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Mind blowing but mindless work, 1 September 2014
5/10

This is just not comparable to expendables 1 our 2. The makers have tried to put in top and talented actors in this flick which has just turned out to be something like many ingredients in a cake that had not even been mixed properly, without any sugar.

Barney Ross goes on a mission to rescue old comrade Doc and soon finds that an ex expendable and war criminal stone is still in the prowl, and Barney takes it on himself to eliminate stone, even if it means excluding his old team and bringing in a new one.

Main credit should go to Gibson and Stallone as their work is remarkable. Most actors have acted as though they're just doing what they're told to do. There's hardly any expression on their faces when they come in, especially Gibson. Arnold had a haggard role, completely off terminator. The film pays tribute to old time blockbusters like Rambo 3, and it seems to be heavily Bollywood inspired - gunfire, fist fight, explosions...see it and you'll know. Sometimes I think it's like a video game; eliminate, rescue, eliminate, bomb, gun, bang bang...LOL

The film does open with a promising start, with good music and action but then you see it's mostly all bullets and bombs. I found the intro of expendables 2 better than 1, and the outro of 1 better than 2. The one has immense action scenes throughout, but all Mindless...

There were only 10 prior on the multiplex theatre of 500 capacity.

Action fans may love this film

2 out of 3 people found the following review useful:
Like other Bond films - thrilling, 23 July 2014
7/10

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

The world is not enough is a typical Pierce Brosnan Bond thriller and has all the characteristics of it predecessors, with an added touch of all the ingredients that make a bond film The film's plot revolves around the assassination of billionaire Sir Robert King by the terrorist Renard, and Bond's subsequent assignment to protect King's daughter Elektra, who had previously been held for ransom by Renard. During his assignment, Bond soon sees that things are not what they seem like, and he unravels a scheme to increase petroleum prices by triggering a nuclear meltdown in the waters of Istanbul.

Quite a bit of action, a fan of which I am, with great dialogues and special effects. This film has 3 bond girls, not long lived, and of course, as predictable, Bond does not marry any of them.

At times the acting seems juvenilish, compared to the latest Bond films, but nevertheless the movie is a delight to watch. I also think some part is not explained, like why does M hide something in a clock when she is captured...

All in all, worth a watch

Malayalam cinema needed a film like this one!, 17 July 2014
9/10

A very unique film for Malayalam cinema, never seen one like this before in Malayalam. In Bollywood we have films like Darna Mana hai, Darna Zaroori hai, Dus Kahaaniyan, which are all quite interesting, and this one goes on a similar outline, with 5 different stories in 1 film, all with the protagonist being a female. The first is about an innocent young girl who is friendly with a classmate, the second about a frustrated daughter sending a new year's night with a thief who has come to loot her house, the third about an intercaste-married couple living alone on a hilly area, the fourth about an atypical couple who becaome a cause of envy and the talk of the colony they move into , and the last is about a businessman who is changed by the events happening one night in Kochi.

Music is remarkable, the movie goes at a steady apace and each story keeps you waiting for what's gonna happen next. All actors have done their short roles well. Film is also not very lengthy, so you don't sit waiting for 'when is this gonna end....' They should make more like these in MOLLYWOOD!

1 out of 5 people found the following review useful:
Optimus prime renewed!, 16 July 2014
8/10

A brilliant film really.

Optimus prime returns from hiding after being treated by a broke engineer and his daughter, to save the inhabitants of the earth and those robots still left of his kind, after humans have cut a deal with enemy robots to wipe out everything by cloning more and more robots and using them to their evil purpose.

Actors are new, although I thought I'd expect to see the actors of part 3, but they're good. The graphics and special effects are very realistic, and unlike Part 3, the film is not draggy but very fast moving, especially the second half. It keeps you hooked at your seat. Film is also lengthy but it's not a bore, so you can sit through the whole thing.

I liked it, and I hope you will too.

Realistic film but not worth a second watch, 16 July 2014
5/10

Black Friday is definitely a well-directed film, more like a documentary with a few thrills.The film gives a clear picture of the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts, the entire modus operandi and how the cops follow through the case to nab the culprits.

KK Menon has played his part well, like the others. Dialogues are good. There aren't any item songs, which are generally seen in underworld-type of movies, and fortunately too as that would've spoilt the essence of the film. The makers have tried to give an apt idea of the Indian police system. The entire music seems to be simple throughout the film, and it was Indian Ocean's "Bande" that made me wanna watch this film.

A very realistic film, but I'm sure it cannot be watched more than once…it's too draggy for that and surely impossible.

Man beware Dino!, 16 July 2014
9/10

A experiment to recreate dinosaurs by cloning technology goes entirely haywire on a desolate island, and with it are stuck three scientists, a lawyer and the grandchildren of the brainchild behind this experiment, when the dinosaurs go out of control; and they do not want to be friends with humans.

Definitely an interesting concept, especially in the 90's when dinosaurs were the talk of the town, and I remember how kids flocked to watch Jurassic park movies, first day first show. The graphics are very realistic, and there are quite a few thrills. The film is a little draggy at many a place. But otherwise it moves well. All actors have played their roles well Good for kids I guess

Dinos more aggressive than JP 1, 16 July 2014
7/10

A team of scientists set upon a journey to the 'lost world', an island where Prof Hammond used to leave dinosaurs to breed in JP 1, and dinosaurs have apparently managed to survive. The team wants to capture images and videos of the historic animals to prove to the world that they exist, except for Prof Ian who understand the danger of it and tries his best to stop them, especially adventurous Prof Sarah, and leave the island ASAP before it's too late, but unfortunately no one listens to Ian, and then comes in trouble from the dinosaurs, who cannot be tamed.

Faster paced than JP 1, the lost world is definitely an edge of the seat thriller, though this is also draggy at places. The special effects are quite remarkable, and this time the action is extended even beyond the dinosaur lairs. It was definitely a sensation those days, in the dinosaur-mania era.

Definitely worth a watch.

Bats (1999)
Simple but really exciting, 16 July 2014
8/10

Watched this simply out of curiosity and turned out to be really good.

A bat research experiment goes haywire, producing killer bats that terrorize a town in Arizona, and it's upto a local sheriff,and 2 scientists to find and eliminate all of them before they can eliminate more human lives.

Its a short film, but really well shot, with good cinematography, action and thrills from start to end. The special effects are not as good as they are nowadays but nevertheless quite realistic. There is also no vulgarity which makes it suited for kids too.

I wish there was a sequel.

Raajneeti (2010)
Definitely one of the best films of 2010, 14 July 2014
7/10

A typical political story, revolving around the 'mahabharata' within and outside the Samaajwaadi party in Madhya Pradesh, with party members striving to reach the top against opposition from other members, to the extent of even resorting to crime and involving innocent members of the family.

The film gives a clear description of how Indian politics are. All actors have played their parts well, music score is good, there are few thrills that are noteworthy, and the story is shot such that it's hard to say who's right or wrong really. The film is a long one but worth a watch. There's only a club dance song, no other dance numbers. Some dialogues are very different from what you'd expect to find in conventional cinema, like 'jo aasmaan par thukta hai, thuk usi ke muh par aake girta hai' .

Worth a watch

Fast paced nonsense for enterainment !, 13 June 2014
1/10

One circus of a film, from start to end. Meant to be a comedy and there are a few funny scenes, but it's all mostly noise and nonsense.

A villager from Hashimpur lands up in Goa, searching for a guy who is supposed to inherit some property back home, and this guy is a small time conman involved in many cases here in the city. Soon the two meet but are caught up ion a mess involving diamond robbery, gangsters and police, and the rest is about how they get through it all.

There is not much of meaning in the film. Everything especially in the first 3/4th, moved too fast and noisily, and does not even make sense. Most songs and dances are dumb and uninteresting. Arshad Warsi is by far the best actor in this flick, followed by Sunil Shetty. They have done their parts well.

Don't think it's worth a watch really.


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