3 Movie Reviews

After a lazy cold winter in which I suffered from cervical /neck pain thanks to soccer adventures in twenties, I return with some light hearted movie reviews

  1. Rogue One- The movie was great and it was how the rebel alliance got the blueprint to the death star in the first place- think of it as the movie between Return of the Sith and before A New Hope. Yes well done movie, and alas, goodbye Princess Leia in her final appearance. Suicide missions seem so heroic if performed in the Western Cinema and horrifying when in East.rogue-one-jyn-ersa-geared-up
  2. Dangaal- Aamir khan returns as producer/ director on a true inspired tale of a retired wrestler battling patriarchal society misogny (India in Haryana) to train his two daughters to medal winning heights. Inspiring and like all sports movies cliched like Rocky. dangale
  3. Kaabil- Blind man plots revenge after rape- suicide of his blind wife. Bollywood’s most handsome hero returns to act in his prdoucer dad’s movie and delivers an excellent gem. Justice is blind and revenge is sweet if done to the bad guys.maxresdefault

Movie Review- Suicide Squad

Ok Rotten Tomatoes, lets call you Rotten Potatoes from now on.

I am serious here. The movie is not avant garde Golden age of Comics noire. It is okay. But it does a good job of balancing Cara Delivigne’s acting with budgetary constraints in putting Wild Wild West Smith in the movie.  Yes the casting, the plot, the soundtrack and the pop art imagery is okay. Its not worthy of a Weinstein Oscar. But its not worthy of a Razzie.  The soundtrack is from the 80’s when the music was cool and the planet was cool too thanks to lack of climate warming

But enough politics in my review. Why did terrorism crop up in this movie. The best stories are ones that are credible as they borrow from reality. That is something you will see you will see on your own.

Its not a time pass movie as we say in India. Paisa wasool (or you got your money worth back)

Big Will Smith is the divorced man with a paternity case. Harley Quinn is awwwesome with Margot Robbie. I really think the Joker had potential but they must be saving it for Joker vs Batman next movie. Dang- I am addicted to these movies now. These Americans just want us to make money and spend it on popcorn and cola. No wonder China wont allow this movie. The rest of the cast is nice. I like Katana the best.

Nowwww I understand why Microsoft OS has so many sequels

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Movie Review: Sultan

I had just come back after 5 months in the land of the brave and free (  Trumpistan ) so it was my first Bollywood movie in some time and Salman Khan did not disappoint in his annual Id outing. Sultan followed a wrestler who became a wrestler to impress a girl, and then gets separated post losing the girl. Fairly standard sports movie fare of rise, fall and rise again, though with a great Indian twist and I really think they could make Sultan 2.The heroine should be Rhonda Rousy in that one though. Anushka is not credible enough as a skinny wrestling prodigy, though Salman easily does the best acting of his career (minus the dancing)

The songs were ok ok, though the dialogues were amazing. Bhai rocks

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sultan_(2016_film)

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Movie Review: Star Trek Beyond

This Star Trek movie was a bit of a slow starter. There was no Khan /Benedict Cumberbatch to play the foil which would be a tough act to follow and no JJ Abrams too. No cameo by Spock prime, though the only emotional high points were his reminisces. new Chekov is dead and that was a bummer. Bones and Karl Urban still rock! new Sulu is gay, sigh , we live in politically correct times, but what a cheesy way to honor George Takeai’s work

I wish they showed a bit of Kirk Prime someday. new Spock and new Kirk clearly seemed a bit tired. Oh no, third movie of a Franchise already they said. the soundtrack is oki doki and actually the Beastie Boy song was the worst bot of casting since George Clooney was cast as the Dark Knight.

The plot seemed nice enough and so were the graphics, but Idris Elba just did not seem menacing enough. See it if you are a fan boy, but rather pop in an older version of the TV series if you really needed Vitamin  Trek. I think it is time they brought in Picard eh amigo

Send in Rouge One me hearties

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Star Wars awakens

Star Wars Episode 7 woke up a lot of thing in me. Memories of a simpler time, when a good story was a good story and the CGI effects were just additional effects. When ensemble casts were good from all actors speaking even the slightest word. When you could actually feel and sigh and feel sad and happy together even though you were strangers sitting in a dark movie hall.

Of course it awakens the Force, and of course the Box Office is on Fire.

While going  out to the toilet in the intermission, I almost thought of using the force to guide you know. I bet no one reads this shit.

George Lucas is thankfully given reins to JJ Abrams. JJ Abrams now has the keys to entire geek kingdorm by directing BOTH Star Trek and Star Wars. The new Jedis are good, and the new Rebels are cool. The bad guys, well, there is no Darth, just a professor Snape look alike. The new robots are good. Where the hell is Luke, well we wonder? The ending left us strangely satisfied and impatient at the same time.

Two more years to watch the next Star Wars movie. Damn. I couldnt wait to get out and use the Force to write this review and chat up my buddies.