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Throwback Thursday: Django Unchained [Review]

Verdict - "A Classic Tarantino Film!" / My Rating - 4/5

Directed by Quentin Tarantino, the 2012 American revisionist Western film, Django Unchained takes place in 1858, two years before the civil war, where a bounty hunter named Dr King Schultz takes Django under his wings and frees him from slavery. Consequently, after collecting few rewards Django leads Schultz on a mission to rescue his wife Broomhilda, who was treated as a slave under Calvin Candie, a ruthless plantation owner of Candyland.

Starting off with the positives, Quentin Tarantino, who is known for his astounding style and his remarkable writing skill, brought back the old western filmmaking techniques, with reference to few occasional pulpy quick zoom and some large amount of blood spilling out from the bodies during encounters. The screenplay was exceptional just like his previous movies and the soundtrack was impressive and was a perfect fit for the film's tone.

Advancing to the performances, Jamie Foxx plays the role of Django, a livid individual fueled with rage and vehemence against white people and portrayed his disgruntled character flawlessly. Christoph Waltz, who had been nominated for the Best Supporting Actor at the Oscars gave another brilliant performance as a good companion of Django. Leonardo DiCaprio is at his best as Calvin Candie, the brutal proprietor and is the main highlight of the entire film.

Nevertheless, Django Unchained is filled with incredible performances, tremendous screenplay, dialogue and was overall a classic Quentin Tarantino film.

-An Editorial by Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal)
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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 - Movie Review

Verdict - “A generic version of the superhero universe, which doesn't really smack an impact.”

Conflicted and cherished between two different shades of a menacer and an idol, New York City's much-loved super-hi-flyer is back again to compete against the two ruthless underwhelming villains or maybe three if you want to count in the three minute troll known as Rhino.

With that being said, we do anticipate something staggering with that premise itself, but in a world of shattered promises, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 pursues the same overused formula that might just appeal for a normal moviegoer. Nothing was been introduced or pioneered for the superhero universe and it's indeed a wishy-washy way to begin the summer movie season.

Puzzled with the happenings of their parents, Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) relishes his Spider-Man character everyday along with the relationship with his lady friend Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone). Eventually, Peter encounters his old childhood friend Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), who was the new CEO of the Oscorp industries and we later comprehend that Harry needs Spidy's blood to prevail over his inborn problems.

Meanwhile Max (Jamie Foxx) initially a Spider-Man fanatic, collapses down into a container of distorted electric eels and gets bitten by them horrifyingly, he then transforms into human generator and names himself as Electro. Ultimately Harry joins hands with Electro to take down Spider-Man and they onset their combat on the streets of NYC.

Positive side! Andrew Garfield's portrayal as Spider-Man was undeniably perfect, he is quirky, compelling, emotional and completely believable as the protagonist of the city. His on-screen chemistry with Emma Stone was striking and congenial and their back and forth romantic scenes stood out as the best part of the movie.

The amusing and the emotional parts of the movie were evenly balanced. At times, they were a little bit streotypical, but it added a much needed charm to the movie. The speedy, slow-mo action sequences were definitely a treat to watch with some spectacular visuals that are enthralling on a giant 3D screen.

With a delicate complex basis, here are the drawbacks of the movie. The screenplay by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci & Jeff Pinkner felt like an usual broken piece of glass, as I stated earlier they generally tossed up every single admired formula into a uneven script which was unsatisfying. Every single sequence didn't really blend with one another as it tried to accomplish something extraordinary with a feeble strategy.

The antihero aspect in the movie was a huge let down. The appearance and the look was remarkable and for the visual aspect I was genuinely attentive. But on a characteristic standpoint I was disengaged completely. They've had few brief moments, but it never felt convincing and the way each of them were handled in the climax was tremendously hasty and rushed which felt like a needless throw away.

Moreover, the marketing tactic of the movie was excessive and deceitful. Accordingly fifty percent of the major actions sequences were completely spoiled in the trailers and previews. In addition to that, it was ridiculously unwise to promote few scenes that were not even found in the movie, that can clearly illustrate the strategy to lure the movie going audience into the theatres.

With it's extreme amount of promotions and marketing ploy, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has nothing new to deliver and was a giant mess up with a customary recipe. However, Andrew Garfield's portrayal as the Spider-Man and the action sequences were an obvious pleasure to watch. It shall leave you with an immense visual extravagance, besides that, it's just another tolerable superhero movie that we often experience every summer.

My Rating - 2.5/5
Grade - C+ (It deserves your attention for a while)
-By Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal)

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