My Views On Suicide Squad

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DC and WB are trying hard to appease the fans. So hard that they maybe alienating the fans that truly did appreciate the darker take on the Superhero genre they started. Succumbing to the criticism that both previous DCEU movies (Man Of Steel and Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice) were too dark for audiences, the studio execs commissioned reshoots to Suicide Squad in an effort to lighten the tone and make it a tad more action packed. It seems that their gamble may not have paid off as expected. Critics review of the latest DCEU flick are anything but positive and with future projects from rival studios already making the movie yesterday’s news, Suicide Squad is not really delivering what the bigwigs possibly hoped.

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Why I Loved Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice

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Marvel has pretty much set the tone for comic book movies set in cinematic universes. Ever since Iron Man smashed its way through box office success back in 2008, MCU movies have brought our favourite Marvel superheroes to the big screen and loads of moolah to the  studio heads.

DC and WB obviously wanted to replicate Marvel’s success. And with iconic super hero titles such as Batman, Superman et al who could blame them. But if 2013’s Man Of Steel was a rocky start for the DCU, 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice is proving to be an even worse launch pad for the larger DC universe. Critics have almost unanimously panned Snyder’s latest directorial venture in the DCU, even comparing it to the abysmal Sucker Punch.

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My thoughts on Jurassic World

In the summer of 1993, as children, we were wowed by Steven Spielberg’s cinematic adaptation of Michael Crichton’s book about dinosaurs running amok on an island. Fast forward 22 years, as adults we are still excited to witness pretty much the same thing on a larger scale in the visual spectacle that is Jurassic World.

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Set 22 years since the events of the first movie, (the movie completely ignores the events of JP2 and the horrible JP3), this movie starts with the audiences being introduced to the fully operational and quite profitable dinosaur amusement park that is Jurassic World. Continue reading

My Thoughts On Tanu Weds Manu Returns

Sequels are always tricky. Especially when you haven’t planned for them during the first movie. So when a Part 2 of any story is a success, it’s a BIG thing. Especially in the Indian movie industry. Thankfully, Tanu Weds Manu Returns is a resounding success. Despite being a sequel, it does not feel inferior to its predecessor in any manner. In fact, in many ways it is a far more entertaining flick than the previous one. Continue reading

My Thoughts On Piku

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Piku is a slice of life movie. No larger than life characters. No intricate plots. No foreign locales. No item numbers. No nacho gaana (song and dance). Yet despite the missing usual ingredients for a masala potboiler that guarantees box office success, Piku pulls a string in hearts of audiences across demographics. Partly due to the comedic situations that Bachchan’s characters’s bowels pose but mostly because of the down to earth banter that takes place between all the characters.

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