MAY MOVIE RANKINGS:
The wheels are finally turning here at Juicy Reviews after quite the dry spell over the last few months. Sure, eight movie reviews isn’t much of a jump, but at least it isn’t two like in April. I’ve had fun analyzing these movies individually as well as looking back at an old graphic novel series I used to read. Of course, the “Bone” books can’t be placed in here since they are reading material, however I still recommend you all to check them out if you can. Anyway, onto the rankings.
#7- “Balls of Fury”
58%= Burnt Popcorn
Pros: Has a few funny parts, some of the performances are solid, the concept is relatively original, and it has Christopher Walken.
Cons: Often dull in humor, has little to no character development, and completely nonsensical (in a terrible way).
#6- “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back”
64%= Burnt Popcorn
Pros: The acting was okay, there were some good character moments, and a select few action sequences were pretty cool.
Cons: Has a drab story with little stakes, there is hardly any mystery, and there isn’t anything pressing with Jack Reacher’s new tale (all they do is move from place to place and complain)
#5- “The Founder”
71%= Burnt Popcorn
Pros: Good performances, beautiful setting and design, and interesting look into the development of McDonald’s.
Cons: Sluggish in pacing, and wasn’t as gripping or narratively-driven as I wanted it to be.
84%= Juicy Popcorn
Pros: Interesting concept, great acting and chemistry, darker than what I imagined it to be, and an overall engaging experience.
Cons: The characters could’ve been developed further and the story felt like it lost steam towards the end.
#3- “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”
85%= Juicy Popcorn
Pros: Entertaining, funny, great chemistry amongst characters, beautiful visuals, solid performances, good choice of music, and a different approach to a superhero sequel.
Cons: It lost some of the touch the original had, and there seemed to be a bit too much going on in the story where it should’ve really focused on Quill and his father.
#2- “Nocturnal Animals”
86%= Juicy Popcorn
Pros: Fantastic cinematography, amazing performances, thrilling storyline, and fresh idea.
Cons: The beginning could’ve been done away with, and Amy Adams’ arc could’ve been stronger to compete with the brilliant work done on Gyllenhaal’s side of the screen.
90%= Juicy Popcorn
Pros: Awesome animation, catchy songs, good voice acting, great background, and a fresh story.
Cons: Follows the same beats any Disney film does and is predictable.
90%= Juicy Popcorn
Pros: Stellar cinematography, exceptional acting, has a deep message, and an engaging story.
Cons: The love story between Saroo and Lucy became distracting from the main story most times than none.
“Moana” and “Lion” have been crowned victors of the month of May, and will face off against “La La Land,” “The Fall” (2006), “Arrival,” and the rest of the months’ winners early next year to decide which will become the Movie of the Year