour and chemistry b/w the main cast . Its incredible, funny and very memorable. The best chemistry I've seen in an MCU film, compared to the ego clashes of the Avengers.
    => Kurt Russel is fantastic, such a badass guy !
    => Lots of cameos ! Not spoiling them. The will setup Vol 3 I guess.
    => Plot is is typical space opera fare, but the dialogue & character interactions are very well written .
    => Meaty roles for Yondu and the racoon (Bradley cooper). Chris prat is just one of the characters here. The supporting cast steal the show.
    => Uses music better than any big movie in along time. I don't mean the background score, but the tracks used.

    Disliked:

    => Not as good as the 1st one.
    => Oft repeated plot .

    We are actually feeling desensitized to comic book cinema after enduring this barrage of superhero films since the past 9 years. This movie is actually a lot better than most of those, but is likely to get under-appreciated.

  64. #15104
    Debut
    Oct 2012
    Venue
    Republic of Wadiya
    Runs
    22,012
    Mentioned
    2526 Post(s)
    Tagged
    10 Thread(s)
    Watched Crash the other day bit of an oldie but a goodie. Was quite a ride that one don't think I've seen any other movie like that. Highly recommend.

    On another note saw Alien: Covenant as well earlier in the week. Not a bad watch.

  65. #15105
    Debut
    Mar 2016
    Venue
    Bangalore, India (Kochi native)
    Runs
    1,490
    Mentioned
    132 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Alien : Covenant

    6/10

    Above average watch. Not convoluted like Prometheus but not even a patch on the original masterpiece.

    Seems like Ridley scott's powers have waned. Nothing in the movie to really hold our interest till the next planned sequel .

    Characters , especially the female lead are rehashes of the 1st Alien. There is a lot of gore and some scares, but doesn't have the horror /suspense of the first.

    Best part : Michael Fassbender, he has the best role/roles (?) in the film, and by far the films best performance.

  66. #15106
    Debut
    Jan 2015
    Venue
    Toronto, Canada
    Runs
    26,619
    Mentioned
    1067 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by SL_Fan View Post
    Watched Crash the other day bit of an oldie but a goodie. Was quite a ride that one don't think I've seen any other movie like that. Highly recommend.

    On another note saw Alien: Covenant as well earlier in the week. Not a bad watch.
    Ok will watch Crash this coming long weekend. Thanks for the recommendation.


    #Mein inko rolaonga

  67. #15107
    Debut
    Oct 2012
    Venue
    Republic of Wadiya
    Runs
    22,012
    Mentioned
    2526 Post(s)
    Tagged
    10 Thread(s)
    No worries champ. Fair warning beforehand tho might not be everyone's cuppa going by the reviews

    It was kinda all over the place and at the end not really sure what to take out of it. But it certainly keeps you hanging all the way through. Expect the unexpected

  68. #15108
    Debut
    Jul 2011
    Runs
    17,358
    Mentioned
    797 Post(s)
    Tagged
    5 Thread(s)
    Alien Covenant
    7/10

    I had some issues and needed my mind off things. So I liked this more than I would have. It casts aside the issues of Prometheus in a slightly unsatisfactory way. I liked the gore, the suspense and that most of the astronauts were good but stupid people. What I did not like was people making stupid teenager mistakes to get killed. The special effects are awesome. David is a fascinating character until he devolves into a genre cliche.


    2 possibilities exist: Either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are terrifying.

  69. #15109
    Debut
    Mar 2016
    Venue
    Bangalore, India (Kochi native)
    Runs
    1,490
    Mentioned
    132 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Had major movie watching spree last 3 days.

    1. Pirates of the Caribbean - Dead men tell no tales/Salazar's Revenge :

    5/10

    Squeezing the last drops of money from a franchise that has run out of steam ..

    This movie feels a blatant attempt at an easy paycheck . Almost nothing in it is original. The opening scenes feel very lazy and you absolutely fell no engagement with any characters. Johnny Depp as Jack sparrow looks/feels and acts tired. The supporting cast expect Barbarossa and the new girl are not at all interesting . Javier Bardem's villian is poorly written and has some terrible lines.

    I was a huge fan of the POTC franchise, one of the greatest modern tent-poles in Hollwood cinema, which really helped advance Hollywood's reach beyond just english speaking audiences.

    POTC 4 felt like a rehash ,still was mildly entertaining, whereas, apart from a few jokes and some sequences involving Sparrow, it has nothin to offer. Some of the characters return from the original trilogy, but they seem to be written in without any purpose.

    The CGI is so-so and has nothing impactful , unlike the 1st 3 films, all of which won/were nominated for visual effects at the oscars. The stunts too aren't great, except maybe the opening one.

    Overall the movie disappointed.

    But wait, if the post credits scene is anything to go by,

    we're having a full on reuinion in the next installment

    . Enough kids are gonna watch this for disney to justify its almost 350 million budget (thanks to Johnny Dep).

    But a franchise inspired from a theme park ride, has now become just that. Just Another go on the SAME OLD RIDE at the movie theatres.


    2. Baywatch

    3.5/10

    As any millennial middle class Indian kid, Baywatch the TV show would figure prominently in our earliest experience with the scantily clad female bodies and bikinis on mainstream TV.

    In that matter ALONE, Baywatch doesn't disappoint. The three girls are gorgeous like hell, and our Desi Girl PeeCee ,rocks as the villain. Her voice and mannerisms are seductive and menacing, good enough to land a Bond villain role in the future. She's one of the few saving graces in the film.

    The Rock plays the same funny Rock from his various Kevin Hart collaborations, he is effortlessly charming and fun, which he is by default. Zac effron's role is dull so are the other female leads, except from being eye-candy.

    The story is bad, and the CGI is ATROCIOUS ! Dunno if they tried to go for an 80's TV show feel here .. It just feels so cheaply done.

    There are a few good jokes, mostly sexual, but not worth the money to see on the big screen.

    Overall the movie is proper trash. Watch it if you really wanna feel the existential crisis of having to choose to stare at Alexandria Daddario's angelic eyes or elsewhere ..

  70. #15110
    Debut
    May 2015
    Venue
    The Capital Wasteland
    Runs
    17,684
    Mentioned
    423 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    Pirates of the Caribbean has always been mediocre apart from the 2nd movie which was decent and is slightly underrated. People with poor taste in movies love pirates of the Caribbean


    Kuch to log kahenge
    Logon ka kaam hai kehna

  71. #15111
    Debut
    May 2015
    Venue
    The Capital Wasteland
    Runs
    17,684
    Mentioned
    423 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    @SandyB well said about Alexandria daddario. She was the only reason I actually sat through San Andreas. If not for her I wasn't gonna walk out. She's too beautiful


    Kuch to log kahenge
    Logon ka kaam hai kehna

  72. #15112
    Debut
    May 2012
    Venue
    Barad-dûr
    Runs
    12,137
    Mentioned
    391 Post(s)
    Tagged
    3 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by SandyB View Post

    choose to stare at Alexandria Daddario's angelic eyes or elsewhere ..
    Watch true detective season 1 episode 2.


    Tazimi Sirdar

  73. #15113
    Debut
    May 2012
    Venue
    Barad-dûr
    Runs
    12,137
    Mentioned
    391 Post(s)
    Tagged
    3 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by aliasad1998 View Post
    @SandyB well said about Alexandria daddario. She was the only reason I actually sat through San Andreas. If not for her I wasn't gonna walk out. She's too beautiful
    Most beautiful woman on the planet.


    Tazimi Sirdar

  74. #15114
    Debut
    May 2015
    Venue
    The Capital Wasteland
    Runs
    17,684
    Mentioned
    423 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by TM Riddle View Post
    Watch true detective season 1 episode 2.
    Will get back to you on this after iftari


    Kuch to log kahenge
    Logon ka kaam hai kehna

  75. #15115
    Debut
    May 2012
    Venue
    Barad-dûr
    Runs
    12,137
    Mentioned
    391 Post(s)
    Tagged
    3 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by aliasad1998 View Post
    Will get back to you on this after iftari
    haha sorry man.Forgot about Ramadan.


    Tazimi Sirdar

  76. #15116
    Debut
    Mar 2016
    Venue
    Bangalore, India (Kochi native)
    Runs
    1,490
    Mentioned
    132 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Aaaand the weekend was salvaged by :

    3. Wonder Woman

    9/10

    DCEU hits it's first Maximum, and it travels longer than any DC film since TDK .

    Wow, I'm so relieved this movie was good. Being a huge DC fan, WW is my favorite character since the Batman. She was never adapted to the big screen precisely because of studios lacking faith in female heroes. Otherwise the most famous woman warrior in fiction should've had her shot at big-screen glory way earlier.

    The wait was worth it anyway. The story is very well written, extremely faithful to the comics

    the NEW 52 version, specifically.



    You almost feel strange on seeing Zack "Lens flare" Snyder's name in the story credits. Its done like a proper mythological story, not the Dark grim thing that DC overdid in the past DCEU efforts.

    There are so many touching,emotional, funny and downright heroic moments there. Like 1978's superman was adapted to this era. There are a few homages to that movie too, which is clearly stated by the Director Patty Jenkins (also directed "Monster").

    Patty has a Katheryn Bigelow like ability to direct action , which makes you even forget it was directed by a woman (women directory, rarely handle action films, which makes us think they will suck at them). The action is very good, superbly choreographed especially the Themyscira scenes. Slowmotion is used very well , but never overdone like typical Zack Snyder fare. WW deflecting bullets with her braces, never looks cheesy like in the TV series.

    The movie capture all the inherent humour of a girl raised without seeing man, going into man's world, which forms such an interesting aspect of Diana in the comics and the cartoons (JL and the WW animated movie, which were amazing!)

    Gal Gadot, hits it out of the park as Diana/WW. I seriously doubted her suitability for the role on news of her casting, as well as her acting ability. She captures the heart of WW , even while the direction very effectively masks her acting shortfalls. She also happens to have one of the most ethreal faces in cinema at present, which truly justifies her being WW. The military background and intensive training , makes her a breeze in the action sequences. She could've packed a bit more muscle though.

    Chris pine is charming,fun brave and so many things. He capture the true spirit of comic book Steve trevor so well . By far the best DCEU supporting act. His chemistry with Gal is fabulous.

    The supporting cast is also great, Hippolita, Antiope are badass, the villians are serviceable, while

    the boss fight with the main villain Ares, is grand in scale

    .

    The only grouse is the 3rd/final act. The CGI is bloated in the climax, and the epic showdown

    with Ares

    feels forced by DC, . Yet its nowhere as bad as the BvS DoJ or MoS climaxes.

    Conclusion :

    Absolutely faithful and true adaptation of WW , which captures the true heart of the comics, brilliantly directed by Patty Jenkins, in a movie that was widely expected to fail miserably. Even at its worst moments its comfortably better than the past 3 DCEU outings . Its surely a job well done and all looks good for WW 2 and rekindles interest in JL .

  77. #15117
    Debut
    May 2015
    Venue
    The Capital Wasteland
    Runs
    17,684
    Mentioned
    423 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    WW was 8/10. @SandyB it wasn't better than dark knight rises though.


    Kuch to log kahenge
    Logon ka kaam hai kehna

  78. #15118
    Debut
    Mar 2016
    Venue
    Bangalore, India (Kochi native)
    Runs
    1,490
    Mentioned
    132 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by aliasad1998 View Post
    WW was 8/10. @SandyB it wasn't better than dark knight rises though.
    I disagree this time. WW was far more cohesive than TDKR. TDKR ends with too many loose ends and plot holes. The 1st time we were all swayed by the hysteria of the Trilogy ending. But repeated viewing make the many demerits clearer, compared to TDK which remains rock solid. Neither films are bad, I just feel WW is marginally better.

    And WW is EXACTLY how WW is in the comics, Colourful, full of love and hope, just like TDK which was dark, gritty and grim like the true Batman comics.

    This movie was written off a lot by a whole lot of people , simple because of DC's baggage, it shook it all of and some more.

  79. #15119
    Debut
    Mar 2016
    Venue
    Bangalore, India (Kochi native)
    Runs
    1,490
    Mentioned
    132 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by aliasad1998 View Post
    Pirates of the Caribbean has always been mediocre apart from the 2nd movie which was decent and is slightly underrated. People with poor taste in movies love pirates of the Caribbean
    Nopes. The first one was properly brilliant . The sequels were bloated , yet very entertaining. Those sequels were anticipated like few other films in the pre-cinematic universe era.

    Have a look at this video :




    Quote Originally Posted by TM Riddle View Post
    Watch true detective season 1 episode 2.
    Already inspected said evidence and executed necessary responses.

    Quote Originally Posted by TM Riddle View Post
    Most beautiful WHITE woman on the planet.
    Corrected.

    People are going just as GaGa over Priyanka as it is for her. We love our Gori memsabs more than desi girls.

  80. #15120
    Debut
    Mar 2010
    Runs
    23,042
    Mentioned
    4256 Post(s)
    Tagged
    22 Thread(s)
    @SandyB I've not watched WonderWoman yet but the reviews have been positive, have you seen the movie yet mate? do DC finally get their formula on point or did they just recycle what already works in terms of what Marvel are doing? any unique flavour?


    Ah, so this is what it feels like

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •