MAY MOVIE RANKINGS:
It took a while to get this month jump-started, but soon enough I was able to pack away seven more reviews. Some are sci-fi, some are weird, and some are beloved classics. I had a hodgepodge of a lot of movie types, and now we can see which one came out on top. Here is the movie rankings for May 2018.
#6- “Porco Rosso” (English Dubbed Version)
71%= Burnt Popcorn
Pros: Great animation, solid voice acting, good score, and interesting story.
Cons: There wasn’t much to the plot, leaving it unfulfilling, and the dubbing of the voices could’ve been better.
#5- “The Chronicles of Riddick”
72%= Burnt Popcorn
Pros: Good performances, entertaining, and cool backdrops/planet explorations.
Cons: The villains were lackluster, there wasn’t much character development, the CGI was atrocious in certain spots, and there were moments of sheer lunacy that didn’t need to be there.
#4- “I, Robot”
79%= Juicy Popcorn
Pros: Entertaining, interesting concept, cool score, alright acting, and solid character of Sonny.
Cons: There isn’t much meat to the story, the amount of CGI makes the look of the film outdated, and some of the action sequences were cringey.
#3- “Deadpool 2”
84%= Juicy Popcorn
Pros: Hilarious, entertaining, good acting, awesome action sequences and visual effects, and the character of Peter is great.
Cons: Predictable, the plot was formulaic, some parts were sacriligeous, and the villain could’ve been better.
#2- “A Clockwork Orange”
87%= Juicy Popcorn
Pros: Original, fun performances, haunting visuals, and unpredictable.
Cons: The nudity was too gratuitous and there was so much sex in the first act that it resembled a porno.
#1- “Dances with Wolves”
94%= Juicy Popcorn
Pros: Beautiful cinematography, fantastic score, great acting, engaging story, and wonderful theme and development.
Cons: Can drag in a few areas (it’s a four hour movie after all).
Juicy Hall of Fame Inductee– “Casablanca” (1942)
98%= Juicy Popcorn
Pros: Brilliant performances, original story, great score, beautiful chemistry shared between Bogart and Bergman, and a classic ending for the ages.
Cons: A few nitpicks.
“Dances with Wolves” takes home the gold and will go on to face “Glengarry Glen Ross,” “Blade Runner 2049,” “Darkest Hour” (2017), “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Isle of Dogs,” and the rest of the month winners to decide which flick has what it takes to be the best of the year…