Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Maze Runner: The Death Cure

One of the problems for sequel movies is that if they don't release them in time in a span of say one or two years, people forget what the movie was all about.

This holds true for the third sequel of the Maze Runner i.e., Death Cure. The movie is being released after three years of the last movie came out of the series.

If you have not watched the earlier series movies, then you wont come to know what the movie is all about.

The plot carries on from the previous installment wherein Teresa joins back WCKD. While Minho is captured by Janson among other immune children who were being taken to the last city.

Thomas however had different plans as he leaves the camp to rescue his friend Minho. Was he able to that? Was a cure was found for the Flare virus? Was the end of WCKD near?

You will have to watch the movie to know that!

As the movie begins, it quickly gets into action from the word go. The plot keeps you intrigued until you find Thomas and his friends make an entry into the Last City. 

There does comes a moment in the movie where you wonder if what the WCKD was actually doing the right thing. Given that it was helping in saving lives of people. Then again its a question of contemplation best left to each on its own.

Its the passage to the climax that becomes to hard to digest. The way they found the cure for the disease. Again if you are watching a sci-fi theme movie, one does expects them to be backed up with facts and how its shown. This was missing here.

The climax however certainly had a different take altogether, surely may touch emotions of a few specially with Newt's note.

The film does leave you on a mix note. It could have been better had the cure of the virus was shown in a better way then what it was. It certainly had elements to be a good series of sequel movies but then lost its momentum to build the end.

The cast of the movie did justice to their part. Be it Dylan or Thomas Brodie-Sangster and others.

The screen play by T.S.Nowlin should have been tight. Taking into consideration on what is highlighted. The credit does goes to the director Wess Ball for keeping the movie on a tight leash only to be let down by the story plot.

The movie is a one time watch.

P.S.: A word of advice, do watch the earlier movies in the series to understand the plot of the movie.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Insidious: The Last Key

When the third movie came out of the Insidious series, I thought that it was the end to a beautiful series which kept on getting better and better like wine.

However two days earlier, I came to know that the fourth installment of the series is being released.  This I conclude is the end of the series.

It is about the life of Elise Rainer and how she ended up being a psychic and had her own demons to fight for closure.

It takes back her to the house where it all began. She also have her sidekicks Specs & Tucker on her side.

I have to say that one cannot compare the previous parts of the series to this one. The movie though is not that tight as its earlier parts.

It surely though makes you scream or move out of your chair with its evil presence on the screen. The comic scenes also gets you going.

There are though many flaws in the plot which was either not paid attention too or was overlooked. There was no back story to the demon who was causing so much trouble. No explanation of significance of the keys on the demon fingers.

On top of that Elise has no recollection of talking to herself as a child. I am sure one would remember that! Her mother's role and strength is another mystery.

Kind of disappointed the way victory was hailed over the demon.

Overall, the movie does gives one enough goosebumps that one might even overlook at what is mentioned over here.

Specs played by Leigh Whannell also happens to be the writer of the Insidious series and Saw. The series could have been a perfect, had they pulled the plug on the holes on this one. Yet to come across a series which gets it right on all the parts.

The actors in the movie Lin Shaye, Angus Sampson, Bruce Davison, Leigh Whannell, Hana Hayes & Tessa Ferrer have done their jobs well.

Director James Wan has done well with the series and this one too keep the audience glued to screen if only the plot had done justice.

Do watch it, its worth a watch.