Boldly reimagining Kathryn Bigelow’s cult favorite as a movie where absolutely nobody seems to be having any fun, the new Point Break drops the original’s Zen-like balance of macho mysticism and camp in favor of dour humorlessness. While the extreme sports sequences are top notch, the film as a whole does not live up to the original. Though when it comes to the stunt scenes, Core’s efforts are very impressive. Pity about the rest of the movie.
— Team Indulge
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Director: JJ Abrams
Cast: Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver
et nearly three decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, the movie revolves around a new set of characters. With Han Solo (Ford) and his allies aiding the newcomers, the story weaves between the search for the missing Jedi, Luke Skywalker, and saving the galaxy from the antagonist, Kylo Ren. But despite new music tracks and improved graphics, the director’s vision is not new.
— T I
Scripted by ace director Selvaraghavan, the film is about a couple who go in for an arranged marriage and the issues they face. The characters are similar to his earlier ones. But what is missing is the sensitivity and conviction. Superficially etched, his protagonist’s complexities seem forced. Neither the characters nor their situations strike a chord. And in such a scenario, to expect a debutant maker to rise above the script and make a mark is unreasonable. Probably the weakest of Selvaraghavan’s scripts, it’s at the most a stepping stone for a debutante director.
— Malini Mannath