Agrippa posted a review for Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021) in Movies
This movie was absolutely AMAZING at being lame. Movie had good animation and that's all so I'll give it that. The acting and lines were just bad. Actually it was horrible. No joke, even the Looney Toons acting was bad. How do you screw that up? Wasn't even funny. I seriously don't think I laughed once. The first Jam was WAY better and this was nothing like it. This movie is literally probably good for kids under 5 years old who laugh at anything and wouldn't notice the horrible acting and hack job they did on the Looney Toons. Not good enough for me to watch it again that's for sure. We watched for free on HBO Max, It's definitely not worth paying theater money for.
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Sonu posted a review for Hungama 2 (2021) in Movies
The movie is disgrace of Hungama 1. There are so many potholes in the movie and no effort is done on writing and screenplay. The movie created unnecessary confusion without making much effect on the main storyline. I believe the small comedy scene from Rajpal Yadav is the best part of the movie and only part worth watching.
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Agrippa posted a review for The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard (2021) in Movies
Wow, I was so impressed with this movie. I will admit that the first 20 minutes were pretty generic for me and I found myself thinking, "This is pretty much what I expected, but it's a free screening so just enjoy it." However, once Reynolds and Jackson team up on the screen the entire chemistry of the movie changes and it ended up being one of the funnest "buddy cop" movies I've seen in quite a while. (I know it technically isn't a buddy cop movie, but it really is for all intents and purposes.) The movie doesn't take itself seriously (were you really expecting that with Reynolds and Jackson?!), and just like any modern action/comedy the plot isn't meant to be something like Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. This movie is 100% worth spending the cash to go see in the theater with a group of people. I can also tell you this, the atmosphere leaving the theater was great; this movie is a lot of fun!
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Sonu posted a review for Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021) in Movies
Space Jam: A New Legacy is still a sequel to the first Space Jam starring Michael Jordan, so you know it will somehow end up being about Bugs Bunny and the world’s current best basketball player duking it out against evil villains in a game of hoops. Al G. is the one who sets up that game, managing to enlist Dom in his master plan, and the stakes are high: If the Tune Squad (LeBron plus the Looney Tunes) wins, they get to leave Warner 3000 and go home. If they lose, everyone watching the game — including all of LeBron’s social media fans who’ve tuned into the livestream — will get sucked into Al G.’s algorithm-driven world forever.
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Mohammed posted a review for Toofaan (2021) in Movies
When it comes to boxing films, Sylvester Stallone's Rocky (1976) can easily serve as a readymade template for a script - an underdog rises to become a champ, circumstances force his downfall, he fights back to re-emerge the winner!! That pretty much sums up the plot for any movie made on this sport. Back home, Bollywood has liberally borrowed the "Rocky" template to dish out films like Boxer (1984), Ghulam (1998), Apne (2007) and more recently Sultan (2016). Raj (Daddu) Sippy's Boxer pitting Mithun Chakraborty against Sharad Saxena in the boxing ring is the best of the lot. The film had right amount of emotions and drama cleverly blended in to the standard narrative. The story idea of Toofaan is credited to Farhan Akhtar which means he either watched Rocky or Boxer the previous night before putting the pen to paper. Evidently, Farhan bhai is also updated with current affairs and news items like Love Jihad and the Elphinstone bridge tragedy find its way here as plot points. Even though they appear irrelevant (to main theme) and largely unreal!! Particularly, the inter caste as well as inter class marriage between Aziz Ali (Farhan) and Ananya Prabhu (Mrunal Thakur) is so godamn unconvincing that it robs the film of its credibility. He is a street thug with a foul language. She is a practicing doctor from a respected family who helps the thug take up boxing as profession and then suddenly falls for him. Even though she despised his sadak chaap behaviour a couple of scenes ago. Huhh??!!! Next, Aziz finds a master coach in Nana Prabhu (Paresh Rawal) unaware that he is Ananya's dad and hates Muslims after a personal tragedy. Aziz becomes a national champ, is renamed Toofaan for his super stamina and lightning moves and soon enough, divulges his lady love to his coach over a drink session. Expectedly, all hell breaks loose...and the doctor moves in to Aziz's hutment in Dongri after pappa disapproves. To make ends meet, Aziz cheats in a game, gets caught and is banned for five years. Career kaput!! What happens next is something a five year old call tell. Toofaan truly suffers from highly uninspiring writing giving it a dated feel. I am surprised Farhan actually wrote it and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra agreed to direct it as a follow up to their fantastic biopic Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013). Coming from the same team, this is a disappointment no doubt!! Of the cast, Paresh Rawal is competent as the Islamophobic coach but personally, I feel Sharad Saxena would've been a better choice for this role. The lovely Mrunal Thakur pitches in yet another fine performance though her character isn't developed properly. Darshan Kumar leaves a mark even in a cameo. As for Farhan Akhtar, he deserves credit for the physical effort taken to play a boxer but the actor falters badly mouthing those tapori slang words. It just doesn't suit him. Toofaan needed someone like Mithunda of the '80s. Well, even the film belongs to that era!!!
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