May 3 2016

Captain America Civil War- Movie Review


OK let me be honest with you. I am not an Avengers fan. Also, I haven’t seen any Captain America movie so this was a first. I was invited to go for the special preview at PVR Phoenix and I was super excited! Sadly no plus ones allowed and I think Karan was quite jealous cause then he said, ‘Its ok Captain America is anyway boring’ to which I said, “you’re just like the fox who said the grapes our sour cause we couldn’t reach them” 😛 😛 Anyway, here’s what I thought of it.

Plot in short– While the Avengers are doing their best to save people and the world, sometimes, unintentionally it leads to collateral damage. This makes the government doubt the accountability of the superheroes. While Captain America (Chris Evans) believes superheroes must be given full freedom to be themselves and continue helping people while Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) thinks it’s best to let the government take a call on how to protect the country. Standing strong against each other, the Avengers are forced to take sides resulting in a Civil War.

IMG_20160429_180449722The Good-Even though this is supposed to be a ‘Captain America’ film, Ironman Robert Downey Jr. kind of owns it. Some other noteworthy performances come from Scarlett Johansson, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Anthony Mackie and Paul Rudd. The action sequences were well choreographed, especially the ones that involved Spiderman. In fact, I think I loved all the parts that had Spiderman. The computer graphics are great in parts and alright in some.

The Not-so-good– I must admit, Avengers is so not my thing and Captain America who I wanted to watch was really not the most important part of the film. Ironman got more screen time and had better screen presence too. I also have to say that I was quite bored in many parts. There is drama, humour, action, yes but the film is not action packed and fast paced as I had imagined and wished it to be. It was a bit of a drag.

IMG_20160429_173356655_HDRVerdict– Captain America/ Avengers is probably not my thing and if you’re a crazy superhero fan, you’re definitely giving me gaalis right now.  It was just a bit better than ok.

Rating– 3/5

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May 17 2014

Godzilla (2014) – Movie Review


godzilla-2014-posterApart from King Kong there weren’t too any monster movies I had seen back in ’98 so Godzilla was going to be a thrilling experience. I can’t tell you how excited I was to watch Godzilla again, after more than 15 years and see a bigger, better and scarier Godzilla! I actually went and bought tickets in advance! Well, I was in for a surprise. Well, not a good one. Here’s why.

Plot in short– The world’s most famous monster is pitted against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.

The Good– I thought it was interesting to have massive insect-like creatures created from radiation. The idea is great. Also, there’s a long build up to the main action that starts at two points- one when the creatures come alive and when Godzilla saves America from them. The graphics are great. Even the actors look really serious and committed to their roles. They’re natural and drag the movie as far as they can because Godzilla is MIA almost throughout. So kudos to them.

The Not-so-good– The film is called ‘Godzilla’ right? Well, he doesn’t make an appearance then for the entire first half of the film and is present collectively for not more than fifteen minutes. Ok, so those other beasts are scary too but hey, why call the film Godzilla then? I wanted to watch him more than the actors and the other beasts for sure! There’s too much attention given to the family life of Aaron Taylor- Johnson for reasons that could have been avoided altogether. So yes, I wish Godzilla had a longer and more important part. The first half is a drag and also slightly boring.

Verdict– Godzilla 2014 was a big let down and I really didn’t enjoy it as much as I thought I would. I wish to see a more thrilling, scary and better directed Godzilla the next time it’s made.

Rating– 2.5/5



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