SEPTEMBER MOVIE RANKINGS:
Sorry that this is coming late, especially for the fact that there are only five films to rank. Life is rolling once more, so reviews are always going to be up in the air. I hope your all’s September went well. While I could’ve done without some of these movies, I will admit that all of them had their own uniqueness to them (“An Extremely Goofy Movie”? I guess…I don’t know). We all clearly know who came out on top due to all of the low rated films, so let’s get it over with.
#5- “An Extremely Goofy Movie”
59%= Burnt Popcorn
Pros: Good voice acting, has some entertaining parts, and there were some good jokes (mainly subtle).
Cons: There was not much meat to the story, the lessons felt too close to the first film, and most of the plot seemed to revolve around moments rather than an overarching, enriching tale.
#4- “Grand Canyon”
67%= Burnt Popcorn
Pros: Solid performances, engaging dialogue, and aesthetically pleasing (if you enjoy 90s-esque films).
Cons: There are too many story arcs being crammed into the movie, making most of the character development feel rushed or hollow. Also, nothing really amounts to anything by the plot’s end.
#3- “The Fundamentals of Caring”
70%= Burnt Popcorn
Pros: Good acting, a few funny scenes, and beautiful cinematography.
Cons: Overall the comedy was flat, there were too many curse words that didn’t need to be implemented, and the characters could’ve been fleshed out further.
#2- “Wind River”
89%= Juicy Popcorn
Pros: Amazing cinematography, great performances, fantastic climax scene, and an overall interesting mystery.
Cons: The story feels like an amalgamation of many other movies, the character development was shaky, and leading up to the climax felt too slow for my tastes.
#1- “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”
95%= Juicy Popcorn
Pros: Engaging concept, spectacular cinematography, stellar acting, great musical score, and bestows the audience with a sense of wonder.
Cons: There were some slow moments sprinkled throughout the runtime.
And in a “surprising” turn of events, “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” takes September, moving on to face “La La Land,” “The Fall” (2006), “Arrival,” “Midnight in Paris,” “Moana,” “Lion,” “A Monster Calls,” “Young Frankenstein,” “Watchmen,” “War for the Planet of the Apes,” and the rest of the months to decide who will take the Movie of the Year award.