Wonder Woman Movie Review: ‘Amazon’ Grace!

A plane comes crashing into the seas and a princess jumps in to the save the drowning pilot from his doom. That, my friends, is Wonder Woman taking the plunge to save Warner Bros. and the DC Extended Universe after the misfires it have churned out post Dark Knight Rises. Sure, it was a job for Superman. Or maybe Batman. Or even Joker perhaps. But who would have thought it would eventually take the much ignored yet most popular female superhero to come and set things right for the DC movie franchiseContinue reading “Wonder Woman Movie Review: ‘Amazon’ Grace!”

Everest (2015) Movie Review: Stunning Visuals, Soulless Otherwise

When ace Indian mountaineer Malli Mastan Babu died earlier this year while climbing the Andes Mountains, I was quite taken aback. No I never knew him in person, but admired the fact that despite strong academic credentials (NIT Jamshedpur, IIT Kharagpur, IIM Calcutta) he opted out of a corporate career and focused on his passion of scaling mountains. And for someone so successful in the pursuit of his passion it was like an anti-climax, the way he passed away so soon but having set many milestones, including completing the Seven Summits in 2006. This was also when I realized that there are so many others like him who probably also risk their lives considerably as they go about trying to ensure that they do what they are most comfortable in, scaling new heights. I would be lying if I say that thoughts of films like Vertical Limit (2000) and Cliff Hanger (1993) didn’t cross me then, it was but a natural thing to happen.Continue reading “Everest (2015) Movie Review: Stunning Visuals, Soulless Otherwise”