NOVEMBER MOVIE RANKINGS:
Like these recent few months, November has been extremely busy, causing me to miss out on a Friday Night Movie Review, as well as a good number of reviews in general. Being late with these rankings proves this even further, but it is what it is. Although I haven’t seen much in November, there was not one movie that I reviewed that I thought was sour. Sure, only one was rated as Juicy Popcorn, but I didn’t abhor the Burnt Popcorn ones. November was a great month in general, with or without the reviews, for me, and I hope you all thought it was swell too. Onto the rankings!:
#4- “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World”
69%= Burnt Popcorn
Pros: Good acting, intriguing concept, few funny moments, and great ending.
Cons: Most of the jokes were hard to follow, the character development was shaky for the first two acts, and it was difficult to attach myself to the plot.
#3- “Captain Fantastic”
70%= Burnt Popcorn
Pros: Great acting, terrific cinematography, and interesting concept.
Cons: The ending felt random and coincidental, and the characters were hard to relate or attach to.
#2- “X-Men: Apocalypse”
71%= Burnt Popcorn
Pros: Awesome visual effects, great Magneto and Quicksilver scenes, relatively good acting, and some cool sequences.
Cons: Apocalypse was a weak villain, the story was flimsy and hollow, and everything felt all too familiar.
#1- “The Secret of Kells”
91%= Juicy Popcorn
Pros: Beautiful animation, in-depth story, good voice acting, unique music, and great symbolism.
Cons: There were moments that seemed too abstract to understand or appeal to.
As you can see, “The Secret of the Kells” pulled out a win by a landslide this month, winning over November. It will go up against “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” “Sicario,” “The Martian,” “Batman Begins,” “9,” “Aliens,” “Midnight Special,” “Finding Nemo,” “Frank” (2014), “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” “Stonehearst Asylum,” and whatever wins December in order to see who will win the coveted Movie of the Year!