JULY MOVIE RANKINGS:
This has been a very long month, setting a new record for most movie reviews in one month for my blog! With twelve movies reviewed, this will be a long rating list and hopefully I can review more movies next month to beat the number. Without further ado, here is the movie rankings for July 2014:
#10- “Robocop” (2014)
66%= Burnt Popcorn
Pros: Great special effects, good future setting, and good action scenes.
Cons: Dull storyline, more of a laugh-at movie than a serious one (which they didn’t intend), and the acting was not the best (Joel Kinnaman in particular).
#9- “Heaven is for Real”
76%= Juicy Popcorn
Pros: Great scenery, great take on religion (Christianity), good special effects especially with Heaven, okay story, and good acting.
Cons: The movie felt slow with the story, only picking up where they showed Heaven.
#8- “Transformers: Dark of the Moon”
83%= Juicy Popcorn
Pros: Good story, funny, great special effects, great action scenes, good acting, and is a great sign off to the Sam Witwicky story arc.
Cons: The movie felt a bit long reaching almost three hours and it was cut short at the end, with instead of Optimus giving a speech, he only gave a few short sentences.
85%= Juicy Popcorn
Pros: Good concept, good story, good acting, and great action scenes.
Cons: Some of the things in the movie seem non-realistic, making it impossible to happen in real life.
#6- “The Matrix Revolutions”
86%= Juicy Popcorn
Pros: Great special effects, great action scenes, good story, and great acting.
Cons: It got confusing sometimes and even though I was fine with the ending, it could’ve had a better different approach.
87%= Juicy Popcorn
Pros: Good story, great special effects, great action scenes, great acting, and great concept.
Cons: It felt slow at times and it was hard to understand what was going on for a couple of scenes.
#5- “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring”
87%= Juicy Popcorn
Pros: Great scenery, good story, good musical score, great acting, great special effects, and good action scenes.
Cons: It was hard to comprehend what people were saying at times throughout the movie and it was pretty long.
#4- “Get Smart”
88%= Juicy Popcorn
Pros: Good story, great acting, very funny, great action scenes, and good special effects.
Cons: The story felt short and it also had a very disgusting scene with puke.
#3- “Minority Report”
89%= Juicy Popcorn
Pros: Great story, great concept of the future, great action scenes, good acting, and great special effects.
Cons: It dragged in parts of the movie especially the middle, and it got freaky at parts.
#2- “The Matrix Reloaded”
90%= Juicy Popcorn
Pros: Great story, great action scenes, great special effects, great acting, and an overall great sequel.
Cons: The dancing scene lasted too long and it can get confusing for people.
#1- “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”
92%= Juicy Popcorn
Pros: Great story for a sequel, awesome acting, great action scenes, amazing visual effects, and it had a couple jump-scares.
Cons: The movie dragged in places and it was easy to expect what would happen in some cases.
#1- “The Matrix”
92%= Juicy Popcorn
Pros: Great story, unbelievable concept, great acting, great action scenes as well as the special effects that come with it.
Cons: It is confusing at the beginning and can be confusing throughout for some people.
Well there you have it! This month also marks the first time two movies have tied for first place. I wasn’t going to do that initially, but I felt that the two top movies with the same score deserve to be first. “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” and “The Matrix” will be going against “The Pursuit of Happyness,” “Zombieland,” “300,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Forrest Gump,” “The Edge of Tomorrow,” and the rest of the months at the end of the year to decide which movie will become Movie of the Year!!!! Stay tuned for the next movie review.