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It is raining bad movies!

Whenever I watch couple of good movies consecutively, a fear build up - when my lucky streak is going to end! The probability of my next movie watching experience being dreadful increases with the current movie being good. Except for Maari, most of the movies I watched in the past few weeks were either very good or entertaining.

The movies in my watch list that got released last week are

1. Pixels
2. Orange Mittai
3. Idhu Enna Maayam
4. Sakalakala Vallavan Appatakkar


By luck, except Appatakkar, none of the movies were released in Sydney last week. Appatakkar was last in my list, as I had no faith in director Suraj. I could not sit through his last movies - Padikathavan, Alex Pandian, Mappillai. Also the name 'Sakalakala Vallavan Appatakkar' sounded so corny. As per reviews from so many sources, Suraj has maintained his credibility by delivering a crass comedy. So I happily skipped it.


Sony seems to have invested heavily on people's nostalgia with a dumb movie like Pixels. The problem with this one is people who know the 80s/90s arcade games like Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Centipede etc are too old to enjoy the silliness and the kids have no clue about these characters to connect with the movie. I couldn't avoid seeing the overwhelmingly negative reviews. This movie is yet to be released here. I am yet to become a saint to knowingly go for a bad movie. So long, Adam Sandler, until you act in a tolerable movie.

Idhu Enna Maayam:

One of the most overrated directors in Tamil cinema is Director A.L.Vijay. I have not seen anything original in his films except for Saivam. Most of his movies, though interesting, they are heavily inspired like Madarasapattinam, Deiva Thirumagal or remakes like Kireedom, Poi Solla Porom. Thandavam and Thalaivaa are pretentious and boring. Idhu Enna Maayam seems to have undone whatever little credibility he built after Saivam. Idhu Enna Maayam might have been inspired by Hitch, where you help weak men to manipulate women and make them fall in love. It is sad to see such kind of movies are still being made in the name of 'Love'.

Orange Mittai:

I had faith in Vijay Sethupathi(still have some more left) and the trailer was indicating a road movie that could be fun. As the movie is not released in Sydney, the onus of watching this one fell on Vivek. He had a tough time watching this one and his review can be found here.

This was last week and I was lucky enough not to sit through any of these ordeals thanks to Vivek saving me from Orange Mittai.

My luck ran out today.

Fantastic Four:

While Marvel Studios is having a great time with all its Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movies mostly becoming blockbusters and raking in billions of dollars, 20th Century Fox, the license holder of Marvel's Fantastic Four, comes up with the third movie in Fantastic Four series, which is actually a reboot to its not so successful movie franchise. Alas, the reboot forces you to abandon the franchise, if you had any faith left in it. Full review will be posted soon.

I reckon I will get to watch better movies very soon, now that it has rained a lot of bad movies in two weeks.

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