Last week we went to three movies which released: Avengers: Age of Ultron, Margerita with a straw and Mr.X. Yep, you read it in the correct order of good, bad and ugly. Here's my take on all the three:
Age of Ultron: A standard Avengers movie, although in my opinion inferior than the previous ones. But doesn't that happen with all series? You open with a kickass flick, create an inferior sequel to it, with the third sequel barely making the bar and the fourth one pissing off all the customers and destroying the entire franchise's reputation. Ultimately all you are left with is an option to make a prequel to monetize on the same. Let's face it, Avengers is one of such huge money minting machines, and Age of Ultron in my opinion was in the standard third sequel phase. So the movie starts with Iron Man creating 'Artificial Intelligence' (it's funny when people talk of AI as if its an alien from outerspace or something) and it ends up getting feelings and crap, and eventually wants to destroy the world even though in its head, it feels it is justified in doing so. And then the Avengers unite (adding some really cool additions to the group, I almost screamed in agony when they killed of my favorite faster-than-the-speed-of-light avenger in the end) and fight off the evil Ultron. At the end of everything my ever-favorite avenger Hulk takes Sanyas because he does the usual drama of feeling guilty about destroying a few buildings, overlooking the fact that he just saved the world, and that was the point I was done with the movie. Although overall, the movie would be in the 'good' category, although not in the 'awesome' category. One time watch maybe, and don't miss out on the after credits scene! Although chances are, by the time the next movie releases, you would've forgotten it anyway, and who cares about watching the previous release before watching a new sequel?
Margerita with A Straw: All right, this was undoubtedly one of the weirdest movies I have seen my whole life. All the movie revolves around is sexuality, bi-sexuality, infidelity, weirdness and more weirdness. I went to the movie expecting it to be a drama surrounding the issues disabled people face in their life and how they bravely overcome them, but what I got in return was simple soft porn. Although the movie has its set of jokes, most of them unintentional but they are so ridiculous they have you in hilarious giggles anyway, which kept me awake most of it. The guy sitting behind me woke up suddenly in the middle of the movie and exclaimed, 'Holy crap, this is still not over?' and the whole theater burst out laughing. His friend was like 'Just go back to sleep, man'... Yes, the storyline is that bad. But all in all, Kalki has really done justice to the acting, she is truly an amazing actor, probably was just never fortunate enough to get a huge platform to showcase her skills. The worst experience was for my husband, who hates dramas. Me being a lover of dramas, ganged up with his friends and convinced him to go, and he was truly pissed off. Margerita with a straw: Bad. Just sit at home, have your own margeritas and watch your favorite series instead.
Mr. X: Dude, seriously? What were you thinking? Can be the question asked to either Mahesh Bhatt, Imran Hashmi, or me who actually went to see it. I really don't know why TOI gave it 3 stars, maybe the editor went to the movie high on something. It was by far the worst movie I have seen after Jism 2. Mr. X was a clear cut example of how to get an amazing movie idea and defecate on it. The concept was so cool, more like modern Mr. India, but Mr. Bhatt had to ruin it, he simply had to! Cheesy Dialogues, Thousands of holes in the story, Ridiculous execution, no wonder Alia Bhatt has never acted in his movies, it will destroy her reputation as an actor. Ab khud ka hi sikka khota ho toh... Anyways, the storyline is about this good cop framed and nearly killed and converted into Mr. India types because the factory where he was tried to be burned alive was full of some chemicals, and he can only be seen in dhoop (our very own Jadooish Imran Hashmi). So the good cop gone bad craves for revenge and even though the the world has only seen him once, that too murdering a cop, they start calling him God and he is suddenly in everyone's dil, because of which the bad cop who framed him in the first place needs to find sly reasons to quietly kill him. Eventually after a very ridiculous and headache-inducing fight scene, the good cop gone bad video tapes the bad cop and puts him in handcuffs, eventually killing him though, because no hindi movie is justified with the bad guy alive in the end. Adding to it Hashmi's obnoxious girlfriend, who hates Hashmi as the bad cop ever since she 'smells' him, but never does she in the entire movie ask him how he became invisible in the first place! Some confidence that is. Mr. X, one ugly movie you would rather avoid if you don't wish to buy Disprin instead of Samosas in the interval.