Thursday, November 8, 2018

Lupt


It was a holiday yesterday and decided to catch up on movies that you haven't watched for months. You check up on the movie listing and shortlist two movies both equally good. A moment of indecisiveness comes in.

You weigh the pros & cons and then make your choice. Check the movie listing timings and decide on it.

Its the D-day and you make a dash to reach the theater on time to book tickets & watch movie. However the traffic on the roads felt otherwise as you looked on the clock ticking....

The counter is filled with people in line something that never happens. You knew you were going to miss the beginning but you will wait for your turn to buy tickets. Reached the counter and tell the girl "Tumbbad, 12:20 show" You select your seats and rush inside to catch up on the movie.

As you enter the screen, the attendant stops you saying the movie has not ended and that yours starts at 12:55. You are amused thinking that they probably postponed it. Check the ticket for timings and it says 12:55.

You enter the screen hall to find it empty making you wonder it cannot be. Find your seat & take it. The movie begins and shows the title as "Lupt".  I checked my ticket again and find it written on it. 

The thought of leaving did come but I decided to stick and yes it was certainly not a wise decision....

 Lupt is supposed to be a movie based on supernatural horror genre but it fails badly to come as one.

Its a story of a family vacation turning into a nightmare. The lead character is played by Javed Jaffrey who is troubled by images which he thinks is a figment of his imagination. His psychiatrist friend recommends taking a break to unwind. 

 He ends up losing his son, wife in an unexplained manner. The question arises if he can save his daughter's life...

I am at my wits end on how can Javed Jaffrey, Vijay Raaz & Niki Walia could agree to do such movie. The script of the movie is so weak that even a kid could point out the flaws. 

The direction felt as if it was done scene by scene something one can easily notice. The writer and director of the movie are one & the same Prabhuraj. Makes me wonder why would anyone produce such a half baked movie.

This will not be recommended and I hope I have your sympathies for going through this difficult time and churning a movie review out of it.
 

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Ant-Man And The Wasp


I have to admit that when Ant-Man was released, I almost did not see it. Later when I came to know that all MCU movies are inter-connected. I watched it.

It requires no guesses that when Ant-Man and the Wasp released, I made sure that I watch it so that I am able to connect the dots.

When you look at Ant-Man, he looks like the regular guy with family and ended up becoming a superhero. I think one would wonder why they should watch the movie when Ant-Man is not big of a superhero compared to Iron Man, Thor or Captain America who simply own their movies.

Everyone has a role to play in the built up of the aftermath of the use of Infinity stones and I believe Ant-Man will be playing a vital one. I think apart from Deadpool (who have no connections with the related MCU movies), Ant-Man is the other guy with a sense of humor.

Taking it from the Ant-Man movie and before the Avengers: Infinity War, Hank Pym & Hope believe that they can bring Janet back from the Quantum Realm. As Scott Lang was able to do that.

Meanwhile Scott is under house arrest for helping Captain America and is two days away to get his freedom back. Apparently when Hank & Hope do their experiment of connecting to the quantum realm, Scott end up with a vision and they realize that he is in quantum entanglement with her.

There is only one problem that apart from them, there is a ghost named Ava & Sonny Burch who are also behind it for their own reasons. 

Do they succeed in getting Janet back and saving the technology from falling in the wrong hands is what the movie is all about.

I have to say that Scott Lang played by Paul Rudd is very understated and he pulls it off very well. Apart from him, Michael Pena is the one to watch out for. He stood out in Ant-Man too and this one too. Evangeline Lilly does not shine out in this one. Michael Douglas was good with this one-liners

The pace of the movie is enough to keep you glued to the screen and not too fast to wonder what's going on.  Laurence Fishburne & Michelle Pfieffer make their presence felt in the movie albeit minuscule roles.

The plot of the movie is not that great but the direction of Peyton Reed makes sure that there is no room for boredom.

This movie is certainly worth a watch more than once. Do watch it.

P.S. Do not miss out on the post credit scene. Holds vital clue.