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.


Saturday, October 14, 2017

Blade Runner 2049


You decide to watch a movie on a lazy sunday and then hop on to your bike to the theatre to watch your movie. As you reach the theater, you come to know that the show is cancelled. What to do you do?

I simply hopped on my bike and went to another theater and got the tickets in time to watch the movie that happen to be this one.

It is said to be a sequel to the movie Blade Runner in 1982 (isn't that a long time?) and I have not watched it. Too bad as if you have not seen the movie as getting to understand this movie will not be easy.

The movie is based on a plot that takes place in the future wherein bio engineered humans are integrated into the society. There are various versions of these out of which rogue replicants were to be made extinct. The job of this was given to the blade runner, a part of the LAPD but again a bio engineered human.

The task is assigned to K (Ryan Gosling) who ends up killing a replicant on a farm and finds a body hidden below the ground.Forensics reveal it to be the body of a female replicant who give birth to a child. 

Believing that if word of it got out could end up creating chaos, his boss (Robin Wright) orders him to find the child and kill it. On his search to find the child he ends up passing on the information to Niander Wallace (Jared Leto), a scientist creating bio-engineered humans who send his replicant Luv (Sylvia Hoeks) to find the child so that he could bolster the bio engineered humans production.

 It becomes a mouse and cat hunt as K ends up uniting the father & the child in the end.

The movie is too slow even though its able to keep audiences glued to the screen. I ended up yawning in between something that has never happened before.

The climax of the movie is disappointing. Even though the father & daughter meet, the way they meet and ending shown seems abrupt. It leaves you yearning for more like how replicant got pregnant and all.

Harrison Ford seems to be wasted in this movie as there is hardly any role for him to play in. The rest of the actors from the likes of Ryan to Sylvia have done a decent job.

Not sure how many people have watched the first part but they certainly should have included the background of the plot for people to understand.

The movie is a one time watch and you wont be missing it if you dont watch it...