JUNE MOVIE RANKINGS:
June has come to an end, and so have my reviews for the month. This month has been at an almost split between burnt and juicy releases, all contributing to rather interesting reviews. I hope everyone has enjoyed my input on these films as they all offered something new to pick apart. Here’s to another month!
#7- “Gods of Egypt”
59%= Burnt Popcorn
Pros: Okay CGI at times, some okay acting, and I was content in watching it.
Cons: Horrible dialogue most of the time, highly predictable, they spoon fed me the plot, the story was mediocre, some of the acting was terrible (Chadwick Boseman was the worst), and nothing was really exciting about this adventure.
#6- “Daddy’s Home”
60%= Burnt Popcorn
Pros: Often funny, some okay acting, Thomas Haden Church was great, and Will Ferrell’s chemistry with Mark Wahlberg is good.
Cons: Jokes can get repetitive, the product placement is hilariously bad, and the plot can get old pretty fast.
#5- “Draft Day”
61%= Burnt Popcorn
Pros: Good acting for the most part, interesting subject, the first half was good, and the build up was good until the ending.
Cons: No pay-off, has quite a few plot holes, some scenes are funny-bad, certain outcomes felt unrealistic, there are clichés, the character development is hollow, and the editing of the film is uncomfortable.
#4- “Alice Through the Looking Glass”
69%= Burnt Popcorn
Pros: Lighthearted story, fun characters, lovely costuming and design, interesting world to delve into, a good chunk of visual effects are really good, the acting is fine, and I enjoyed most of the experience.
Cons: There isn’t much weight to the plot, the ending is all too sugary for me, predictable, has way too many story arcs roaming the screen, very little character development, incredibly fast-paced, and some of the CGI is cringeworthy.
85%= Juicy Popcorn
Pros: Fantastic animation, very funny, great voice acting, great atmosphere and landscapes, and interesting police case.
Cons: Felt too preachy on the concept of political correctness and how we shouldn’t limit others (if you want to be an elephant, go right ahead) and random nitpicks, including its predictability towards the end.
89%= Juicy Popcorn
Pros: Funny, stays true to the character, has a good balance in comedy and seriousness, fun, the action scenes were awesome, and it has great visual effects.
Cons: Falls prey to the clichés it makes fun of, the villain was one-dimensional, and there were certain graphic scenes that I did not take kindly to.
#2- “Seven Psychopaths”
89%= Juicy Popcorn
Pros: Darkly funny, amazing cinematography, witty, different story, terrific acting, Christopher Walken is in it, weirdly captivating, and a breathe of fresh air in the movie industry.
Cons: It’s hard to understand (I have since grasped some of the story, but there are still parts that I am confused of), some parts are slow, and the blending of real and script worlds is hard to keep track of at times.
89%= Juicy Popcorn
Pros: Captivating, takes on deep themes and ideas, the directing and cinematography is stunning, great visual effects, really good acting, makes up for the bad “Alien” movies, and dark ending.
Cons: Had trouble wrapping up the adventure (leaving the door wide open for sequel), certain things that should be explained weren’t, and some plot devices were weak or idiotic.
#1- “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”
90%= Juicy Popcorn
Pros: A fun 80’s release, relatable, great acting, funny, unique in story, and its message is one to think on.
Cons: The many conflicting story arcs made the plot feel congested at times (not too much, though) and there were things to nitpick.
No Juicy Hall of Famers this month, but a classic to many has come out on top: “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” It will go up against “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” “Sicario,” “The Martian,” “Batman Begins,” “9,” “Aliens,” and the rest of the months come time of the Juicy Awards to see if it has what it takes to become Movie of the Year.